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My Junior Year Lineup

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For those of you who have only recently started following my quest to learn the equivalent of a BA in philosophy in just one year using only MOOCs and other free learning resources, this effort is being documented here at Huffington Post as well as on my Degree of Freedom website.

Previous HuffPo entries outlined the courses I've chosen to take for my freshman year (which ran from January through March) and sophomore year (which finishes up next week). The formula I'm using to mirror the requirements of an actual liberal arts degree program can be found here. And today, I wanted to let readers know about what courses will be starting next week when I enter the second half of the project.

The choice of courses for junior year is being driven by the need to focus on my major (which means finding and taking more advanced philosophy courses). And since these are harder to come by in the MOOCiverse (at least for now), I'll be doing some experimentation this quarter with free learning modalities I've not tried yet, including curated content from Saylor.org and a self-constructed course based on MIT Open Courseware.

So here's the junior "year" run down:

Course: English Common Law
Institution: University of London
Provider: Coursera
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Course: Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Provider: Coursera
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Course: Shakespeare After All - The Late Plays
Institution: Harvard University
Provider: edX
Category: Humanities
Credits: 1

Course: Introduction to Psychology
Institution: San Jose State University
Provider: Udacity
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Course: Ancient Greek Religion
Institution: Independent/Colgate
Provider: Udemy
Category: Humanities
Credits: .5

Course: Existentialism
Institution: Independent
Provider: Saylor.org
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Course: Introduction to Ancient Greek History
Institution: Yale University
Provider: Open Yale/iTunes
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Course: Augustine: Philosopher and Saint
Institution: Yale University
Provider: Great Courses
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: .5

Course: Immanuel Kant
Institution: MIT/Oxford
Provider: MIT Open Courseware/iTunes U
Category: Social Sciences
Credits: 1

Given that new courses might become available during the quarter, I reserve the right to modify this list if something interesting pops up , if one of the courses on my current list turns out to stink, or if I have a nervous breakdown sometime during the summer.