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Take advantage of summer’s extra long days by exploring a new interests and discovering how to further enrich your life with Summer Learning @ edX! From wine, to philosophy, book clubs, stress management, and more, edX can help you have the most inspiring summer of your life. Check out these lifestyle courses starting this summer, and enroll today!

Becoming a Resilient Person – The Science of Stress Management – UWashingtonX – June 2, 2015

We all experience stress but we don’t always know how to mediate the toll it takes on our overall well-being. Learn the science behind becoming a resilient person, as you cultivate strategies for optimizing happiness in this course designed to help you effectively manage the stress in your life.

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass – AdelaideX – Self-Paced

Wine is more than just what’s in the bottle. Through this course, you will become an expert in every step involved in creating the appearance, aroma, and flavor of different styles of wine. You will learn the science of grape growing through ecological management and the art of descriptive analysis through taste in a self-paced course you are sure to enjoy.


Ignorance! – ANUx – June 23, 2015

What is ignorance? Where does it come from? How does it influence society and culture? This provocative course delves into the origins and effects of ignorance in the world. You will engage ignorance in all its forms, as you learn how to deal with the unknowns in your everyday life.

Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought – HKUx – June 23, 2015

Where does our decision-making come from? This course investigates the origins of ethical philosophy through a comparison of Western and Chinese schools of thought. You will discuss law and nature and how they guide Ethics in different parts of the world in an engaging course designed to be an introduction to philosophical thought.


Dubliners” by Joyce: BerkeleyX Book Club – UC BerkeleyX – July 1, 2015

Dive into 20th century Ireland in a course that explores the Dubliners collection by James Joyce. You will read this classic literature and have lively discussion with peers from around the world as you together uncover the great influence of James Joyce throughout the years in this engaging course.


Communicating Strategically – PurdueX – July 6, 2015

Communicating ideas is a fundamental skill of the workplace, but, often it can be difficult skill to master. This course, geared towards professionals with technical backgrounds, will ready you for communicating strategically in a presentational context. Master the essential elements of communication in this five-week course!


Introduction to Sociology – UTPermianBasinX – July 30, 2015

Transform your assumptions of civilization in a course that examines how society guides our thoughts and actions. We will discuss sexuality, race, class, and more, as we explore human behaviors that have defined modern communities and cultural growth through the sociological perspective.


Dracula by Stoker: BerkeleyX Book Club – UC BerkeleyX – August 3, 2015

Get to know the original vampire as you analyze Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula. Together, we will study the themes of Victorian age society that this novel explores as we engage in lively discussion of Dracula’s cultural impact throughout the years.