You Can Now Enroll for Free Online Courses at Harvard University!

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While many of us non-essential workers carry out our specific professional duties from the comforts of our homes during this prolonged MCO period, I’m quite sure the Government sanctioned extension has incurred bored exclamations of restlessness all round.

Apart from doing a lot of cooking, trying new recipes, online shopping, and finally getting to that TBR list of books that have been collecting dust, what else have expats and locals alike been doing to occupy their time at home? One thing is for sure, Netflix binge-watching and gaming is at an all-time high with everyone barely noticing the days of the week any longer.

For those of you who still appreciate a semblance of order in your lives, and have been looking to learn something new, Harvard University have made a whole number of their courses available online for free! Take your pick from almost 70 courses ranging from Humanities to Art & Design, Programming, Health & Medicine, Science, and Business.

Here’s the full list of free online courses from Harvard University:

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  1. CS50’s Introduction to Game Development
  2. CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript
  3. CS50’s Mobile App Development with React Native
  4. CS50: Introduction to Computer Science
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Health & Medicine

  1. Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic
  2. MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe
  3. Prescription Drug Regulation, Cost, and Access: Current Controversies in Context
  4. Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety
  5. The Health Effects of Climate Change
  6. Strengthening Community Health Worker Programmes
  7. The Opioid Crisis in America
  8. Mechanical Ventilation for Covid-19
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  1. Nonprofit Financial Stewardship Webinar: Introduction to Accounting and Financial Statements
  2. Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
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  1. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (physics)
  2. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (chemistry)
  3. Principles of Biochemistry
  4. Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron
  5. Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
  6. Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain
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  1. Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures
  2. Religion, Conflict, and Peace
  3. Buddhism Through Its Scriptures
  4. Judaism Through Its Scriptures
  5. Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
  6. Christianity Through Its Scriptures
  7. Sikhism Through Its Scriptures
  8. Shakespeare’s Othello: The Moor
  9. PredictionX: Omens, Oracles & Prophecies
  10. Introduction to Digital Humanities
  11. Japanese Books: From Manuscript to Print
  12. Tangible Things
  13. Shakespeare’s Life and Work
  14. Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Ghost
  15. Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice: Shylock
  16. ChinaX Book Club: Five Authors, Five Books, Five Views of China
  17. Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking
  18. Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics
  19. Justice
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Social Sciences

  1. Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice
  2. CitiesX: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Life
  3. Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
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Art & Design

  1. Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  2. Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Birth of Opera
  3. Handel’s Messiah and Barque Oratorio
  4. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra
  5. First Nights: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Programme Music in the 19th Century
  6. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots
  7. The Architectural Imagination

Computer Science

  1. CS50 for Lawyers
  2. Using Python for Research
  3. Data Science: Machine Learning
  4. CS50’s International to Artificial Intelligence with Python

Data Science

  1. Principles, Statistical, and Computational Tools for Reproducible Science
  2. Data Science: Wrangling
  3. Data Science: Linear Regression
  4. Data Science: Visualization
  5. Data Science: Capstone
  6. Data Science: Probability
  7. Data Science: R Basics
  8. Data Science: Inference and Modeling
  9. Data Science: Productivity Tools
  10. Data Science: Statistics and R
  11. Data Science: High-Dimensional Data Analysis


  1. Fat Chance: Probability from the Ground Up
  2. Introduction to Probability (on edX)
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Education & Teaching

  1. Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

If you’ve been entertaining thoughts of finally making that career change you’ve always wanted, take this opportunity to reflect on what could be a useful trade in the long run post-Covid-19. Covering various essential professions, these courses are self-paced and run from the shortest being 3 weeks long up to 12 weeks long depending on the topics.

So put your best foot forward and come out of this MCO with a verified certification from Harvard!

Click here for all free courses.

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