Over at the online learning site Coursera, you can take college-level writing and literature courses for free, studying alongside thousands of other students.
Below, we’ve linked to nine literary Coursera offerings, classes ranging from science fiction to writing to mythology. Here’s more about the site:
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions … Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you.
Nine Free Literary Classes at Coursera
1. Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World at the University of Michigan
2. The Modern and the Postmodern at Wesleyan University
3. English Composition I: Achieving Expertise at Duke University
4. The Ancient Greeks at Wesleyan University
5. Writing II: Rhetorical Composing at Ohio State University
6. The Fiction of Relationship at Brown University
7. Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative at Vanderbilt University
8. Modern & Contemporary American Poetry at University of Pennsylvania
9. Greek and Roman Mythology at the University of Pennsylvania