Modules & Courses

New & Ongoing

HUM2.1-2.5: The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Hours 1-5: Epic and Lyric

Hours 6-11: Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography

Hours 12-15: Cult of Heroes

Hours 16-21: The Hero in Tragedy

Hours 22-24: Plato and Beyond

      • STARTS: 2 Sep 2014

      • INSTRUCTOR: Greg Nagy

      • HarvardX

SW12.8x: China (Part 8): Creating Modern China: The Birth of a Nation

  • STARTS: 9 Oct 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby
  • HarvardX

SW12.9x: China (Part 9): Communist Liberations

  • STARTS: 20 Nov 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby
  • HarvardX

SW12.10x: China (Part 10): Greater China Today: The People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

  • STARTS: 2 Jan 2015
  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby
  • HarvardX

VJx : Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity

      • STARTS: 3 Sep 2014

      • INSTRUCTORS: John W. Dower

      • HarvardX, MITx

AT1X: Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Learn the anatomy basic to understanding common musculoskeletal injuries. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room.

      • STARTS: September 30 2014

      • INSTRUCTORS: Trudy Van Houten

      • HarvardX

PH555x: Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety
Access to healthcare services is critical – but is it enough?

      • STARTS: Q3 2014

      • INSTRUCTORS: Ashish Jha

      • HarvardX

SW47.1x: Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies
Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex health problems in emerging economies.

      • STARTS: 30 Oct 2014

      • INSTRUCTORS: Tarun Khanna

      • HarvardX

CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science
An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

  • STARTS: anytime, self-paced

  • INSTRUCTORS: D. Malan, R. Bowden

  • HarvardX

Current

SW12.4x: China (Part 4): A New National Culture

China's past, present, and future: through history, geography, philosophies, literature, politics, economics, art, and ecology.

  • STARTS: 20 Mar 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby
  • HarvardX

BUS5.1x: Innovating in Health Care
An introduction to innovation in health care ventures for those interested in entrepreneurial opportunities in health care technology, management, consulting, or investing.

  • STARTS: 31 Mar 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Regina E. Herzlinger
  • HarvardX

ER22.1x: Justice
Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies.

  • STARTS: 8 Apr 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Michael J. Sandel
  • HarvardX

PH210x: United States Health Policy
Learn the essentials of U.S. health care policy from some of the nation's top experts.

  • STARTS: 7 Apr 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: John E. McDonough
  • HarvardX

PH525x: Data Analysis for Genomics
Data Analysis for Genomics will teach students how to harness the wealth of genomics data arising from new technologies, such as microarrays and next generation sequencing, in order to answer biological questions, both for basic cell biology and clinical applications.

  • STARTS: 7 Apr 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Rafael Irizarry
  • HarvardX

USW30x: Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You
Discover new ways of looking at, organizing, and interpreting tangible things in your own environment.

  • STARTS: 2 Jun 2014

  • INSTRUCTORS: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  • HarvardX

Open

HLS1x: CopyrightX
CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course, offered each Spring under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The course explores the current law of copyright and the ongoing debates concerning how that law should be reformed. Through a combination of pre-recorded lectures, weekly seminars, live webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which law seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

  • STARTS: 27 January 24, 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Terry Fisher
  • HarvardX

MCB80.1x: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part I
Discover what makes your brain tick in this first module of a three-part introductory series in neuroscience.

  • STARTS: 31 Oct 2013
  • INSTRUCTORS: David Cox
  • HarvardX

SW12.3x: China (Part 3): Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture
China's past, present, and future: through history, geography, philosophies, literature, politics, economics, art, and ecology.

  • STARTS: 13 Feb 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby.
  • HarvardX

AI12.2x: Poetry in America: Whitman
A module focused on Whitman in a course that surveys 300+ years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century.

  • STARTS: 15 Jan 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Elisa New
  • HarvardX

SPU27x: Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science
Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa.

  • STARTS: 8 Oct 2013
  • INSTRUCTORS: M. Brenner, D. Weitz...
  • HarvardX
SW25x: Global Health: Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective
Reimagine global health problems with some of the leading global health thinkers and actors through a case-based biosocial framework.
  • STARTS: 25 Feb 2014
  • INSTRUCTORS: Arthur Kleinman
  • HarvardX

GSE1x: Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement
Apply new psychological theory about personal change to an improvement-goal of your own throughout the entire course.

  • STARTS: 11 Mar 2014

  • INSTRUCTORS: Robert Kegan

  • HarvardX

GSE2x: Leaders of Learning
Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning.

  • STARTS: 8 Jul 2014

  • INSTRUCTORS: Richard Elmore

  • HarvardX

Experimental / Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs)

HAA1x: HarvardX for Alumni
An online education opportunity exclusively for Harvard alumni.

Architectural Imagination 
A mini-course from the Harvard Graduate School of Design intended to help on-board incoming students.

Past / Archive

ER22x: Justice
Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Michael J. Sandel

  • HarvardX

HDS1544.1x: Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul
The course “Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul” explores the context of these letters in the Roman Empire and the impact of these powerful texts today.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Laura Nasrallah

  • HarvardX

HKS211.1x: Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy and the Press: An Introduction
In this course, students analyze some of the hardest national security challenges the United States will face in the decade ahead.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Graham T. Allison

  • HarvardX

SW12x: China
China's past, present, and future: through history and geography, economy and ecology, philosophies and politics, literature and art.

  • INSTRUCTORS: P.K. Bol, W.C. Kirby...

  • HarvardX

PH278x: Human Health and Global Environmental Change
PH278x explores global environmental changes, examining their causes as well as their health consequences, and engages students in thinking about their solutions.

  • INSTRUCTORS: A. Bernstein, J. Spe...

  • HarvardX

PH201x: Health and Society
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Ichiro Kawachi

  • HarvardX

CB22.1x: The Ancient Greek Hero
A survey of ancient Greek literature focusing on classical concepts of the hero and how they can inform our understanding of the human condition.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Gregory Nagy

  • HarvardX

SW12.2x: China (Part 2): The Creation and End of a Centralized Empire
China's past, present, and future: through history, geography, philosophies, literature, politics, economics, art, and ecology.

  • INSTRUCTORS: P. Bol, W. Kirby.

  • HarvardX

HSPH-HMS214x: Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
Clinical trials play a pivotal role in evidence-based medicine. This course will discuss the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of Phase I-IV clinical studies.

  • INSTRUCTORS: J. Ware, E. Anmtan,...

  • HarvardX

PH207x: Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research
PH207x is the online adaptation of material from the Harvard School of Public Health's classes in epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • INSTRUCTORS: E. F. Cook, M. Pagan...

  • HarvardX

AI12.1x: Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England
The first module of a course surveying 400 years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Elisa New

  • HarvardX