3 MOOCs to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and we’re feeling loved up this Valentine’s Day.

Forget roses and chocolates, we wanted to share with you a gift from the heart – our free online course recommendations for this special day.


Here are our top 3 MOOCs to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day:


1. The Science of Happiness

Berkeley University of California via edX

Humans are wired to connect, and through social connection, happiness can be found.  Why not explore the roots of a happy and meaningful life this Valentine’s Day? You will explore the ground-breaking science of positive psychology and engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to your life. Get happy!

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2. Shakespeare Matters

University of Adelaide via edX

The course of true love never did run smooth” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Who better to teach us about love than the Bard himself? Learn about Shakespeare’s plays and their influence through a focus on emotions such as love, hate, and jealousy. You will investigate love and its representation in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and then share your thoughts on love and read about other learners’ personal experiences in love.

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3. Understanding Romantic Relationships

Colorado State University via FutureLearn

Why and how do we choose a romantic partner? Learn about the types of romantic relationships people have around the world (including monogamy and polyamory) and understand how people make choices when they enter a relationship. Explore research on attraction and mate selection and consider processes and challenges in the early stages of relationships.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from AdelaideX!

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