5 Colleges with Free Audio Lectures

You don't have to sit in a classroom to listen to lectures from top university professors and renowned speakers. Many universities put their lectures on platforms like iTunes U as podcasts. Some schools also have a dedicated website where you can view recent and archive lectures in audio and video format. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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Free Online Lectures

Have you ever wanted to attend a lecture by Elizabeth Warren, former law school professor and current senator of Massachusetts, or Errol Morris, renowned documentary filmmaker? How about learning diversity in the arts or social justice issues? All this and more is at your fingertips via free audio lectures and podcasts from these five prestigious universities.

Harvard University

Want to learn about controversial topics like cannibalism, or about profitability and counting? Harvard University offers a number of free audio lectures on iTunes U. The university's world-renowned professors and visiting lecturers cover justice, economics, music and more.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is one of America's leading providers of free online course content. Through OpenCouseWare and MIT World, you can get access to thousands of audio and video lectures. These resources provides free access to recordings of the many groundbreaking lectures and public events that happen on the MIT campus. Learn about subjects as diverse as astrodynamics, quantum mechanics aand challenges in energy.

University of California, Berkeley

Self learners can get free podcasts and webcasts of lectures through UC Berkeley's webcast page. If you're in a school mood, check out the audio from courses ranging from Japanese to geography to electrical engineering. Individuals seeking more lively presentations can download audio and video from lectures on history, poetry, political science and much more by renowned speakers, such as Elizabeth Warren.

Princeton University

Princeton University invites the public to view lectures on its campus from such luminaries as Matt Taibbi, the Dalai Lama and professors from prestigious universities across the country. If you're not planning to be in New Jersey any time soon, don't worry - there are archives of recorded lectures available for free on the school's website going all the way back to 1998.

Stanford University

Stanford University also offers free content to the public via iTunes U, including audio lectures, course materials, highlights of campus events, sports and music. Listeners can explore everything from the art and social movement, online marketing trends and marriage equality. Lectures are offered on a variety of subjects, including diversity in the arts, law, literature and religion.

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