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In early, 2013, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced a new partnership with Coursera, an online education company that provides a platform for delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Coursera partners with the top universities around the world to offer non-credit courses online for anyone to take, for free.

UNC-Chapel Hill currently has eight MOOCs in its Coursera Library. Most of these courses have completed their initial offerings, and will be available again periodically. If you would like to be notified when new offerings are scheduled, click on the course links below and add your name to the watchlist.

Coming Soon:

  • Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology: “The Psychology of Popularity” starts June, 2015

Currently Live or Accepting Enrollments:

Join Watchlist for Future Offerings:

Coursera’s online course platform is free and available to anyone, anywhere. It uses a blend of video lecture segments, interactive quizzes, online message forums and other measures to teach students and later evaluate their mastery of subject material. For more information, visit

For Faculty

Course Development

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a future course, please contact Friday Center director, Robert Bruce, at

Related Links

UNC Gazette on MOOCs


UNC Coursera Page

What You Need to Know About MOOCs (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Database of MOOC Courses

Other Resources