Harvard University Premium Online Courses

Today’s online learners seek premium content and unique opportunities to interact with like-minded peers. During the past four years, many of you have also expressed an interest in a more personalized online learning experience.

With these ideas in mind, we’re excited to announce the launch of HarvardXPLUS: new higher-touch versions of select popular online courses. With limited enrollment and smaller cohorts, HarvardXPLUS will allow you to engage even more with your fellow learners, and with Harvard faculty and teaching fellows.

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The program also includes a new HarvardXPLUS credential that will clearly represent your commitment and hard work in completing these courses, as well as a deeper level of engagement and mastery of defined learning objectives.

Please visit the HarvardXPLUS website to learn more about these special offerings and to register for our new courses, which begin in September. We hope you’ll join us on this exciting new path for online learning. We hope you’ll join Harvard University by walking on this exciting new path of online learning.

Here are few Harvard University Free Online Courses which are popular in between international students.

Principles of Biochemistry

Length:  8 weeks
Session: Course starts on September 12, 2016

Course Description

Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs. An exploration of simple cells (red blood cells) to more complex tissues (muscle and liver) will be used as a framework to discuss the progression in metabolic complexity. Learners will also develop problem solving and analytical skills that are more generally applicable to the life sciences.

Contract Law

Length:  8 weeks
Session: Course starts on September 12, 2016
Course Description: Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising from collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?

Masterpieces of World Literature

Session: Course starts on September 23, 2016
Course Description: This course surveys world literature from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the present, with an emphasis on different cultures and writing traditions. Produced by HarvardX, the course is based not on lectures but on a more vivid dialogue format between instructors Martin Puchner and David Damrosch, the course also includes travel footage from Istanbul and Troy to Jaipur and Weimar and interviews with authors, such as Orhan Pamuk, and other experts. The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX course Masterpieces of World Literature.

ChinaX Book Club: Five Novelists, Five Novels, Five Views of China

Length:  8 weeks
Session: Course starts on September 28, 2016
Course Description: How do we understand the dynamics of contemporary China, its historical vicissitudes, its cultural transformations, and its imaginary and actual engagements in everyday life?

 

 

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