What Are Some Low-Cost Online Courses?


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Some low-cost online courses are English Composition 1, College Algebra, Introduction to Statistics, Greek and Roman Civilization, Art History, Introduction to Economics and Introduction to Environmental Sciences, which are offered for free by University of the People, as of 2015. Other sites which offer low-cost online courses are edX and Coursera, which offer courses that are either free or cost a small fee.

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University of the People offers online courses as part of a degree program. Students interested in completing a degree through the university should apply to their program of interest. Other courses offered through University of the People include Introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Sociology.

Coursera offers a variety of low-cost courses online in areas, such as life sciences, arts and humanities, physical science and engineering, personal development and business. Examples include Dairy Production and Management, Genomic Data Science, Finding Hidden Messages in DNA, Introduction to Human Physiology and Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health. Some courses, such as Health Care Informatics & Data Analysis, can be taken as part of a specialization program.

EdX offers free online courses, as of 2015, in topics such as architecture, art and culture, chemistry design and communication. Examples of courses include Astrophysics, Introduction to Managerial Economics and Introduction to C++.

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