FYI. 1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of January MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from the Yale course "Music and Social Action."
- Music and Social Action - Yale University on Coursera - January 7 (9 weeks)
- Introduction to Philosophy - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - January 7 (7 weeks)
- Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code - University of Toronto on Coursera - January 7 (10 weeks)
- Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity - Stanford University on Coursera - January 7 (8 weeks)
- Our Earth's Future - American Museum of Natural History on Coursera - January 7 (5 weeks)
- The Science of Well-Being - Yale University on Coursera - January 7
- The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1) - Wesleyan University on Coursera - January 7 (7 weeks)
- The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2) - Wesleyan University on Coursera - January 7 (9 weeks)
- The Ancient Greek Hero - Harvard University on edX - January 10 (17 weeks)
- Soren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity - University of Copenhagen on Coursera - January 14 (8 weeks)
- Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity - University of Southampton on FutureLearn - January 14
- Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors - University of Pennsylvania on Coursera - January 14 (4 weeks)
- Libertarian Free Will: Neuroscientific and Philosophical Evidence - Dartmouth on edX - January 15
- Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move? - University of Oslo on FutureLearn - January 21 (6 weeks)
- The Conscious Mind - A Philosophical Road Trip - Trinity College on edX - January 25 (5 weeks)
- Fundamentals of Music Theory - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - January 28
Here's one tip to keep in mind: If you want to take a course for free, select the "Full Course, No Certificate" or "Audit" option when you enroll. If you would like an official certificate documenting that you have successfully completed the course, you will need to pay a fee.
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