Liberal Arts and Humanities OpenCourseWare University Rankings

Liberal arts and humanities courses can broaden your general knowledge and develop your intellectual capacity. Discover the top schools ranked by the amount and breadth of free online liberal arts and humanities courses available. Schools offering Liberal Arts degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

#1 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT offers hundreds of free liberal arts and humanities courses through its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program. In addition to courses, you'll also find stand-alone lectures and other education materials. Topics covered in MIT's OCW programs include literature, linguistics, philosophy, writing and humanistic studies, music and theatre arts, and women and gender studies.

#2 - University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame offers a diverse collection of free liberal arts and humanities courses. Course topics include language and literature, sociology, theology, philosophy, African studies, Islamic studies, Asian studies and Latino studies.

#3 - Utah State University

Utah State University's selection of free humanities and liberal arts courses include language, history, anthropology, theatre arts, writing and psychology courses. Course materials include readings, lectures, assignments and other educational resources.

#4 - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative offers free language, speech and psychology courses. All of the courses are comprehensive and comparable to the courses that can be taken through the university's tuition-based programs.

#5 - Brigham Young University

BYU offers free OCW courses through its Independent Study program. While most courses are devoted to religion, there are several courses that cover topics like history, music, genealogy and family development.

#6 - University of California - Berkeley

The University of California - Berkeley's library of free course lectures are available in audio and video formats. Liberal arts and humanities topics include anthropology, English, geography, history, philosophy and critical reasoning.

#7 - Stanford University

Stanford University and iTunes have teamed up to provide audio versions of Stanford University lectures, courses and events. These audio files are available from the iTunes Store. Liberal arts and humanities courses cover subjects in history, literature and geography.

#8 - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has dedicated itself to educating self-learners around the world about human health and health policy. The courses provided through the school's program include liberal arts and humanities-related topics, such as ethics, economics, population, health education and urban development.

#9 - Capilano University

Canada's Capilano University offers more than a dozen free courses that would be of interest to students interested in studying liberal arts or humanities. Some of the courses cover topics in anthropology, art, English, geography, mathematics, philosophy and history.

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