It’s time to go back to school — 21st-century style — and the Gazette‘s here to help you through it. As we reported in our July|August 2012 issue, Penn has partnered with Coursera to offer free classes online. The first installment features a dozen courses, ranging from single-variable calculus with PIK prof Robert Ghrist (who is renowned for actually making Intro to Calculus funny), to Greek and Roman mythology with esteemed classicist Peter Struck. But taking a class online doesn’t have to mean taking it alone. The Gazette‘s enrolling too, and we’ll blog about the class as it progresses. Which class? That’s up to you. Vote below. A few of the courses began in June, so the choices here are for classes set to begin between July and September. But don’t dilly-dally — votes will be tallied soon after our July|August issue hits your mailbox around Independence Day.
For full course descriptions, click here. Each of the professors has posted an introductory video, so go ahead and sample before you sign up.