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Becoming an edX student is easy! Once you’ve registered, find a course that interests you and start learning today. EdX enables you to take courses from the best professors, universities and institutions across the globe, while connecting with smart and passionate people, just like you. Today we’re highlighting nine new courses that start next week. Start learning today!

Product Design: The Delft Design Approach – DelftX – September 23, 2015

If you are eager to learn more about product design using the Delft Design Approach, this is the design course for you. Top lecturers and industry experts will introduce you to design methods via lectures, tests, and exercises with the goal of showing you how to create meaningful products. At the end of the course you’ll give a design presentation to highlight your new skills.


Terrorism and Counterterrorism – GeorgetownX – September 24, 2015

As long as there has been terrorism, there have people fighting against it. This course on terrorism will identify a range of causes of terrorism, understand the strategies and tactics of terrorist groups, examine the relationship between religion and terrorism, and learn how counterterrorism is constrained in a democratic society.


Introduction to R Programming – Microsoft – September 22, 2015

What is R and why should you learn it? R is the tool of choice for billions of data scientists in every industry and field, and in both small and big applications. The best way to learn R is by doing it. In this programming course by Microsoft you’ll learn the R statistical programming language, the lingua franca of data science, by continuously practicing your newly acquired skills through an interactive DataCamp platform.


Take Your Medicine: Developing New Drug Products – UTAustinX – September 21, 2015

If you have ever wondered how drugs are developed, tested, approved or marketed, then this is the health course for you. Whether you’re a scientist or a healthcare entrepreneur, you’ll learn the pharmaceutical product process from research and innovation to budgets and FDA regulations.


Atomic and Optical Physics I– Part 1: Resonance – MITx – September 21, 2015

Enroll in this physics course to learn more about resonance, a central theme in atomic physics. Specific topics include classical and quantum resonances, magnetic resonance, classical and quantized spin in a magnetic field, and a brief introduction to decoherence process. This is the first of five atomic physics courses that will prepare you for advanced study and cutting-edge research.


Paradigms of Computer Programming – Fundamentals – LouvainX – September 21, 2015

This computer programming course will cover three of the most important programming paradigms and teach you how to understand and solve problems, select the right programming paradigm, write a paradigm, use formal semantics to reason about program correctness, and how to write small programs. Whether you’re a current student or computer programming professional, join now to better understand functional, object-oriented, and declarative dataflow.


The Book: The History of the Book in the 17th and 18th Century Europe – HarvardX – September 21, 2015

The book, in all its forms, has shaped and will continue to shape our understanding of the world and of each other. From its physical structure and history, to variations of written communication across time, this HarvardX course offers unprecedented access to the Hyde Collection of Johnson’s books and papers in Houghton Library at Harvard as you learn about the role of books during the Enlightenment and how literature emerged as a modern form of culture.


Introduction to Running Pipe in Oil and Gas Wells – TenariasUniversity – September 22, 2015

If you’re interested in an introduction to Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and their role within the oil and gas industry, then this is the engineering course for you. Learn how to properly prepare and safely install OCTG casing and tubing used in oil and gas wells, and best practices to improve product reliability and minimize environmental impact.


Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities – ETHx – September 23, 2015

In this Future Cities course, we’ll focus on livability in existing and new cities. What is livability? Can we measure and impact it? Learn about four specific areas that directly affect livability in a city: urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility. Upon completion, you’ll have a better understanding on how to influence design and redesign of cities for livability.



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