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What is Open Yale Courses?

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

  • Registration is not required
  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website.

The online courses are designed for a wide range of people around the world, among them self-directed and life-long learners, educators, and high school and college students. The integrated, highly flexible web interface allows users, in effect, to audit Yale undergraduate courses if they wish to. It also gives the user a wide variety of other options for structuring the learning process, for example downloading, redistributing, and remixing course materials.

Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.

Who Leads Open Yale Courses?

Diana E. E. Kleiner, Dunham Professor of History of Art and Classics and former Deputy Provost, is Founding Project Director and Principal Investigator of Open Yale Courses. Professor Kleiner brings to the project a wealth of experience in the development of Internet educational offerings as well as her long-time experience as Yale professor, scholar, and administrator. 

Who is Participating in Open Yale Courses?

Leading Yale scholars and scientists who teach outstanding courses at the introductory undergraduate level are participating in Open Yale Courses. The project website provides brief biographical information and links to their departmental affiliation.

Who is Supporting Open Yale Courses?

Open Yale Courses is supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, CA. Through its Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, launched in 2001, the Hewlett Foundation "seeks to use information technology to help equalize access to knowledge and educational opportunities across the world." The initiative supports "the development and dissemination of high quality content, innovative approaches to remove barriers to the creation, use, re-use and sharing of high quality content, and projects that seek to improve understanding of the demand for openly available content." Visit http://www.hewlett.org.

Can I earn course credit for Open Yale Courses?  

Although no course credit can be earned for courses viewed on the Open Yale Courses website, two of the courses made available through the project can be taken for Yale College credit through the Yale Summer Online. 

  • Listening To Music with Craig Wright
  • Milton with John Rogers

Both professors are teaching their courses to admitted students this summer in an online format. Both courses feature extensive interaction with faculty and fellow students. 

What License is Used for Open Yale Courses?

The license that covers most of the lectures and other course material on Open Yale Courses is Creative Commons' Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. This license permits the free use or re-purposing of the Open Yale Courses material by others. Under this license you are allowed to download and redistribute the Open Yale Courses material or remix, tweak, and build upon this material to produce new lectures or other types of creations. To be allowed to do so, however, your use of the material must be non-commercial and you must credit Yale [and the appropriate Yale faculty member] as the originators of the material. Additionally, you must license any new use of the Open Yale Courses material under identical terms. For more information on the scope of the Creative Commons license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/.

In some cases, material under copyright held by a third party (i.e., an individual or organization not connected with Yale) may be subject to more restrictive licensing terms. Please refer to the Credit Section of the lectures and course material to identify third-party material.

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Sours: https://oyc.yale.edu/about

History

The American Revolution
with Joanne Freeman

The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations–converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause–but it was far more complex and enduring than the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, “The Revolution was in the Minds of the people… before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington”–and it continued long past America’s victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants’ shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
with David W. Blight

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.

The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000
with Paul Freedman

Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of Europe to Christianity, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, the “Dark Ages,” Charlemagne and the Carolingian renaissance, and the Viking and Hungarian invasions.

European Civilization, 1648-1945
with John Merriman

This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years’ War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
with Frank Snowden

This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts
with Keith E. Wrightson

This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries. Particular issues addressed in the lectures will include: the changing social structure; households; local communities; gender roles; economic development; urbanization; religious change from the Reformation to the Act of Toleration; the Tudor and Stuart monarchies; rebellion, popular protest and civil war; witchcraft; education, literacy and print culture; crime and the law; poverty and social welfare; the changing structures and dynamics of political participation and the emergence of parliamentary government.

France Since 1871
with John Merriman

This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France’s revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.

Sours: https://oyc.yale.edu/history
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Courses

African American StudiesAFAM 162African American History: From Emancipation to the Present Jonathan Holloway Spring 2010 American StudiesAMST 246Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner Wai Chee Dimock Fall 2011 AstronomyASTR 160Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Charles Bailyn Spring 2007 Biomedical EngineeringBENG 100Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering W. Mark Saltzman Spring 2008 ChemistryCHEM 125aFreshman Organic Chemistry I J. Michael McBride Fall 2008 ChemistryCHEM 125bFreshman Organic Chemistry II J. Michael McBride Spring 2011 ClassicsCLCV 205Introduction to Ancient Greek History Donald Kagan Fall 2007 Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyEEB 122Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Stephen C. Stearns Spring 2009 EconomicsECON 252Financial Markets (2008) Robert J. Shiller Spring 2008 EconomicsECON 252Financial Markets (2011) Robert J. Shiller Spring 2011 EconomicsECON 251Financial Theory John Geanakoplos Fall 2009 EconomicsECON 159Game Theory Ben Polak Fall 2007 EnglishENGL 300Introduction to Theory of Literature Paul H. Fry Spring 2009 EnglishENGL 220Milton John Rogers Fall 2007 EnglishENGL 310Modern Poetry Langdon Hammer Spring 2007 EnglishENGL 291The American Novel Since 1945 Amy Hungerford Spring 2008 Environmental StudiesEVST 255Environmental Politics and Law John Wargo Spring 2010 Geology and GeophysicsGG 140The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change Ronald B. Smith Fall 2011 HistoryHIST 116The American Revolution Joanne Freeman Spring 2010 HistoryHIST 119The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 David W. Blight Spring 2008 HistoryHIST 210The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000 Paul Freedman Fall 2011 HistoryHIST 202European Civilization, 1648-1945 John Merriman Fall 2008 HistoryHIST 234Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 Frank Snowden Spring 2010 HistoryHIST 251Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts Keith E. Wrightson Fall 2009 HistoryHIST 276France Since 1871 John Merriman Fall 2007 History of ArtHSAR 252Roman Architecture Diana E. E. Kleiner Spring 2009 Italian Language and LiteratureITAL 310Dante in Translation Giuseppe Mazzotta Fall 2008 Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyMCDB 150Global Problems of Population Growth Robert Wyman Spring 2009 PhilosophyPHIL 181Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature Tamar Gendler Spring 2011 PhilosophyPHIL 176Death Shelly Kagan Spring 2007 PhysicsPHYS 200Fundamentals of Physics I Ramamurti Shankar Fall 2006 PhysicsPHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics II Ramamurti Shankar Spring 2010 Political SciencePLSC 270Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform Douglas W. Rae Fall 2009 Political SciencePLSC 114Introduction to Political Philosophy Steven B. Smith Fall 2006 PsychologyPSYC 110Introduction to Psychology Paul Bloom Spring 2007 PsychologyPSYC 123The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food Kelly D. Brownell Fall 2008 Religious StudiesRLST 152Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature Dale B. Martin Spring 2009 Religious StudiesRLST 145Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) Christine Hayes Fall 2006 SociologySOCY 151Foundations of Modern Social Theory Iván Szelényi Fall 2009 Spanish and PortugueseSPAN 300Cervantes' Don Quixote Roberto González Echevarría Fall 2009
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