Enrollment opens for Sabato’s free online course on “The Kennedy Half Century”

Want to learn more about the Kennedys? Maybe you’re a fan of University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato? Or just want to study up on some recent history? Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy, The Roanoke Times reports. The four-week, massive open online course (MOOC), “The Kennedy Half Century,” will begin on Oct. 21, with two hours of video instruction each week by Prof. Sabato. The course is available through Coursera, an educational website that partners with some of the world’s top universities, including the University of Virginia, to provide free online courses. Anyone can register for the course at www.coursera.org/course/kennedy. The MOOC is one of several initiatives the U.Va. Center for Politics is unveiling this fall in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.