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June 08, 2008

Free Literature Courses from Seven Universities


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That's right, free literature courses. According to a report from education-portal.com, MIT, U of Utah, Utah State U, U of California, Berkeley, U of Sheffield, and others are offering the course material for several literature courses to the public without cost via the Internet. They don't all offer credit but they do offer the same information you'd otherwise pay for from many online degree programs. According to the site . . .

Taking a literature course is similar to reading, but it is a much better way to delve into the books you love. Begin studying literature today with one or more of the free online literature courses offered at universities like MIT and UC - Berkeley.

Of course, you could always follow along with the class assignments I generally post on this blog (reading the assigned works, commenting on them as intstructed in the various blog postings, and reading your "fellow" students' remarks)--that's almost like taking a free literature course without showing up for class!

I can't vouch for any of the aforementioned programs because I haven't tried them. I intend to though sometime this summer. I would be interested to hear from anyone out there who has given one or more of them a try. Please feel free to comment on their quality and effectiveness below.

The full link to the article referenced can be found here:

http://education-portal.com/articles/7_Universities_Providing_Access_to_Free_Literature_Courses_Online.html

All the best, as ever,

~Lee

Posted by lhobbs at June 8, 2008 06:17 PM

Readers' Comments:

Professor Hobbs,

Thank you for your information on this page.I was so confused,how to continue my studies; on literature courses located on your link,I found my way through literature.

sincerely,

hamid johari

Posted by: hamid at August 12, 2008 01:20 AM

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