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This multimedia site from Annenberg Learning provides introductory videos, reading selections, slide shows, and various... see more

A teaching resource for digital literacy, stimulus for story telling and creativity that is FREE to download. It has been... see more

This course will introduce the field of literary theory by identifying and engaging the key problems and questions that... see more

The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and... see more

This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides a brief but comprehensive historical review of major... see more

'In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces... see more

What has been said of Moby-Dick—that it's the greatest novel no one ever reads—could just as well be said of any number... see more

This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners. The... see more

This seminar addresses the inherent challenges of translating poetry from different languages, cultures, and eras.... see more

This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works... see more

The core of this seminar will be the great sequences of English love sonnets written by William Shakespeare, Philip... see more

This course has been a labor of love for me as Frank Herbert's writing has had a great impact on me personally and the... see more

The University of Iowa began its International Writing Program MOOCs in 2014. This year, they will offer three free... see more

Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our... see more

As its home page states, this site "provides professional development and classroom materials to enhance the study of... see more

This course examines the writings of a diverse group of medieval women and analyzes the perceptions of reality that they... see more

This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest... see more

This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern... see more

What is a "life" when it's written down? How does memory inform the present? Why are memoirs so popular? This course will... see more

Global exploration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries radically changed Western science, orienting philosophies... see more

This class is an introduction to writing about science–including nature, medicine, and technology–for general readers. In... see more

This course addresses the place of contemporary queer identities in French discourse and discusses the new generation of... see more

How do literature, philosophy, film and other arts respond to the profound changes in world view and lifestyle that mark... see more

This is a HASS-D CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it... see more