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This week on edX, learn the basics of computer science, explore how international law is created and enforced, see warfare through the eyes of literary greatness, or dive into your linear differential equations course. Check out the courses starting this week!

Case Study: RNA-seq Data Analysis – HarvardX – April 27, 2015
Learn about fascinating collaborations between biologists across the world who are using genomics technology to test scientific hypotheses, make discoveries and develop diagnostic tools. Through this case study, you will analyze an RNA-seq dataset for an organism with a well-defined genome and curated gene annotation.

Greeks at War: Home at Troy – ColgateX – April 27, 2015
What was it like to live in the ancient world? How were wars fought and won? This course aims to uncover the experiences of the Greeks and Romans during wartime through a unique and vivid lens— the insightful, compelling literary works of Homer, Thucydides, and more.

Think. Create. Code. – AdelaideX – April 30, 2015
Take the first step to learning how to code by exploring how computational thinking works in this innovative course. Learning the concepts behind coding will help you understand how technological solutions works, how computers think, and how to create new technologies. You will learn the basics of computer science and gain the confidence to take future programming courses.

Linear Differential Equations – BUx – April 30, 2015
Linear differential equations model phenomena as diverse as an automobile’s suspension system, the swaying of a bridge, and making skyscrapers earthquake resistent. In this course, you will learn the key applications of linear differential equations and use analytic techniques, qualitative techniques, and computer simulations to dive further into this subject matter.

International Law – LouvainX – April 30, 2015
International law is all around us. We travel across territories and over oceans. We buy goods from faraway places. Diplomats meet, negotiate, and contract treaties. How is justice possible on a global scale? This course discusses how and by whom international law is made, by whom it must be respected, how it is applied and what happens when binding rules are breached.

“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Twain – UC BerkeleyX – May 1, 2015
Often described as a satire on deep-rooted attitudes in the Southern United States, Mark Twain’s 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has a very important place in both American literature and history. Known for its colorful descriptions of people and places, this novel explores post-Civil War America and dives into social and cultural issues of the time.

Plasma Physics and Applications – EPFLx – May 1, 2015
Most of the universe we know about is made of plasma, a state in which nuclei and electrons are set free, and in which electromagnetic forces are dominant. All stars, in fact, including our sun, are made of plasma. This course will provide you with a basic knowledge of plasma, and lead you through the application to fusion energy space in astrophysics.

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