UC Berkeley Free Online Courses

University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is a top public research university with very high worldwide rankings:

- ranked 5th globally by Webometrics ranking of world top universities in 2008.

- 3rd in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic ranking of world universities 2008.

- 36th globally in the THES 2008 World Top 200 Universities.

- 5th in the world by Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities.

- 6th in the world by Wuhan University Ranking of Top 500 Universities.

UC Berkeley OpenCourseWare records several popular courses and provides them for free to students all over the world.  It offers free courses including Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Information Sciences and so on. Free courses are offered as podcasts over the iTunes. Interested students can download the complete university courses to their iPods for free.

List of Courses offered by UC Berkeley:
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to General Astronomy
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Nonviolence
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Issues in Foreign Policy After 911
  • Open Source Development and Distribution of Digital Information
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Physics for Future Presidents
  • Search Engines: Technology, Society and Business
  • The American Languages
  • The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • US History: from Civil War to Present
  • US Foreign Policy After 9/11
  • XML Foundations
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Cell Biology
  • Descriptive Introduction to Physics
  • Economic Analysis - Micro
  • European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
  • General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • General Biology
  • General Human Anatomy
  • General Psychology
Note: The free courses will not give you any degree or credit.