French in Action: Cult Classic French Lessons from Yale (52 Episodes) Available Online

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During the 1980s, Pierre Capretz, a Yale professor, developed French in Action, a French immersion program that featured textbooks, workbooks, and a 52-episode television series.


Financial Markets Course with Yale Sage Robert Shiller

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In March 2000, Yale economist Robert Shiller published Irrational Exuberance, a book that warned that the long-running bull market was a bubble. Weeks later, the market cracked and Shiller was the new guru.


Tom Hanks Addresses the Yale Class of 2011

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For Class Day 2011, Harvard had comedian Amy Poehler, and Yale had Tom Hanks — two figures who have a whole lot more entertainment value than the speaker at my graduation — the Assistant County Coroner. Dead serious! Pun only halfway intended. Anyway, I digress.


Yale Rolls Out 10 New Courses – All Free

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This week, Yale University rolled out its latest batch of open courses. This release, the first since October 2009, features 10 new courses, and brings the total number to 35. Find the complete list here.
We have listed the new additions below, and added them to our ever-growing list of 350 Free Online Courses.


Building The Colosseum: The Icon of Rome

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When you think Rome, you think the Colosseum. It’s one of the great structures of the Roman Empire, and it still dominates the landscape of the modern city.


Introduction to New Testament History and Literature: A Free Yale Course

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Taught by Yale professor Dale B. Martin, this course offers an introduction to New Testament History and Literature, and covers the following ground:
This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament.


Understanding Financial Markets

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Robert Shiller, who predicted the stock market crash earlier this decade and the bursting of the housing bubble in 2008, has a unique understanding of the financial markets and behavioral economics.


Faith and Globalization: Tony Blair Teaches at Yale

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After he left office in 2007, Tony Blair went across the pond and spent time teaching at Yale. Exit Prime Minister Blair. Enter Professor Blair. During the 2008-09 academic year, Blair and Miroslav Volf co-taught “Faith and Globalization,” a course designed to help students understand the two intertwined forces shaping our world.


Contemporary American Literature: An Open Yale Course

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The talk above is the first of 26 lectures making up a free Yale course called “The American Novel Since 1945.


Yale Adds New Batch of Free Open Courses

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A quick update for you. Yale University has added its third batch of courses to its open education initiative, bringing the total number of courses to 25. (Find the complete list here.) The latest round is slightly bigger than previous ones, which bucks the trend that we’re generally seeing.


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