Course Catalog

Science & Health

  • Summer

    June 17 - Aug 2, 2019 For All Students Registration closed
  • Semester 1

    Sept 4 - Dec 20, 2019 For Members Registration closed
  • Semester 2

    Jan 15 - May 1, 2020 For Members Register
  • Yearlong

    Sept 4, 2019 - May 1, 2020 For Members Registration closed

Abnormal Psychology

Summer, Semester 2

This Online Abnormal Psychology Course focuses on a variety of atypical psychiatric disorders, helping students understand symptoms, diagnoses & treatments.

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Bioethics

Semester 1, Semester 2

Ethics is the study of what one should do as an individual and as a member of society. In this course students will evaluate ethical issues related to medicine and the life sciences.

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Climate Change and Global Inequality

Semester 2

Nowhere is the face of global inequality more obvious than in climate change, where stories of climate-driven tragedies and the populations hit hardest by these disasters surface in every news cycle. In this course students will interrogate the causes and effects of climate change, and the public policy debates surrounding it.

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Global Health

Semester 1, Semester 2

What makes people sick? What social and political factors lead to the health disparities we see both within our own community and on a global scale? What are the biggest challenges in global health and how might they be met? Using an interdisciplinary approach to address these questions, this course hopes to improve students' health literacy through an examination of the most significant public-health challenges facing today's global population.

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Introduction to Psychology

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Summer, Semester 1, Semester 2

In this Online Psychology Course, students explore three central psychological perspectives: the behavioral, the cognitive & the sociocultural.

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Medical Problem Solving I

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Summer, Semester 1, Semester 2

In this class, students enhance critical thinking skills by collaboratively solving medical mystery cases, similar to the approach used in many medical schools.

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Medical Problem Solving II

Semester 2

This course is an extension of the problem-based learning done in Medical Problem Solving I. While collaborative examination of medical case studies will remain the core work of the course, students will tackle more complex cases and explore new topics in medical science.

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Neuropsychology

Semester 2

This course is an exploration of the neurological basis of behavior. It will cover basic brain anatomy and function as well as cognitive and behavioral disorders from a neurobiological perspective.

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Positive Psychology

Semester 1, Semester 2

What is a meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life? In this course, we’ll dive into what positive psychology research tells us about the formula for a meaningful life, the ingredients of fulfilling relationships, and changes that occur in the brain when inspired by music, visual art, physical activity, and more.

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Problem Solving w/ Engineering & Design

Semester 1

This course investigates various topics in science, technology, computer programing , engineering, and mathematics using a series of projects and problems that are both meaningful and relevant to the students' lives.

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Social Psychology

Semester 1

Social psychology examines how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

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