Are you tired of that summer novel you planed for but never gets read? Maybe you should take the opportunity to learn something in the summer then?
Here are a few tips on free summer courses you can take via coursera.org collecting free online courses from universities around the world.
June 10th: Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps at the University of London.
For anyone who would like to apply their technical skills to creative work ranging from video games to art installations to interactive music, and also for artists who would like to use programming in their artistic practice.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/digitalmedia
June 10th: The Law of the European Union: An Introduction at the Universitet Leiden
The EU is the most successful supranational legal order to which 27 Member States have transferred sovereign rights. This course explores the functioning of the unique creature that is the EU, the impact of its laws on states, citizens and companies, and the current challenges it faces.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/introeulaw
June 13th: The Camera Never Lies at Royal Holloway University of London
Film, images & historical interpretation in the 20th century for those who have a general interest in photojournalism, and films based on historical events.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/lyingcamera
June 14th: Sustainability of food systems: A global life cycle perspective at University of Minnesota
This course explores the diversity of the foods we eat, the ways in which we grow, process, distribute, and prepare them, and the impacts they have upon our environment, health, and society. We will also examine the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable global food system in the future.
June 18th: Discerete Optimization at The Unversity of Melbourne
Tired of solving Sudokus by hand? This class teaches you how to solve complex search problems with discrete optimization, including constraint programming, local search, and mixed-integer programming.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/optimization
June 24th: The social context of mental health and illness at The University of Toronto
Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/mentalhealth
July 1st: Online Games: literature, new media, and narrative at the Vanderbilt University
Focused on Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings Online, this course explores what happens to stories and films when they are turned into online games.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/onlinegames
July 8th: History of Rock, part two at the University of Rochester
Learn about the growth of rock music, from the early 1970s through the rise of punk and disco in the late 1970s, and from the emergence of MTV, hip hop, and heavy metal in 1980s to the rebellion of Nirvana in the early 90s.
Moore info: https://www.coursera.org/course/historyofrock2
Text & tip: Lisa Carlson