Free History & Art History Courses at Saylor.Org

If you’re looking for a way to broaden your knowledge of ancient history, the Classics, and/or art history at your own pace and for free, you will find an excellent selection of open courses on Saylor.Org.

The Saylor Foundation's logo (Image credit: The Saylor Foundation)
The Saylor Foundation’s logo (Image credit: The Saylor Foundation)

The Saylor Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Washington, D.C. and was founded on the principal that education should be free and readily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Saylor.Org is the Foundation’s online education initiative and boasts a catalogue of over 270 free, self-paced courses on a wide range of subjects, including art history, biology, business administration, computer science, English literature, history, political science, and psychology.

The foundation is currently unable to confer degrees or award academic credits for the vast majority of its courses but it offers the knowledge equivalent of undergraduate majors in 15 different subjects and hopes to offer primary, secondary, and postgraduate-level courses in the near future.

Courses that may be of interest to readers include:

If you decide to take any of these or any of the other courses offered by Saylor.Org, you’re welcome to share your feedback  and experiences with the rest of us by leaving your comments below. You can find out more about the Saylor Foundation and their mission by visiting their website or by following them on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclaimer: I do not work for Saylor.Org or have any connections with the Saylor Foundation. I cannot vouch for the quality of all of their courses but I can certainly recommend the courses listed above to the casual learners among you. All Saylor courses are free of charge and registration is entirely optional.

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