Check out this article at the Wall St. Journal On Line.
It describes a number of leading Universities posting plentiful course content on-line for free. It's a great idea for anyone doing research or trying to put their arms around a particularly complext topic.
You may not be in the classroom, but you will have the ideas that guide the class.
Imagine how helpful that can be when numerous books are available - most inaccurate, overly oppinionated and often wrong. It can take six to twelve reads just to have enough context to read critically - a good syllabus helps you separate the wheat from the chaffe.
Good luck and enjoy, makingourway