Studying at an Ivy League university, as the group of elite institutions in the United States are called, may be simpler than you might think. Website Of class Makes 450 free online from universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia. Out of the total, 400 of them confer a certificate.
The website is centralized in a single page, providing all courses to these institutions online and on various platforms for free. Some of them are taught on common sites, such as edX and Coursera. Others use more specialized systems, such as cadences and canvas networks. In all cases, it is possible to take courses on the Internet and for free.
See the full list of courses here. In the menu on the left, the user can also filter by topics such as “Business”, “Humanities”, “Social Sciences” and “Health and Medicine”. It is also possible to sort courses by alphabetical order, user rating, or start date. All courses are taught in English, but some have the option of subtitles in Portuguese.
How to use the courses
As courses are offered by different platforms, access to each of them varies. In general, it is necessary to register on the platform (or link your account). Google or Facebook On stage) and then “enroll” in the course, which basically involves starting access to content by clicking a button.
Most courses are “self-paced”, meaning that they can be taken at any time, at a pace that the student prefers. Some of them, however, have specific start dates. In this case, the student is required to make his “enrollment” before that date in order not to lose any material.
By clicking on any course, the user can see a brief description of its content and information such as its duration. This “duration”, in the case of self-paced courses, should allow the student to estimate the number of hours per week, for the course, and with the number of hours per week whether the student completes or not. Hours.
Each course is aimed at students with different prior knowledge. In some cases, it may be necessary to already have a good foundation in an area to properly take advantage of course material.
See below for some options.
“Science and Cooking: From Soft Foods to the Science of Haute Cuisine”
Subject “Science And to Cook: From haute Food to Soft matter Science“Bridges the gap between some scientific principles of gastronomy and their applications. It speaks to, for example, how certain molecules affect the taste of food and the role of heat in cooking. Each week, knowledge in the course A recipe has been suggested to implement. Harvard is a good way to enrich the richness of your kitchen with knowledge.
“Modern and Contemporary American Poetry”
Courses with the best ratings among those available in a Classroom catalog, “Modern and Contemporary American Poetry“, (Is known “Modpo“By students), from the University of Pennsylvania, is not just for poetry lovers. It’s a great way to expand your vocabulary in English and your textual understanding in that language, through works by renowned authors, from Walt Whitman. Beat poets like Ellen Zinsberg. The course includes exams and assignments.
“Structural Engineering as Us”
An engineering course for non-engineers is taught by Dartmouth University. “Engineering of the structures around us“Uses objects that are familiar to everyone to explain basic engineering principles, from natural structures and buildings to furniture and objects, such as: how ropes and cables withstand stress, columns and arches support structures. How to build and prevent walls to make homes ideal. Those who have already tried without success in areas such as carpentry.
“Global History of Capitalism”
For history lovers, “Global history Of Capitalism”, From the university Princeton, this may be a good choice. He explores the history of capitalism with the intention of staying above simple intentions that exaggerates the prosperity that confers or distorts its darker sides. This course addresses topics such as the relationship between capitalism and globalization, why some countries develop and others do not, and whether there is an inherent tension between topics such as capitalism and the environment and representative democracy.
* Text “Ivy League Universities offer over 450 free courses online“Was originally published on Fundação Estudar’s Na Prática portal.