123 Free Online Courses in Media Studies & Writing

MIT Open CourseWare is one of the most incredible resources online for learning, and it’s all for free! They cover every subject you can think of and even cater towards different levels of leaning.

If you’ve always been fascinated by Media studies, comparative writing and popular culture then this is the time to do something about it. There are 123 fantastic courses here at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

You can study all of these from the comfort of your own home at no cost, so there’s no excuse not to do it anymore. Happy Learning!

Undergraduate

  1. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

  2. Producing Educational Videos

  3. Computer Games and Simulations for Education and Exploration

  4. The Anthropology of Sound

  5. Photography and Truth

  6. Shakespeare, Film and Media

  7. Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice

  8. Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships

  9. Media in Cultural Context

  10. Technologies of Humanism

  11. Documenting Culture

  12. Popular Culture and Narrative: Literature, Comics, and Culture

  13. Media Education and the Marketplace

  14. Writing and Rhetoric: Rhetoric and Contemporary Issues

  15. Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports

  16. Writing and Experience: MIT: Inside, Live

  17. Writing and Experience: Reading and Writing Autobiography

  18. Science Writing and New Media: Elements of Science Writing for the Public

  19. Expository Writing: Social and Ethical Issues in Print, Photography and Film

  20. Expository Writing: Exploring Social and Ethical Issues through Film and Print

  21. The Creative Spark

  22. Writing and the Environment

  23. Consumer Culture

  24. Expository Writing: Autobiography – Theory and Practice

  25. Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food

  26. Expository Writing: Analyzing Mass Media

  27. Writing on Contemporary Issues: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace

  28. Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future

  29. Writing and Experience: Exploring Self in Society

  30. Writing and Experience: Crossing Borders

  31. Writing and Experience

  32. Science Writing and New Media

  33. Introduction to Technical Communication: Perspectives on Medicine and Public Health

  34. Introduction to Technical Communication: Ethics in Science and Technology

  35. Intro to Tech Communication

  36. Introduction to Technical Communication: Explorations in Scientific and Technical Writing

  37. Writing with Shakespeare

  38. Writing About Literature

  39. Writing and Reading the Essay

  40. Darwin and Design

  41. Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

  42. Writing About Race

  43. Writing About Race: Narratives of Multiraciality

  44. Advanced Essay Workshop

  45. Humanistic Perspectives on Medicine: From Ancient Greece to Modern America

  46. Rhetoric

  47. Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse

  48. Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science

  49. Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion

  50. Writing and Reading Short Stories

  51. Writing and Reading Poems

  52. Genre Fiction Workshop

  53. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

  54. Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice

  55. Games and Culture

  56. Digital Poetry

  57. Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues

  58. The Science Essay

  59. Communicating in Technical Organization

  60. Science and Engineering Writing for Phase II

  61. Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change

  62. Communicating in Cyberspace

  63. Communicating with Mobile Technolog

  64. Introduction to Media Studies

  65. Introduction to Videogame Studies

  66. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

  67. Producing Educational Videos

  68. Introduction to Civic Media

  69. Networked Social Movements: Media & Mobilization

  70. Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression

  71. Media and Methods: Sound

  72. Computer Games and Simulations for Education and Exploration

  73. Videogame Theory and Analysis

  74. American Soap Operas

  75. Game Design

  76. Game Design

  77. Game Design

  78. Media Industries and Systems

  79. Creating Video Game

  80. Games for Social Change

  81. Games and Culture

  82. Current Debates in Media

  83. The Anthropology of Sound

  84. Photography and Truth

  85. At the Limit: Violence in Contemporary Representation

  86. Shakespeare, Film and Media

  87. Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships

  88. Media in Cultural Context

  89. Technologies of Humanism

  90. Documenting Culture

  91. Popular Culture and Narrative: Literature, Comics, and Culture

  92. Media Education and the Marketplace

  93. Technopanics: Moral Panics about Technology

  94. Special Subject: The Rise of Film Noir

 

Graduate

  1. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

  2. Computer Games and Simulations for Education and Exploration

  3. Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice

  4. Theory and Practice of Non-linear and Interactive Narrative

  5. Asia in the Modern World: Images & Representations

  6. From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450-Present

  7. Popular Culture and Narrative: Serial Storytelling

  8. Popular Narrative: Masterminds

  9. Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion

  10. Game Design

  11. Major Media Texts

  12. Media in Transition

  13. Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

  14. Computer Games and Simulations for Education and Exploration

  15. Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice

  16. Theory and Practice of Non-linear and Interactive Narrative

  17. Asia in the Modern World: Images & Representations

  18. History of Media and Technology: Sound, the Minority Report — Radical Music of the Past 100 Years

  19. History of Media and Technology

  20. From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450-Present

  21. Popular Culture and Narrative: Serial Storytelling

  22. Popular Narrative: Masterminds

  23. Media, Education, and the Marketplace

  24. Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion

  25. Workshop I

  26. Workshop II: Qualitative Social Science Methods for Media Studies

  27. Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling

  28. New Media Literacies

  29. Videogame Theory and Analysis

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