Monday, October 21, 2013

Learning Curve–Coursera

I’ve been dipping a lot  into Coursera lately, while I work. They have so many wonderful and fascinating courses that I feel like I’ve been let loose in a deliciously mind-broadening, chocolate paradise.

Here are some that I either took, or am taking, or intend to take -

1. A Brief History of Humankind - Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2. Think Again: How to Reason and Argue - Duke University

3. The Ancient Greeks - Wesleyan University

4. Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas - Curtis Institute of Music

5. Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative - Vanderbilt University

6. An Introduction to Financial Accounting - University of Pennsylvania

7. A History of the World since 1300 - Princeton University

8. Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade - Mt. San Jacinto College

9. Comic Books and Graphic Novels - University of Colorado Boulder

10. The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem - Tel Aviv University

11. Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World - University of Michigan

12. Sustainable Agricultural Land Management - University of Florida

13. Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity - University of


14. The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators - American Museum of Natural History

15. Designing Cities - University of Pennsylvania

16. Introduction to Guitar - Berklee College of Music

17. Introduction to Music Production - Berklee College of Music

18. An Introduction to Marketing - University of Pennsylvania

19. Conditions of War and Peace - The University of Tokyo

20. Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction - University of Virginia

21. Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society - University of Pennsylvania

22. Data Analysis - Johns Hopkins University

23. An Introduction to Corporate Finance - University of Pennsylvania

24. Useful Genetics Part 1 - The University of British Columbia

25. E-learning and Digital Cultures - The University of Edinburgh

26. Nanotechnology: The Basics - Rice University

27. Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition - National University

of Singapore

28. Roman Architecture - Yale University

29. Moralities of Everyday Life - Yale University

30. Introduction to Genetics and Evolution - Duke University

31. Useful Genetics Part 2 - The University of British Columbia

32. Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I - University of Virginia

33. Human Evolution: Past and Future - University of Wisconsin–Madison

34. Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers - California Institute of the


35. Introduction to Public Speaking - University of Washington

36. Learn to Program: The Fundamentals - University of Toronto

Some of these might be helpful career wise. Some are just because they interest me very much.

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