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Starts : 2017-09-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX MITx Social Sciences

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal.

This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics. We will cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization. We will illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from real world examples and frontier research. Finally, we will provide instruction for how to use the statistical package R and opportunities for students to perform self-directed empirical analyses.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to work with data and communicate data-driven findings effectively, but it is challenging. Students who are uncomfortable with basic calculus and algebra might struggle with the pace of the class.

Starts : 2017-02-28
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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Humanities Social Sciences TrinityX

Tell your story and show it with data. In this data visualization course, you will learn how to design interactive charts and customized maps for your website.

We’ll begin with easy-to-learn tools, then gradually work our way up to editing open-source code templates with GitHub. Together, we’ll follow step-by-step tutorials with video screencasts, and share our work for feedback on the web. Real-world examples are drawn from Trinity College students working with community organizations in the City of Hartford, Connecticut.

This course is ideal for non-profit organizations, small business owners, local governments, journalists, academics, or anyone who wants to tell their story and show the data.

This introductory course in data visualization begins with the basics. No prior experience is required.

Starts : 2017-08-16
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX Humanities LouvainX Social Sciences

Comment les humains s’organisent-ils en sociétés ? Qu’appelle-t-on « familles » et comment se constituent-elles ? Quel regard et quels types d’analyse l’anthropologie propose-t-elle sur les systèmes de parenté, symboliques, politiques, religieux ?

L’anthropologie prospective nous aide à comprendre et à anticiper les phénomènes qui transforment nos modes de vie contemporains. Elle pose un regard transversal sur les actions, les pratiques et les dires des personnes avec lesquelles travaillent les chercheurs.

« Entrer en anthropologie », c’est accepter de changer son regard sur le monde et de se décentrer par rapport à ses habitudes. Si vous désirez comprendre un peu mieux le monde et ses changements contemporains, suivez ces chercheurs sur leur terrain et expérimentez d’autres repères culturels.

Durant ces quelques heures, vous serez amenés à débattre avec des professeurs et des étudiants autour de questions sur la famille, les migrations, les mondes virtuels ou encore les mondes des invisibles. Vous apprendrez les bases de l'approche anthropologique et ce qu'elle peut vous apporter en termes de réflexion sur votre propre société, sur votre vie et votre quotidienneté. Ce cours vous donne l’opportunité de comparer vos expériences et d’échanger vos points de vue avec des personnes d’autres horizons.

Les six semaines de cours aborderont une série de thématiques illustrées par des exemples concrets de modes d’existence divers et disséminés sur le globe. Des enseignants plongés au cœur des pratiques sociales et des enjeux politiques et économiques les plus variés partageront avec vous leur expérience après des années d'immersion sur les terrains de recherche qui les passionnent.

Si vous êtes curieux de tout et que comprendre votre propre société mais aussi des sociétés méconnues vous intéresse, ce cours s'adresse à vous !

How do human beings organize themselves in societies? What do we call “families” and how do they form? What type of analysis does anthropology propose about parenthood, and symbolic, political and religious systems?

Prospective anthropology helps us to understand and anticipate phenomena that transform our ways of life today. It gives a cross-cutting look at the actions, practices, and words of those people with whom anthropological researchers work.

To understand anthropology is to accept changing your view of the world, and to shift your perpsective of your own habits. If you want to understand the world and its contemporary changes more deeply, follow these researchers in their field, and experiment with other cultural references.

In this course, you will debate with professors and students about family, migrations, virtual worlds, and the world of « invisibles. » You will learn the basis of the anthropological approach and what it can bring you as a reflection tool about your own society and your everyday life. This course gives you the opportunity to compare your experiences and to exchange points of view with people from all around the world.

Professors immersed in the heart of various social practices, political and economic issues will share their experiences with you after years of research in fields that they are passionate about.

If you are curious about everything, and if you are interested in understanding your own society but also unknown societies, this course is for you!

Starts : 2017-07-03
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edX Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law English EdX History LouvainX Social Sciences

Le politique nous concerne tous : chaque jour, des décisions publiques sont adoptées qui impactent notre quotidien. Dans quel contexte ces décisions sont-elles adoptées ? Au 21ème siècle, de nombreux paradoxes brouillent la vision que nous pouvons en avoir. Qu’est-ce que le pouvoir dans la société actuelle ? Quels acteurs en détiennent ? L’État demeure-t-il un acteur politique majeur s’il est concurrencé par des organisations internationales et régionales ? Comment la démocratie prônée par la communauté internationale se différencie-t-elle des régimes autoritaires voire totalitaires ? Quelle est la place des idéologies dans le monde actuel ? Le cours vise à comprendre et à expliquer des phénomènes politiques à partir d’une posture d’analyse critique.

Politics impact all of us: everyday political decisions impact many areas of our lives. In which context are these decisions made? In the 21st century, many paradoxes blur our vision of these decisions. What is power in a multi-level society? Does the state remain the main political actor, if it is in competition with international and regional organizations? Can democracy – pushed forward by the international community – coexist with authoritarian, or even totalitarian, regimes? What is the role of ideologies in contemporary politics? The course aims at understanding and explaining political phenomena from a critical standpoint. 

Starts : 2014-10-06
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Spanish Social Sciences

¿Qué son las políticas públicas? Son la plasmación más concreta de la política. Lo que los gobiernos hacen, y dejan de hacer, para hacer frente a los problemas colectivos. Este curso trata sobre cómo se decide qué problemas abordar y qué soluciones adoptar. Un proceso primordialmente político y social que suele escapar al análisis puramente racional.

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 : 2013-10-05
32 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Humanities

Gain an understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy. It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.

Starts : 2017-03-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX History MichiganX Social Sciences

This event is part of Michigan’s Teach-Out Series which provides just-in-time community learning opportunities for participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community, including faculty experts.

How does history help us understand today’s political climate?

Political systems in many countries around the world have shifted from more democratic to more authoritarian tendencies. A deeper understanding and knowledge of this past can inform how we understand contemporary political changes.

This Teach-Out will bring together expert knowledge about democracies and the processes that erode democratic decision-making and structures. By examining historical and comparative patterns, learners will gain a better understanding of contemporary politics.​

Guest contributors include:

Sheri Berman (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Juan Cole (University of Michigan)

Fatma Müge Göçek (University of Michigan)

Pauline Jones (University of Michigan)

Robert Kaufman (Rutgers University)

Maria Carmen Lemos (University of Michigan)

Maria Victoria Murillo (Columbia University)

Brian Porter-Szucs (University of Michigan)

Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This overview course is designed to show new students how to take a course on You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English Economics & Finance EdX Environmental Studies IDBx Social Sciences

América Latina y el Caribe están viviendo un rápido proceso de urbanización que conlleva desafíos y oportunidades para el desarrollo integral de la región.

¿Cómo se puede manejar la expansión urbana y planear de manera efectiva? ¿Cómo se puede asegurar vivienda digna para la creciente población? ¿Qué hacer con los barrios informales que tipifican las ciudades en desarrollo? ¿Cómo se puede valorizar el patrimonio urbano y revitalizar los centros históricos?

Con este curso se aprenderán las herramientas necesarias y el conocimiento especializado que permiten enfrentar los desafíos que la región tiene para asegurar un desarrollo efectivo y sustentable de sus ciudades, mitigar los riesgos sociales, económicos y de infraestructura que esta expansión conlleva y formular planes de largo plazo que se traduzcan en un desarrollo urbano equitativo y bien estructurado.

Este MOOC está orientado a funcionarios públicos de América Latina y el Caribe que trabajen o estén involucrados en el ámbito de desarrollo urbano y vivienda. Asimismo, se desarrolló teniendo en mente a los actores que, a través del estudio o su labor cotidiana, estén teniendo un mayor acercamiento a esta temática y sus derivadas.

Los contenidos y materiales de este MOOC se basan en recursos teóricos, lecciones aprendidas, casos reales y actividades prácticas que permiten al participante comprender el contexto urbano de América Latina y el Caribe, junto con sus oportunidades y fortalezas. Por el mismo lado, se hace un esfuerzo por conectar a los participantes y sus experiencias, para dialogar y trabajar en soluciones conjuntas a los problemas generales y particulares que enfrenta la Región y sus ciudades.

Si tienes alguna pregunta, escríbenos a

La preparación de este curso fue financiada por el Programa Especial para el Desarrollo Institucional (SPID) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Mayor información en la página web del SPID.

Starts : 2016-01-04
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Social Sciences Statistics and Data Analysis

Learn about descriptive statistics, and how they are used and misused in the social and behavioral sciences. Learn how to critically evaluate the use of descriptive statistics in published research and how to generate descriptive statistics yourself, using freely available statistical software.

Starts : 2017-02-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Design Education & Teacher Training EdX MITx Social Sciences

To be effective, educational technologies must be designed based on what we know about how people learn. Through interviews with experts in the field, this course explores educational technologies, outlines the theories that influence their development, and examines their use.

Participants will both give and receive feedback from others in the class forums as part of this course. To synthesize main ideas, participants will work towards creating a pitch for a new educational technology.

In Unit 1, we will talk about the history of educational technologies and how these technologies have influenced how we learn.

In Unit 2, we will explore what it means to learn something and different approaches to deepen learning.

In Unit 3, we will focus on active learning and take a closer look at simulations that can foster learning.

Unit 4 introduces the idea of collaborative learning and considers communities of practice.

Unit 5 provides an overview of different types of assessment and delves into how technology is changing the field of assessment.

Unit 6 is all about design-based research, a methodology for research and design of educational innovations.

Starts : 2015-02-16
25 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Business English Business & Management Education Health & Society Information Social Sciences Tech & Design

This course provides an overview of the Design Thinking process and tools used for business innovation.

Starts : 2017-09-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX MITx Social Sciences

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal

A randomized evaluation, also known as a randomized controlled trial (RCT), field experiment or field trial, is a type of impact evaluation that uses random assignment to allocate resources, run programs, or apply policies as part of the study design.

This course will provide step-by-step training on how to design and conduct an RCT. You will learn about why and when to conduct RCTs and the key components of a well-designed RCT.

In addition, this course will provide insights on how to implement your RCT in the field, including questionnaire design, piloting, quality control, data collection and management. The course will also go over common practices to ensure research transparency.

No previous economics or statistics background is required. However, economic and statistics concepts and vocabulary will be used and some familiarity is advised.

Starts : 2015-02-24
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Coursera Free Closed [?] French Business & Management Economics & Finance Humanities Social Sciences

Ce cours est conçu pour accompagner toutes les personnes qui veulent avoir un impact positif dans la société, mais qui ne savent pas comment agir. Quel que soit votre âge ou votre formation académique, ce cours vous aidera à trouver la voie qui vous correspond pour faire bouger les lignes ! Vous apprendrez comment passer de l’envie à l’idée, et de l’idée à l’action.

Starts : 2017-02-13
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX JaverianaX Social Sciences

¿Alguna vez ha vivido un conflicto intercultural?, ¿Le gustaría aportar a la transformación social de los conflictos en su territorio? ¡El diálogo intercultural es la respuesta!

Este MOOC abordará diferentes conceptos teórico-prácticos, herramientas metodológicas y experiencias sobre la diversidad cultural, multiculturalidad, interculturalidad, conflictos territoriales y gestión de conflictos.

Se dará a conocer una historia animada, se propondrán reflexiones sobre su propio territorio a través de herramientas prácticas, gracias a las cuales estará en la capacidad de aportar a la gestión de conflictos en tu territorio.

Para tomar este curso sólo necesita estar dispuesto a escuchar e interactuar, a tejer con nosotros conocimientos pertinentes para la transformación social y construcción de paz.

Este curso cuenta con el apoyo de la Oficina Regional UNESCO en Montevideo en el marco de la celebración del Decenio Internacional de acercamiento de Culturas (2013-2022), aportando al fortalecimiento de las competencias interculturales, y promoviendo el diálogo, la diversidad, el pluralismo, y el entendimiento mutuo.

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Udemy $10 Closed [?] Social Sciences

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Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety MichiganX Social Sciences

In this social sciences course, you will develop a framework for:

  • Engaging diversity and differences in social work practice.
  • Advancing human rights and social and economic justice.

We will explore the knowledge base that underlies skills needed to work towards justice. You will learn about types and sources of power, multiple social locations, social constructions, social processes, social identities, conflicts, and how all these interact.

You will develop skills in critical contextual thinking and analyses, and in praxis, learn to use knowledge and theory to recognize and critique underlying assumptions and paradigms and inform working for change.

You will learn how multiple kinds of boundaries are especially important—across groups, between organizations and system levels, and within and between people, related to intersecting social locations.

You will actively explore how societal power and diversity characterize and shape the human experience, and are critical to the formation of social structures, cultural understandings, group and organizational processes, and identities. You will learn how the dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including: age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

You will learn how current experiences of privilege and oppression are shaped by historical forces, societal structures, social constructions, groups, interpersonal processes and human understandings. This includes an understanding of the institutional, organizational, policy, and socio-cultural arrangements that contribute to privilege and oppression. Additionally, this course will explore formulations of human rights, including positive rights, and negative conditions that need to be eradicated.

You will also study how social justice and injustice occur in organizations, institutions, and society, relevant theories that can inform work for justice (e.g., critical race theory, and components of many theories), and how mechanisms of oppression and privilege work (e.g., marginalization, exploitation, violence, cultural hegemony, and powerlessness).

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Starts : 2015-07-21
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture Communication EdX Social Sciences UC3Mx

Los vídeos serán en español o inglés. Se ofrecerán subtítulos en ambos idiomas. Las actividades se realizarán en ambos idiomas.

*Videos will be in English or Spanish. Transcripts in both languages will be provided. The assessments will be in both languages.

Este curso presenta las nuevas tendencias y formatos del documental audiovisual contemporáneo, prestando especial atención a las prácticas más innovadoras en un contexto interactivo, transmedia y multiplataforma. Incluye una aproximación a los géneros y autores fundamentales, y  cuenta con la participación de profesionales del sector, documentalistas y académicos.

A través de vídeos, infografías, animaciones y timelines y un amplio repertorio de recursos y materiales complementarios, se busca ofrecer al  alumno claves creativas y eficaces en el momento actual.

Este MOOC consta de los siguientes módulos:

  • El documental está de moda.
  • Flashback: Introducción a la historia del documental.
  • Documental web: Reinvención del documental en Internet.
  • Ciberactivismo y documental político en el ecosistema viral.
  • F for Fake o falso documental a ritmo de social networking.
  • Documental de divulgación: Naturaleza, cultura, historia, ciencia.
  • Documental de creación en tiempos de crowdfunding.
  • Brand-Documental: Nuevas estrategias publicitarias.

This course features new trends and formats in contemporary documentary film with a focus on innovative works in an interactive and multi-platform environment. It includes an overview of essential authors and genres, as well as the contribution of national and international scholars, professionals of the field and documentary makers.

The learning experience is enhanced with videos, slideshows, infographics and timelines, to provide the learner with an interactive, reflective and entertaining experience.

This MOOC is divided into the following segments:

  • Documentary film is in vogue.
  • Flashback: Introduction to documentary film history.
  • Web documentary: Reinventing documentary film on the Internet.
  • Cyberactivism and political documentary in a viral ecosystem.
  • F for Fake or false documentary moving to the rhythm of social networking.
  • News and thematic documentary: Nature, culture, history, science.
  • Creative documentary film in times of crowdfunding.
  • Brand-Documentary: New strategies in advertising.


Starts : 2016-05-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

Oddly enough, the contribution of behavioral science to helping people deal with dog behavioral problems and train dogs has only been modest. In this course, we will explore modern approaches to dog behavioral problems and training that incorporate the latest findings from behavioral science.

We will cover the use of behavioral functional analysis to:

  • uncover the causes of undesired behavior
  • explore just what it is about humans that dogs find reinforcing
  • critically evaluate different approaches to dog training
  • survey the use of temperament tests to assess the suitability of dogs for different roles

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries.

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (7 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (7.5 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 5.375 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (6.125 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (6.5 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.0 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (3.5 CEUs).