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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