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Starts : 2017-09-05
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the reign of King Alfonso “The Wise” (1252-1284) until the creation of the blood purity statutes in the 1450s.

This local history will concentrate on the relations of Jews, Old Christians, and converts to Christianity (conversos). We will study King Alfonso X’s efforts to characterize himself as the “king of three religions” via his legal codices, the creation of the Cantigas de Santa María, and his intellectual endeavor known as the Toledo School of Translators.

We evaluate the robust Jewish and converso noble families of the city and appreciate their intellectual, religious, and economic contributions to Castilian life. We will bear witness to the rise of anti-Jewish blood purity statutes, the creation of the Inquisition, and the expulsion of the Jews. We will virtually-tour the Cathedral of Toledo, El Transito Synagogue, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, and several of its neighborhoods.

We also will study and transcribe manuscripts from the municipal, cathedral, and national historic nobility archives to make new scholarly breakthroughs.

No knowledge of Spanish is needed to participate in the course or in our transcription efforts.

Starts : 2017-09-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX History Humanities MITx Social Sciences

On a continent once dominated by closed political systems, democratic political institutions have taken root in more than a dozen African countries over the past 20 years. In this course, you’ll learn about this remarkable experiment, and try to better understand both the opportunities and the challenges of democratic governance.

We have interviewed more than 50 African academics, politicians, leaders, and students about how democracy works, and in this course, we provide opportunities to learn from these various African experts.

Each week, MIT Professor Evan Lieberman will introduce key topics in the study of democratic development in Africa, and highlight key ideas and insights from various African colleagues. Students will gain a solid introduction to African political development using analytical tools from the social sciences.

The course is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of African politics; learning about relationship between democratic politics and the attainment of improved human development; and/or obtaining an introduction to political science approaches to these topics.

Starts : 2017-09-12
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX Humanities Social Sciences UC3Mx

Múltiples y diversas manifestaciones muestran que se están produciendo unos profundos cambios en el mundo. El modelo de la sociedad industrial está dejando paso a un nuevo modelo de sociedad, aún difuso, en el que la capacidad de transformar la información en conocimiento es clave. Es fácil deducir que para esta nueva sociedad emergente se necesita un concepto de educación bien distinto al que requería la sociedad industrial. Sin este cambio educativo difícilmente se podrá conseguir satisfactoriamente el cambio y, consecuentemente, instalarse adecuadamente en un mundo que va a alterarse radicalmente.

El curso tiene dos objetivos. El primero es presentar el fenómeno de la transformación de la sociedad que estamos viviendo y los fundamentos para definir el mundo que está emergiendo como el de la sociedad del conocimiento.  La pretensión de la primera parte es disponer de un escenario suficientemente detallado y sólido de lo que está sucediendo y superar así la visión e interpretación triviales que pueda haber sobre un nuevo modelo de sociedad. Sin esta buena base es difícil fundamentar el siguiente objetivo del curso: el papel de la educación.

El objetivo de tratar la educación en este curso es para presentarla en estrecha relación con una intensa crisis cultural que inevitablemente tiene que sobrevenir para que no aumente el desajuste entre el mundo tecnológico -planetario, desigual y contradictorio- que hemos levantado y los valores culturales de otros tiempos con los que queremos mirar e interpretar el mundo de hoy y el que se avecina. Así que se tratará la estrecha relación que hay y debe haber entre educación y cultura. De igual modo se verá en el curso la relación entre tecnología y educación, no desde el punto de vista instrumental, sino cultural.

La pretensión del curso es que de esta observación del fenómeno actual de  cambio, y de la interpretación del papel de la educación para la orientación y control de ese cambio, surjan elementos inspiradores de acciones educativas precisas ajustadas a las múltiples realidades concretas desde las que se están sintiendo los desafíos de vivir en el siglo XXI.

El planteamiento didáctico del curso seguirá la estructura de un viaje por el tiempo, por lugares y también por conceptos que haga ameno el recorrido durante las siete semanas. En cuanto a la parte textual, habrá la experiencia de lectura de piezas multimedia concebidas y escritas para la lectura en pantalla, y especialmente en smartphones y tabletas.

Starts : 2017-09-13
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX HKPolyUx Humanities

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews with industry professionals and experienced recruiters, Part 1 helps you create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. Part 2 helps you interview successfully.

This job search course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the English language input that is provided in each week of the course.

Part 1 is followed by Part 2, English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview, which covers how to succeed in job interviews so you trump the other candidates.

Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with you. The course materials are designed based on our expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring you closer to getting that job.

Starts : 2017-09-13
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX HKPolyUx Humanities

This two-part job search course guides you on the path to career success. Based on interviews from industry professionals and seasoned recruiters, we have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and outshine your competitors.

This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will benefit from hearing from industry professionals and recruiters and how to prepare and perform more effectively in a job interview, while non-native speakers will also benefit from the language input that is provided in each week of the course.

Taken together with Part 1, English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters, Part 2 of this course will help you clinch that job!

Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with you. The course materials are designed based on our expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring you closer to getting that job.

Starts : 2017-08-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX Humanities JaverianaX Social Sciences

¿Eres nuevo enseñando STEM en la Universidad?, ¿Quieres que tus cursos estén centrados en los estudiantes? este MOOC es para ti.

Cuenta con cuatro unidades, el primer módulo plantea los principios básicos para comprender cómo funciona el aprendizaje. Luego se hace un recorrido por los elementos clave del diseño de cursos integrado, cómo evaluar de forma eficiente y finalmente estrategias de aprendizaje activo.

A través de estudios de caso y ejercicios aplicados tendrá más herramientas para enfrentar los nuevos retos de la enseñanza STEM.

Este MOOC fue desarrollado por tres universidades a cargo del Centro para la Excelencia Docente, CEDU de la Universidad del Norte, La Oficina de Desarrollo Profesoral de la Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano y el Centro de Aprendizaje, Enseñanza y Evaluación (CAE+E) de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, con la asesoría del profesor James Lang, reconocido investigador internacional en docencia universitaria gracias al apoyo de una beca Fullbright.

Para realizar este curso no necesitas tener formación pedagógica. Se trata de un curso introductorio sobre los principios básicos de diseño de cursos. Te invitamos a participar. Únete a nosotros y arriésgate a innovar.

Starts : 2017-09-05
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edX Free Closed [?] English BUx EdX Humanities

This course provides a progressive, holistic, Christian theological framework, in dialogue with other religious traditions, for wise personal and institutional financial stewardship.

The course explores ways we connect faith and money in multiple areas of our lives. It seeks to increase financial literacy in religious leaders; offering practical steps to reduce indebtedness and execute theologically and ethically informed financial planning; both as individuals and as leaders within their respective institutions. The course offers guidance on building healthy nonprofit organizations and carrying out values-based fundraising.

Starts : 2017-09-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX History Humanities PrincetonX

In this global history course, you will learn not just by reading and watching lectures, but also by analyzing historical documents and applying your knowledge. The core of this course is a series of weekly lab assignments in which you and your fellow students will work in teams to use historical knowledge from the course to solve problems and develop new connections and interpretations of primary historical materials.

The course begins in 1300 AD at the height of the Silk Road, the triumphs of the Mongol Empire, and the spread of one of the most devastating contagions of all time, the Black Death. It examines the emergence of an international system of competitive empires and its effect on trade and exchange. We look at the Age of Revolution, and discuss industrialization during the 1800s. The course concludes with a close look at the 20th century and current-day globalization.

Course themes include migration and statelessness, economic integration, warfare and conflict, the transformation of the ecological balance, and cultural responses and innovations. To grapple with these themes, we explore first-hand perspectives of historical actors through a collection of texts and images.


This course integrates and actively supports groups of refugee learners in refugee camps in the Horn of Africa and Jordan, collaborating with students at Princeton, in a global learning partnership with InZone at the University of Geneva. This partnerships benefits from collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Azraq and Kakuma refugee camps, CARE in Azraq refugee camp and British Council in Amman, and from financial support from Princeton University, the University of Geneva and the Ford Foundation. We express our sincere appreciation to all who contribute to the implementation of this global learning project.


Course material
For you to engage in this experience, Global History Lab will provide you with historical content and a series of collaborative lab activities. Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained, we recommend (but do not require) that you refer to the book Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World: From 1000 CE to the Present (Fourth Edition) (vol. 2), which was written specifically for this course.

Starts : 2017-09-12
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX HKUx Humanities

Hong Kong Cinema has a global reach. Let’s explore how it reached you… Perhaps you know the films of martial arts icons Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan or the heroic bloodshed films of John Woo.

Perhaps you are a fan of stars such as Maggie Cheung or Chow Yun Fat. Maybe you admire works by directors such as Wong Kar Wai.

Whatever you know and wherever you are we invite you to join us on a journey to consider how the local and the global intersect to make Hong Kong cinema an integral part of popular culture around the world as well as a leading force in the development of world cinematic art.

In this course you’ll learn how flows of capital, people, technologies, ideas and creativity circulate and shape the cultural industry of filmmaking, resulting in transnational co-productions and cross-cultural co-operations. You’ll see how these dynamic processes are inflected in characterization, plot development, and space-time configurations on Hong Kong screens.

Our location in the cultural crossroads of Hong Kong allows us to introduce you to film professionals such as director Mabel Cheung and Andrew Lau, producer John Sham, film festival director Roger Garcia, and other guests, talking candidly about the industry.

During your weeks with us you’ll see demonstrations of martial arts choreography, participate in close analysis of film techniques, investigate Hong Kong global stardom, uncover the reasons for the worldwide appeal of genres such as the kung fu film, and nurture a comparative and critical understanding of issues of gender, race, migration. Best of all you’ll partner with leading researchers in the field to appreciate Hong Kong’s contribution to world cinema.

Please watch these films so that you can get the most out of the course content. Please note that you will need to acquire and watch the films on your own. We advise you see the films before each week’s material.

Here is the list of films for each week.

Week 1 – any Jackie Chan film (optional)
Week 2 – any Bruce Lee film (optional), but we suggest Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection (dir. Lo Wei, 1972), or Enter the Dragon, (dir. Robert Clouse, 1973)
Week 3An Autumn’s Tale (dir. Mabel Cheung, 1987)
Week 4 The Killer (dir. John Woo, 1989)
Week 5Infernal Affairs (dir. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, 2002)
Week 6In the Mood for Love (dir. Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

香港電影享譽全球。您與它的初次接觸,是透過功夫巨星李小龍或成龍的作品,還是吳宇森式的英雄喋血電影?您最欣賞的香港電影人是張曼玉、周潤發等影星,還是王家衛等導演?
無論您身在何處,對香港電影了解多少,我們都誠意邀請您加入這個探索之旅,思考港式生活和全球文化交織而成的香港電影如何成為國際流行文化和世界電影藝術發展的主導力量。
在本課程中,我們將探討資本流動、人力、科技、 創意等元素如何在電影製作文化產業的形成過程中相得益彰,並促成跨國製作和跨文化營運。與此同時,我們亦會探索這些互動在香港電影中的人物塑造、情節發展和時空構造上所帶來的曲折變化。
香港大學是香港的文化交滙點,我們邀請了電影界專業人士,如導演張婉婷和劉偉強、製片人岑建勳、電影節總監高思雅等專家,分享電影業的內幕故事。
在數週的課程裡,您將會目睹功夫電影的動作編排, 電影技術的周密分析,研究香港演員晉身為國際巨星的過程,探索功夫電影令全球著迷的原因,及加深對性別、種族與移民等問題上比較性和批判性的思考方式。更重要的是,您將與各路專家一起認識香港對世界電影業所作出的貢獻。

每週的電影清單:
第 1 周 – 成龍的任何電影(可選)
第 2 周 – 李小龍的任何電影(可選)——建議影片 1.《精武門》(導演 羅維,1972年); 2.《猛龍過江》(導演 羅伯特· 克洛斯,1973 年)
第 3 周 – 《秋天的童話》 (導演 張婉婷,1987年)
第 4 周 – 《喋血雙雄》 (導演 吳宇森,1989年)
第 5 周 – 《無間道》 (導演 麥兆輝與劉偉強,2002年)
第 6 周 – 《花樣年華》 (導演 王家衛,2000年)
 
課程目標
•    通過分析香港電影業的本地市場與國際舞臺之間的關係,培養您的批判和歷史思維能力;
•    在香港電影中不同的場景中尋找熟識的細節,從而拓展您對身份問題的了解;
•    通過分析香港電影業,讓您更了解全球化對社會的影響。

香港电影享誉全球。您与它的初次接触,是透过功夫巨星李小龙或成龙的作品,还是吴宇森式的英雄喋血电影?您最欣赏的香港电影人是张曼玉、周润发等影星,还是王家卫等导演?
无论您身在何处,对香港电影了解多少,我们都诚意邀请您加入这个探索之旅,思考港式生活和全球文化交织而成的香港电影如何成为国际流行文化和世界电影艺术发展的主导力量。
在本课程中,我们将探讨资本流动、人力、科技、 创意等元素如何在电影制作文化产业的形成过程中相得益彰,并促成跨国制作和跨文化营运。与此同时,我们亦会探索这些互动在香港电影中的人物塑造、情节发展和时空构造上所带来的曲折变化。
香港大学是香港的文化交滙点,我们邀请了电影界专业人士,如导演张婉婷和刘伟强、制片人岑建勋、电影节总监高思雅等专家,分享电影业的内幕故事。
在数周的课程里,您将会目睹功夫电影的动作编排, 电影技术的周密分析,研究香港演员晋身为国际巨星的过程,探索功夫电影令全球着迷的原因,及加深对性别、种族与移民等问题上比较性和批判性的思考方式。更重要的是,您将与各路专家一起认识香港对世界电影业所作出的贡献。

每周的电影清单:
第 1 周 – 成龙的任何电影(可选)
第 2 周 – 李小龙的任何电影(可选)——建议影片 1.《精武门》(导演 罗维,1972年); 2.《猛龙过江》(导演 罗伯特• 克洛斯,1973 年)
第 3 周 – 《秋天的童话》 (导演 张婉婷,1987年)
第 4 周 – 《喋血双雄》 (导演 吴宇森,1989年)
第 5 周 – 《无间道》 (导演 麦兆辉与刘伟强,2002年)
第 6 周 – 《花样年华》 (导演 王家卫,2000年)
 
课程目标

通过分析香港电影业的本地市场与国际舞台之间的关系,培养您的批判和历史思维能力;
•    在香港电影中不同的场景中寻找熟识的细节,从而拓展您对身份问题的了解;
•    通过分析香港电影业,让您更了解全球化对社会的影响。

Starts : 2017-09-06
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Literature UBCx

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have you started a novel only to run out of steam halfway through? Led by international best-selling authors and professors from The University of British Columbia’s world-renowned Creative Writing MFA program, this is part of a series of courses designed to take your novel from concept to completion.

Outlining is a crucial step in the novel writing process, one that fuels creativity and prepares the writer to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls. Through hands-on weekly exercises with a focus on craft and process, as well as insights from the real-world practices of accomplished authors, this course explores the core elements of fiction writing necessary to build an outline. You will learn the fundamentals of character development, world-building and the basics of storytelling architecture. You'll work intensively on your own creative project and hone your outline through feedback and discussion with fellow writers.

In the tradition of the UBC MFA program, this course draws on the work habits of established authors to help writers move quickly toward creating a blueprint for a successful draft. Whether you’re seeking literary fame or working on a project to share with family and friends, this course offers the tools and skills necessary to plan a novel others will be excited to read.

The course is recommended for professional and aspiring writers, writing groups, participants in NaNoWriMo, teachers and anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a novel.

Starts : 2017-09-04
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edX Free Closed [?] English CurtinX EdX Humanities Social Sciences

In this course you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.

Next, you’ll explore the ideology behind international aid programs and look at development from both Indigenous and African perspectives. You’ll uncover human rights abuses, environmental issues and challenges to colonialist development, all of which still have an effect to this day.

Finally, you’ll explore the role of international financial and trade institutions in global development.

This course is part of the Human Rights MicroMasters program.

If you take the verified certificate pathway for the three human rights courses you will qualify for the MicroMasters credential.

The MicroMasters credential is an achievement in itself, but if you want to study further, you can use it towards studying a Master of Human Rights at Curtin.

Starts : 2017-09-14
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities Law LouvainX

International law can be considered as the law of the international community, the law that governs relations between States. But it also relates to what international organizations do and, increasingly, it concerns individuals, corporations, NGO’s and other non-state actors.

As the world becomes more interdependent and more complex, and as new institutions are put in place to make international law more effective, international law has become an exciting, expanding field. Never before has it been so relied upon, used and developed. Despite their differences in size, power, culture, religion and ideologies, states rely on international law to cooperate and to coexist; they speak the language of international law and international law serves them as an important common language.

This law course will extensively rely on judgments and advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN).

Having acquired a basic knowledge of international law, you’ll find it easier to comprehend this subject in future international law sub-fields, like international human rights, international humanitarian law or international investment law.

This course will teach you what international law is, the role it plays in the world today, how it can be used. You will also gain knowledge to help you better discern legal arguments within the flow of international news and reports.

This course is part of the International Law MicroMasters Program that is designed to give learners a critical understanding of how international relations between States and individuals are dealt with, regarding the law.

Starts : 2017-09-19
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

¿Desea comprender el contexto histórico de las culturas medievales hispánicas que crearon documentos como forma de comunicación manuscrita? ¿Le interesa alcanzar unas competencias profesionales para leer y escribir tipos históricos de letra? ¿Cómo comprender y poner en práctica los fundamentos de la caligrafía histórica y las reglas de paleografía utilizando técnicas, materiales, herramientas originales, métodos y principios?

Este curso refleja un interés basado en los métodos colaborativos de aprendizaje que contextualizan las habilidades de lectura y escritura de los manuscritos medievales y modernos. Se inscribe dentro de los postulados de las humanidades digitales y busca la combinación de caligrafía y paleografía. Esta integración activa proporciona un conocimiento de calidad, superior a la mera reproducción aislada de letras o la mera transcripción paleográfica de los documentos. Se aprenderá caligrafía mientras se aprende paleografía y viceversa.

Ambas disciplinas se juntan en este curso de forma sinérgica para hacer de este curso una respuesta formativa adecuada al estudio de la cultura manuscrita medieval y moderna.

Este MOOC está especialmente orientado a profesionales de archivos y responsables de conservación y gestión de fondo antiguo dentro del patrimonio histórico documental. Estos expertos requieren un aprendizaje paleográfico esencial para poder alcanzar los objetivos de su trabajo con testimonios de la herencia cultural manuscrita.

El curso está también pensado para calígrafos profesionales y para estudiantes de grado y posgrado con interés activo por la cultura manuscrita hispana desde el siglo IX hasta el XVIII.

Starts : 2017-09-12
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edX Free Closed [?] Visual & Performing Arts English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

Conoce la obra inspiradora de los principales pintores europeos desde 1400 hasta 1800 aproximadamente, y descubre los problemas que encuentran su expresión en el arte de la pintura. En este amplio marco temporal se incluyen artistas de la importancia de Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer o Goya.

Los pintores durante este periodo estaban preocupados por ideas tales como la búsqueda de la belleza, los placeres y dolores asociados al amor, la demostración de poder y estatus, o la relación de hombres y mujeres con la divinidad y la naturaleza. En las pinturas del período cubierto en este curso se encuentran rastros de la aparición de la mentalidad moderna, así como información sobre cuestiones tales como los roles respectivos de los hombres y las mujeres en el mundo.

Este curso se centrará en imágenes de pinturas de los artistas que figuran en el programa del curso. Las discusiones que tendrán lugar en el "Foro del curso" nos permitirán abordar una gama más amplia de cuestiones.

Starts : 2017-09-21
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities IDBx Science Social Sciences

Descripción del curso

La evidencia científica documenta que los efectos de la adversidad durante la primera infancia perduran en el tiempo y tienen consecuencias sobre el aprendizaje, la trayectoria escolar, los comportamientos de riesgo, el empleo, la salud y otras variables claves para la acumulación de capital humano y el bienestar de las personas.

Este curso pretende fortalecer las capacidades de quienes diseñan, implementan y evalúan programas y políticas de desarrollo infantil, con énfasis en aspectos relacionados a la calidad.

Está comprobado que la calidad es indispensable para que los programas desarrollo infantil resulten en cambios en la trayectoria de desarrollo de los niños sostenibles en el tiempo.

En la última década los países de América Latina y el Caribe han demostrado un compromiso político y financiero para fortalecer las políticas de desarrollo infantil. Sin embargo, a pesar de estos esfuerzos, todavía existen retos significativos. Por ejemplo, hay muchos niños y familias de los estratos más pobres que no reciben servicios de desarrollo infantil. Además, se sabe que la calidad de estos servicios en la región es baja.

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