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.

Coursera at UNC

The following courses have been developed by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to be available for free to people all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined these courses, and we encourage you to do so too. Click on the course links below for more information or to enroll.

Currently Accepting Enrollments:

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 interim director, Jessica Brinker, at