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Nov 28th 2016

Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today. Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture sits within a broader ‘parent’ culture and can often give us an insight into cultural fears and hopes, especially in the youth of the population. On this course you will get an introduction to Japanese subcultures that have developed since the 1970s.

Average: 6.2 (6 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

Computer graphics can be a powerful tool for supporting visual problem solving, and interactivity plays a central role in harnessing the users' creativity. This course will introduce various interactive tools developed in computer graphics research field with their design rationales and algorithms.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Nov 14th 2016

This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory.

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Nov 14th 2016

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang and brought order to the Universe.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

Are you interested in studying at Japanese universities?
Do you want to learn about Japan’s university application and enrollment processes, as well as the types of programs on offer? This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan through project-based learning.

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Nov 10th 2016

Learn about the nature and dynamics of the Earth’s core, mantle and crust in this introductory Earth Science course. Have you ever imagined what is deep under the ground? What is happening deep inside the earth? How has the earth evolved into its present state? This course is an introduction to earth science, focusing on the deep earth.

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Nov 7th 2016

Practice pronunciation and improve your spoken Japanese in context. One of the most challenging aspects of learning Japanese is pronunciation. Most non-native Japanese speakers, whether basic level or advanced, have experienced at least one situation when they were misunderstood or couldn’t share their true feelings because of incorrect pronunciation.

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Oct 27th 2016

Learn about the evolutionary origins of the human mind by comparing our cognitive features to chimpanzees, our closest living relative. The human mind is an evolutionary product, just like the body. However, the mind does not remain in fossil form like bones and teeth. Therefore, to better study and understand our minds their evolutionary origins we need to compare our cognitive features with those of different living primates.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 1st 2016

Learn how to analyze and understand the difficult dynamics of customer service. Customer service is a complex phenomenon where people engage in an extended interaction to co-create value. This course focuses on social and cultural aspects of services.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jul 31st 2016

Learn the history, ideas and concepts behind contemporary Japanese architecture through four architectural facets and five generations of architects. This series will explore four facets of contemporary Japanese architecture; theory, technology, city, and humans. It will also span five generations of architects since Kenzo Tange. Through lectures by instructors and discussions with the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Jul 18th 2016

Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 10th 2016

Analyze the history of change and development in postwar Tokyo from different perspectives using archived photographs, films, and TV programs. Tokyo emerged out of the ruins of war to become a large city of 10 million people in only a quarter of a century. During this process of change, the capital of a military empire that once invaded East Asia experienced occupation by the U.S. armed forces, hosted the Olympic Games, and transformed into a consumer hub where young people could enjoy economic “wealth.”

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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Identify the geopolitics historically involved in the practice of “visualizing postwar Tokyo.” The history of postwar Tokyo reveals an essential feature of the modern city, i.e., the city as a place of visualities. In postwar Tokyo, countless gazes fell upon others; gazes from and upon Americans and the Emperor, gazes going up skyscrapers or rushing aggressively through the cityscape, and gazes twining and wriggling among classes, genders, and ethnic groups in downtown Tokyo.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
May 9th 2016

Explore the balance between traditional Japanese architecture and Western influence starting with the introduction of Western building styles in the 19th century through the influence of Le Corbusier in the mid-20th century and then up to the present day.

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Apr 14th 2016

Learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology. Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Apr 11th 2016

Learn about statistical methods used to identify genetic variants responsible for phenotypes. This data course is a primer to statistical genetics and covers an approach called linkage disequilibrium mapping, which analyzes non-familial data and has been successfully used to identify genetic variants associated with common and complex genetic traits.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
Apr 7th 2016

Learn about prime numbers, solve math problems and explore recent discoveries and theories. Prime numbers are one of the most important subjects in mathematics. Many mathematicians from ancient times to the 21st century have studied prime numbers. In this math course, you will learn the definition and basic properties of prime numbers, and how they obey mysterious laws.

Average: 5.5 (8 votes)
Mar 31st 2016

Learn about the ethical decisions surrounding critical health and life science issues through Manga. Is it okay to take pills to help you ace exams? Should you be able to choose the sex of your child? Is abortion murder? These controversial questions will be explored through Manga in this bioethics course. Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into ethical, legal, and social implications of life sciences and health care.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Mar 1st 2016

Learn how engineering and medicine can combine to create new robotic technology.

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Jan 19th 2016

Learn data analysis for medical research with practical hands-on examples using R Commander.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)

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