Vanderbilt has opened an online program for undergraduate and graduate students that will train them to read scholarly works.
The program will begin at the beginning of fall 2018 and last about two years.
Vanderbilt will have more than 1,500 online courses offered in 2018, according to a news release from the university.
The school said in a news conference Monday that the program is an initiative of its Graduate Program in Academic Writing.
The news release said the online program is a collaboration between the university and the academic publishing company Simon & Schuster.
The publishing company owns the Harvard University Press.
The new program is part of a larger effort by Vanderbilt to develop new ways to teach, which is part, the university said, of its goal of becoming a world-class research university.
Vanderbilt’s online courses, which start at $5,000, are designed to help students develop skills and learn quickly.
Vandersons program is similar to that of Harvard, Stanford and Columbia Universities.