8 Unconventional online courses that you can take from this summer!

8 Unconventional online courses that you can take from this summer!

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p0356s751. Introduction to Classical Music:
The course has been created and designed by Yale University.
About the course- Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.
Time of commitment- 9 weeks; 2-3 hours/week
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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maxresdefault2. Introduction to Environment Law and Policy:
The course has been created and designed by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the course- Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk.
Time of commitment- 6 weeks; 4-6 hours/week
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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3. Buddhism and Modern Psychology:
The course has been created and designed by Princeton University.

About the course- The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. This course will examine how Buddhism is faring under this scrutiny. Are neuroscientists starting to understand how meditation “works”? Would such an understanding validate meditation—or might physical explanations of meditation undermine the spiritual significance attributed to it? And how are some of the basic Buddhist claims about the human mind holding up?

Time of commitment- 6 weeks; 4-5hours/week
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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Rome_City014. Roman Art and Archaeology:
The course has been created and designed by the University of Arizona

About the course- The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the culture of ancient Rome beginning about 1000 BCE and ending with the so-called “Fall of Rome”. The course will look at some of the key people who played a role in Rome, from the time of the kings through the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. It will focus on the city of Rome itself, as well as Rome’s expansion through Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond.

Time of commitment- 6 weeks
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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5. The Importance of India:
The course has been created and designed by the Ohio State University.

About the course- This course will help you develop a more informed perspective on the importance of India. The sheer diversity and scale of India are reasons enough for making India not just important but fascinating too. Each week of this interactive course explores one major theme related to India’s importance in an interdisciplinary way.

Time of commitment- Course starts June 6,2016.
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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6. Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies
The course has been created and designed by the Wesleyan University.

About the course-  The lectures will describe what has been learned about memory in a nontechnical way for people with no prior background in psychology. It will show you how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance memory function, especially as we get older.

Time of commitment- 5 weeks; 1-2 hours/week. Course starts June 6, 2016.
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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7. Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World:
The course has been created and designed by the University of Copenhagen

About the course- This course is a survey of the constitutional ideas and institutions that have developed since the mid 19th century throughout predominantly Muslim countries, but its focus will lie on the actors that have dominated this discourse and shaped its outcomes. The course aims to equip participants to better understand Muslim contemporary discourse about the res publica, better contextualise the demands for religious law in public life, and to better ascertain the theoretical and practical feasibility of postulated religious alternatives to the still-dominant secular model of governance.

Time of commitment- 10 weeks; 8-12 hours/week
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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8. Introduction to Personal Branding

The course has been created and designed by the University of Virginia

About the course- Though the concept of personal branding isn’t new, questions remain about how to create one and, more importantly, what it means to maintain and inhabit that brand. Learners will understand both what personal branding means and what it means to inhabit their brand, Establish themselves on at least three social media platforms, Create a mission statement for their personal brand, Build a board of directors for their brand, Become familiar with the basics of digital security and reputation management, Create a system for on-going brand maintenance.

Time of commitment- 5 weeks; 3-5 hours/week
Passing Criteria- Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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