For a while now MIT, Yale, Stanford, and other notable universities have offered free access to entire course syllabi, lecture videos, and other materials to the public. Now NYU is getting in on the act too. NYU already had educational videos and podcasts on YouTube and iTunes. But now they’re going to offer the entire content of some of their courses. In the current pilot phase, NYU is offering four courses; American Literature I, Introduction to Sociology, Genomes & Diversity, and New York City: A Social History.