FYI. 1,600+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway in October, 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.
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Microsoft on edX – October 1
- Introduction to Classical Music – Yale University on Coursera – October 7 (9 weeks)
- Introduction to Psychology – Yale University on Coursera – October 7
- Game Theory – The University of British Columbia on Coursera – October 7 (9 weeks)
- Big History – From the Big Bang until Today – University of Amsterdam on Coursera – October 7
- In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting – The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera – October 7
- Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories – Harvard University on edX – October 8
- Introduction to Philosophy – University of Edinburgh on Coursera – October 14 (7 weeks)
- Russian History: from Lenin to Putin – University of California, Santa Cruz on Coursera – October 14
- Skepticism – University of California, Irvine on Coursera – October 14
- The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form – University of Rochester on Coursera – October 14 (7 weeks)
- Our Earth’s Future – American Museum of Natural History on Coursera – October 14 (5 weeks)
- Make Change Happen – Oxfam on FutureLearn – October 14
- Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science – Part 2 – The University of British Columbia on edX – October 15 (5 weeks)
- How Music Can Change Your Life – University of Melbourne on Coursera – October 19
- How to Write a Novel: Writing the Draft – The University of British Columbia on edX – October 22 (6 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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