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Get 1,300 free online courses from the world’s leading universities —  Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Hannibal – Free iTunes Audio – Patrick Hunt, Stanford
  • Introduction to Near Eastern Art and ArchaeologyFree Online Video – Dana D. DePietro, Margaret Larkin, UC Berkeley
  • Out of the PastFree Online Video – David Webster and William T. Sanders, Penn State

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  • Epidemiology and Control of Infectious DiseasesFree Online Video – Professor Tomas Aragon, UC Berkeley
  • Ethical Challenges in Public Health Interventions: Catastrophic and RoutineFree Online Video – Professor Harvey Kayman, UC Berkeley
  • Public Health StatisticsFree Online Video – Alan Hubbard, UC Berkeley
  • Theories and Biological Basis of Substance Abuse & AddictionFree iTunes Video – Audrey Begun, Ohio State

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