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Jan 9th 2017

Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts. Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts and provides insights into factors such as class, gender and age shape societies at the individual and institutional levels. This introductory course introduces you to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social institutions, social structure and social change. This course seeks to introduce you to some of sociology’s central concepts, that describe and analyse critically the social forces shaping human behavior and attitude in contemporary social life.

Average: 5.2 (9 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

Inferential statistics are concerned with making inferences based on relations found in the sample, to relations in the population. Inferential statistics help us decide, for example, whether the differences between groups that we see in our data are strong enough to provide support for our hypothesis that group differences exist in general, in the entire population.

Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

Understanding statistics is essential to understand research in the social and behavioral sciences. In this course you will learn the basics of statistics; not just how to calculate them, but also how to evaluate them. This course will also prepare you for the next course in the specialization - the course Inferential Statistics.

Average: 9 (5 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

How can we know if the differences in wages between men and women are caused by discrimination or differences in background characteristics? In this course we look at causal effects as opposed to spurious relationships. We will discuss how they can be identified in the social sciences using quantitative data, and describe how this can help us understand social mechanisms.

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Nov 28th 2016

La mondialisation et l'européanisation favorisent le développement rapide des villes à travers le monde. L'urbanisation atteint de nouveaux sommets aujourd’hui avec l'essor des mégacités (plus de 15 millions d'habitants) comme Calcutta, Los Angeles, Dhaka, Le Caire, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Mexico ou Séoul. Au-delà de la métropole moderne, les chercheurs tentent de donner un sens à ces grandes régions urbaines au moyen de concepts divers tels que « post-métropoles », « villes globales », et « régions métropolitaines globales ».

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Nov 28th 2016

The Paradoxes of War teaches us to understand that war is not only a normal part of human existence, but is arguably one of the most important factors in making us who we are. Through this course, I hope that you will come to appreciate that war is both a natural expression of common human emotions and interactions and a constitutive part of how we cohere as groups.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities. Researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts. The class will review debates and present social science models of cities to analyse and compare contemporary developments.

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Nov 21st 2016

Discover the principles of solid scientific methods in the behavioral and social sciences. Join us and learn to separate sloppy science from solid research! This course will cover the fundamental principles of science, some history and philosophy of science, research designs, measurement, sampling and ethics.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Oct 25th 2016

El curso pretende dar una breve introducción a conceptos del ámbito de la psicología y la neurología en relación a la mente y sus capacidades, desterrar mitos como que se deja de aprender con la edad, potenciar una mente sana, potente y creativa. Con teoría sencilla y respaldada por numerosos estudios científicos se presentarán ejercicios prácticos destinados a favorecer un aprendizaje divertido y útil.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Venez découvrir l’innovation à travers le prisme des sciences humaines et sociales, un tour d’horizon en 5 semaines où vous verrez les principes sous-jacents de l’innovation à travers différentes disciplines. Ce cours aborde les problématiques et les enjeux socio-économiques liés à l’innovation tels qu’ils sont vus en management, en sociologie, en économie et enfin en philosophie.

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Sep 26th 2016

Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Sep 16th 2016

Este curso MOOC tiene como objetivo acompañar al estudiante a lo largo de todo el proceso de producción de un texto académico en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, atendiendo a todas las fases y tareas necesarias para su desarrollo: planificación, obtención de información, escritura del texto, revisión, difusión y publicación.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
May 10th 2016

Learn how everyday people in China, Bangladesh, Mexico, and the U.S. transform the world around them and advocate for social change. What possibilities exist for a fairer world? Can one person truly make a difference? In this social sciences course, we sample the possibilities and limits of social change in an interconnected, inequitable global landscape.

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Jan 19th 2016

Learn how to use solution-based journalism to impel positive social change.

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May 11th 2015

Comment expliquer la baisse de la fécondité dans le monde dans une perspective socio-démographique ? Le cours, qui associe théories et études de cas concrets en Afrique en Asie et en Amérique latine, s’adresse aux étudiants, aux cadres des ONG travaillant dans les pays en développement, aux personnels du secteur public en charge des question de population dans ces pays.

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Apr 28th 2015

This course exposes students to the logic of statistical reasoning and its application in the quantitative social sciences. It is meant as a thorough but accessible introduction to the topics of descriptive statistics, probability theory, and statistical inference with hands-on exercises.

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Mar 9th 2015

Prepare for your exams by learning how political concepts will impact on real-life politics in the 2015 General Election.

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Sep 20th 2014

学习运用计算思维分析社会学、经济学问题的方法,加深对某些生活现象的理解,体会计算与社会科学的互动。| Learn to analyze and reason about problems in social sciences with computational thinking.

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Sep 15th 2014

社会调查与研究方法, 首先,是一套观察社会现象、测量社会现象的工具; 其次,是一套分析和运用社会现象数据的科学方法; 最高境界,则是一套针对社会、经济、教育、政治、法律、管理、公共卫生、新闻报道等人类的生产与生活现象,进行科学沟通的思维逻辑与表达方式。

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Jul 1st 2014

This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.

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