Today’s Solutions: October 03, 2022

Back in March, we shared how you can now take Yale’s most popular class, “Psychology and the Good Life,” online. Now, we are happy to share 11 additional top courses you can take for free online from the top-ranked university. 

The university offers a wide variety of courses through its platform, Open Yale Courses, where you can audit a class for free or pay a small fee for course credit or certification. If you’ve got some free time on your hands and are looking to expand your knowledge base, these are just some of the many courses they offer.

  1. Financial markets. Want to become more finance savvy? Check out this course taught by economics professor Robert Shiller which focuses on “financially-savvy leadership skills” and topics such as securities, insurance, and risk management. 
  2. The Science of Well-Being. Led by professor Lori Santos, this highly popular course combines principles of psychology and behavior science to boost your own happiness with concrete, productive habits. 
  3. Introduction to Negotiation. This course uses real-world case studies to analyze the art of negotiation in our personal and professional lives. In this class, be ready to practice your skills with your peers!
  4. Introduction to Psychology. This great course offers a broad introduction into the field of psychology and covers topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior.
  5. Moral Foundations of Politics. This incredibly timely course delves into the complex question of, “When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it?”
  6. The Global Financial Crisis. Taught by former US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner and Professor Andrew Metrick, this class goes in-depth on the causes and outcomes of the 2008 crisis.
  7. Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing. This class debunks common parenting misconceptions and offers guidance for building ideal behaviors in children and adolescents.
  8. A Law Student’s Toolkit. This class is for amateurs and law students alike and covers foundational topics like terminology, concepts, and tools that lawyers and legal academics use.
  9. Moralities of Everyday Life. How does culture influence thought and behavior? This and more covered in this psychology course.
  10. Essentials of Global Health. Another timely class. This one focuses on why people get sick and health disparities across the globe.
  11.  Introduction to Climate Change and Health. Professor Robert Dubrow takes an in-depth look at how a changing climate impacts our world and offers concrete steps that environmental professionals, changemakers, and the general public can take to address this crisis.
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