Course Explorer

Culture & The Humanities

Published January 31, 2019

Discover online courses covering a mix of history, art, and literature in this Course Explorer series. We’ve broken this vast subject—culture and the humanities—into more manageable topics. These courses are bound to satisfy your curiosity.

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Literature

AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories

$49 | A 7-week course from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX & edX

Last started August 2017; next session TBD

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Masterpieces of World Literature

$149 | A 12-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative

$49 | A 7-week course from Vanderbilt University & Coursera

Last started December 2018; next session starts February 18, 2019

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AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 3: Plays

$49 | A 7-week course from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX, BerkeleyX & edX

Last started March 2018; next session TBD

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Mandarin Chinese: First Steps in Chinese

$49 | A 5-week course from MandarinX & edX

Last started December 2017; next session TBD

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AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 2: Poems

$49 | A 7-week course from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX & edX

Last started September 2017; next session TBD

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Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review

$59 | A 4 weeks course from University of Wollongong & FutureLearn

Last started July 2018; next session starts March 04, 2019

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Fantastic Places, Unhuman Humans: Exploring Humanity Through Literature

$49 | A 3-week course from Brown University, BrownX & edX

Last started January 2018; next session TBD

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Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature

$99 | A 6-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Modern Masterpieces of World Literature

$99 | A 8-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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History

AP®︎ US History exam skills and strategies

Free | A 1 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Big History - From the Big Bang until Today

$49 | A 5-week course from University of Amsterdam & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 25, 2019

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Introduction to cultures and religions for the study of AP Art History

Free | A 14 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910

$49 | A 8-week course from University of Virginia & Coursera

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You

Free | A 4-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started August 2015; next session TBD

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How to Listen to Great Music for Orchestra

$69 | A 6-week course from The Juilliard School, JuilliardX & edX

Last started August 2017; next session TBD

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Crash Course: World History

| A course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Masterpieces of World Literature

$149 | A 12-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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The Conquest of Space: Space Exploration and Rocket Science

$50 | A 7-week course from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, UC3Mx & edX

Last started October 2018; next session TBD

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Hollywood: History, Industry, Art

$49 | A 4-week course from University of Pennsylvania, PennX & edX

Last started November 2016; next session TBD

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Arts and Humanities

IELTS Academic Test Preparation

$99 | A 8-week course from The University of Queensland, UQx & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Modern Art & Ideas

$49 | A 6-week course from The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 18, 2019

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Introduction to cultures and religions for the study of AP Art History

Free | A 14 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories

$49 | A 7-week course from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX & edX

Last started August 2017; next session TBD

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AP®︎ US History exam skills and strategies

Free | A 1 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Guitar for Beginners

$49 | A 7-week course from Berklee, Berklee College of Music & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 25, 2019

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AP® Italian Language and Culture

Free, or get a Verified Certificate for $49 | A 12 weeks course from Wellesley College & edX

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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How to Listen to Great Music for Orchestra

$69 | A 6-week course from The Juilliard School, JuilliardX & edX

Last started August 2017; next session TBD

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Preparing for the AP* English Language and Composition Exam

$25 | A 35-week course from Tennessee Board of Regents & edX

Last started June 2016; next session TBD

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De-Mystifying Mindfulness

$30 | A 7-week course from Universiteit Leiden & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 18, 2019

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The Renaissance

The Meaning of Rome: The Renaissance and Baroque City

$50 | A 6-week course from University of Notre Dame, NotreDameX & edX

Last started March 2016; next session TBD

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1450 - 1750 Renaissance and Reformation

Free | A 6 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Europe 1300-1600

Free | A 7 segments course from Khan Academy

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century

$50 | A 4-week course from Dartmouth College, DartmouthX & edX

Last started February 2016; next session TBD

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Art History Renaissance to 20th Century

11.99 | A 48-hour course from Udemy

Start this course anytime

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The Ancient World

Wonders of Ancient Egypt

$49 | A 7-week course from University of Pennsylvania & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 25, 2019

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Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization

$49 | A 7-week course from University of Pennsylvania & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 18, 2019

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Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology

$99 | A 8-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started September 2018; next session TBD

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中国古代礼义文明 | China’s Ancient Ritual Civilization

$49 | A 10-week course from Tsinghua University, TsinghuaX & edX

Last started January 2018; next session TBD

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Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles

$65 | A 6-week course from University of Alberta & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 27, 2019

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Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors

$49 | A 6-week course from University of Pennsylvania & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 18, 2019

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Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors

$49 | A 5-week course from University of Pennsylvania & Coursera

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature

$99 | A 6-week course from Harvard University, HarvardX & edX

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine Hill

$49 | A 9-week course from Sapienza University of Rome & Coursera

Last started February 2019; next session TBD

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Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe

$600 | A 8-week course from Arizona State University, ASUx & edX

Last started March 2018; next session TBD

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The World's Museums

Museum and Free-Choice Learning/Informal Education Certificate

$1,515 for certificate track ($150 discount); $425 per core course; $390 per elective course | A Click "Enroll" to see details course from Independent

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Design in the Classroom with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

$50 | A 5-week course from The Smithsonian Institution, SmithsonianX & edX

Last started May 2017; next session TBD

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Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom

$49 | A 5-week course from The Museum of Modern Art & Coursera

Last started January 2019; next session starts February 18, 2019

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The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning

$74 | A 3 weeks course from University of Glasgow & FutureLearn

Last started November 2018; next session TBD

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum

Free with limitations - $69 for full course with test and certificate. | A 6 weeks course from National Museums Liverpool & FutureLearn

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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Informal Learning in Museums Professional Certificate

$1,515 for certificate track ($150 discount); $425 per core course; $390 per elective course | A Click "Enroll" to see details course from Independent

Last started date unknown; next session TBD

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