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Social Sciences

Learn everything about social sciences 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 social science courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 2

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1-2 hours per week
Approx. 12 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2 - 4 hours
Approx. 18 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 22 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 14 hours to complete
6-8 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 14 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
3-4 hours per module
Approx. 12 hours to complete
3 hours/week
Approx. 20 hours to complete

Agriculture, Economics and Nature

University of Western Australia
7 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 20 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Contemporary India

The University of Melbourne
N/A
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Human Rights for Open Societies

Utrecht University
6 Weeks of study, approximately 2-3
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Expanding SEL

University of Colorado Boulder
5 weeks of study, 4-9
Approx. 6 hours to complete

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Case Western Reserve University
7-8 hours of lectures and
Approx. 6 hours to complete

Understanding Russian Economy. Problems of Transition

National Research University Higher School of Economics
8 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Global Society

University of California San Diego
4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours per
Approx. 16 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours of
Approx. 13 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 10 hours to complete
11 hours of videos and quizzes
Approx. 22 hours to complete
3 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete
This course consists of 5 weeks of study, with about 2-3 hours of study
Approx. 20 hours to complete

American Contract Law I

Yale University
8 hours/week
Approx. 27 hours to complete
8 weeks of study, 12-15
Approx. 23 hours to complete

US Social Services Compared

Columbia University
Course is 4 wks, 4 hrs/wk -- if you are choosing the HONORS Course it will be
Approx. 8 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 4-9
Approx. 8 hours to complete
2-4 hours/week
Approx. 26 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 15 hours to complete

International Water Law

University of Geneva
7 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 17 hours to complete
12-15 hours/week
Approx. 20 hours to complete

The Teacher's Social and Emotional Learning

University of Colorado Boulder
5 weeks, 4-9 hours/week
Approx. 8 hours to complete
8-12 hours/week
Approx. 35 hours to complete

Learning Mindsets & Skills

High Tech High Graduate School of Education
1-2 hours/week
Approx. 8 hours to complete
Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks,
Approx. 8 hours to complete
1-3 hours per week
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Teach English Now! Capstone Project 1

Arizona State University
6 weeks of study, 5-6
Approx. 32 hours to complete
4-8 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets

National Research University Higher School of Economics
6 weeks of study, 2 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete
Four weeks, four hours per week -- HONORS COURSE: Four weeks,
Approx. 7 hours to complete
13 hours of videos and quizzes
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Media ethics & governance

University of Amsterdam
5 hours/week
Approx. 10 hours to complete
2-4 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Public Economics

National Research University Higher School of Economics
6 weeks, 6-8 hours per week
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Critical Issues in Urban Education

The University of Chicago
2 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Local Economic Development

Erasmus University Rotterdam
3 hours/week
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Social Pedagogy across Europe

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
4 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours of
Approx. 13 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 20 hours to complete

Global Trends for Business and Society

University of Pennsylvania
11 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out

University of Michigan
2-4 Hours
Approx. 3 hours to complete
7-10 hours of study, 10 hours of active
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 1

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1-2 hours a week
Approx. 13 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Learning to Teach Online

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)
6 Weeks, 3-4 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 20 hours to complete

Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens

The University of Melbourne
6 weeks of study, 4-6
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Introduction to Communication Science

University of Amsterdam
28 hours of videos and
Approx. 11 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete

Virtual Teacher Final Project

University of California, Irvine
1 hours/week
Approx. 4 hours to complete

Microeconomics: The Power of Markets

University of Pennsylvania
5 weeks of study, 4-7
Approx. 14 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours
Approx. 17 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 17 hours to complete
1-3 hours/week
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Introduction to English Common Law

University of London
5 hours/week
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Orchestrating Whole Classroom Discussion

University of Pennsylvania
3-4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
4 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete
This is Course 2 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated
Approx. 7 hours to complete
4 weeks, x 2 hours of study per week, plus 2 hours for final project
Approx. 7 hours to complete

Understanding Violence

Emory University
9 hours videos, quizzes, and
Approx. 19 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Capstone Project: Teaching Impacts of Technology

University of California San Diego
4 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Genomics for Law

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
0.5-1.5 hours/week
Approx. 15 hours to complete
2-4 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete
8 weeks of study, 1-2
Approx. 14 hours to complete

A Law Student's Toolkit

Yale University
3 weeks of study, 5-7
Approx. 20 hours to complete

Trademark Law

University of Pennsylvania
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Constitutional Reforms in Russia

Saint Petersburg State University
5 weeks of study, 4 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 25 hours to complete

How To Teach Us

High Tech High Graduate School of Education
N/A
Approx. 8 hours to complete

Understanding Korean Politics

Yonsei University
6 weeks of study, 2-2.5
Approx. 14 hours to complete
3 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete
5-6 weeks of study, 2-6
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Geopolitics of Europe

Sciences Po
7 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat

University of Maryland, College Park
N/A
Approx. 22 hours to complete

Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

University of Toronto
N/A
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

University of California, Irvine
2-4 hours/week
Approx. 15 hours to complete

SEL Capstone

University of Colorado Boulder
4-9 hours/week
Approx. 10 hours to complete
9 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 13 hours to complete
About 23 hours of videos and
Approx. 26 hours to complete

Classical Sociological Theory

University of Amsterdam
20-25 hours
Approx. 16 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 9 hours to complete
8 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 19 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 8 hours to complete

The Wonders and Challenges of Bible Education

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Estimated Workload 7 weeks of study, 2.5 -4.0 hours
Approx. 18 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 21 hours to complete

K-12 Blended & Online Learning

University System of Georgia
N/A
Approx. 16 hours to complete
3 hours/week
Approx. 24 hours to complete
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