Where Can I Find Free Online Geography Courses?

Numerous postsecondary schools offer free online geography courses, including the University of California - Berkeley and Stanford University. These classes are accessible via iTunes. Learn more about what some of these courses cover by reading below. Schools offering Culture & Media Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Studying geography can broaden your knowledge of nations, cultures, politics and conflicts. You can take free, noncredit geography courses online through several accredited colleges and universities. These courses are available as iTunes audio podcast and video lectures. You would need to download iTunes to your computer to listen or watch these courses. Classes are adapted for courses once taught on campus, and no access to the course instructor is provided.


University of California - Berkeley

UC Berkeley's webcast.berkeley system offers Worlds, Regions, Peoples and States as an iTunes course. Individuals have free access to materials used in the for-credit version of this class originally taught on campus. It is recommended that you use this non-credit course as a study resource, not as a replacement for attending lectures.

What Does the Course Cover?

This course teaches you to recognize, analyze and compare major regions of the world, while exploring the relationships between geography, national identity and economics. You'll examine the impact of these factors on regions during different periods of history.

What Materials Are Provided?

Lectures are available as iTunes audio and video files. A total of 32 lectures are available, which you can add to your iTunes Library.

Stanford University

Stanford University's Geography of World Cultures course is available as series of 10 lectures. You can listen to free audio podcasts of the lectures on the iTunes website or download and play the files on your computer.

What Does the Course Cover?

You'll study every region in the world and examine connections between geography, ethnicity, language, culture and religion. This course covers the history of cultural diversity within regions and explores cultural differences between regional populations.

How is the Course Presented?

Stanford presents this course in 10 lectures on topics, such as the linguistic geography of eastern Asia and the geography of religion. You can listen to this course as enhanced podcasts that present audio synchronized with images that you can view in the album artwork function of iTunes.

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