A Master List of 700 Free Courses From Great Universities


During recent months, we’ve been busy enhancing what’s now a list of 700 Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: This master list lets you download free courses from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, Harvard and UC Berkeley. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites. Right now you’ll find 85 courses in Philosophy60 in History80 in Computer Science35 in Physics, and that’s just beginning to scratch the surface. Most of the courses were recently produced. But, in some cases, we’ve layered in lecture series by famous intellectuals recorded years ago. You can listen to these lectures whenever you want, and pretty much wherever you want. Here are some highlights from the complete list.

  • African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle – YouTube – iTunes – Clay Carson, Stanford
  • Critical Reasoning for Beginners – iTunes Video – iTunes Audio – Web Video & Audio – Marianne Talbot, Oxford
  • Growing Up in the Universe – YouTube – Richard Dawkins, Oxford
  • Human Behavioral Biology – iTunes Video – YouTube – Robert Sapolsky, Stanford
  • Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) – Download Course – Christine Hayes, Yale.
  • Heidegger’s Being & Time – iTunes – Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley
  • Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science – YouTube – iTunes – Course Page – David Malan, Harvard
  • Invitation to World Literature – Web Site – David Damrosch, Harvard
  • iPhone Application Development in iO6 – Video iTunes – Paul Hegarty, Stanford
  • Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? – YouTube – iTunes Video – Web Site – Michael Sandel, Harvard
  • Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil – Web Site – Leo Strauss, University of Chicago
  • Philosophy of Language – iTunes – John Searle, UC Berkeley
  • Physics for Future Presidents – YouTube – Richard Muller, UC Berkeley
  • Quantum Electrodynamics – Web Site – Richard Feynman, Presented at University of Auckland
  • Science, Magic and Religion – iTunes Video – YouTube – Courtenay Raiai, UCLA
  • The American Novel Since 1945 – YouTube – iTunes Audio – iTunes Video – Download Course – Amy Hungerford, Yale
  • The Character of Physical Law (1964)YouTube – Richard Feynman, Cornell
  • The Art of Living – Web Site – Team taught, Stanford
  • World War and Society in the 20th Century: World War II – Multiple Formats – Charles S. Maier, Harvard

Again, the complete list of Free Online Courses is here. And, in the meantime, if you’re looking for a good list of MOOCs, we’ve got you covered there too. 80 new MOOCs, many offering certificates, will get started in the next 60 days.

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