Would you like to go to a good college for free?

| October 4, 2007 | 2 Replies

You can now attend lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, for free. Here’s the site to visit to attend the courses.

“UC Berkeley on YouTube will provide a public window into university life: academics, events and athletics,” said vice provost for undergraduate education Christina Maslach.

The University plans to continually add videos to the channel, which officially launched Wednesday with about nine full courses consisting of approximately 40 lectures each.

Here are two of the current offerings:

Integrative Biology 131 39 Videos
Integrative Biology 131: General Human Anatomy. Fall 2005. Professor Marian Diamond. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.  The Department of Integrative Biology offers a program of instruction that focuses on the integration of structure and function in the evolution of diverse biological systems. It investigates integration at all levels of organization from molecules to the biosphere, and in all taxa of organisms from viruses to higher plants and animals.

Physics 10 – Physics for Future Presidents 26 Videos
Physics 10: Physics for Future Presidents. Spring 2006. Professor Richard A. Muller. The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events. Topics covered may vary and may include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, earthquakes, superconductors, and quantum physics. Credits: lecturer:Professor Richard A. Muller, producers:Educational Technology Services

You can also take a course called SIMS 141 – Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business. It is taught by a group of teachers that includes Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Boelf says:

    The link "Here’s the site to visit" doesn't work. I'd be interested in checking this out.

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