The best university in the world officially presented its agenda of free online courses for this 2021. The courses are offered through the edX platform, and registrations are now available. Are you going to miss them?

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is known for its elitism, which does not correspond only to the exhaustive instances of interviews, but also and, above all, to the cost of its tuition. For this reason, we have decided to share with you the list of free online courses that the university is offering for the coming year. In addition, all have the option of the certificate, payment and optional, in case you want to accredit your training.

Online Computer Science, Programming and Data courses

  • High-Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Data Science: Machine Learning
  • Data Science: Linear Regression
  • Data Science: Inference and Modeling
  • Data Science: Capstone
  • CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript
  • Statistics and R
  • CS50’s Mobile App Development with React Native
  • Data Science: R Basics
  • CS50’s Introduction to Game Development
  • Quantitative Methods for Biology
  • Data Science: Visualization
  • CS50 for Lawyers
  • Using Python for Research
  • Data Science: Probability
  • Causal Diagrams: Draw your assumptions before your conclusions
  • Data Science: Wrangling
  • Data Science: Productivity Tools
  • Principles, Statistical and Computational Tools for Reproducible Data Science
  • CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS50’s Computer Science for Business Professionals
  • CS50’s Understanding Technology
  • Statistics and R

Online Humanities courses

  • China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism
  • Poetry in America: Modernism
  • Modern China’s Foundations: The Manchus and the Qing
  • Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China
  • Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You
  • Buddhism Through Its Scriptures
  • Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures
  • Money, Markets, and Morals
  • Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present
  • Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China
  • Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China
  • Global China: From the Mongols to the Ming
  • China and Communism
  • Contemporary China: The People’s Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
  • Masterpieces of World Literature
  • Christianity Through Its Scriptures
  • Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Ghost
  • Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories
  • Shakespeare’s Life and Work
  • Modern Masterpieces of World Literature
  • Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature
  • Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
  • Judaism Through Its Scriptures
  • Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: Shylock
  • China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • PredictionX: Lost Without Longitude
  • Poetry in America: Whitman
  • Book Sleuthing: The Nineteenth Century
  • Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath
  • China Humanities: The Individual in Chinese Culture
  • Sikhism Through Its Scriptures

Art and Design online courses

  • 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi
  • Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  • 18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart
  • First Nights – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra
  • First Nights – Handel’s Messiah and Baroque Oratorio
  • First Nights – Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Birth of Opera
  • First Nights – Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots
  • First Nights – Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Program Music in the 19th Century

Exact and Natural Sciences online courses

  • Case Studies in Functional Genomics
  • Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 1)
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain
  • Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather
  • MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe
  • Super-Earths and Life
  • The Climate-Energy Challenge
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron
  • Cell Biology: Mitochondria
  • The Health Effects of Climate Change

Online Social Sciences courses

  • Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice
  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
  • Justice
  • U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy
  • Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You
  • Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 1: Reading the Late Medieval Marseille Archive
  • CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life
  • JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change
  • Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 2: Introduction to the Transitional Gothic Script
  • Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
  • The History of the Book in 17th and 18th Century Europe
  • Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
  • Print and Manuscript in Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East (1450-1650)
  • U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies
  • Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media
  • American Government: Constitutional Foundations
  • Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript
  • Scrolls in the Age of the Book

Online Education and Teaching courses

  • Introduction to Family Engagement in Education
  • Saving Schools
  • Leaders of Learning
  • Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching

Online Medicine and Health courses

  • Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health
  • The Opioid Crisis in America
  • Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety
  • Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic
  • AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases
  • Global Health Case Studies From a Biosocial Perspective
  • Readings in Global Health
  • Health and Society
  • Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster
  • Innovating in Health Care
  • Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs
  • Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A Roadmap for Getting Results
  • United States Health Policy
  • Prescription Drug Regulation, Cost, and Access: Current Controversies in Context


Harvard Online Courses


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