FYI. 3,700+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway in September, 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 September MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that piqued our interest.
- Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors - University of Pennsylvania - September 2 (5 weeks)
- Creative Writing: The Craft of Character (VC$) - Wesleyan University - September 2 (4 weeks)
- Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects - University of California, San Diego - September 2 (4 weeks)
- Roman Architecture - Yale University on Coursera - September 2
- Getting Started With Music Theory - Michigan State University - September 2
- Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT - University of Reading - September 2
- Seeing Through Photographs - The Museum of Modern Art - September 2 (6 weeks)
- Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll - University of Florida - September 9
- The Music of the Rolling Stones, 1962-1974 - University of Rochester - September 9 (7 weeks)
- Big History - From the Big Bang until Today - University of Amsterdam - September 9
- Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science - Part 1 - The University of British Columbia - September 10 (5 weeks)
- Shakespeare's Life and Work - Harvard University - September 12
- Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving - Rochester Institute of Technology - September 23
- Introduction to Philosophy - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - September 16 (7 weeks)
- Positive Psychology - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - September 23 (6 weeks)
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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