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Whether you are looking to pick up a new book for the end of summer, understand the global economy, or learn more about your favorite superheroes, edX has the course for you. Check out these new offerings starting this week and enroll in one that interests you today!

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

Travel to 19th century Transylvania and meet the first famous vampire in Bram Stoker’s epic tale, Dracula. Study Victorian-era themes that Stoker fearlessly addresses in his work, and discuss with students from across the world. Get lost in this classic novel with this interactive course from UC Berkeley today!


Linux System Administration Essentials – LinuxFoundationX – August 3, 2015

If you’re hoping to start a career in IT, there is no better place to start than Linux! Linux powers most of the world’s computing systems and continues to be a highly sought after skill in the IT job market. Master Linux through this essential course and create a career in information technology today.


Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair – MITx – August 4, 2015

Explore how researchers deduce the details of molecular events as you discover how human beings function at a molecular level. You will learn about the processes involved in DNA replication and repair in this engaging course. Get a behind-the-scenes look at labs in practice and see how scientists uncover the details of DNA at its smallest scale.


Introduction to R – Microsoft – August 4, 2015

R has become the foremost programming language of data science as scientists across the world use it to analyze statistics. Perfect the fundamentals of this essential tool in a course that covers everything from handling data frames to the graphical abilities of R. Participate in coding challenges as you learn in this challenging course!


Thermodynamics – IITBombayX – August 4, 2015

The machines that store, convert, or transfer energy are all around us – from the refrigerator to the oven. Cover everything from heat interaction, to properties of gases and liquids, zeroth law, entropy, and more in this introductory course from IIT Bombay! Check out this essential mechanical engineering course.


Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You – HarvardX – August 5, 2015

History isn’t just found in written documents. Find out the secret stories hidden in material objects of all kinds as you explore artifacts from the ages with historians, curators, archivists and preservationists. See how an object can be the beginning of a historical investigation and dive into history with the objects around you!


Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1 – IMFx – August 5, 2015

What is the current state of the global economy? How can policy be changed to create a healthier economy? Find answers to these questions and more with this exciting course from IMF! Learn how international and domestic economies are interconnected with hands-on examples as you analyze the economies of the world with the International Monetary Fund.


The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture – SmithsonianX – August 12, 2015

From Spider-Man ®, The Avengers ®, Catwoman ®, and more, superheroes are iconic staples of American popular culture. Learn from the legendary Stan Lee and the executive producer of The Dark Knight series, Michael Uslan, and get an inside look into how and why these unforgettable characters were created. Bring the heroes of your imagination to life.

Mukta Ghorpadey