Georgetown University

Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. Students receive a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs.
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Impact Evaluation Methods with Applications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (edX)

Economic development is about making a difference in the lives of the poor, through interventions in the health, education, microfinance, transport, agriculture, and other sectors. This course will provide you with the experimental and statistical tools you need to measure the impacts you are hoping to see. How do [...]
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Quantum Mechanics (edX)

Aug 15th 2021
Quantum Mechanics (edX)
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Learn the quantum mechanics needed to prepare you for the second quantum revolution (focused on quantum sensing). We use a new way to teach quantum for undergraduates by focusing on conceptual ideas and operator manipulations. This allows us to discuss more applications to experiment usually done. You need a [...]
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Quantum Mechanics for Everyone (edX)

Learn the fundamental notions of quantum mechanics at a level that is accessible to everyone. Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is a six-week long MOOC that teaches the basic ideas of quantum mechanics with a method that requires no complicated math beyond taking square roots (and you can use a [...]
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Mathematical and Computational Methods (edX)

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Mathematical and Computational Methods (edX)
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Physicists use math all of the time in nearly everything that they work on. This course will help you understand how math is interconnected and recognize that math involves a handful of simple ideas that repeat. By the end of the course, you will be able to re-derive important [...]
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Ethical Decision-Making: Cultural and Environmental Impact (edX)

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Ethical Decision-Making: Cultural and Environmental Impact (edX)
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International corporations can trigger significant cultural shifts and environmental impacts. For example, when foreign corporations set up large mineral extraction operations in developing countries, both culture and environment are altered. Ethical concerns arise when manipulative marketing techniques are used to mislead foreign consumers, especially about potentially harmful products. In [...]
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Ethical Decision-Making: Labor and Production Dilemmas (edX)

Labor and production standards, meant to ensure the safety of workers and consumers, are neither universally accepted nor always enforced. Where local governments fail to act, global corporations may receive pressure to step in. In this course, you will consider ethical questions about the role of international businesses in [...]
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Sign Language Science: Factors Contributing to Natural Change (edX)

This course describes how we use historical data to demonstrate language change. While earliest indications suggest that the origin of a signed language began as a gestural form, it has evolved as it was handed down.
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Sign Language Science: Factors Contributing to Natural Learning (edX)

This course promotes a better understanding of the factors that may affect how people learn signed language. In this course, we will look at how multiple, varying factors can account for language-learning patterns. Age, for example, is a key factor that predicts fluency. Another topic of particular importance to [...]
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Sign Language Science: Factors Contributing to Nature Structure (edX)

This course details the development of the type of grammar that occurs whenever a group of people develops and uses a signed language. In this course, we will look at how people make sign language work—and to understand this, we have to analyze the actual language. In this course, [...]
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Sign Language Science: Emergence and Evolution of Sign Language (edX)

This course connects the emergence and evolution of signed languages to the history of the people who use these languages. You will learn this concept in depth, especially the legacy and heritage of American Sign Language (ASL).
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