In December 2012, Wellesley College became the first liberal arts college to join the edX learning collaborative, and also the first women’s college to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Discover WellesleyX and learn about current class offerings on the edX website. For Summer 2016, learn Italian! The course is self paced: join one, two or all three levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced) instructed by Daniela Bartalesi-Graf, lecturer in Italian studies.

ANTH207X: Introduction to Human Evolution, WellesleyX's popular first offering, is also currently available as a self-paced course. Other past offerings have included:

  • HIST229x: Was Alexander Great? The Life, Leadership and Legacies of History's Greatest Warrior, taught by Guy MacLean Rogers, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies.
  • ENG112x: Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance taught by Professor of English Yu Jin Ko and Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studeies Diego Arciniegas;
  • and SOC108x: Introduction to Global Sociology taught by Assistant Professor of Sociology Smitha Radhakrishnan, assisted by Kalina Deng '14.

All courses are hosted on the edX platform and are free of charge. Register today!

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