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Coursera. About the Course Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques is an art appreciation course created for individuals without any artistic background. This course introduces you to various art movements, cultural influences, artistic genres, artists, and their artwork. The main emphasis of the course is to teach you hands-on studio arts techniques as you conduct personal research and explore your own creativity. While utilizing historical and contemporary art concepts, the course guides you through different time periods.

Course Syllabus Week 1: Art Elements & TechniquesWeek 2: Fantasy & YouWeek 3: Correspondence with MemoryWeek 4: Stories Through the LensWeek 5: Inside the SpaceWeek 6: Personal CollectionsWeek 7: The Artist Critique Recommended Background An interest in art is recommended, but no formal art training is required for this course. Suggested Readings Course Format Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class? Financial Markets. Managing Your Time, Money, and Career: MBA Insights for Undergraduates. The Power of Microeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World. About the Course In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of microeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students. Perhaps more importantly, you will also learn how to apply these principles to a wide variety of real world situations in both your personal and professional lives.

In this way, the Power of Microeconomics will help you prosper in an increasingly competitive environment. Note that this course is a companion to the Power of Macroeconomics. If you take both courses, you will learn all of the major principles normally taught in a year-long introductory economics college course. Course Syllabus Lecture One: An Introduction to Microeconomics Lecture Two: Supply and Demand Lecture Three: Demand and Consumer Behavior Lecture Four: Supply and Production Theory Lecture Five: Perfect Competition Lecture Six: Monopoly and Monopolistic Competition Lecture Seven: Oligopoly and Strategic Behavior Lecture Eight: Land and Rent.

Introduction to Psychology. About the Course This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.

We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior. Finally we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them. The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. Course Syllabus The course will be 8 weeks long in total, with topics varying as follows. Recommended Background No specific background is required. Suggested Readings I do not assume any specific readings. Course Format The coolest? Logic: Language and Information 1. About the Course Information is everywhere: in our words and our world, our thoughts and our theories, our devices and our databases. Logic is the study of that information: the features it has, how it’s represented, and how we can manipulate it.

Learning logic helps you formulate and answer many different questions about information: Does this hypothesis clash with the evidence we have or is it consistent with the evidence? If you take this subject, you will learn how to use the core tools in logic: the idea of a formal language, which gives us a way to talk about logical structure; and we'll introduce and explain the central logical concepts such as consistency and validity; models; and proofs. Course Syllabus Week 1. Week 2. Weeks 3–5. Electronic Engineering — simplifying digital circuitsPhilosophy — vagueness and borderline casesComputer Science — databases, resolution and propositional PrologLinguistics — meaning: implication vs implicature Recommended Background Suggested Readings.

Introduction to Philosophy. Introduction to Global Sociology. English Composition I: Achieving Expertise. About the Course English Composition I provides an introduction to and foundation for the academic reading and writing characteristic of college. Attending explicitly to disciplinary context, you will learn to read critically, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, and craft powerful prose that meets readers’ expectations.

You will gain writing expertise by exploring questions about expertise itself: What factors impact expert achievement? What does it take to succeed? Who determines success? Two overarching assumptions about academic writing will shape our work: 1) it is transferable; 2) it is learnable. Share why you want to improve your writing Learn what other says about their motivations **English Composition I has earned a Certificate of Recognition from Quality Matters, a non-profit dedicated to quality in online education Course Syllabus Unit 1 (Weeks 1-3): Critical ReviewHow do we become experts? Recommended Background In-course Textbooks Suggested Readings Yes. Diploma in Psychology. Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness.

Anthropology of Current World Issues. Jazz Appreciation. English Grammar and Style. Introduction to Global Sociology. Ideas of the Twentieth Century. The last century ushered in significant progress. Philosophers, scientists, artists, and poets overthrew our understanding of the physical world, of human behavior, of thought and its limits, and of art, creativity, and beauty. Scientific progress improved the way we lived across the world.

Yet the last century also brought increased levels of war, tyranny, and genocide. Man pushed boundaries of good and evil, right and wrong, justice and injustice – and people lost faith in values. Now, thinkers and leaders are reconstructing theories of value and creating institutions to embody them. Join this thought-provoking, broad-sweeping course as it draws intriguing connections between philosophy, art, literature, and history, illuminating our world and our place in it. Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Social Psychology. About the Course Coursera's largest class is back by popular demand! Beginning July 14, 2014, Social Psychology will feature a fresh line-up of special events, guest experts, and material intended to delight psychology lovers around the world.

Course Description from Professor Plous: Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how? Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining, and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life.

Course Format The class will consist of lecture videos, most of which are 10-20 minutes long. Fundamentals of Music Theory. This course, from the University of Edinburgh's Reid School of Music (recently ranked first in the UK), is suitable for those who have never studied music academically. It will introduce you to the theory of Western music, providing you with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will provide the basis for the further study of music both from a theoretical and practical point of view: musicology, pastiche and free composition, analysis, performance, and aural skills. It will also be useful to experienced musicians without music notation skills who wish to extend their practice through a grounding in the tools of Western music theory and notation. Follow us on twitter @musictheorymooc #edmusictheory No background required.

As a student enrolled in this course, you will have free access to selected chapters and content for the duration of the course. S. E. The class will consist of lecture videos. Philosophy and the Sciences.