Free Online Courses

Literature

Learn everything about literature through free online courses from leading universities around the world, including Harvard, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Search for your favorite university or select your preferred course duration or weekly effort. Most of these data literature courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Othello: In Performance

University of Birmingham
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

The University of Newcastle Australia
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Studying in Italian - Language and Literature: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Literature of the English Country House

The University of Sheffield
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen Centre
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study

Shakespeare: Print and Performance

King's College London
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Shakespeare and his World

The University of Warwick
10 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Fairy Tales: Meanings, Messages, and Morals

The University of Newcastle Australia
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

How to Read a Novel

The University of Edinburgh
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
8 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Electronic Literature

Davidson College
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

John Milton: Paradise Lost

Dartmouth College
4 Weeks
2-8 hours per week
8 Weeks
3-6 hours per week
12 Weeks
5-7 hours per week
6 Weeks
3-6 hours per week