Free Online Introductory and General Philosophy Courses from Top Universities

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Introductory and general philosophy courses are offered for free by top universities, including MIT (Massachusetts Institution of Technology) and Yale University. Course options are listed below and examine topics such as death, metaphysics, and the relationship of quantum mechanics to philosophy.
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Free Introductory and General Philosophy Courses

Free introductory and general philosophy courses are available online for free. These courses listed below are available on each school's website.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT hosts various courses through its OpenCourseWare platform. Students can choose from topics like problems of philosophy, philosophy of quantum mechanics, relativism, and more.

Yale University

Students of this course from Yale University will explore issues surrounding death. The course asks students to reflect on their own mortality.

Free Online Introductory and General Philosophy Courses

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Proseminar in Philosophy I course from MIT Graduate Texts Yes No Yes
Problems of Philosophy course from MIT Undergraduate Text/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Minds and Machines course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/study materials Yes Yes Yes
Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Philosophy of Love in the Western World course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/video lectures Yes No Yes
Other Minds course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/study materials Yes No Yes
Relativism, Reason and Reality course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Paradox and Infinity course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/lecture slides Yes No Yes
Decisions, Games, and Rational Choices course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes Yes Yes
Feeling and Imagination in Art, Science and Technology course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/video lectures Yes Yes Yes
Metaphysics course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Death course from Yale University Undergraduate Audio/video lectures Yes Yes Yes

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    1. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - General
      • MBA - General
    Associate's
      • AA - General Studies
      • AA - General Studies
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    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
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    3. Colorado Christian University

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    Master's
      • Applied Apologetics Cultural Engagement, M.A.
      • Applied Apologetics Global Apologetics, M.A.
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    Bachelor's
      • Applied Apologetics Innovative Evangelism, B.A.
      • Applied Apologetics Cultural Engagement, B.A.
      • Applied Apologetics Global Apologetics, B.A.
      • Applied Apologetics Practical Apologetics, B.A.
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    4. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Political Science
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in General Studies
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    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DMN: Church Revitalization
      • DMN: Discipleship
      • DMN: Evangelism and Church Planting
      • DMN: Expository Preaching and Teaching
      • PHD: History
    Master's
      • JM: International Legal Studies
      • MAR: Homiletics
      • MAR: Master of Arts in Religion: Next Generation Ministry
      • MRE: Master of Religious Education
      • MTS: Master of Arts in Theological Studies
      • MA: History
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BS: Religion
      • BS: Religion: Apologetics
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    Associate's
      • AA: Apologetics
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    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Divinity - Interdisciplinary Studies
      • Master of Divinity - Old Testament
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business - HR Management
      • B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies
      • B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies - Theological and Historical Studies
      • B.A. in English - History
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    7. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AA in Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Central Christian College of Kansas

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts
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Columbia Southern University

  • MBA - General
  • AA - General Studies

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)

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Colorado Christian University

  • Applied Apologetics Cultural Engagement, M.A.
  • Applied Apologetics Global Apologetics, M.A.
  • Applied Apologetics Innovative Evangelism, B.A.
  • Applied Apologetics Cultural Engagement, B.A.

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Keiser University

  • B.A. - Political Science
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies

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Liberty University

  • DMN: Church Revitalization
  • JM: International Legal Studies
  • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • AA: Apologetics

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Regent University

  • Master of Divinity - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Divinity - Old Testament
  • B.S. in Business - HR Management
  • B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies

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Purdue University Global

  • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies

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Florida Tech

  • AA in Liberal Arts

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