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Starts : 2016-09-13
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This psychology course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It begins by asking “What is Psychology?” and provides some concrete answers to that question. Next, it covers the history of psychology and provides a look at the state of psychology today.

This course will provide you with research-based study tips — to help you in this course and in the future. You will learn the methods a psychologist uses in their research. From experimental design to coverage of some basic statistics — by the end of this course you will have a comprehensive appreciation for the methods of psychology.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

This is the first in our six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior 

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

Starts : 2016-10-11
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This psychology course will show you how the brain works. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, genetics and evolutionary psychology. We will also cover the visual system and other sensory systems. The course concludes with coverage of the variety of states of consciousness.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam.

This is the second in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior 

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

Starts : 2016-11-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

In this psychology course, you will learn about the mind and the psychology of learning, including coverage of classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning. We will look at the psychology and neuroscience of cognition — including memory, thinking and reasoning. The course will conclude with the coverage of language.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam.

This is the third in our six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior 

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

Starts : 2017-01-03
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This psychology course is all about how behavior works. You will learn the theories of motivation, hunger, eating, the obesity epidemic, and sexual behavior. We will also examine theories of emotion and observe how developmental psychologists study phenomena across a lifespan.

We will explore cognitive development, the history of intelligence and testing, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness. The course concludes with in-depth coverage of the fields of personality psychology and social psychology.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam.

This is the fourth in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior 

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

Starts : 2017-02-07
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This psychology course is all about the relationship between health and behavior. We will examine stress as a concept and learn about its relation to health and psychological adjustment. We will discuss abnormal behavior and how psychologists assess it as well as a wide range of psychological disorders and approaches to their treatment.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

This is the fifth in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence that is designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology?

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

 

Starts : 2017-03-07
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This course will help you prepare for and improve your performance on the AP® Psychology exam. It includes a review of evidence-based study strategies, an overview of the structure of the AP® Psychology exam, and many strategies for how to do well on the AP® Psychology exam.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions.

This is the sixth in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology?

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior

Starts : 2017-06-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Medicine Science UBCx

The success of your research depends on the quality of the biospecimens you use. This biology and life sciences course will provide you with the essential knowledge you need for collecting, storing, identifying, and using high quality human biospecimens in your research program. You’ll improve the quality of your research, and increase your chances of being published in high impact journals. Get ahead of the competition and open doors to opportunities in leading biomedical research laboratories or biobanks.

Over 6 weeks professionals with extensive experience in biobanking, from the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Cancer Agency, will teach you the international best practices for biobanking and research involving human biospecimens based on National Cancer Institute (NCI) and International Society of Biological Environmental Repositories (ISBER) standards.

Starts : 2016-09-06
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics UBCx

This course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to early (pre-221 BCE) Chinese thought, its contemporary implications, and the role of religion in human well-being. Important themes to be discussed include the ideal of wu-wei or “effortless action,” the paradox of how one can consciously try not to try, mindfulness techniques and self-cultivation, models of the self and society, rationality versus emotions, trust and human cooperation, and the structure and impact of different spiritual and political ideals.

This period of Chinese history witnessed the formation of all of the major indigenous schools of Chinese thought (Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism and Legalism), which in turn had an impact on the development of East Asian cultural history that is still felt today. We will also explore parallels with Western philosophical and religious traditions, the relevance of early Chinese thought for contemporary debates in ethics, moral education, and political philosophy, and the manner in which early Chinese models of the self anticipate recent developments in the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

This course provides a full university semester’s worth of material broken into two parts. Each part of the course will last 5 weeks, with a week-long break in between. For each part, there will be four weeks worth of new material. The fifth week will be reserved for review and completion of the final exam.

Part 1 introduces the basic philosophical, religious and scientific concepts that will be drawn upon throughout the course, and then goes on to cover early Shang and Zhou religious thought, the Analects of Confucius, the Daodejing (a Daoist text attributed to Laozi), the utilitarian thinker Mozi, the newly discovered and very exciting Guodian texts, and the momentous philosophical changes that occurred in the mid Warring States period.

See also: Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science - Part 2

Starts : 2016-10-25
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics UBCx

This course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to early (pre-221 BCE) Chinese thought, its contemporary implications, and the role of religion in human well-being. Important themes to be discussed include the ideal of wu-wei or “effortless action,” the paradox of how one can consciously try not to try, mindfulness techniques and self-cultivation, models of the self and society, rationality versus emotions, trust and human cooperation, and the structure and impact of different spiritual and political ideals.

This period of Chinese history witnessed the formation of all of the major indigenous schools of Chinese thought (Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism and Legalism), which in turn had an impact on the development of East Asian cultural history that is still felt today. We will also explore parallels with Western philosophical and religious traditions, the relevance of early Chinese thought for contemporary debates in ethics, moral education, and political philosophy, and the manner in which early Chinese models of the self anticipate recent developments in the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

This course provides a full university semester’s worth of material broken into two parts. Each part of the course will last five weeks with a week-long break in between. For each part, there will be four weeks worth of new material. The fifth week will be reserved for review and completion of the final exam.

Part 2 builds upon Part 1 by exploring late Warring States thinkers such as the Confucian Mencius, the Daoist Zhuangzi, and the return to externalism in the form of Xunzi—who believed Mencius betrayed the original Confucian vision—and his former student Hanfeizi, a “Legalist” thinker who helped lay the foundations for the autocratic system that unified the Warring States into China’s first empire. We will conclude with some reflections on what it means to study religious thought, and the thought of other cultures, in a modern, globalized world. Part 2 can be taken as a stand-alone course, but will be more comprehensible and rewarding with the background provided in Part 1.

See also: Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science - Part 1

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Environmental Studies Science UBCx

Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation. 

Climate Change: The Science is an introduction to climate science basics. We’ll discuss flows of energy and carbon in Earth’s climate system, how climate models work, climate history, and future forecasts.

This course will give you the knowledge you need, and practice communicating about climate change. You’ll meet people from around the world with a huge range of local and regional climate change issues. Join us, learn the science, and share your own stories.

Starts : 2016-01-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX UBCx

Learn practical research tools and how to leverage them to obtain customer understanding and insight. Learning will center on emerging areas of market research such as ethnography where customers are observed in their “home environments”, and where deep insights in their consumption behaviors can be developed. Unlike conventional survey or quantitative research, qualitative approaches provide insight into why customers make the decisions they do.

Qualitative research methods can help to uncover unmet wants and needs that customers sometimes cannot express in a traditional survey approach. This can be very useful in the early stages of innovation development where organizations are often dealing with “unknown unknowns.”

Participants will be taken through a systematic approach to designing different types of qualitative research that can help to uncover deep customer insights. After completing the course you will be able to effectively leverage these methods to facilitate success in early stages of the innovation process of an organization.

You will earn a professional certificate from the University of British Columbia and edX upon successful completion of this course. Certificates can be uploaded directly to your LinkedIn profile.

Starts : 2017-05-24
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edX Free Closed [?] English Architecture EdX Environmental Studies UBCx

Too often modern cities and suburbs are disorganized places where most new development makes daily life less pleasant, creates more traffic congestion, and contributes to climate change. This trend has to change; and our course is going to show you how.

Ecodesign means integrating planning, urban design and the conservation of natural systems to produce a sustainable built and natural environment. Ecodesign can be implemented through normal business practices and the kinds of capital programs and regulations already in use in most communities. We will show you how ecodesign has already been used for exceptional projects in many cities and suburbs—from Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm to False Creek North in Vancouver to Battery Park City in Manhattan, as well as many smaller-scale examples that can be adopted in any community. Cities and suburbs built according to ecodesign principles can and should become normal, instead of just a few special examples, transforming urban development into desirable, lower-carbon, compact and walkable communities and business centers.

As this course describes specific solutions to the vexing urban challenges we all face, course participants can see how these ideas might be applied in their own area. Participants will learn the conceptual framework of ecodesign, see many real, successful examples, and come to understand the tools, processes, and techniques for policy development and implementation.

Ecodesign thinking is relevant to anyone who has a part in shaping or influencing the future of cities and suburbs – citizens, students, designers, public officials, and politicians. At the conclusion of the course participants will have the tools and strategies necessary to advocate policies and projects for a neighbourhood or urban district using the ecodesign framework.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Communication EdX Social Sciences UBCx

Family businesses are the most common type of enterprise in the world and perhaps the most complex. This business and management course will introduce you to the unique skills and knowledge needed to manage and sustain healthy family enterprises. Core topics include strategy, leadership, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship and communication.

From global firms like Nike, Heineken, Hermes, IKEA, Bharti Airtel, Toyota, Lee Kum Kee, and Hershey, to small local establishments, family firms drive economies and employment around the globe. This course is designed for anyone whose work intersects a family business – whether you are an entrepreneur, an owner, an employee, a family member or an advisor to family business.

Join two world-renowned experts who consult to 150+ families around the globe and acquire new skills and knowledge critical to longevity and success within family enterprises.

Made possible with the generous support of Bank of Montreal

Starts : 2015-01-06
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Environmental Studies Science Social Sciences UBCx

This interdisciplinary course explores the complex interactions between poverty, rural livelihoods, and forest resources in developing countries.  We will consider some of the dynamics that occur when impoverished people use forests in their daily lives. We will talk about the role of forests for medicines and wild foods, as sources of fuelwood and charcoal for energy, and other pressing topics that confront sustainable forest management such as the impacts of human health and diseases on forests. The course consists of modules on forests and livelihoods in developing countries, agroforestry, human health in forested environments, protected areas and their sustainability, small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs), and  community forestry. Three cross-cutting themes (gender, tenure and forest rights, and climate change) will span all of the modules.

This course will engage you in developing a deeper understanding of the fundamental importance of forest resources in the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries. Participants from tropical and developing countries may have lived much of what we will talk about in this course, and your experiences will deepen our understanding of the course material. Participants not from a developing country will gain a much better appreciation for the multitude of ways that people in developing countries use forest resources. Weekly videos will be complemented by readings, quizzes, and links to online resources to help you explore current scholarship in this domain. A discussion forum will enable you to delve more deeply into these issues with other participants and the course staff. The themes covered in this MOOC are important to anyone working in international forestry.

Starts : 2017-06-20
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

As your program requirements get more complex, you will find that simple additions to the design method make it easy to write well-structured and well-tested code that is easy to maintain.

By learning how to capture common data and control structures using abstraction, your programs will get shorter and better tested.

Building on the core methods from How to Code: Simple Data, this programming course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters program, quickly expands to cover more complex programs on more complex data. Towards the end of the course, you will design programs that even experienced developers would find challenging.

You will also learn how to design search programs. You will design a program to solve Sudoku puzzles, and will be able to design many other puzzle solvers as well.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.

 


Learner Testimonial

"It's a great course and maybe one of the most important topics to master if you're a programmer (any level). This course will teach you how to design better, cleaner and faster programs." 
- Previous Student

Starts : 2017-04-25
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

This programming course takes a unique approach, as it focuses on learning a systematic programming method rather than a programming language. This practical approach will help you channel your creativity so that you can program well in any language.

This course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters Program, presents a core design method with a focus on numbers, strings, images and lists.

You will learn techniques to:

  • Develop program requirements
  • Produce programs with consistent structure that are easy to modify later
  • Make your programs more reliable by building tests as an integral part of the programming process.

This course concludes with the design of a simple interactive game.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.

 


Learner Testimonial

"I have taken and completed tens of MOOCs on programming and computer science, I have even been and I am currently a TA in some of these courses. Among them are a few that deserve without hesitation the highest rate. But if I had to choose only one at the top of them it would be these two courses on systematic program design." - edX Learner

Starts : 2016-03-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

This short series of programming courses are unique in focusing on learning a systematic programming method rather than a programming language. This practical approach will help you channel your creativity so that you can program well in any language.

SPD1 presents the core design method with a focus on simple data. You will learn techniques that help you develop your program requirements; how to produce programs with consistent structure that are easy to modify later; and how to make your programs more reliable by building tests as an integral part of the programming process. This part concludes with the design of simple interactive program. The final project is an interactive game.

This course is part of the How to Code - Systematic Program Design XSeries Program

Starts : 2016-03-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

Building on the core method from SPD1, this course quickly expands to cover more complex programs. You will design animations and games in which a number of objects move around the screen. You will also design programs that operate on family trees and other hierarchical structures.

But even as your programs get more complex, you will find that the design method makes them easy to write; and that the resulting code is well-structured, well-tested and easy to maintain.

This course is part of the How to Code - Systematic Program Design XSeries Program

Starts : 2016-03-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

In part 3 of the How to Code – Systematic Program Design series, you will design programs that even experienced developers would find challenging. The design method you have been learning since How To Code - Systematic Program Design Part 1 will really deliver here, because you will be able to crank out these programs with relative ease.

By learning how to capture common data and control structures using abstraction, your programs will get shorter and better tested.

In this part of the course we will learn how to design search programs. You will design a program to solve Sudoku puzzles, and will be able to design many other puzzle solvers as well.

This course is part of the How to Code - Systematic Program Design XSeries Program

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.

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