[APPLY HERE] 5 FREE online Harvard courses that are irresistibly unique and productive

The Ivy League university has partnered with EdEX to announce these online courses.

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Explore interesting free courses from Harvard!

Did you know that you could actually study at Harvard without getting on a plane and fighting for admission to its ivory towers? HOW? By registering for one of Harvard’s 67 online courses!

The Ivy League university has partnered with EdEX to announce these online courses. The course duration of each varies from one week to 12 weeks. 

Joining these online courses to pass free time in lockdown is the best thing ever for Pakistani students. What’s better than learning something new, exploring a forgotten hobby, or just investing time in productive activities during the pandemic?

Harvard is offering free online courses.

What courses are being offered?

The Harvard free online courses are impressively varied, so there is something for every student. 

Here are five free online Harvard courses that sound irresistibly interesting and unique:

Study Tai Chi with Harvard for free.

1. An Introduction to Tai Chi

Most Asian students are familiar with Tai Chi but don’t give it much thought. Tai Chi looks like slow-motion kung fu, which doesn’t tempt many youngsters. However, it isn’t just an ordinary old-fashioned fitness regime.

Tai Chi is a form of martial arts that introduces people to several physical and mental benefits. These exercises help individuals strengthen their hearts, improve their posture, reduce stress, improve flexibility, and much more!

Harvard brings one of the only fitness-based free online courses to educate people on Tai Chi benefits. The course will enlighten people with Tai Chi’s exercises known as ‘meditation in motion’. 

Once you’ve registered for the course, you can re-watch its classes as often as you want. The best part is that you can perform all the relaxing moves demonstrated by Tai Chi master Stanwood Chang in the comfort of your living room or bedroom.

Study meteorology with Harvard for free.

2. Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

We know that this course’s title doesn’t let on much, but it is more interesting than it seems. Harvard’s Backyard Meteorology course isn’t something that helps you talk about the weather better. After you have completed the course, you will be able to predict weather and understand the changing natural elements in the sky.

This online course is for everyone who has always been fascinated by weather patterns. The different subsections of the course will teach you how to identify cloud types and features, how to estimate local wind speed and direction, how to collect and interpret data and observations to predict the next day’s weather. Most practical of all, it’ll even teach you how to avoid being struck by lightning.

Study the art of prediction with Harvard for free.

3. PredictionX: Omens, Oracles & Prophecies

The next Harvard online course is for anyone who’s favorite genre is a thriller and who loves watching creepy movies on Netflix. If that doesn’t provide you your fill of omens and oracles, try registering for PredictionX.

This online course is only one week long and gives you an immersive learning experience. It lets you explore pre-scientific prediction systems ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to the Oracle of Delphi to modern astrology and even tarot.

The course helps individuals examine the efforts of human beings to predict the overall future via recorded history. Interesting, isn’t it?

Study gender roles with Harvard for free.

4. When The Princess Saves Herself: Gender and Retold Fairy Tales

One can’t deny that folklore and fairytales have really shaped the way we think about gender roles in society today. Growing up, women were always taught that they needed to be saved by men (and not just men, but strong, rich, and handsome princes) when they could simply save themselves.

Now that the Millennial and Gen-Z women have started to slowly realize that they didn’t have the best role models to begin with, the idea of gender roles is changing. 

This free Harvard course dissects the above issues and more. It introduces you to the study of male and female roles and enables you to explore how individuals process reinterpretations of gender roles in folktales.

Study Egyptian Art and Archaeology with Harvard for free.

5. Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Undoubtedly, we are all fascinated by pyramids and ancient Egyptian culture. The course Pyramids of Giza by Harvard allows you to take your fascination to a whole new level. 

The eight-week-long introductory course helps you explore Egyptian archaeology. While moving from section to section of this course, you will discover how today’s digital tools (like 3D-modelling) are unraveling the mysteries of the ancient tombs and temples within the pyramids and how they allow us to visualize these monuments in new ways.

This course is a virtual trip to ancient Egypt in itself!

Start learning with Harvard free online courses today.

How to Apply?

All those interested can apply for these free Harvard courses by accessing Harvard’s online course catalog. All you have to do is choose a course, fill out an application form, and start learning. However, students must hurry because these courses are currently free but might convert to paid terms soon.

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