Free Online Cross Cultural Studies Courses from Top Universities

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Utah State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Open University provide students with the opportunity to study different cultures online for free. Students will have access to course materials at their convenience and can study topics including society's connections to religion and the impact of disease on culture.
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Free Cross Cultural Studies Courses

Courses in cross cultural studies will help students to learn about different societies and rituals across the globe. Many courses will require students to do plenty of reading from a variety of texts, authors and subjects.

Utah State University

This cross cultural studies course at Utah State University centers around the textbook Anthropology of Religion, by Richley H. Crapo, who is also the professor for the course. Video lectures are also available.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cross cultural courses at MIT will cover things like culture, magic, race and gender. The range of topics also discuss Asian American studies and religion and politics in Africa. Required readings for the magic, witchcraft and the spirit world course will include Radical Spirits by Ann Braude and Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Anthropology of the Middle East is a course with required texts such as Orientalism and The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach, by Dale F. Eickelman. Study materials and lecture notes will also be available.

Open University

Open University offers cross cultural courses on refugees and natives to a specific area of land. Course topics include citizenship, social policy, and identity.

Free Online Cross Cultural Studies Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Anthropology of Religion course from Utah State University Unspecified Textbook/video lectures and notes Yes Yes Yes
Disease and Health: Culture, Society, and Ethics course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Myth, Ritual and Symbolism course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Race & Gender in Asian America course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/projects/study materials Yes No Yes
Magic, Witchcraft and the Spirit World course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/study materials Yes No Yes
Anthropology of War and Peace course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture & Historical Experience course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Medicine, Religion & Politics in Africa & the African Diaspora course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Seminar in Ethnography & Fieldwork course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Culture, Embodiment & the Senses course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/external reading resources Yes No Yes
Anthropology of the Middle East course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/study materials Yes No Yes
Marketing, Microchips & McDonalds: Debating Globalization course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Who Counts as a Refugee? course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
Who Belongs to Glasgow? course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes

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    1. Touro University

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      • Associate Degree of Arts in General Studies
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    2. Northcentral University

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      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
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    3. Liberty University

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    4. Columbia Southern University

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      • MBA - General
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    5. Grand Canyon University

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      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
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    6. Saint Leo University

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      • BA: Liberal Studies
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    7. Purdue University Global

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      • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
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    8. Florida Tech

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      • AA in Liberal Arts
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      • BSIPS - Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
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Touro University

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Northcentral University

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Liberty University

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Columbia Southern University

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Grand Canyon University

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Saint Leo University

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