Courses

Browse our new courses below, followed by a complete list of courses organized by school. To access all current and archived courses, please visit the Online Learning Portal.


New Courses

Causal Diagrams: Draw Your Assumptions Before Your Conclusions

Faculty: Miguel Hernán

Calculus Applied!

Faculty: John Wesley Cain, Juliana Belding, Peter M. Garfield

Cell Biology: Mitochondria

Faculty: Robert A. Lue

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract

Faculty: Charles Fried

Data Analysis for Life Sciences

1. Statistics and R

2. Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

3. Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput Experiments

4. High-Dimensional Data Analysis

5. Introduction to Bioconductor: Annotation and Analysis of Genomes and Genomic Assays

6. High-performance Computing for Reproducible Genomics

7. Case Studies in Functional Genomics

Faculty: Rafael Irizarry, Michael Love, Vincent Carey

Global Health Delivery

Faculty: Arthur Kleinman, Paul Farmer, Anne Becker, Salmaan Keshavjee

Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

Faculty: Ashish Jha

Shylock's Bond

Faculty: Stephen Greenblatt

PredictionX: Diviner's Guide

Faculty: Alyssa Goodman

Justice

Faculty: Michael J. Sandel

Principles of Biochemistry

Faculty: Alain Viel, Rachelle Gaudet

Saving Schools: Reforming the U.S. Education System

Faculty: Paul E. Peterson

The Quantum World

Faculty: Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Colin Fredericks

MalariaX: Defeating Malaria From the Genes to the Globe

Faculty: Marcia Castro, Flaminia Catteruccia, Michael R. Reich, Marcel Tanner, Sarah Volkman, Dyann Wirth

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 2)

Faculty: Michael Brenner, David Weitz, Pia Sörensen, Daniel Rosenberg

All Courses by School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Faculty: Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, Kevin McGrath, Keith Stone, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott

 

AP® Computer Science Principles

Faculty: David J. Malan, Rob Bowden, Zamyla Chan, Doug Lloyd

 

The Book: Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public?

Faculty: Leah Price

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

Faculty: Ann M. Blair, Lianbin Dai, Meredith Quinn

The Book: Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript

Faculty: Jeffrey F. Hamburger

The Book: Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 1: Reading the Late Medieval Marseille Archive

Faculty: Daniel Lord Smail

The Book: Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 2: Introduction to the Transitional Gothic Script

Faculty: Beverly Mayne Kienzle

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

Faculty: Jeffrey F. Hamburger

The Book: The History of the Book in the 17th and 18th Century Europe

Faculty: Robert Darnton

The Book: Scrolls in the Age of the Book

Faculty: Thomas Forrest Kelly, Timothy M. Baker

The Book: Books in the Medieval Liturgy

Faculty: Thomas Forrest Kelly

 

Calculus Applied!

Faculty: John Wesley Cain, Juliana Belding, Peter M. Garfield

 

Causal Diagrams: Draw Your Assumptions Before Your Conclusions

Faculty: Miguel Hernán

 

Cell Biology: Mitochondria

Faculty: Robert A. Lue

 

China (Part 1): Political and Intellectual Foundations: From the Sage Kings to Confucius and the Legalists

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 2): The Creation and End of Centralized Empire

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 3): Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 4): Literati China: Examinations and Neo-Confucianism

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 5): From a Global Empire under the Mongols to a Global Economy under the Ming Dynasty

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 6): The Manchus and the Qing Dynasty

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby, Mark C. Elliott

China (Part 7): Invasions, Rebellions and the Fall of Imperial China

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

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

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

China (Part 9): China and Communism

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

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

Faculty: Peter K. Bol, William C. Kirby

 

ChinaX Book Club (HarvardXPLUS)

Faculty: David Wang, Yan Lianke, Ha Jin, Mo Yan, Wang Anyi, Yu Hua

 

Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul

Faculty: Laura Nasrallah, Greg Given, Jennifer Quigley, Tyler Schwaller, Chan Sok Park

 

The Einstein Revolution

Faculty: Peter Galison, Ion Mihailescu

 

First Nights: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra

First Nights: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Program Music in the 19th Century

First Nights: Handel’s Messiah and Baroque Oratorio

First Nights: Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots

First Nights: Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Birth of Opera

Faculty: Thomas Forrest Kelly

 

Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 1: Electrical Properties of the Neuron

Faculty: David Cox, Winston Yan, Nadja Oertelt

Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 2: Neurons and Networks

Faculty: David Cox, Christian Schubert, Winston Yan, Nadja Oertelt

Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 3: The Brain

Faculty: David Cox, Christian Schubert, Winston Yan, Nadja Oertelt

 

Introduction to Computer Science

Faculty: David J. Malan, Rob Bowden, Zamyla Chan, Doug Lloyd

 

Justice

Faculty: Michael J. Sandel

 

Masterpieces of World Literature

Masterpieces of World Literature (HarvardXPLUS)

Faculty: David Damrosch, Martin Puchner

 

Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Poetry in America: Emily Dickinson

Poetry in America: Modernism

Poetry in America: Nature and Nation, 1700-1850

Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England

Poetry in America: Whitman

Faculty: Elisa New

 

PredictionX: Diviner's Guide

PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

Faculty: Alyssa Goodman

 

Principles of Biochemistry

Principles of Biochemistry (HarvardXPLUS)

Faculty: Alain Viel, Rachelle Gaudet

 

The Quantum World

Faculty: Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Colin Fredericks

 

Saving Schools, Mini-Course 1: Reforming the U.S. Education System

Saving Schools, Mini-Course 2: Teacher Policies

Saving Schools, Mini-Course 3: Accountability and National Standards

Saving Schools, Mini-Course 4: School Choice

Faculty: Paul E. Peterson

 

ShakespeareX: Hamlet’s Ghost

ShakespeareX: Shylock's Bond

Faculty: Stephen Greenblatt

 

Super-Earths And Life

Faculty: Dimitar Sasselov, Colin Fredericks, Alessandro Massarotti

 

Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You

Faculty: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Sarah Carter, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner

 

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

Faculty: Andrew Gordon, John W. Dower (MIT), Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)

Harvard Business School

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies

Faculty: Tarun Khanna

 

Innovating in Health Care

Regina E. Herzlinger, Margo I. Seltzer, Kevin Schulman

Harvard Divinity School

World Religions Through Their Scriptures:

Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Faculty: Charles Hallisey, Alexis Bader

Christianity Through Its Scriptures

Faculty: Karen L. King, Sarah Griffis

Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Faculty: Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, Jason Smith

Islam Through Its Scriptures

Faculty: Ali Asani

Judaism Through Its Scriptures

Faculty: Shaye Cohen, Matthew Hass

Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures

Faculty: Diane L. Moor, Anna Mudd

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Architectural Imagination

Faculty: K. Michael Hays, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Harvard Kennedy School

American Government

Faculty: Thomas E. Patterson

 

Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press

Faculty: Graham T. Allison, Jr., David E. Sanger, Derek S. Reveron

Harvard Law School

Harvard Medical School

AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases

Faculty: Trudy Van Houten, Michael Parker, Alexander Bick

 

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Faculty: James Ware, Elliott Antman, Julie Buring, Graham McMahon, Marcia Testa, Robert Truog

 

Global Health Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective

Global Health Delivery

Faculty: Arthur Kleinman, Paul Farmer, Anne Becker, Salmaan Keshavjee

 

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster

Faculty: Jennifer Leaning, Michael VanRooyen

 

The Opioid Crisis in America

Faculty: Harvard Health Publications

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Data Analysis for Life Sciences

1. Statistics and R

2. Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

3. Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput Experiments

4. High-Dimensional Data Analysis

5. Introduction to Bioconductor: Annotation and Analysis of Genomes and Genomic Assays

6. High-performance Computing for Reproducible Genomics

7. Case Studies in Functional Genomics

Faculty: Rafael Irizarry, Michael Love, Vincent Carey

 

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies

Faculty: Tarun Khanna

 

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Faculty: James Ware, Elliott Antman, Julie Buring, Graham McMahon, Marcia Testa, Robert Truog

 

Health and Society

Faculty: Ichiro Kawachi, Monica Wang

 

Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research

Faculty: Earl Francis Cook, Marcello Pagano

 

Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

Faculty: Ashish Jha

 

Innovating in Health Care

Faculty: Regina E. Herzlinger, Margo I. Seltzer, Kevin Schulman
 

Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic

Faculty: Ashish Jha

 

MalariaX: Defeating Malaria From the Genes to the Globe

Faculty: Marcia Castro, Flaminia Catteruccia, Michael R. Reich, Marcel Tanner, Sarah Volkman, Dyann Wirth

 

Practical Improvement Science in Healthcare: A Roadmap for Getting Results

Faculty: Don Goldmann, Dave Williams, Don Berwick

 

Readings in Global Health

Faculty: David J. Hunter

 

United States Health Policy

Faculty: John E. McDonough

 

Using Python for Research

Faculty: Jukka-Pekka "JP" Onnela