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Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles (edX)

Mobilize people to tackle tough problems and build the capacity to thrive through the dangers of change. The crises of our time generate enormous adaptive challenges for our families, organizations, communities, and societies. The need for leadership that can mobilize people to meet these challenges and improve life is [...]

U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy (edX)

Examine the inner workings of the three branches of the U.S. Federal Government. How do the three branches of government operate? How is power shared among Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court? What role is played by federal agencies that have no direct constitutional authority of their [...]

U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies (edX)

Learn about public policy in America and the dynamics of American politics. Public policy puts laws into action. The executive branch directs the combined activities of the federal government to address a multitude of problems, from the environment to the economy. The policies of the United States affect social [...]

American Government: Constitutional Foundations (edX)

Learn how early American politics informed the U.S. Constitution and why its promise of liberty and equality has yet to be fully realized. This course explores the origins of U.S. political culture, how that culture informed the Constitution, and how that framework continues to influence the country’s politics and [...]

Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media (edX)

Learn about the forces in American politics that seek to influence the electorate and shift the political landscape. Public opinion has a powerful yet inexact influence on elected officials. Politicians risk their careers if they ignore it, yet its power is not easy to capture nor quantify. This course [...]

Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Cases (edX)

Learn the anatomy basic to understanding five musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in primary care medicine and orthopedic clinical specialty practice. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room. Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Cases invites students to join medical and basic science faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to learn about [...]

The Path to Happiness: What Chinese Philosophy Teaches us about the Good Life (edX)

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The Path to Happiness: What Chinese Philosophy Teaches us about the Good Life (edX)
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Why should we care about Confucius? Explore ancient Chinese philosophy, ethics, and political theory to challenge your assumptions of what it means to be happy, live a meaningful life, and change the world. Today, finding happiness is about mindfulness and discovering your true self. You may have heard that [...]

Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather (edX)

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Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather (edX)
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Learn to forecast the weather just by looking out your window. The weather forecasts we see every day are based on an army of meteorological sensing networks and intensive computer modeling. Before the rise of these technologies, predictions were made by methods like discerning cloud formations and wind [...]

Sport Safety: A Guide to Preventing Sudden Death in Sport (edX)

Learn how to make sports safer through evidence-based, practical approach. While the occurrence may be rare, catastrophic and fatal injuries from sports can have devastating impacts on those involved and community at large. These incidents can happen in athletes of all ages, from recreational to competitive settings. Stakeholders of [...]

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.