A quick fyi: 900+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway this month, 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 November MOOCS. And below we’ve highlighted several courses that piqued our interest, starting with “The Music of the Beatles,” whose trailer you can watch above.
- The Music of the Beatles – University of Rochester on Coursera – November 6 (7 weeks)
- What Is a Mind? – University of Cape Town on FutureLearn – November 6 (6 weeks)
- Big History – From the Big Bang until Today – University of Amsterdam on Coursera – November 6
- Introduction to Philosophy – University of Edinburgh on Coursera – November 13 (7 weeks)
- The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2) – Wesleyan University on Coursera – November 13 (9 weeks)
- Introduction to Psychology – University of Toronto on Coursera – November 13 (8 weeks)
- The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form – University of Rochester on Coursera – November 13 (7 weeks)
- Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur – RWTH Aachen University on edX – November 15
- Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England – Harvard University on edX – November 15 (5 weeks)
- World of Spies: Keeping Secrets – Purdue University on FutureLearn – November 20
- Intellectual Humility: Practice – University of Edinburgh on Coursera – November 20
- First Nights – Beethoven’s 9th – Harvard University on edX – November 21 (13 weeks)
- Design Theory – Shenkar College of Engineering on edX – November 28
- Introduction to Kabbalah – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on edX – November 28
- First Nights: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Program Music in the 19th Century – Harvard University on edX – November 28
- Poetry in America: Whitman – Harvard University on edX – November 29 (5 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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