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Science and Human Rights (GCHumanRights)

Scientific freedom and responsibility have to be enabled and practised. They benefit both scientists and policymakers; they also benefit all of us. Yet, these benefits will not be achieved if the status of scientific freedom and responsibility as a human right, as well as their linkages with other human [...]

Working as a Game Writer (edX)

Learn what it takes to work as a video game writer: from resumes to writing tests to contracts and NDAs. What is it like to work as a video game writer? How do you even apply for game writing jobs? Is it true that you might have to take [...]

Justice Today: Money, Markets, and Morals (edX)

Self Paced
Justice Today: Money, Markets, and Morals (edX)
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Explore the ethical controversies of financial markets. Should you be able to buy a vote, citizenship, or college admission? Would you bet on someone else’s life—or, more accurately their death date? What about paying to see the exploitation of a person? Competition, status, and greed often cause one’s moral [...]

Doing Gender and Why it Matters (edX)

Understand gendered realities through an in-depth consideration of "sex" and "gender" as cultural, social and legal phenomena impacting society and how they interact with structures of power and violence using an interdisciplinary lens. The course is a comparative, interdisciplinary and cross-sector conversation which encourages reflective thinking about practices of [...]

Old Norse Mythology in the Sources (Coursera)

Sep 26th 2022
Old Norse Mythology in the Sources (Coursera)
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This course is an introduction to the religion of the Vikings as it is recorded in Old Norse and Scandinavian literature from the medieval period. You will learn about the different written sources and what they can teach us about pre-Christian religion in northern Europe in the Viking Age. [...]

Thought Experiments: An introduction to philosophy (Coursera)

Doing philosophy is like seeing a movie and wondering what will happen next, or what you would do in the same situation, or what’s real and what’s merely make-believe. You’re probably not aware of it, but since you already know how to see movies and use your imagination, you’re [...]

Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (Coursera)

What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this [...]

Chosen Issues in Holocaust History (Coursera)

Sep 26th 2022
Chosen Issues in Holocaust History (Coursera)
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The Holocaust - what do we know about it and what more can we learn? This course provides a broad and in-depth look at central topics relating to the history of the Holocaust. It examines the events and processes that took place during these earth-shattering years through new and [...]

Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present (Coursera)

In this course, 50 leading scholars from all over the world will explore questions and issues relating to antisemitism including: what is antisemitism? How has it changed throughout history? Why can it be found among so many diverse cultures, and even among opposing ideologies? What happened to antisemitism after [...]

Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Unconscious (Coursera)

A challenging but fascinating topic on the way to achieving self-knowledge is the unconscious. For well over a century, psychologists, philosophers, and many others have posited a level of mentality that is not immediately open to introspection; some would even say that certain unconscious elements cannot be known through [...]