Learning Opportunities

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Online Learning partners with Penn's Online Learning Initiative to provide instructional design, pedagogical consulting and video production for massive open online courses (MOOCs) taught by Arts & Sciences faculty and offered via Coursera and EdX. To date, more than one-million learners have enrolled in MOOCs associated with Penn's School Arts & Sciences.

Watch the video below to get a sense of Arts & Sciences Online Learning's work on massive open online courses:

Penn has offered MOOCs since 2011, and many courses have been offered multiple times in multiple formats. To date, Arts & Sciences Online Learning has supported the production of:

  • Ancient Philosophy Part 1: Plato & His Predecessors
  • Ancient Philosophy Part 2: Aristotle and His Successors
  • Applying to U.S. Universities (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Calculus: Single Variable (Single Course, and parts 1-5)
  • Culture of Teams (Specialization) 
  • English for Business and Entrepreneurship
  • English for Career Development
  • English for Journalism
  • English for Media Literacy
  • English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Foundations of Positive Psychology (Specialization) 
  • Greek and Roman Mythology (Single course, and as parts 1-4)
  • History of the Slave South (Single course, and as parts 1 and 2)
  • Hollywood:  History, Industry, Art  
  • Katz1.1x The History of Medieval Medicine through Jewish Manuscripts
  • Listening to World Music (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Microeconomics Part 1: Power of Markets
  • Microeconomics Part 2: When Markets Fail
  • Revolutionary Ideas (Single course, and as parts 1 and 2)
  • Social Norms, Social Change I
  • Social Norms, Social Change II

 In production (2016/2017):

  • Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization
  • Quale Italia? / Which Italy?
  • Social Norms, Social Change II
  • Virgil
  • Wonders of Ancient Egypt