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Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking (edX)

Gain critical communication skills in writing and public speaking with this introduction to American political rhetoric. This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of rhetoric, the art of persuasive writing and speech.

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics (edX)

An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Bioethics provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions.

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (edX)

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Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (edX)
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Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today. From the Syrian refugee crisis to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, humanitarian emergencies have reached unprecedented dimensions and proportions. As need for humanitarian aid grows, how can efforts to alleviate human suffering [...]

The Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 3: The Brain (edX)

Discover what makes your brain tick in this third part of a four-part introductory series in Neuroscience. The human brain is a fantastically complex system, capable of transforming a torrent of incoming information into thought and action. In this course, we will look at how the various subsystems of [...]

Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 2: Neurons and Networks (edX)

Discover what makes your brain tick in this second part of a four-part introductory series in Neuroscience. Neurons in isolation are fascinating and complicated, but the real magic of neuroscience happens in the interaction between neurons. In this course, we examine how neurons pass signals to one another and [...]

Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron (edX)

Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick. Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a three-courseseries that explores the structure and function of the nervous system—from the inner workings of a single nerve cell to the staggering complexity of the brain and the social interactions they [...]

18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart (edX)

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18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart (edX)
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Study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In this breathtaking course, you'll get to know the music of two beautiful operas — both in their spellbindingartistry and colorful histories.

19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi (edX)

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19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi (edX)
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Learn the music and cultural impact of three canonical operas from the 1800s: Les Huguenots, Das Rheingold, and Otello. Travel through central Europe in the 1800s to experience the premieres of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and Verdi’s Otello. A complement to our course on 18th-century opera, you’ll [...]

Cell Biology: Mitochondria (edX)

A human-centered approach to the fundamentals of cell biology with a focus on the power plants of the cell - mitochondria. The cell is a powerful case study to help us explore the functional logic of living systems. All organisms, from single-celled algae to complex multicellular organisms like [...]

Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching (edX)

Learn what is involved in using data wisely to build a culture of collaborative inquiry. Educators have an ever-increasing stream of data at their fingertips, but knowing how to use this data to improve learning and teaching — how to make it less overwhelming, more useful, and part of [...]