Show Off Your Academic Athleticism in These 10 Courses
During the Olympics, we sit in awe of athletes accomplishing incredible feats of strength and agility. You may not be an Olympic qualifier, but heading back into the classroom to tackle a new subject requires the same strength, discipline, and perseverance. Show off your mental athleticism this fall by challenging yourself in the following academic events.
Take a leap and immerse yourself in a single subject. These intensive introductory courses prime you to become a subject-matter expert.
Take a deep dive into the habitats, animals, and microorganisms that live far below the ocean’s surface.
Discover the many facets of Abraham Lincoln—aspiring poet, humorous storyteller, awkward suitor, and ambitious and shrewd politician.
Gracefully balance complementary concepts and theories from multiple disciplines. These courses inspire new perspectives and ideas.
Explore the opportunity for museums to inspire civic engagement and social movements through public programs that expand interpretations and promote tolerance.
Explore classic and contemporary social and political theory through the lens of film and literature.
Push your boundaries and spring forward into the future. These courses explore the latest advances in technology and encourage you to think innovatively.
Study advances in gene therapy and gene editing as a potential cure for genetic and infectious diseases and grapple with the challenges of applying genetic modification in humans.
Master creating, securing, and maintaining applications in the Cloud and lead us into the future where everything—from your watch to your coffee pot—is connected.
Weigh in on controversial concepts and ethical dilemmas. These courses challenge you to think critically about beliefs, rights, and justice.
Discuss complex ethical issues in the medical field, such as euthanasia, eugenics, reproductive control, and the right to health care.
Study the Nazi plundering and destruction of art and its aftermath, including contemporary disputes over the restitution of art stolen from Holocaust victims.
Collaborate with your classmates and discover what you can achieve when you coordinate your strengths. Teamwork is essential to success in these courses.
Collaboratively design and develop online lessons for adult learners, using tools and techniques for understanding your audience needs, ideating and rapid prototyping, and conducting assessments.
Learn the basics of single-camera video production, and work in small groups to create a short documentary or narrative film scene.
Seeking a different challenge for your mental muscles?
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