Massive Open Online Courses

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This coming summer and fall, Shoreline Community College will be offering its first Massive Open Online Courses on the web.  MOOCs, as those courses are known, represent the latest stage in the evolution of open educational resources.  A person no longer needs to be associated with an institution of higher education to enroll in a college-level course and study under the supervision of college professors.  In the case of Shoreline, the courses will be offered through and they will be free of charge.


Philosophy and Film


In the summer, William Lindenmuth will examine a variety of philosophical issues through the medium of film.  The syllabus will cover thinkers such as Aristotle, Nietzsche, and Kant, as well as approach philosophical questions such as "Who am I?", "What is the good life?" and "What is the role of government?".  The course will be available for participation from July 21 to September 15 at Canvas.Net.  Don't miss the chance to share insights with participants from all over the world. Enroll now for Philosophy and Film.


Food and Wellness


In the fall, Alison Leahy and Amy Rovner will celebrate food and its relationship to wellness, focusing on a global approach. Participants will investigate culinary and dietary practices from six regions around the world, looking at the correlation and interconnection between food and health.  The course will be available for participation from October 6 to November 16 at Canvas.Net, and enrollment begins on June 16.


Join In


Email if you want to learn more about those MOOCs or need assistance with the enrollment process.  That way, you will not miss the chance to have Lindenmuth walk you through essential philosophical concepts or join Leahy and Rovner in celebrating food and wellness around the globe.