10 New Courses to Take This Summer

10 New Courses to Take This Summer

We’re excited to share a round-up of the newest courses and Specializations in the Coursera catalog so you can learn from the world’s top universities and leading companies anytime, anywhere. Whether you want to become a sales expert or learn how to be happier by taking the most popular course ever offered at Yale University, we’ve got you covered. Start your summer off right with a new course or Specialization:

1. The Art of Sales: Mastering the Selling Process Northwestern University

Selling is a critical skill that will accelerate your success at work and is useful for someone in any field. Craig Wortmann, Specialization instructor and clinical professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University will teach you the tools needed to become a high performing seller.

“I know some people shy away from the word “selling” and that’s okay, call it whatever you’d like. You’re still trying to influence an outcome – whether it’s selling a product, or doing well in a job interview, honing these skills will benefit anyone and everyone.” – Craig Wortmann

2. Crisis at the Border Teach-OutUniversity of Michigan

The American media has extensively covered the controversy surrounding the Trump Administration’s implementation of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The policy has resulted in the detention of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States and has separated children from their families.  

This Teach-Out will help you focus on key dimensions central to this issue, providing context on the policy, legal, and health implications of the family separation and detainment policies – and what the new Executive Order may mean for the future.

3. The Science of Well-Being – Yale University

Yale’s most popular course is now available on Coursera and will give you strategies to be happier. Taught by Yale professor Laurie Santos, this course will not only help you learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy, but will also help you put those strategies into practice.

4. 10,000 Women: Assessing Your Business Growth Potential – Goldman Sachs

Since 2008, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative has provided thousands of women with business education and networking opportunities that would otherwise have been impossible to access. Now, women entrepreneurs around the world can sign up for the program on Coursera and gain access to quality business education without cost.

5. The Business of Health Care – The University of Pennsylvania

The employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field and learn from experts in health care management and policy.

6. Foundations of Global Health – Johns Hopkins University

This Specialization will teach you the foundational building blocks of global health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Packed with skill-building projects, you’ll analyze health systems, propose primary health care intervention, and develop community health training plans.

7. Fundraising & Development – UC Davis

Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves, yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to advance your career in the high-demand field of fundraising and development.

8. Understanding Modern Finance – The American Institute of Business and Economics & The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

This Specialization will prepare you to understand and use the applications of financial ideas, concepts, models, strategies, and tools. Through four courses and a final project, you will learn about the theory and practice of capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, project valuation, and managerial accounting.

9. Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education – UC San Diego

This Specialization will teach you the computing concepts you need to know and help you explore and evaluate lesson plans and resources to prepare you for teaching computer science. You’ll learn technical knowledge and the pedagogical approach so you can make it possible for every student to learn and be successful in computer science.

10. Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control – Northwestern University

Learn the most important concepts in modern robotics and study the kinematics, dynamics, motion planning, and control of mobile robots and robot arms. You’ll test software on a free state-of-the-art cross-platform robot simulator, and have an authentic programming experience with industrial robot manipulators without purchasing expensive hardware.


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