Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

14,059 registered

Course Description

The course addresses the first part (52 chapters) and second part (74 chapters) of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quijote de la Mancha. Learn about great universal values in dynamic scenarios, metaphors, adventures, and all the literary aspects of the novel. Win the six badges through the activities of the course.


18 Weeks (Part I)
18 Weeks (Part II)


5 hours per week


English / Español




Profesor Eric Clifford Graf

Eric Clifford Graf is a professor of literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has a PhD in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia (1997). He has worked at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Kershner Trading Group. He specializes in medieval and early modern Spain, the history of the novel, Renaissance studies, and literary, political, cultural, and economic theory. He is author of the book Cervantes and Modernity (Bucknell University Press, 2007). In addition to numerous academic essays on the poetry, theater, and narrative of Miguel de Cervantes, he has also published on The Poem of the Cid, Garcilaso de la Vega, Juan de Mariana, El Greco, San Juan de la Cruz, Pedro de Calderón, José de Cadalso, Vicente Aleixandre, Julio Cortázar, and Sigmund Freud.

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Elin Babcock

The course is delightful and even though I am traveling, I will find connections to continue with it.
Barbara Oakley

The Don Quijote MOOC, which was the brainchild of the brilliant Giancarlo Ibarguen, is beautifully created by professor Eric Graf and the UFM video production team in both English and Spanish versions. This MOOC uses many of the vibrant teaching techniques that we at Learning How to Learn think are the best around.
Molly de Blanc

I am Molly de Blanc, from the Open edX team at edX. I saw your site, and I am really excited you using Open edX. Discover Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of my favorite courses on the Open edX platform. Having seen around 2,000 of them in my time working at edX, yours really stands out to me as being interesting, insightful, and a clever use of the platform. Thank you so much for doing what you're doing, and making these resources available to the world.

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