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Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101 (edX)

Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way. Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you. The field of Natural History Illustration [...]
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Fundamentals of Artisan Business Development (edX)

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Fundamentals of Artisan Business Development (edX)
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The course includes fundamental knowledge and skills an artisan needs to convert its craftsmanship from an amateur to business level. This course was delivered in the framework of the My Armenia Program of Smithsonian Institution between 2016-2020.
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Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Tourist Destinations (FutureLearn)

Oct 4th 2021
Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Tourist Destinations (FutureLearn)
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What makes a top tourist destination? Discover what gives a destination ‘place potential’ and build skills for working in tourism. Discover placemaking, place shaping, and what makes an attractive tourist space. What is it that makes a tourist hotspot hot? When it comes to developing sustainable, attractive, and exciting [...]
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Activism in Sports and Culture (Coursera)

Oct 4th 2021
Activism in Sports and Culture (Coursera)
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Sports have become an ever-present reflection of American culture, and an important symbol of the divisions and alliances in our society. Sports and political change walk hand in hand in America. The way that athletes and institutions deal with questions of race, economic hardship, nationalism, and political ties have [...]
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Introduction to Korean Philosophy and Culture (Coursera)

This course will give you the cultural and historical background to begin your journey into Korean philosophy, and there is no prerequisite knowledge on philosophy required. Anybody who either has an interest in Korean culture, maybe through K-Dramas or K-pop, or an interest in philosophy from a cross-cultural perspective, [...]
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Songwriting: Writing the Music (Coursera)

If your notebook is full of unused lyrics and you’re struggling to find inspiration for the music, this course is for you. Whether you are an experienced songwriter looking for new ideas or a beginning songwriter learning to read music, this course will lead you to a rich source [...]
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Singing Popular Music (Coursera)

You've been studying the greats, working on improving your vocal skills, and building vocal technique. Now it's time to take the next step in your singing career to shine as a vocalist. Singing Popular Music provides you with the essential skills to define your own unique vocal style and [...]
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Richard Schechner's Introduction to Performance Studies (Coursera)

Performance Studies: An Introduction explores the wide world of performance--from theatre, dance, and music to ritual, play, political campaigns, social media, and the performances of everyday life. Performance studies also ranges across cultures--Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas. And it spans historical periods from the art of the [...]
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Writing Stories About Ourselves (Coursera)

In this course, creative nonfiction writers will explore traditional storytelling methods, especially those which overlap between fiction and memoir. By looking at examples from a wide range of genres, including film, song, painting—even the theme music for Jaws!—we’ll practice exercising the creative muscle that sees ourselves as characters and [...]
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Writing in First Person Point of View (Coursera)

If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a [...]
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