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Introduction to the Music Business — BerkleeX — February 2, 2015  
Are you looking to get into the music industry? Are you an artist who wants to learn the business side of music?  From the world renowned Berklee College of Music, learn about the present and future of the music industry, from the traditional label and artist model to pirated music and subscription services.

“Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus” by Shelley — BerkeleyX Book Club — February 2, 2015
This course will explore Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s 1818 horror classic, Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus. Frankenstein is a representation of both the Gothic and Romantic movements, and is often considered to be one of the earliest novels of science fiction as well. This story has had a huge influence on literature and popular culture.

How Stuff Moves, Part 1: Linear Motion  — HarveyMuddX — February 2, 2015
Why does an object in motion stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force? Learn the basics of how things move in this course from Harvey Mudd College and explore the concepts of momentum, force and energy from a practical, problem solving perspective.

Building Mobile Experiences — MITx — February 2, 2015
Mobile phones have dramatically changed how we communicate with others. Mobile experiences must work in the context of our daily lives, not just at a desk. Learn strategies, tactics and tools to develop truly mobile experiences that fit seamlessly into the lives of users. 

Programming in Scratch — HarveyMuddX —February 2, 2015
Want to learn the fundamentals of programming? Create your own projects, games, animations, art, music and more using this simple programming language. Programming in Scratch is great for children or adults, and anyone who wants to learn the building blocks of computer science. 

Library Advocacy Unshushed — University of TorontoX  — February 2, 2015
Do libraries still matter in the digital age? Learn why these venerable institutions are paramount to our lives, our learning, our economy, our democracy and our future from the University of Toronto. Featuring guest lecturers from schools across North America, this course will teach you the strategies and tactics to successfully advocate for the importance of libraries for our neighborhoods and communities.

Cosmology  — ANUx— February 3, 2015
Where did the universe come from? How big is it? What made the Big Bang, go bang! Will the universe end with a whimper or an explosion? Or will it last forever? Cosmology is the study of the universe. Guest lecturers Brian Cox and Lawrence Krauss will join Paul Francis and Nobel Prize Winner Brian Schmidt in this course from Australian National University that literally covers “everything”.

The Challenges of Global Poverty  — MITx — February 3, 2015
It’s time to start rethinking global poverty. More that 1/3 of the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day. That’s almost 2.5 billion people. Learn why the poor make the choices they make and what can be done to improve their lives in this powerful, eye-opening and very personal course from MIT.

Introduction to Environmental Science  — DartmouthX — February 3, 2015
How do 7.2 billion people impact the environment? Identify which environmental problems are real and which are blown out of proportion. Discover what individuals, corporations and governments can do to reduce environmental harm. Learn the fundamentals of Environmental Science and gain an understanding of soils, fossil fuels, renewable energy, biodiversity and global change.

By Patrick Cavallario, edX Community Manager

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