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September 17, 2013

500 Free University Courses Online

It's back to school time again and the amount of free courses available on audio & video is greater than it has ever been! We've once again scoured the internet to collect all the best free courses we could gather, and we've put them all in our LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection. We now have over 500 free courses on audio & video in our collection. We have them all well-organized into categories which you can browse right here:

Browse 500 Free Courses in the LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection

For your convenience we'll also list all the great new courses we've added below starting with some courses we've added from Udemy.com.

Udemy.com is an online learning website that allows instructors to host courses. The experts that teach courses on their platform can upload video, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio, and offer live classes. They feature many popular and highly rated courses, that are both paid and free. Many of their top free courses come from their Faculty Project Courses featuring the "Best Professors Teaching the World". Here are some of those great courses from Udemy.com:

Ancient Greek Religion by Robert Garland, Professor of the Classics at Colgate University

Classics of American Literature: T. S. Eliot by Victor Strandberg, Professor of English at Duke University

Elixir: A History of Water and Humans by Brian Fagan, Retired Professor of Anthropology

Energy, Economics, and the Environment by Ben Ho, Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College

Foundations of Business Strategy by Michael Lenox, Professor of Business at University of Virginia

Is American Democracy Broken? Perspectives and Debates by Jeb Barnes, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California

Math is Everywhere: Applications of Finite Math by Tim Chartier, Associate Professor of Mathematics - Davidson College

Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It by Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University

Russian Literature and Music by Professor Irwin Weil, Professor of Russian Literature and Music at Northwestern University

The US Constitution: A Biography by Robert J. Allison, Professor and Chair of the History Department at Suffolk University

Of all the universities offering free courses online now, the best courses might be coming from Yale University. Both in terms of the quality of their content and the quality of the way the courses were recorded. Yale also offers the courses on streaming video, audio download, and video download, making it optimal for audio & video learners who can watch the videos at home or listen to them on-the-go. All the courses are introductory level courses so you don't have to worry about starting one that might be over your head. On LearnOutLoud.com we've embedded the courses from YouTube's player and we link to the courses on YouTube for streaming video. We also link to the courses on the Open Yale Courses website for downloading on audio or video. We've created a publisher page showcasing the over 40 courses we now offer from Yale University:

Over 40 Free Courses from Yale Open Courses

A few years ago we added hundreds of courses to our site and since then Yale has added seven new courses that we feature below. The complete course lectures are up for each of these new courses. And please note: To download these courses you'll need to click "SESSIONS" or "VIEW CLASS SESSIONS" on the Yale website:

African American History: From Emancipation to the Present by Professor Jonathan Holloway

The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change by Professor Ron Smith

The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 by Professor Paul Freedman

Freshman Organic Chemistry II by Professor Michael McBride (a follow up to Freshman Organic Chemistry I)

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner by Professor Wai Chee Dimock

Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature by Professor Tamar Gendler

Human Emotion by Professor June Gruber (Only on video through YouTube)

Beyond Yale we'll go New York University. NYU has added four new courses since we checked in with them last. And here they are:

Calculus I by Professor Matthew Leingang

Cultures & Contexts: Ancient Israel by Professor Daniel Fleming

Brain and Behavior by Professor Wendy Suzuki

Public Economics and Finance by Professor Nirupama Rao

Now we'll go up to Cambridge, Massachusetts to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT now has 50 courses they are offering through MIT OpenCourseWare. You can browse them all here:

50 Courses from MIT OpenCourseWare

We've added 15 recent MIT courses that we'll list below:

The Challenge of World Poverty

Darwin and Design

Energy Decisions, Markets, Policies

The Film Experience

Finance Theory I

Fundamentals of Biology

The History of MIT

Mathematics for Computer Science

MIT Calculus Revisited: Calculus of Complex Variables

MIT Calculus Revisited: Multivariable Calculus

Philosophical Issues in Brain Science

Principles of Microeconomics

Reflective Practice

Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full

A newcomer to the stage of free courses on video is Missouri State University. They've put up 13 of their courses for free on YouTube and here they are:

College Algebra

Financial Management

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Religion

Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts

Introduction to World Music

Knights and Maidens

The Language of Music

Literature and World of the Hebrew Bible

Money and Banking

Principles of Macroeconomics

Survey of Astronomy

And now to the West Coast. The University of California-Berkeley was a pioneer in offering free courses on audio & video which they started to do in 2006 through their site webcast.berkeley.edu . We now feature over 130 of their courses on audio through iTunes and on video through YouTube! You can browse all these courses right here:

Over 130 Free Audio & Video Courses from webcast.berkeley

We've added a number of recent UC-Berkeley courses to our site:

Freedom of Speech and the Press

Global Poverty and Impact Evaluation

Introduction to American Studies

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Introduction to Sociology

The Politics of Educational Inequality

Psychology and Economics

The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve of World

Not far behind UC-Berkeley is UC-San Diego which now podcasts on audio (and some on video) over 100 of their courses!. You can browse all of these podcasted courses right here:

Over 100 UC San Diego Courses on Audio Podcast

We've added over 20 new podcasted courses from UCSD to our site:

AIDS Science and Society

America and the World: World War I to the Present

American Legal History to 1865

Art and the Enlightenment

Behavior Modification

Classical & Medieval Tradition

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Evolution of the Human Brain

Histories of Photography

International Trade

Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Western Music

Life in the Universe

Logic and Decision Making

Memory and Amnesia

Modern Art and Visual Culture in 20th Century Art in China and Japan

Music of The 20th Century

Natural Disasters and Human Impacts

Neuroanatomy and Physiology

The Neuropsychological Basis of Alternate States of Consciousness

Space and Time in the Brain

We'll be adding more courses in the coming weeks. For now you've got 500 to choose from!