I’m just like the millions of other people on the internet who get excited about online educational courses, sign up for them, do the first few weeks worth of work, and then sort of just slowly let go and forget about the class. It’s nothing against the class; it’s just that life happens, you know?
Well, it’s the beginning of the semester, and sites like LifeHacker are publishing their fall semester guides. Despite what I know to be the reality of perusing lists like this, I still can’t help but get excited for one or two classes. And this fall, it’s the Harvard class HUM2x The Ancient Greek Hero.
Just in the first hour there’s these two short lectures:
Double fuck yes.
The course is mostly the Iliad, the Odyssey, followed by a bunch of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes, Plato, and other minor-ish works. All of which gets me excited.
If this doesn’t get you as excited, might I suggest Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology? This is another one I started last fall, got a couple weeks into, and then sort of drifted away from due to the holidays. What I did see and learn, though, was pretty awesome.