Free Online Humanities Courses

55 Humanities Courses

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner

Yale University

This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United...


Khan Academy

A little history from around the world presented by Khan Academy.

History of the World Since 1500 CE

Columbia University

This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history after 1500 CE. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this...

Introduction to Ancient Greek History

Yale University

This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements...

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale University

This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political...

Journalistic Ethics

University of California, Los Angeles

Intensive examination of ethical and policy issues arising from interaction of media institutions (print, film, broadcasting, and new technologies) and societal...

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Harvard University

Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history, having taught more than 14,000 students over the course of two decades. In this course, Sandel challenges...

Liberal Arts Panel

Harvard University

We "see" history through the eyes of those who study and write about it. In this free, online OpenCourseWare offering by the Harvard University Liberal...

Literary Theory

Yale University

This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate,...

Modern Civilization from 1750 - Present

University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Lynn Hunt lectures in this course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of...