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Jan 23rd 2017

Learn about the most pressing issues in global health through a series of reviews and interviews with leading experts. How do health professionals predict global patterns of disease? In the case of an epidemic, disaster, or armed conflict, how do experts determine what health care interventions to use? Is it possible to eradicate diseases like guinea worm and polio? How can health systems address their challenges?

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Jan 18th 2017

Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering. During each week of this course, chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain the science behind the recipe.

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
Jan 18th 2017

Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life. Developed through a collaboration between HarvardX and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, PH 556x: Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A roadmap for getting results will provide learners with the valuable skills and simple, well-tested tools they need to translate promising innovations or evidence into practice.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Jan 15th 2017

Discover the literature and heroes of ancient Greece through the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, the tragedies of Sophocles, the dialogues of Plato, and more. Explore what it means to be human today by studying what it meant to be a hero in ancient Greek times.

Average: 6.8 (10 votes)
Jan 10th 2017

Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise? Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal?

Average: 7.9 (9 votes)
Nov 29th 2016

Take your introductory knowledge of Python programming to the next level and learn how to use Python 3 for your research. This course bridges the gap between introductory and advanced courses in Python. While there are many excellent introductory Python courses available, most typically do not go deep enough for you to apply your Python skills to research projects.

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Oct 31st 2016

Learn the fascinating history of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, one of the most challenging and rewarding ballets ever written. Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, sparking a riot and screaming so loud that the dancers could not hear the orchestra, and the choreographer had to shout numbers from backstage to keep the dancers on beat.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 31st 2016

An exploration of the haunting figure at the heart of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. In the first act of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost of the dead King of Denmark appears to his son, setting off a chain of events that culminates in the play’s notoriously bloody finale. But how would this mysterious figure have been understood in Shakespeare’s world?

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Oct 19th 2016

Learn about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. Super-Earths And Life is a course about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe.

Average: 7.2 (6 votes)
Sep 27th 2016

Explore the art and history of the deliberative process, and gain hands-on experience through live, online discussions with your peers on pressing issues of our time.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Sep 22nd 2016

Embark on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature. This literature course explores how great writers refract their world and how their works are transformed when they intervene in our global cultural landscape today.

Average: 5.3 (4 votes)
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This is CS50 AP, Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for students in high school, which satisfies the College Board's new AP CS Principles curriculum framework.

Average: 4.8 (8 votes)
Sep 6th 2016

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.

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Aug 30th 2016

Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.

Average: 3 (5 votes)
Aug 2nd 2016

Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.

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Jul 25th 2016

Learn about successful collaborations between families and educators and why they lead to improved outcomes for students and schools.

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Jul 21st 2016

Learn about Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, an iconic Romantic symphony that ushered in an era of narrative “program music.”

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Jul 5th 2016

Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations. Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world - Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history may offer mankind in the 21st century?

Average: 5 (6 votes)
Jun 8th 2016

A quantitative introduction to the energy system and its environmental impacts. Humanity faces an immense challenge: providing abundant energy to everyone without wrecking the planet. If we want a high-energy future while protecting the natural world for our children, we must consider the environmental consequences of energy production and use. But money matters too: energy solutions that ignore economic costs are not realistic—particularly in a world where billions of people currently can’t afford access to basic energy services. How can we proceed?

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jun 1st 2016

Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies. How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition and a text that have been interpreted in different ways across vast geographical spaces for nearly a millennium and a half?

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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