The University of Alberta has partnered with Coursera to develop highly-engaging and rigorous versions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the general public as well as for-credit for UAlberta students and potentially for other students in other institutions.  

Dino 101

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs. This course will explore everything from origins to extinction. Students can expect to engage with the scientific method through learning about the world of dinosaurs.

Understanding Video Games

Understanding Video Games is an 11-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of analytical theory pertaining to video game media. In this course, students will learn how to study games and engage in informed discussions about them. Ultimately, this course is about understanding the literacy of video games.

Mountains 101 - Coming Soon

Mountains 101 is a 10-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of mountains and their environmental and human impact.

This course provides a general introduction to mountain environments, peoples and contemporary issues through interdisciplinary study.

Academic Courses

All academic courses are published by the Registrar's Office