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Harvard University has over 140 of its classes publicly available online through online course provider edX.
We put together a list of the 31 most interesting Harvard online courses you can enroll in for free, spanning topics like computer science, public health, politics, history, poetry, and the science of cooking.
Browse all the Harvard online courses that are free to audit here. You can pay a fee (typically $50-$200 per course) if you’d like full access to the course materials and a certificate to add to your CV, resume, or LinkedIn profile.
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EdX, a popular online learning platform and nonprofit founded by Harvard and MIT, aims to democratize learning by “removing the barriers of cost, location, and access.”

The site’s over 2,500 online courses are free to audit, and edX counts many of the world’s top universities — including Berkeley, MIT, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, Georgia Tech, and the University of Chicago — among its participating institutions. Courses cover virtually every topic and range from its MicroMasters programs to skills you’d need to gain before changing fields and starting new hobbies.

Of the site’s course catalog, about 145 are Harvard online courses that are free to audit. Harvard’s edX courses cover everything from public health and history to the science of cooking, computer programming, and poetry.

You can audit edX’s classes for free, but you can opt to pay $50-$200 for a course. Paid users get access to graded assignments, a certificate that you can add to your CV, resume, and LinkedIn profile, and unlimited course access (even after the course ends). Paid and free users get access to discussion forums, videos, readings, and ungraded practice problems.

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Below, check out 31 of the most interesting Harvard courses available to audit online for free. The descriptions are provided by edX.

Masterpieces of World Literature

Free to audit

Embark on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature.

CS50’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python

Free to audit

Learn to use machine learning in Python in this introductory course on artificial intelligence.

CitiesX: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Life

Free to audit

Explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

The Opioid Crisis in America

Free to audit

Learn about the opioid epidemic in the United States, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

Free to audit

Learn about successful collaborations between families and educators and why they lead to improved outcomes for students and schools.

Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health

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Source:: Business Insider


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