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Aug 28th 2017

Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate. This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views. We will dig into these debates, situating them within the larger history of public education and school reform, and considering the viewpoints, the evidence, and translation of issues into educational policy.

Average: 6.8 (4 votes)
Aug 21st 2017

9/11 was a devastating attack that required a comprehensive response from the United States. This course will examine post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorism policies regarding the use of military force, law enforcement and intelligence collection, and domestic security. We will trace these policies to the current day and assess their legality, ethics, and efficacy in counteracting terrorism.

Average: 8.8 (6 votes)
Aug 7th 2017

The United States has always been a source of fascination— both attraction and repulsion — for the people of France, Mexico, China, and African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan. America Through Foreign Eyes is a rich, interdisciplinary, international course that features Rice faculty from a variety of disciplines and area studies.

Average: 2.5 (4 votes)

Self Paced

A comprehensive introduction to American government and politics—its foundations, institutions, organizations, and policies.

Average: 9 (5 votes)
Jun 6th 2016

U.S. History from 1877 examines the growth of the United States as an industrial and world power since Reconstruction.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Self Paced

Prepare for the U.S. Citzenship test successfully. The U.S. Citizenship Test is a required step in the naturalization process to become a citizen of the United States and this test offers the ideal preparation. Prove your right to be an American Citizen by taking this free US Citizenship test!

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Oct 13th 2015

Military historian Andrew Bacevich recounts the failed U.S. military effort over several decades to "fix" the Islamic world, explaining what went wrong and why.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Apr 1st 2015

This course combines an overview of the science behind water and climate in the Western United States with a survey of the major legal, political, and cultural issues focused on this precious resource.

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Mar 23rd 2015

Examine how economic development fueled the United States’ evolution from 13 backwater colonies to a global power.

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Feb 23rd 2015

In this course, students analyze some of the hardest national security challenges the United States will face in the decade ahead.

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Feb 23rd 2015

Debate the polarized issues of education reform with experts from the field, and learn about the history of American public schooling.

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Jan 26th 2015

This course will provide students from around the world an introduction to the legal system of the United States.

Average: 10 (1 vote)