AlaskaX

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is home to academic innovators and adventure-seekers. Researchers worldwide know it as America’s Arctic university. Our first-class faculty integrate teaching, research and public service into all they do, creating a center for groundbreaking science, education and the arts, with an emphasis on the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples.

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Mental Health Theory and Practice (edX)

This course prepares learners to utilize a person-centered approach to mental health assessment and case management. Learners will also be introduced to community-based models of care and working with interdisciplinary teams.

Valuing Diverse Perspectives in Social Work (edX)

This course explores and critically examines diverse ways of knowing about experiences related to the concepts of trauma and wellness, both individually and collectively, and builds upon wellness strategies that focus on context, culture, and lived experience across the lifespan.

Areas of Social Work Practice (edX)

This course will orient the learner to the context for social work, including the diversity of human needs, human services, social policy, and legislation. Learners will also gain information about social services, social programs, and career opportunities within rural and urban Alaska, as well as [...]

One Health: A Ten Thousand Year-Old View into the Future (edX)

Explore the connectedness of people, animals, and the environment through this unique approach to One Health that connects traditional ways of knowing with the natural and social sciences. Combine Western and Indigenous knowledge to form a holistic understanding of the future of life in the Circumpolar [...]

Mental Health History and Treatment (edX)

This course will explore the history and treatment of individuals with mental health disorders in the United States. Learners will be introduced to diagnoses, current treatment, and social impacts to care.

Embracing the Whole Person in Social Work (edX)

This course will explore trauma and wellness from a holistic, systems approach, emphasizing connections, relationships, strengths-based, resilience, post-traumatic growth, and healing and wellness. Complex problems require complex solutions; there is no one size fits all approach.

Introduction to Social Work (edX)

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work and the human services delivery system. It examines the historical development of social work focusing on the knowledge, values, and skills that characterize the social worker. This course will orient the learner to the context for social work [...]

Climate Change in Arctic Environments (edX)

Learn about climate change in the Arctic from America’s Arctic University. This MOOC covers modern climate science and the impacts of climate change across atmospheric, marine, terrestrial and human systems.

The Craft of Storytelling (edX)

Tell captivating stories your audiences will love. This course reveals the insider secrets you can use to tell stories your audiences will love. Skillful storytelling is critical for captivating, educating, and influencing your audience. Telling great stories is not intuitive for most of us however, which is why so [...]

Foundations of Microgrids (edX)

A foundational course on microgrid systems design with an emphasis on community-based projects and non-grid connected remote systems. The electric grid of the future will need to be more resilient, decentralized, and capable of integrating more distributed energy resources including on-site renewable energy technologies, energy storage and even electric [...]