250+ MOOCs Getting Started in February: Enroll Free Today

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As America closes it borders, you may feel the need to open your mind. We’re here to help you do that.
This month, 250+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take courses from top flight international universities, at no cost.

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A Free Course on Dante’s Divine Comedy from Yale University

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Over the years, we’ve featured the many drawings that have adorned the pages of Dante’s Divine Comedy, from medieval times to modern. Illustrations by Botticelli, Gustave Doré, William Blake and Mœbius, they’ve all gotten their due. Less has been said here, however, about the actual text itself.

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Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

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Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations of practitioners.

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The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

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Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, The American Novel Since 1945 offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. The course description reads:
In “The American Novel Since 1945” students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present.

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Trainwreck: The Teach to One Math Experiment in Mountain View, CA Is a Cautionary Tale About the Perils of Digital Math Education

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I live in Silicon Valley, which operates on the assumption that there’s no problem that technology can’t solve. It suffuses our culture here, and sometimes we pay the price for this technocratic utopianism.

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Roman Architecture: A Free Online Course from Yale University

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Taught by Yale professor Diana E. E. Kleiner, this course offers “an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting.

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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

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This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors–Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner.

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Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale

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Taught by Yale professor Donald Kagan, this introductory course in Greek history traces “the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period.

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Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

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Google has created a free Python class designed for “people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python.” A fortunate thing since Python is a computer language that’s now strongly in demand. (By the way, did you know that Python takes its name from Monty Python? A true story.

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Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

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Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:
What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many o

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