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Harvard open courses at Harvard Extension School

Videos for the following free Harvard courses are made available by the Harvard Extension School’s Open Learning Initiative. Featuring Harvard faculty, the noncredit courses are open to the public. You do not need to register to view the lecture videos.


The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization

Gregory Nagy, PhD, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.

Kevin McGrath, PhD, Associate in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University.

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Harry R. Lewis, PhD, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University.

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Intensive Introduction to Computer Science

David J. Malan, PhD, Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard University.

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Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays

Marjorie Garber, PhD, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and American Literature and Language and of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University.

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China: Traditions and Transformations

Peter K. Bol, PhD, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

William C. Kirby, PhD, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor.

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World War and Society in the Twentieth Century: World War II

Charles S. Maier, PhD, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University.

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Sets, Counting, and Probability

Paul G. Bamberg, DPhil, Senior Lecturer on Mathematics, Harvard University.

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Abstract Algebra

Benedict Gross, PhD, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University.

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