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Princeton University

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The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree

Start or finish your undergraduate degree part time. In the undergraduate degree program, you can sharpen your written and verbal communication, enhance your critical and analytical capacity, and deepen your knowledge in a chosen field for career advancement and personal growth.

Master’s Degree

Digital Media Design

Develop the skills needed to design engaging and effective digital media, and explore the artistic and technical aspects of creating interactive systems. Through the graduate program in digital media design you gain an understanding and application of the latest tools in the communication portfolio, such as web design, video, and still photography.

Visual Arts

Explore various artistic forms, such as painting, mixed media, animation, photography, and film. By studying the important role imagery has played throughout history, you gain a deeper understanding of how visual representations reflect the complexities of humanity.

Museum Studies

Learn techniques and strategies for keeping museum collections relevant, audiences inspired, and operations smooth. Through the master’s degree in museum studies you gain deep knowledge of twenty-first-century museum operations, including program development and evaluation; visitor engagement and education; collections care and research; fundraising; marketing, and legal issues.

Literature and Creative Writing

Cultivate your skills in creative writing and literary analysis through close study of fiction, screenplays, theatrical works, and poetry. Through a range of literature courses, writing exercises, and collaborative peer review, you learn tools and techniques to strengthen your craft.

Journalism

Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age. Through the graduate degree in journalism you gain mastery of the latest reporting, writing, and technical skills for traditional and digital mediums.

Foreign Literature, Language, and Culture Degree

Explore global cultures through the lens of humanities or social sciences by taking a multicultural approach to the study of language and arts, ethnography, history, and other aspects of everyday life. Through the degree in foreign literature, language, and culture you gain a deeper understanding of human nature, history, and culture through engagement with the literary traditions.

English

Learn to analyze and interpret literary works through a global lens, applying insights from ethics, anthropology, history, and more. Through the master’s degree in the field of English you build a deeper understanding of literary text style and structure analysis through a variety of critical paradigms.

Dramatic Arts

Explore the rich tapestry of literature and performance in the dramatic arts. Study theoretical and literary perspectives, and performance techniques through engaging projects and collaborative workshops.

Joint Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program

Designed for highly motivated students with a proven track record in the professional arena, this joint degree program provides an accelerated pathway to earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within four years. Through a cohort experience, you become a big-picture, critical thinker with in-depth management expertise.​

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Certificate

Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England

This course, the first installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, covers American poetry in cultural context through the year 1700. The course begins with Puritan poets–some orthodox, some rebel spirits–who wrote and lived in early New England. Focusing on Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, and Michael Wigglesworth, among others, we explore the interplay between mortal and immortal.

CopyrightX

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed.

Poetry in America: Emily Dickinson

This course, the fourth installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, explores the poetry of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most distinctive and prolific poets. While Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems during her lifetime, she chose never to publish, opting instead to revisit and revise her works throughout her lifetime.

The Book: Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript

This first module in the multi-part course The Book: Histories Across Time and Space seeks to re-introduce learners to the codex – a handwritten and hand-constructed book – as a three-dimensional object whose characteristics produce meaning in the experience of the reader.

Scrolls in the Age of the Book

This course is an introduction to the making and use of scrolls in the European Middle Ages. The codex, with its portability and instant access to any place in the text, became the dominant container for writing after the 4th century BCE, but scrolls continued to be made. Why and how did the scroll format remain popular and relevant in the age of the codex?

Print and Manuscript in Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East (1450-1650)

In this third module of The Book: Histories Across Space and Time, you will learn how early printed books in mid-fifteenth century Europe were first modeled on medieval manuscripts, but soon developed new conventions that remain familiar to us today. This module also explores printing in East Asia, by wood block and movable type, and the late dominance of manuscript production in the Islamic world

Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries

Medieval Europe has preserved enormous quantities of books and documents—many millions of pages, in fact—written in Latin and other languages. However, only a tiny percentage of these texts have been edited and published. To gain access to the rest, you need to learn the art and science of reading medieval handwriting,

The Medieval Book of Hours: Art and Devotion in the Later Middle Ages

In this course, we will explore how books of hours provide the closest thing we have to a comprehensive and continuous record of the development of painting across most of western Europe from the later thirteenth through the early sixteenth century.

Books in the Medieval Liturgy

When we think of liturgy today, we imagine short, formal, congregational events happening periodically within the confines of churches. Medieval liturgy, however, took up many hours of every day, filled the city’s largest meeting halls, and even spilled onto the streets. At the center of the medieval liturgy were the books we will study in this course.

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Yale University

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Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Columbia University

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Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Master’s Degree

Computer Science – Vision and Graphics Concentration

The Vision and Graphics track is intended for students who wish to develop their knowledge of Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. The track also includes courses in related fields, such as Robotics, Machine Learning, and User Interfaces.

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Stanford University

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The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

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Hybrid Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Duke University

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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men’s basketball program.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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University of Pennsylvania

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Master’s Degree

Master of Liberal Arts

The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience. Established in 1962, the MLA at Hopkins is the first program of its type in the country.

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Northwestern University

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Northwestern University is a private school in Evanston, Ill., about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Undergraduate students have more than 70 options for majors or can design their own non-traditional degree program.

Certificate

Film, Literature, and Visual Culture

Pursue a broadly interdisciplinary course of study focusing on the comparative analysis of film in its relationship to literature, as well as other visual media, across a broad range of national cultures and aesthetic traditions. Students will deepen their ability to interpret films and other works not only in light of the cultural and social conditions of their production.

Comparative and World Literature

Pursue a broadly interdisciplinary course of study focusing on the comparative analysis of literary texts and other cultural artifacts. Students will deepen their knowledge of the history of literary and narrative forms across a broad range of national literatures, cultures and historical periods, as well as exploring the complex relationship of literary works to politics and philosophy.

British Literature

Pursue a course of study focusing on British literary texts and other cultural artifacts. Students will deepen their understanding of the role of narrative and literary form in shaping the experiences and articulating the philosophical, political and social questions central to British history and culture.

Advanced Graduate American Literature Program

Pursue a course of study focusing on American literary texts and other cultural artifacts. Students will deepen their understanding of the role of narrative and literary form in shaping the experiences and articulating the philosophical, political and social questions central to American history and culture.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studies certificate have the greatest flexibility in their course selection. They may take a range of courses offered through the Liberal Studies certificates of advanced graduate study curriculum in the areas of History, American Studies, Chicago Studies, and Religious and Ethical Studies.

Chicago Studies Advanced Graduate Program

Take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Chicago, choosing from courses on its history, literature, culture, or social characteristics. The emphasis will be not only on Chicago’s particular traits, but on this city’s place in a national and indeed global universe of great cities.

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University of California—Berkeley

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The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.

Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing

For aspiring writers serious about their craft, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing is ideal. Formalize your training and prepare for graduate study in writing with this certificate developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, English Department.

Editing

Offering proficiency in copyediting, line editing and developmental editing, the Professional Sequence in Editing is the ideal training for those with a passion for fine-tuning the written word. The curriculum builds from grammar and usage to editing for various goals and audiences and culminates in the art of substantive editing to refine an author’s style.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.