Yale Presents a Free Online Course on Literary Theory, Covering Structuralism, Deconstruction & More

≡ Category: Literature, Online Courses, Philosophy, Yale |8 Comments

It’s been a hallmark of the culture wars in the last few decades for politicians and opinionators to rail against academia.

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

≡ Category: Literature, Online Courses, Yale |2 Comments

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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Roman Architecture: A Free Online Course from Yale University

≡ Category: Architecture, Online Courses, Yale |2 Comments

 
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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

≡ Category: Literature, Online Courses, Yale |8 Comments

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

≡ Category: History, Online Courses, Yale |3 Comments

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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How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism: An Educational Film from 1946

≡ Category: History, Politics, Yale |3 Comments

Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state.

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Harvard Presents Two Free Online Courses on the Old Testament

≡ Category: Harvard, Religion, Yale |13 Comments

A quick note: Shaye J.D. Cohen, a professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard, has just released his second free course on iTunes. The first course was called The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism & Christianity.

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Take a Free Course on the Financial Markets with Robert Shiller, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

≡ Category: Economics, Yale |6 Comments

This morning, the Nobel Prize in Economic Science went to three American professors — Eugene F. Fama (U. Chicago), Lars Peter Hansen (U. Chicago) and Robert J. Shiller (Yale) — “for their empirical analysis of asset prices.

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Yale’s Open Courses Inspire a New Series of Old-Fashioned Books

≡ Category: Books, Online Courses, Yale |1 Comment

Last month we reported on Yale’s addition of seven new online courses to its growing roster of free offerings. Now we’ve learned that Yale is inaugurating a new series of books based on its popular open courses.

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Yale Introduces Another Seven Free Online Courses, Bringing Total to 42

≡ Category: Online Courses, Yale |5 Comments

It’s April, which means it’s time for a new batch of Open Courses from Yale University. The latest release adds another six courses to the mix, bringing Yale’s total to 42. We have listed the new additions below, and also added them to our ever-growing list of 450 Free Online Courses.

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