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Top online courses you’ll want to try in 2018 (they’re free!)

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Zelda Caldwell - published on 01/03/18

Why not take advantage of these classes offered by the world’s great universities?

The internet has brought us many things, good, bad, and just plain stupid. There is one way, at least, in which we are undeniably better off because of the internet and that is the because of the availability of free online university courses. At the click of a mouse, and for no money at all, one can attend the same lectures, follow the same syllabi, and read the same books as students at the world’s great universities, studying under the world’s most distinguished professors.

Here’s Aleteia’s list of some of the top online courses available now. Why not try one?

History

Yale University offers free online course on the Early Middle Ages

Take a course on World History online, courtesy of Columbia University

Religion and Philosophy

Yale University offers free online course on the Old Testament

NYU offers a free online course about ancient Israel

Take this free online course on Aquinas with Peter Kreeft

Take a free online course on the Ancient Greeks from Yale University

Art and Literature

A whole course on Dante’s Divine Comedy, from Yale University, is up on YouTube

Take this free course from Yale on the American novel

NYC’s MoMa wants to teach you how to paint, online and for free

Classical music for dummies (yes, you, sorry) in an online course

Free online course on the Italian Renaissance

Philosophy in Film: MIT offers free online course looking at cinematic greats

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