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Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is a popular online learning platform and nonprofit working to democratize learning. Things like steep tuition and your location are no longer barriers when classes are available online for free or for affordable prices. 
The platform’s 2,500+ online courses are free to audit. Many of the courses are sourced from the world’s top universities, including MIT, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, the University of Michigan, NYU, and more. Of all the courses, about 145 are from Harvard — spanning subjects from public health and history to programming and poetry. 
You can audit these classes for free or opt to pay $50-$200 for features like graded homework and certificates of completion that you can add to your resume or LinkedIn profile. 
Build a foundation in R and learn how to wrangle, analyze, and visualize data.
This introduction to moral and political philosophy is one of the most popular courses taught at Harvard College.
Gain critical communication skills in writing and public speaking with this introduction to American political rhetoric.
An introduction to basic statistical concepts and R programming skills necessary for analyzing data in the life sciences.
Learn to use machine learning in Python in this introductory course on artificial intelligence.
Explore the archaeology, history, art, and hieroglyphs surrounding the famous Egyptian Pyramids at Giza. Learn about Old Kingdom pharaohs and elites, tombs, temples, the Sphinx, and how new technology is unlocking their secrets.
Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.
Learn how global warming impacts human health, and the ways we can diminish those impacts.
Learn about successful collaborations between families and educators and why they lead to improved outcomes for students and schools.
Learn probability, an essential language and set of tools for understanding data, randomness, and uncertainty.
Take your introductory knowledge of Python programming to the next level and learn how to use Python 3 for your research.
Embark on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature.
Learn inference and modeling, two of the most widely used statistical tools in data analysis.
Understanding the context for the Ebola outbreak: What went right, what went wrong, and how we can all do better.
Understand how the FDA regulates pharmaceuticals and explore debates on prescription drug costs, marketing, and testing.
Explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.
Increase your quantitative reasoning skills through a deeper understanding of probability and statistics.
Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how traditional and modernist cooking techniques can illuminate basic principles in chemistry, physics, and engineering. Learn about elasticity, viscosity, mayonnaise, baking, and more.
This is CS50’s introduction to technology for students who don’t (yet) consider themselves computer persons.
Learn how a Culture of Health can transform your business to improve the well-being of your employees and company, while increasing revenue.
Learn about the opioid epidemic in the United States, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.
Learn how American women created, confronted, and embraced change in the 20th century while exploring ten objects from Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.
How can we eradicate malaria? Explore cutting-edge science and technology, and examine policies needed, to control and eliminate malaria.
Learn how early American politics informed the US Constitution and why its promise of liberty and equality has yet to be fully realized.
Examine the inner workings of the three branches of the US Federal Government.
Learn about the forces in American politics that seek to influence the electorate and shift the political landscape.
Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.
Learn about mobile app development with React Native, a popular framework maintained by Facebook that enables cross-platform native apps using JavaScript without Java or Swift.
*This course is currently archived, but it is still available to audit.
An overview of the past, present, and future of the United States public K-12 education system.
*This course is currently archived, but it is still available to audit.
Reading works by Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens, among others, learn how American Modernist poetry departed from past traditions and past forms.
*This course is currently archived, but it is still available to audit.

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