As a young, single mom, one of the things that I really missed out on was the whole college experience.

Sure, I have an associates degree and that's all well and good, but I've always wanted to go back to school and learn so much more; unfortunately, I'm still paying on student loans from my first degree. Sigh. Aren't we all.

Well guess what, that doesn't matter, because according to WGN, it's free to sign up for 16 different courses from some of Illinois' top universities.

Learn a new skill, master the art of sales and more with the following courses:

University of Chicago
Critical Issues in Urban Education, Free Course

Global Warming 1: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change, Free Course

Asset pricing, Free Course

Sales Strategies: Mastering the Selling Process, Free Course Audit


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Global Impact: Cultural Psychology, Free trial

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History, Free Course

Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors, Free Course Audit

Formal Financial Accounting, Free Course Audit

Entrepreneurship I: Principles and Concepts, Free Trial

Marketing in an Analog World, Free Trial

Global Impact: Business Ethics, Free Trial


Leadership Through Marketing, Free Trial

What is Social?, Free Trial

Introduction to Reproduction, Free Production

Luther and the West, Free Course

Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing, Free Course

Which one will you take first?

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