FYI. 3,500+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway in August, 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 August MOOCS. And below we’ve highlighted several courses that piqued our interest. The first course is unfortunately a timely one for citizens of the United States.
- Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change – Johns Hopkins University – August 4
- Know Thyself – The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life – University of Edinburgh – August 5 (10 weeks)
- Modern Art & Ideas – The Museum of Modern Art – August 5 (5 weeks)
- Evolution: A Course for Educators – American Museum of Natural History – August 5 (4 weeks)
- On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Philosophy – PART 1 – École Centrale Paris – August 5 (9 weeks)
- Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors – University of Pennsylvania – August 5 (5 weeks)
- How Music Can Change Your Life – University of Melbourne – August 11
- Music’s Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock ‘n’ Roll – University of Florida – August 12
- Big History: Connecting Knowledge – Macquarie University – August 12 (6 weeks)
- The Music of the Rolling Stones, 1962-1974 – University of Rochester – August 12 (7 weeks)
- Introduction to Philosophy – University of Edinburgh – August 19 (7 weeks)
- Modern Masterpieces of World Literature – Harvard University – August 20
- Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature – Harvard University – August 20
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.
Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere.