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Elementary Chinese 1
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Elementary Chinese 1 aims to help beginners develop communicative competence in the ...

Elementary Chinese 1 aims to help beginners develop communicative competence in the basic four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and culture of Chinese. The course curriculum is organized around the 5 Cs principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education for the 21st Century – Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections and Communities. Elementary Chinese I covers 8 units. We recommend that students go through the units in order to take advantage of the systematic scope and sequence of the learning materials. However, the curriculum is also flexible for individuals and institutions to adopt and modify to meet their different needs, schedule and emphasis. The current course is available for low-cost use by instructor-led classes of enrolled students

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American English Speech
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This course is beneficial for those who wish to learn how to ...

This course is beneficial for those who wish to learn how to communicate with the sounds and music of American English. The purpose is not to increase vocabulary, nor to improve grammar, but to deal with the sounds of spoken words. A spoken message is of primary importance, but it may not be understood if pronunciation is imprecise, inconsistent, or regional. This course is particularly useful for actors or for others who need to speak to diverse audiences, such as when giving a business presentation.
This course teaches how to articulate sounds and words using the dialect of Standard American English; Listen and think in terms of symbols for sounds, using the International Phonetic Alphabet; Use the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe from the Roman alphabet into the forty-four sounds of Standard American Dialect and vice versa; Analyze texts for phrasing, operative words, intonational patterns, degrees of stress; and Achieve a proper use of weak forms for certain parts of speech in the English Language, making speech clear and efficient.

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English Language Arts
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Anatomy & Physiology
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You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But ...

You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course will provide that insight. By approaching the study of the body in an organized way, you will be able to connect what you learn about anatomy and physiology to what you already know about your own body.

By taking this course, you will begin to think and speak in the language of the domain while integrating the knowledge you gain about anatomy to support explanations of physiological phenomenon. The course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it.

Topics covered include: Structure and Function, Homeostasis, Levels of Organization, and Integration of Systems.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Arabic for Global Exchange
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Arabic for Global Exchange is a course in Arabic language and culture ...

Arabic for Global Exchange is a course in Arabic language and culture that utilizes cognitive learning technologies and computer-assisted language instruction to enhance educational, cultural, governmental, and business exchanges that are increasingly vital to public policy and economic development in the global economy.

This is a mini-course for individuals who are about to begin study or work in an Arabic-speaking context and who have no or limited proficiency in Arabic language and little background in the cultures and history of the Arabic-speaking world. The course will introduce learners to basic concepts and information to facilitate entry and engagement in an Arabic-speaking environment.

Arabic Online for Global Exchange not only will meet a specific need for the Carnegie Mellon global community, but also will serve as a public resource for a broader audience, both those affiliated with other institutions and non-institutionally-affiliated learners.

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Argument Diagramming
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This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining ...

This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining what the parts of an argument are, and how to break arguments into their parts and create diagrams to show how those parts relate to each other.

Argument diagramming is a great visual tool for evaluating claims that people make. By the end of the course, you will be able to think critically about arguments or claims and determine whether or not they are logical. This skill can be used in a variety of situations, such as listening to the news, reading an article, or making a point in a meeting.

This is an introductory course and may be useful to a broad range of students. Topics covered include: Creating Argument Diagrams, Evaluating Arguments, and Argument Diagramming for Interpreting Public Arguments and Longer Texts.

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Arts and Humanities
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Biochemistry
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This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and ...

This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors.

A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. Topics covered include: Protein Function, Structure and Function of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Biological Membranes, Metabolism, Nucleic and Acid and Biochemistry.

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Chemistry
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Elementary French I
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Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of ...

Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed to be used as a full course of study.

Topics covered include: Introductions, Origins, Studies, Age, Appearance, Personality, Preferences, Activities, Time, The Family, The Home, Work, Meals, Restaurants, and Shopping.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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Elementary French II
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Elementary French II is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of ...

Elementary French II is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed to be used as a full course of study.

Topics Covered: This course targets communicative competence in the following domains: My Family, My Neighborhood, My Future, The Body, My Regime, Young People and Stress, Vacations, Modes of Transport, A Virtual Trip, Political Opinions, Change, Ecology, Where to Live, Questions of Identity, Languages and Life.

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Languages
World Cultures
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Elementary Spanish
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Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely ...

Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely distance delivery. The course is media-rich and interactive, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. Versions are available for low-cost use by instructor-led classes of enrolled students.

To successfully use this course, you should be a motivated student with a sincere desire to learn the Spanish language and about cultures in the Spanish-speaking world, and be comfortable with computer technologies. The time commitment will typically average 8 hours per week.

Topics Covered: Introductions and Greetings, Physical and Personality Descriptions, Popular Hobbies, School and Studies, Food and Restaurants, and Home and Family.

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Languages
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Engineering Statics
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Statics is the study of methods for quantifying the forces between bodies. ...

Statics is the study of methods for quantifying the forces between bodies. Forces are responsible for maintaining balance and causing motion of bodies, or changes in their shape. You encounter a great number and variety of examples of forces every day, such as when you press a button, turn a doorknob, or run your hands through your hair. Motion and changes in shape are critical to the functionality of man-made objects as well as objects the nature.

Statics is an essential prerequisite for many branches of engineering, such as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and bioengineering, which address the various consequences of forces. Topics Covered: Forces; Free Body Diagrams; Equilibrium of Simple Objects; and Machines and Structures Joined by Engineering Connections, Trusses, Friction, and Moments of Inertia.

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Engineering
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Evidence-Based Practice In Management And Consulting
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This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of ...

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. The course is directly relevant to students who would like to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making.

Managers and consultants are required to take action based on their decisions, and such decisions may have profound impacts on employees, customers and clients, the organization and society more widely. But how good are such decisions? How can we ensure that managers and consultants get hold of, accurately interpret and make use of the best available evidence in their decision-making?

This course will help students develop the practical skills managers and consultants need to bring evidence-based approaches to their organization. In the process of developing these skills you will also find out a lot about management research.

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Management
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Health Information Technology Foundations
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This course offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health ...

This course offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. The curriculum is aligned to the new Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. This certificate is designed for students who have previous experience in IT or healthcare and it is designed to serve as a pathway into health IT careers.

This course is a collaborative effort of TAACCCT grantees, in particular Bellevue Colleges and MoHealthWINs. The collaborative partners supporting the development of this course are Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), and Creative Commons (CC)- all funded through the Gates foundation OPEN Grant. The core development team includes content experts, learning scientists, software developers, instructional designers, universal design for learning experts and instructional technologists.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Introduction to Biology
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This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. It ...

This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. It examines the overarching theories of life from biological research and also explores the fundamental concepts and principles of the study of living organisms and their interaction with the environment. Learners will examine how life is organized into hierarchical levels; how living organisms use and produce energy; how life grows, develops, and reproduces; how life responds to the environment to maintain internal stability; and how life evolves and adapts to the environment. Topics covered include Recurrent Themes in Biology; The Method of Scientific Inquiry; Introductions to: Biological Chemistry, Organic Molecules, Cell Theory, Metabolism, Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution.

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Biology
Ecology
Genetics
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Introduction to Chemistry
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his is a complete course in chemical stoichiometry, which is a set ...

his is a complete course in chemical stoichiometry, which is a set of tools chemists use to count molecules and determine the amounts of substances consumed and produced by reactions. The course is set in a scenario that shows how stoichiometry calculations are used in real-world situations. The list of topics (see below) is similar to that of a high school chemistry course, although with a greater focus on reactions occurring in solution and on the use of the ideas to design and carry out experiments. Topics covered include: Dimensional Analysis, the Mole, Empirical Formulas, Limiting Reagents, Titrations, Reactions Involving Mixtures.

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Chemistry
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Introduction to Psychology
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This course offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in ...

This course offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in psychology. Throughout this study of human behavior and the mind, you will gain insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well as explore current theories and issues in areas such as cognition, motivation, and wellness.

The importance of scientific methods and principles of research design is emphasized throughout this course and presented in a way that will enrich your study of individuals as thinking, feeling, and social beings.

Topics covered include: Research Methods; Brains, Bodies, and Behavior; Sensing and Perceiving; Learning; Memory; Language; Intelligence; Lifespan Development; Emotion and Motivation; Personality; Psychology in Our Social Lives; Wellness; Psychological Disorders; Treatment; and Consciousness.

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Psychology
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Introduction to Visual Design
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In this course, students learn to analyze and produce effective printed documents, ...

In this course, students learn to analyze and produce effective printed documents, such as technical reports, proposals, and software documentation. To guide their learning, students are introduced to the basics of visual communication design and typography through a series of audio-visual explanations that describe and illustrate key concepts and vocabulary, self-assessments that verify the understanding, and hands-on exercises with individualized feedback that provide opportunities to try out what they learned.

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Graphic Design
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Logic & Proofs
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This is an introductory course designed for students from a broad range ...

This is an introductory course designed for students from a broad range of disciplines, from mathematics and computer science to drama and creative writing. The highly interactive presentation makes it possible for any student to master the material. Concise multimedia lectures introduce each chapter; they discuss, in detail, the central notions and techniques presented in the text, but also articulate and motivate the learning objectives for each chapter.

Topics Covered: The notions of statement and argument; Logical analysis of informal arguments; Syntax and semantics of: sentential logic, predicate logic, and identity; Natural deduction-style proofs, with an emphasis on effective and strategic proof construction; and Truth-trees, with an emphasis on systematic construction of counterexamples from completed trees.

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Computer Science
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Linguistics
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Media Programming
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Programming is a way of organizing a task so that it is ...

Programming is a way of organizing a task so that it is replicable by something else—a computer. If you have ever given someone directions, or written down a recipe, you have some experience with programming. Learning more about programming will help you develop the skills of thinking systematically about a task and breaking it down into manageable pieces, which can be applied in many disciplines.

This class contextualizes the task of programming by focusing on media, such as images, audio, and interactive systems. By doing so, we hope to put programming in a relevant context. For example, iteration is a programming concept that is essential to creating negative and grayscale images. You will learn algorithms for blending two images together and how to hierarchical relationships are used to organize elements of a user interface.

This introductory course has no particular prerequisites and is primarily designed for non-computer science students.

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Computer Science
Information Science
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Modern Biology
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This course covers specialized and somewhat advanced topics in the fields of ...

This course covers specialized and somewhat advanced topics in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. It does not cover organismal biology or taxonomy. The course is carefully planned to provide the background that biology students will need for advanced biology classes. Non-biology majors will also find this course useful as it explains many of the concepts and techniques currently discussed in the popular press.

This course is built around six key concepts that provide unifying explanations for how and why structures are formed and processes occur throughout your study of biology. Because it is not possible to cover the breadth of modern molecular biology in one semester, an understanding of these key concepts will provide a basis for extension of your knowledge to biological systems beyond the specifics covered in this course. One of the major goals of the course therefore is for you to not only learn the definitions of the concepts but also learn to recognize when they are operating the process being studied.

Topics covered include: Biological Chemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular biology, and Metabolism.

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Biology
Genetics
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NSC STEM Pathways
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STEM Pathways are five certificate programs developed by the National STEM Consortium ...

STEM Pathways are five certificate programs developed by the National STEM Consortium (NSC). NSC is a collaborative of ten colleges in nine states, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop one-year, 30-credit certificate programs in five Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields: Composites Technology, Cyber Technology, Electric Vehicle Technology, Environmental Technology, and Mechatronics Technology. In collaboration with the OPEN Platform+ program, these have been implemented and made available on the OLI platform, with learning activities targeting specific areas of challenge, resources to support instructors and implementation guides for administrators.

The STEM Pathways use an innovative two-part STEM Bridge program to improve completion and success rates of students. This program embeds contextualized refresher instruction in mathematics, communication, and professionalism to eliminate traditional remedial courses and prepare students for success in demanding technical courses. The NSC STEM Readiness course enables students who are not fully college-ready in math to enroll and succeed in the technical curriculum, thus broadening the pool of potential students and opening STEM careers to a greater number of workers. The second element of the STEM Bridge is designed as a FAST TRACK program to support learners who require more intensive, up-front development of the basic skills required for access to the technically demanding educational pathways into STEM occupation. The STEM Foundations course provides elements of this FAST TRACK approach.

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Applied Science
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Carnegie Mellon University
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