FYI. 2,500+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway in May, 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 May MOOCS. And below we’ve highlighted several courses that piqued our interest. The trailer above comes from Music Psychology: Why Does “Bohemian Rhapsody” Feel so Good?, a course offered by Griffith University in Australia.
- How Music Can Change Your Life – University of Melbourne – May 6
- Modern American Poetry – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – May 6
- The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910 – University of Virginia – May 6 (7 weeks)
- Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion – University of Edinburgh – May 6
- The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine Hill – Sapienza University of Rome – May 6
- How to Write a Novel: Writing the Draft – The University of British Columbia – May 7 (6 weeks)
- Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors – University of Pennsylvania – May 13 (5 weeks)
- Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur – RWTH Aachen University – May 15
- Music Psychology: Why Does “Bohemian Rhapsody” Feel so Good? – Griffith University – May 20
- Music’s Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock ‘n’ Roll – University of Florida – May 20
- The Music of the Rolling Stones, 1962-1974 – University of Rochester – May 20 (7 weeks)
- The Music of the Beatles – University of Rochester – May 20 (7 weeks)
- Big History – From the Big Bang until Today – University of Amsterdam – May 20
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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