Courses tagged with "Humanities" (545)

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Starts : 2015-10-05
276 votes
Coursera Free Popular Closed [?] Business English Economics & Finance Humanities

In this class, you will learn how to think with models and use them to make sense of the complex world around us.

Starts : 2015-09-12
102 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Arts Humanities

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult."

Starts : 2012-07-23
96 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Audio Film Humanities Music

Learn the ideas and vocabulary for listening to world music, and examine the music of several world music cultures and how they have entered into mainstream popular culture.

Starts : 2015-04-27
95 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities

This course will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations.

Starts : 2015-10-05
97 votes
Coursera Free English & Literature English Humanities

We understand the world — and our selves — through stories. Then some of those hopes and fears become the world.

Starts : 2013-09-16
290 votes
Coursera Free Popular Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities

This course will examine the ways in which the world has grown more integrated yet more divided over the past 700 years.

Starts : 2015-08-24
103 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities Teacher Professional Development

Reasoning is important.  This course will teach you how to do it well.  You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.

Starts : 2013-02-25
103 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Education English Humanities

This course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how this knowledge can inform education to the benefit of all students.

Starts : 2015-07-06
105 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Philosophy, Religion, & Theology English Humanities Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy

This course will introduce you to some of the most important areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each week a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise.

Starts : 2014-03-11
107 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Business English Brain and Cognitive Sciences Business & Management Economics & Finance Health & Society Humanities Introduction to Psychology

Behavioral economics couples scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates financial decisions. In A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, you will learn about some of the many ways in which we behave in less than rational ways, and how we might overcome our shortcomings. You’ll also learn about cases where our irrationalities work in our favor, and how we can harness these human tendencies to make better decisions.

Starts : 2014-01-14
122 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities

This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. It begins with the revolutions of the late 1700s, tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s, and analyzes the cataclysms of last century, concluding with the new phase of world history we are experiencing today.

Starts : 2013-03-04
99 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences Humanities

An investigation of the nature and limits of self-knowledge from the viewpoints of philosophy, psychoanalysis, experimental psychology, neuroscience, aesthetics, and Buddhism.

Starts : 2012-09-24
89 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Humanities

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.

Starts : 2013-02-25
106 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Humanities

Learn about women’s roles in the U.S. civil rights struggles of the 1890s to the 1990s.

Starts : 2014-01-27
108 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?

Starts : 2015-08-31
109 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Business English Economics & Finance Energy & Earth Sciences Humanities

This course develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, political, economic and scientific perspectives on climate change.

Starts : 2013-09-01
99 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Humanities

This is a survey of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities, we will consider broader issues such as political and cultural values and methods of historical interpretation.

Starts : 2014-01-13
101 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Humanities

The course will examine the psychological thought of the modern mystical traditions in Europe. We shall focus on two topics with wider cultural implications – the soul and the heart.

Starts : 2014-02-11
111 votes
Coursera Free Public Affairs & Law English Humanities Law

What does it mean for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen? Through a background of historical and policy perspectives, this course will examine U.S. law governing how citizenship is acquired, the constitutional and international law foundations underlying immigration regulation, the role of the federal government in regulating immigration, and immigration law reform.

Starts : 2015-02-02
110 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Audio Film Humanities Music

This Film History course explores how fundamental changes in film technology affected popular Hollywood storytelling. We will consider the transition to sound, and the introduction of color. This online educational experience is not equivalent to a college course.