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14 Free Online Courses for Curious Minds — Superheroes, Greatest Unsolved Mysteries, Rights of…

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Are you a lifelong learner? Expand your horizons with these 14 courses for curious minds - free on edX.

  1. The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture from the Smithsonian: Join comic book industry legend Stan Lee in this self-paced course to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes.
  2. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science from Harvard: Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering.
  3. The Architectural Imagination from Harvard: Learn fundamental principles of architecture — as an academic subject or a professional career — from a study of history’s important buildings.
  4. Music Theory 101 from Juilliard: Your ultimate guide to learning the fundamentals of music theory, provided with an engaging and straightforward approach.
  5. Becoming an Entrepreneur from MIT: Learn the business skills and startup mindset needed to embark on your entrepreneurial path from the premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, MIT Launch.
  6. Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe from Australian National University: Exploring the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.
  7. The Science of Everyday Thinking from University of Queensland: Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better.
  8. Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees from Amnesty International: Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them.
  9. Food for Thought from McGill: A course that offers a scientific framework for understanding food and its impact on health and society from past to present.
  10. Introduction to Developmental Psychology from University of Queensland: Learn how we develop over our lifetime, including our ability to think, communicate, and form social attachments.
  11. Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making from University of Michigan: Learn to apply frameworks and smart tools for understanding and making everyday financial decisions.
  12. Climate Change: The Science from University of British Columbia: Master the basics of climate science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone.
  13. World of Wine: From Grape to Glass from University of Adelaide: Learn about the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made. Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile, you’ll learn to confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavor and taste.
  14. Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster from Harvard: Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.

Explore 1700+ free online courses from edX to either advance your career or feed your intellectual curiosity.

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