40+ Free Courses You Can Take Now From Open Yale

Learning is an essential part of life, one in which we should hope never to grow out of. Sometimes, however, education can be downright expensive! Thankfully that’s changing with the amount of information online that’s readily available for us, and the effort of leading educational institutes to offer their course material online, for free!

One of these institutions is Yale, who are offering an impressive course list through their free education platform – Open Yale. All courses include a full set of class lectures via high-quality videos and you’re presented with all course materials such as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets.

The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided. Check out the courses available below and get ready to start learning!


African American History: From Emancipation to the Present

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner

Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics

Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering

Freshman Organic Chemistry I

Freshman Organic Chemistry II

Introduction to Ancient Greek History

Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

Financial Markets (2008)

Game Theory

Financial Theory

Financial Markets (2011)


The American Novel Since 1945

Introduction to Theory of Literature

Modern Poetry

Environmental Politics and Law

The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change

The American Revolution

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

European Civilization, 1648-1945

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600

Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts

France Since 1871

The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000

Roman Architecture

Dante in Translation

Global Problems of Population Growth

Listening to Music


Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature

Fundamentals of Physics I

Fundamentals of Physics II

Introduction to Political Philosophy

The Moral Foundations of Politics

Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

Introduction to Psychology

The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)

Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature

Foundations of Modern Social Theory