New course: Food Ethics
Feb. 8, 2024

Princeton Online has launched a new, free, online course by Andrew Chignell, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor, with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values.

This course provides a wealth of factual information and philosophical arguments to help you contemplate your food choices, from…

Global Systemic Risk
Sept. 28, 2021

Our lives have been defined by globalization. But what if this intricate system fails? A new, free, online course by Professor Centeno, Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), explores globalization and systemic risks.

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Learn world history with students at Princeton and refugees in Uganda and Jordan!
Aug. 29, 2019

The Global History Lab, a free, online course, allows you to learn word history together with Princeton undergraduates, students at Sciences Po in Paris, Panteion University in Greece, Kepler University in Rwanda, and refugees in settlements in Uganda and Jordan. 

Constitutional Interpretation
April 12, 2019

Examine the most vexing questions in American constitutional interpretation with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, in this brand new MOOC!

Free, open to all, and starts on April 18 on edX. Sign up here: https://www.edx…

The wait is almost over!
Dec. 13, 2018

The second course in Maria Garlock's popular Art of Structural Engineering series opens in January 2019. The first course in the series was on bridges, and quickly became one of our most popular courses on edX. The second course examines vaults (long-span roofs).    

The course…

HOPE opens on October 22nd
Oct. 18, 2018

Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism (HOPE) is a journey into the human condition and its politics, turning to existentialism for guidance. The course explores, on both individual and political levels, the following themes: Human / nature, identity & authenticity, freedom, reflection, happiness, death & dread,…

Unique course on global history starts September 6
Aug. 31, 2018

In this unique global history course taught by Jeremy Adelman, refugee learners in Jordan, Kenya and Germany learn alongside Princeton students and global learners.  The course begins in 1300 AD at the height of the Silk Road, the triumphs of the Mongol Empire, and the spread of…

Civil Liberties opens September 13th
July 31, 2018

Join distinguished professor Robert P. George in this important and timely course on civil liberties on edX. We will examine issues of slavery, segregation, abortion, campaign finance, free speech, religion, affirmative action, and marriage.  Our discussion will be guided by thinkers like…

HOPE launches October 2018!
July 2, 2018

What sets us apart, and brings us together, as humans? How can we live up to our humanity? Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism (HOPE) explores not only "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," but "death, freedom, and the pursuit of meaning." You will journey into the human condition and its politics, turning to existentialism for…

Signature Princeton computer science course now available on Coursera!
May 1, 2018

Computer Science: Algorithms, Theory, and Machines introduces the broader discipline of computer science to people having basic familiarity with Java programming. It covers the second half of Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne's book Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach (the first half is covered in our…

We are working on Maria Garlock's course on vaults!
April 11, 2018

Art of Structural Engineering: Vaults is the sequel to one of our most popular edX courses, the Art of Structural Engineering: Bridges. The course on vaults will examine iconic and contemporary long-span roofs such as domes. In this picture, Maria Garlock and Sigrid Adriaenssens…

Can online learning help colleges meet the educational needs of the world's many refugees?
March 23, 2018

Our course "Global History Lab" was also taught to refugees in Africa and the Middle East. For some thoughts about the possibilities of humanitarian higher education, take a look at the article by Professor Jeremy Adelman at Princeton University and Barbara Moser-Mercer at the University of Geneva in