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Time for Binge-Learning – 100 Free Ivy League Courses You Can Take Now!

Isolating ourselves from the rest of the world to flatten the curve doesn’t mean we have to isolate our minds.  

If you’re stuck at home, why not use some of your newly-found free time to learn something new? This way when we beat COVID-19 and you’re back to your old way of life, you’ll be just a little wiser. 

With this in mind, we have put together this list of cabin-fever-busting Ivy League classes you can take online for free now. 

Arts and Humanities

Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our TimesYale University

Introduction to Classical MusicYale University

Greek and Roman Mythology University of Pennsylvania

Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its CivilizationUniversity of Pennsylvania

Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors – University of Pennsylvania

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)University of Pennsylvania

Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His SuccessorsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Roman ArchitectureYale University

Wonders of Ancient EgyptUniversity of Pennsylvania

Age of CathedralsYale University

Effective AltruismPrinceton University

A Journey through Western Christianity: from Persecuted Faith to Global Religion (200 – 1650)Yale University

Music and Social ActionYale University

American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice – University of Pennsylvania

Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania


Business FoundationsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Business and Financial ModelingUniversity of Pennsylvania

EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Pennsylvania

Foundations of Positive PsychologyUniversity of Pennsylvania

Construction ManagementColumbia University

Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial TechnologyUniversity of Pennsylvania

Business Strategies for A Better WorldUniversity of Pennsylvania

Regulatory ComplianceUniversity of Pennsylvania

Culture-Driven Team BuildingUniversity of Pennsylvania

Finance & Quantitative Modeling for AnalystsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property LawUniversity of Pennsylvania

Financial MarketsYale University

Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive NegotiatorYale University

Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious ContentUniversity of Pennsylvania

More Introduction to Financial AccountingUniversity of Pennsylvania

Design: Creation of Artifacts in SocietyUniversity of Pennsylvania

Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and InnovatorsUniversity of Pennsylvania

CrowdfundingUniversity of Pennsylvania

Computer Science

Algorithms, Part IPrinceton University

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency TechnologiesPrinceton University

Algorithms, Part IIPrinceton University

GamificationUniversity of Pennsylvania

Computer Science: Algorithms, Theory, and MachinesPrinceton University

Computational Thinking for Problem SolvingUniversity of Pennsylvania

Computer Science: Programming with a PurposePrinceton University

Analysis of AlgorithmsPrinceton University

Networks: Friends, Money, and BytesPrinceton University

Networks Illustrated: Principles without CalculusPrinceton University

Data Science

Business AnalyticsUniversity of Pennsylvania

A Crash Course in Causality: Inferring Causal Effects from Observational DataUniversity of Pennsylvania

Causal InferenceColumbia University

Causal Inference 2Columbia University


The Business of Health CareUniversity of Pennsylvania

Climate Change and Health: From Science to ActionYale University

Healthcare LawUniversity of Pennsylvania

Introduction to PsychologyYale University

Buddhism and Modern PsychologyPrinceton University

Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling UsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child RearingYale University

Anatomy of the Chest, Abdomen, and PelvisYale University

Moralities of Everyday LifeYale University

Introduction to Breast CancerYale University

Essentials of Global HealthYale University

Introduction to Dental MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania

The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and DiseaseUniversity of Pennsylvania

Social Norms, Social Change IIUniversity of Pennsylvania

Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Healthcare ProvidersYale University

Feeding the WorldUniversity of Pennsylvania

HI-FIVE: Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment (Clinical Perspective)Columbia University

HI-FIVE: Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment (Administrative/IT Perspective)Columbia University

HI-FIVE: Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment (Social/Peer Perspective)Columbia University

Language Learning

English for Career DevelopmentUniversity of Pennsylvania

English for Business and EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Pennsylvania

English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsUniversity of Pennsylvania

English for JournalismUniversity of Pennsylvania

English for Media LiteracyUniversity of Pennsylvania

Math and Logic

Calculus: Single Variable Part 1 – FunctionsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Single Variable CalculusUniversity of Pennsylvania

Calculus: Single Variable Part 2 – DifferentiationUniversity of Pennsylvania

Calculus: Single Variable Part 4 – ApplicationsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Calculus: Single Variable Part 3 – IntegrationUniversity of Pennsylvania

Analytic CombinatoricsPrinceton University

Personal Development

Achieving Personal and Professional SuccessUniversity of Pennsylvania

The Science of Well-BeingYale University

Applying to U.S. UniversitiesUniversity of Pennsylvania

How to Apply to CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania

Physical Science and Engineering

RoboticsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Computer ArchitecturePrinceton University

The Age of Sustainable DevelopmentColumbia University

MOS TransistorsColumbia University

Imagining Other EarthsPrinceton University

Exploring Renewable Energy SchemesUniversity of Pennsylvania

Social Sciences

Social Policy for Social Services & Health PractitionersColumbia University

Social Norms, Social Change IUniversity of Pennsylvania

An Introduction to American LawUniversity of Pennsylvania

Economics of Money and BankingColumbia University

Moral Foundations of PoliticsYale University

A Law Student’s ToolkitYale University

The Global Financial CrisisYale University

American Contract Law IYale University

Microeconomics: The Power of MarketsUniversity of Pennsylvania

Paradoxes of WarPrinceton University

Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court CasesUniversity of Pennsylvania

Microeconomics: When Markets FailUniversity of Pennsylvania

Network Dynamics of Social BehaviorUniversity of Pennsylvania

America’s Written ConstitutionYale University

America’s Unwritten ConstitutionYale University

Arts and Culture StrategyUniversity of Pennsylvania

American Contract Law IIYale University

Orchestrating Whole Classroom DiscussionUniversity of Pennsylvania

In conclusion

All of these classes will not only make you wiser, but also keep your mind focused on something other than COVID-19. And if you’re interested in learning more about the novel coronavirus that is separating you from your old way of life, there’s a free class for that too — Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19 brings together leading experts from Imperial College London to explain the science behind some of the most pressing questions on COVID-19.

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