edX Announced Spring 2013 Courses

edX announced the launch of our new spring 2013 courses. Now they are expanded well beyond the tech world and into the humanities and social sciences; and also rerunning some courses from the popular fall semester. Here’s the short list, a few more will be added later:

  • The Challenges of Global Poverty — living on under $1 a day, examining and overcoming poverty traps.
  • Justice — a global dialogue about the big moral and civic questions of our time.
  • The Ancient Greek Hero — amazing stories, poetry and songs from more than two millennia ago (intro level).
  • Copyright — who “owns” ideas in the US and beyond – you’ll find out in this pilot course (limited to 500 students).
  • Human Health and Global Environmental Change — climate change, biodiversity loss and their effect on billions of people.
  • Introduction to Statistics — an amazing, introductory course on the fundamentals and the science of drawing conclusions from data.
  • Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation — a remarkable intro course for students of all types.
To read full descriptions of these great courses, or to register for any of these new or re-launched courses, please visit the edX website.
EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and BerkeleyX classes online for free. Beginning in fall 2013, edX will offer WellesleyX and GeorgetownX classes online for free.

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