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Did you know there are 11 courses starting this week on edX? Check out some facts about each course below. Interested in finding out more? Enroll in a course that sparks your interest today!

The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture – SmithsonianX – May 5, 2015
Comic books are the basis for blockbuster movies and top-selling video games, but also impact moral ethical codes as well as cultural norms across the globe.


Medicine in the Digital Age – RiceX – May 5, 2015
Digital health has redefined the role of the doctor and patient, and healthcare will continue to evolve as innovation increases. 


Fundamentos de Comunicaciones Ópticas – UPValenciaX – May 5, 2015
The basic concepts of optical communications can help you understand their increasing importance as demand in services increases.


The Engineering of Structures Around Us – DartmouthX – May 5, 2015
Creativity and innovation are just as important to the field of engineering as math and science.


Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots – TUMx – May 5, 2015

There is a strong scientific interest in developing solutions that will enable robots to fly on their own, without constant human supervision. 


Programming in Scratch – HarveyMuddX – May 5, 2015
Bring your ideas to life using computers with one of the friendliest programming languages ever created.


Innovating in Health Care – HarvardX – May 5, 2015
Business innovations, often labeled as disruptive, can better meet consumer and social needs in healthcare.


Urban Water: Innovations for Environmental Sustainability – UBCx – May 5, 2015
Concepts such as “water nexus” and “regenerative sustainability” are key to eco-health, and play an important role in green urban planning.


Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) – TenarisUniversityX – May 5, 2015
Using metal, wood, plastic and a number of other raw materials, CNC technicians construct numerous items from scratch through computer programming.


Introduction to Human Evolution – WellesleyX – May 6, 2015
By studying human fossil records along with the DNA of extinct human populations, we can observe the past.


Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath – HarvardX – May 6, 2015
The Civil War, the United States’ greatest conflict, inspired the work of Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, W.E.B. DuBois, and more.