Free Online Course on Taoism and Western Culture

DeTao Masters Academy is offering free online course on Taoism and Western Culture.  There are no special requirements for this course but an enthusiasm for discovering new ways of thinking might be useful.

Applicants will learn the fundamentals of Taoism and how to apply it with this free online course. The course will start on January 2, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  2 hours pw
Subject: Taoism and Western Culture
Institution: DeTao Masters Academy and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on January 2, 2017

Providers’ Details

DeTao Masters Academy (DeTao) is a world class educational organization focusing on innovation and the revolution of education, which is devoted to new education models that go beyond conventional approaches and build on DeTao’s spirit.

About This Course

Taoism, although its origins lie in Ancient China, has a far ranging global influence even to this day. Laozi offered inexhaustible truth for everything on earth in just 5,000 words. Taoism also enjoys equal popularity with the bible. On this course we’ll explore exactly how Taoism is being applied in today’s world.

Why Take This Course?

In a hectic modern world full of distraction applying Taoism might seem difficult. This course will offer you some hints and tips on how to apply Taoism in modern society and benefit from the truth Taoism has to offer.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the course you’ll learn about Taoism through vivid and interesting examples and different types of media helping you to explore Taoism fully.


Gu Zhengkun

Ph.D., Professor & former director, Institute of World Literature of Peking University?Co-President of the International Association for Comparative Studies of China and the West (IACSCW).


There are no special requirements for this course but an enthusiasm for discovering new ways of thinking might be useful.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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