The world-famous Yale University is launching a free massive open online course on the Moralities of everyday life. The self-paced course, which is taught in English, takes approximately six weeks to complete. The course explores the psychological foundations of our moral lives.
Students taking part in the course will explore questions strongly related to human rights from a psychological perspective: How can we explain kindness and cruelty? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Why do people so often disagree about moral issues?
The moral decisions we take in our everyday life are closely connected to human rights. As Elenore Roosevelt stated in her famous speech:
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
Students who pass the graded assignments can opt-in for a verified certification by Yale University for an extra fee. Financial aid is available for those students who qualify.
Here is what some of the former students said:
“One of the most important courses in life.”
“Fascinating and thought-provoking.”
“My sincerest congratulations to Dr. Bloom for delivering a course packed with rich content relevant to everyday life in a format that is at once stimulating but accessible. I loved the lectures and found them truly engaging”