In many parts of the world, the school year is now officially in session. For kids. And for you. In October, 1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we’ve pulled together a complete list of October MOOCS. And below we’ve highlighted several courses that piqued our interest, including Buddhism and Modern Psychology taught by bestselling author Robert Wright (Why Buddhism Is True), and Effective Altruism (see video above) presented by eminent philosopher Peter Singer.
- Buddhism and Modern Psychology – Robert Wright/Princeton University on Coursera – October 2 (6 weeks)
- Effective Altruism – Brian Singer/Princeton University on Coursera – October 2 (9 weeks)
- Causes of Climate Change – University of Bergen on FutureLearn – October 2 (3 weeks)
- Roman Architecture – Yale University on Coursera – October 2
- Seeing Through Photographs – The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera – October 2 (6 weeks)
- Greek and Roman Mythology – University of Pennsylvania on Coursera – October 2 (10 weeks)
- Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom – The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera – October 2 (4 weeks)
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance – Monash University on FutureLearn – October 2 (6 weeks)
- Classical Sociological Theory – University of Amsterdam on Coursera – October 2 (8 weeks)
- Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life – The University of Chicago on Coursera – October 2
- The Spain of Don Quixote – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on edX – October 3
- Introduction to Health and Wellness – Arizona State University on edX – October 9 (8 weeks)
- Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe – Arizona State University on edX – October 9 (53 weeks)
- Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy – Arizona State University on edX – October 9 (53 weeks)
Here’s one tip to keep in mind: If you want to take a course for free, select the “Full Course, No Certificate” or “Audit” option when you enroll. If you would like an official certificate documenting that you have successfully completed the course, you will need to pay a fee.
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