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Whether you are preparing for an AP exam or diving into a new subject that has always been of interest to you, there is a lot to learn on edX this week. From AP Physics to journalism to data analytics, start a new course to kick off the month of March!

AP Environmental Science – Part 3: Pollution and Resources  – Rice – March 2, 2015
Prepare for the AP exam in this exciting course from Rice University. Through interactive lectures and discussions, learn about the types of pollution affecting our planet, and how the available resources affect not only the Earth but the humans who inhabit it.

AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism – GeorgetownX – March 2, 2015
Use calculus to explore introductory magnetism and electricity. Apply conceptual logic, derivation, and experimental evidence to dive into electrostatistics and magnetic fields. Furthermore, learn how these innovative topics are related to actual ongoing research at Georgetown University!

Death 101: Shaping Global Health – University of TorontoX – March 2, 2015
What are the leading causes of death across the globe today, and what can we learn from further investigating this data? Think numerically about global health. Learn the framework used to understand why cause of death is important, and analyze these causes to develop strategies to improve global health.


The Analytics Edge – MITx – March 3, 2015
What predicts happiness? How is data predicting the future of medicine? Learn how to use anayltics and data to give an edge to your career and your life. Explore novel examples and techniques from the field. From cancer treatments to moneyball to dating websites, this course uncovers the many uses of data optimization in today’s ever-changing world.

Incarceration’s Witnesses: American Prison Writing – HamiltonX – March 2, 2015
Today, the U.S. holds 25% of the world’s imprisoned population, six times that of China. 75% of prisoners will be back in prison within five years of release. What has gone wrong? What do our prisons do, and for what practical purpose? Hear first-person testimonials by incarcerated prisoners writing about their experiences to better understand the American prison system.


Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Space Flight – MIT – March 3, 2015
Have you ever looked out an airplane window, and wondered how such a massive object can fly? Or what happens to the human body in space? Or how astronauts stay healthy and safe in space? Learn from the first NASA astronaut to log 1,000 hours on the space shuttle to discover how rockets work, and explore the principles of space travel.


Journalism for Social Change – UCBx – March 4, 2015
Journalists can be so much more than reporters. Technological change has gutted once powerful media institutions. This course explores the new era of solution-based journalism through the investigation of child abuse in the U.S. You will learn the skills to drive public policy, hear from top experts in journalism and social welfare, and become an agent of social change.

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