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?
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