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Starts : 2015-06-02
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX Health & Safety Humanities Social Sciences UWashingtonX

Everyone experiences adversity and stress at some level, whether it’s the pressure to perform in school or work, relationship problems, financial difficulties, or simply the number of tasks to do in a short period of time. All stress isn’t bad, but chronic stress can take its toll on our minds, bodies, and behavior. Research has shown that people can learn and use specific resilience skills (such as optimistic thinking, relaxation strategies, choosing one’s attention) and positive routines (good sleep, scheduling in fun, and so on) in order to better manage stress, bounce back quicker after a setback, be more effective in their academic and vocational pursuits, develop stronger relationships with others, be physically and mentally healthy, and be satisfied with their lives overall. In short, resilience is ordinary magic and can be learned. It does not necessarily mean that you have to be born resilient or get lucky in life.

The purpose of this course is to teach individuals the science behind becoming a resilient person. Stated simply, resilience is the ability to survive and thrive. Resiliency is not only about your ability to positively adapt in the face of adverse or challenging circumstances (that is, survive), but it is also about learning the positive skills, strategies and routines that enable you to live a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life (in other words, thrive). This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself in order to effectively manage life stressors and do what matters most in life. 

By the end of this course, you will have learned about the knowledge and skills that you can apply in your life now and in the future to be a resilient person.

Course goal:

The goal for this course is to give you permission to take care of yourself and empower you to be a resilient person. A resilient person is someone who:

  • purposely strives to be as mentally and psychically healthy as possible,
  • possesses the confidence to effectively cope with and manage stressful situations,
  • is compassionate towards self and others,
  • demonstrates grit or perseverance even in the face of adversity, and
  • focuses on the positive and fulfilling aspects of life.

Course supporting objectives: When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe why ‘functioning from the inside out’ is critical to becoming a resilient, effective person
    • Explain the benefits of resilience and how the specific skills translate into optimizing social-emotional wellbeing and doing what matters most in life
  • Directly practice a variety of resilience skills in different aspects of your life, including but not limited to:
    • Mindfulness practices
    • Strategies to manage intense emotions
    • Activities that induce positive emotions
    • Clarifying important personal values (that is, what matters most) and committing to behaving consistent with them
    • Making health lifestyle choices that are cheap and readily available, yet promote well-being
  • Describe why ‘practicing’ and integrating resilience skills into one’s life is critical to making them a habit and becoming a resilient person
  • Develop a resilience plan that serves as a roadmap for your future

Starts : 2017-09-10
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

Technologies are always being defeated.

If you own an information asset that’s valuable enough to the right adversary, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a breach. Today’s technologies attempt to keep adversaries out, but the sad fact is they will inevitably be defeated. This means a successful cybersecurity professional needs to have an expanded arsenal in their toolkit that extends far beyond technical proficiency.

Cybersecurity professionals need to be agile, multifunctional, flexible, and dynamic given how quickly things can change. They need to be able to adapt to change and problem solve quickly, have diverse knowledge to perform many activities, respond to new threats and shift priorities to meet the challenge of the day.

The purpose of this course is to give learners insight into these type of characteristics and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs and to provide a realistic outlook on what they really need to add to their “toolkits” – a set of skills that is constantly evolving, not all technical, but fundamentally rooted in problem-solving.

Students will learn from thought leaders from both the academic and practitioner communities.

Starts : 2014-11-18
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edX Free Closed [?] Engineering English EdX UWashingtonX

*Note - This is an Archived course*

This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course.


Composites are used in many industries today to enable high-performance products at economic advantage. These industries range from space to sports and include manufactured products for aircraft, transportation, energy, construction, sports, marine, and medical use. There are many material, economic and aesthetic advantages to using composites, but a solid knowledge of the physical properties, including the mechanics, tooling, design, inspection & repair, and manufacturing options is required for working in this medium as they are intrinsically linked.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of composite materials for high performance structures from the point of view of Aerospace engineering design, manufacturing, and repair. It is designed to address critical areas of composite technologies that focus on materials, manufacturing, mechanics, design, inspection, and repair.  In this course students will learn how composite materials achieve properties of strength, weight ratios and durability that surpass aluminum in aircraft design.  For these high performance applications engineers typically rely on laminated structures, which are built up from many varying layers of ply-materials. Using this process the mechanical properties of the composite part can be tailored to specific applications resulting in significant weight and cost savings. Tailoring specific properties and designing innovative laminate structures highlights the multidisciplinary nature of this industry and how it touches the expertise of many disciplines including engineers, mechanics, and inspection specialists.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify the unique characteristics of composites and understand how advanced composite structures are designed, manufactured and maintained.

 

Who Can Take This Course?

Unfortunately, learners from Iran, Sudan, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine will not be able to register for this course at the present time. While edX has received a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer courses to learners from Iran, Sudan and Cuba, our license does not cover this course. Separately, EdX has applied for a license to offer courses to learners in the Crimea region of Ukraine, but we are awaiting a determination from OFAC on that application. We are deeply sorry the U.S. government has determined that we have to block these learners, and we are working diligently to rectify this situation as soon as possible.

Starts : 2017-10-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

In this course, you will focus on the pathways to cybersecurity career success. You will determine your own incoming skills, talent, and deep interests to apply toward a meaningful and informed exploration of 32 Digital Pathways of Cybersecurity.

You will complete a self-assessment comprised of elements needed to determine essential next steps on your career path.

Starts : 2017-07-12
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company’s employees as well as its customers depend upon.

This course delves into the role that the CISO plays in cybersecurity operations.

Throughout the lessons, learners will explore answers to the following questions: How does cybersecurity work across industries? What is the professionals' point of view? How do we keep information secure?

Coursework will fully explore the CISO’s view from the top, as well as the position’s toolkit, which includes policy, procedures and practices, technologies, awareness training, and audit. It will also dive into the approaches taken in private industry, government, academia, and the military.

Starts : 2014-05-06
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edX Free Closed [?] Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication

This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.

Starts : 2015-06-08
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX Philosophy & Ethics UWashingtonX

This globalization course  focuses on the ways market-led macro-economic reforms associated with globalization (such as free trade agreements and privatization initiatives) have come together with much more micro innovations in how personal behavior is organized by market forces (rethinking education as a personal investment practice, for example, or outsourcing dating to for-profit companies). 
At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the main debates and controversies surrounding globalization 
  • Analyze the ties and tensions of uneven global development
  • Understand the growing impact of global market integration
  • Synthesize knowledge of market globalization with your own experiences of market forces and market reforms
  • Evaluate the way in which market forces define and delimit personal choices and everyday life globally
  • Develop capacity to respond and reflect personally amidst the ties and tensions of market-led globalization.

This course is adapted from a similar class offered by the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences, a fully online degree completion program from the University of Washington.

Starts : 2017-06-12
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

This course serves as an introduction to the exciting field of cybersecurity.

As our daily lives become more and more dependent on Internet-based tools and services, and as those platforms accumulate more of our most sensitive data, the demand grows for experts in the field of cybersecurity.

In this course, you will gain an overview of the cybersecurity landscape as well as national (USA) and international perspectives on the field. We will cover the legal environment that impacts cybersecurity as well as predominant threat actors.

Starts : 2015-04-07
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edX Free Closed [?] General & Interdisciplinary Studies English Communication EdX Social Sciences UWashingtonX

This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued.

This course is designed to help you become a more effective and confident public speaker. We will demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech, work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication, and learn how to prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally.

One of the best ways to refine your own speech ability is through a close study of others' speeches. We will have a number of opportunities to examine and discuss sample speeches and speakers. Growing out of our analysis of speakers, we will discuss who you hold up as a model speaker and analyze what makes that speaker effective. We will critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others. By becoming a student of public speaking, you join a long history of rhetorical study dating back to ancient Greece.

This course is adapted from a similar class offered by the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences, a fully online degree completion program from the University of Washington.

Starts : 2017-09-18
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

Do you have the skills to be an effective project manager in a global market?

This course focuses on leadership and management competencies, along with the ways that different organizational cultures can influence project management.

In this course, you’ll learn the personal and performance competencies required of project managers. You’ll also explore organizational culture and see how a team’s dynamics affect a project. Finally, you’ll delve into team composition and communications, as well as the links between organizational change management and readiness.

Starts : 2017-07-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

What is a PMO, and how does it work?

This course focuses on the Project Management Office (PMO) and the governance techniques used to monitor and control the delivery of projects and programs.

You’ll learn all about Portfolio management and the different kinds of PMOs in use today. You’ll also explore various approaches for building, maintaining and closing a PMO, as well as monitoring techniques to ensure that projects are completed successfully.

Starts : 2015-03-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication Education & Teacher Training EdX Health & Safety Humanities Social Sciences

This course is offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued.

Many early childhood educators report feeling ill equipped to meet the needs of children with challenging behavior and frustrated in their attempts to develop safe and nurturing early learning environment. If you work with young children, you are not alone in your feelings! Increasing evidence suggests that an effective approach to addressing problem behavior is the adoption of a model that focuses on promoting social-emotional development, providing support for children’s appropriate behavior, and preventing challenging behavior. In this class, you will learn a framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children.

The overarching goal of this course is to learn evidence-based practices to support the social and emotional development of infants and young children. We will read current research on the developmental trajectory of children with early-onset aggressive behaviors; positive behavior support program models; and intervention efforts that promote positive early childhood mental health. Evidence-based classroom management skills will also be studied and you will leave the course with a solid understanding of how to design supportive environments. This course incorporates a community with which you can learn from others, share your own current approaches and discuss your attempts to incorporate the learnings of this course into your early childhood practice.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

This course has a focus on learning the most commonly used project management methodologies in the IT field, and why they are effective. This course introduces you to project management standards and frameworks that increase efficiency and deliver tangible business benefits to IT projects.

Topics include:

  • Relationships among projects, programs and portfolios
  • Organizational culture and project management roles
  • Project management methods and lifecycles and their applications

Starts : 2015-06-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Social Sciences UWashingtonX

What is sustainability, and how are we active participants in it? How does our individual ‘ecological footprint’ matter among the billions of humans’ footprints on earth? How are we alike and different in our impacts, depending on where we live; and how does civic and governmental attitude impact sustainability and resilience in the future? These questions will be explored on a global, local and personal level in this introductory course. Students will compare and contrast case studies from suburban Seattle to rural, mountainous China and consider their own significant impacts on ecology.

Together, we will go over the concepts of sustainability and resilience, and analyze your impact on our environment. For a global perspective, we will go over a case study of societal impacts. Our emphasis will be on translating theory to individual impact and comprehension.

No previous knowledge is needed. We welcome your voice and look forward to your participation!

ANTH 378x is the first five weeks of the full course offered by the University of Washington online Integrated Social Science bachelor’s completion degree. 

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