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Rice University offers mindfulness and wellness courses 100% online to audit for free. Prioritize meditation and mental health with a top accredited university....

BIOC 300: Paradigms in Biochemistry & Cell Biology

In this fully online course, learn how the protein you eat keeps you alive and healthy by powering key functions from metabolism to DNA replication....

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Calling ESL teachers! Upskill in ESL technology skills and earn your Teaching English Learners certificate from Rice University, 100% online through Coursera....

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Continue learning medical terminology by focusing on the body’s major systems: endocrine, respiratory & more. Pre-med courses from accredited Rice University....

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This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-t...

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Using a free OpenStax anatomy and physiology textbook, start mastering human anatomy and physiology with Rice’s 3 unique online courses from Dr. Laura Kabiri....

Interpersonal Communication for Engineering Leaders

This course covers communication skills that engineering leaders use every day to motivate, inspire, and support the people in their organizations....

introduction to evolution

You’ll go far beyond the typical classroom in this series of three online courses. We’ll explore wild places, examine fossils, and interact with endangered species. You’ll learn to see nature as a bio...

Electricity and Magnetism

This course serves as an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how the forces between electric charges are described by fie...

DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code

Fundamentals of Immunology, Course 4: Dueling with the Dark Side, covers the constant battle between your immune system and threats to your health. The first two lectures discuss viral and cellular pa...

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Learn key DEI concepts like unconscious and implicit bias, discrimination, privilege and equal opportunity from Rice’s esteemed Dr. Richard Baker (J.D., M.P.A., and Ph.D.)....

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Continue your archaeology certificate 100% online with Rice University’s Intro to Archaeology Course 3. Explore concepts like enculturation, palynology, and more....

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Enjoy an intro to economics with Rice University’s Principles of Economics Specialization, 100% online from Jimmy DeNicco, one of Rice’s most beloved faculty....

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Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, systems of linear differential ...

Scope, Time and Cost Management

Scope, time, and cost management are at the heart of successful project management. This course will give you the tools to develop a project scope, schedule and budget and then status them to predict ...

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Learn key DEI terms and definitions in Rice’s intro online course: Defining DEI in Organizations. Take all 4 courses to complete our certificate program....

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Start your MBA prep with Rice’s Pre-MBA Finance course, 100% online. Learn key finance terms, how to understand financial statements, and more....

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Complete your training and earn a certificate with the final online Medical Terminology Course III from top-ranked Rice University....

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Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, systems of linear differential ...

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This practical online course offers a step-by-step approach to planning diversity initiatives: how to create a DEI plan, recruit for diversity, and more....

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Understand the role culture plays in teaching ESL, including concepts like intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Get started with Course 2 now....

Principles of Computing

This two-part course builds upon the programming skills that you learned in our Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python course. We will augment those skills with both important programming p...

Principles of Computing Part 2

This two-part course introduces the basic mathematical and programming principles that underlie much of Computer Science. Understanding these principles is crucial to the process of creating efficient...

Engineering Project Management Specialization

Today’s professional environment is highly competitive, continuously changing, and difficult to manage. Employees rarely reach positions of leadership without managing one or more projects or a projec...

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The English and Academic Preparation – Grad Track course is for students with a (minimum) advanced level of English. It is designed to help international students strengthen their English while develo...

Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

This short course surveys all the major topics covered in a full semester MBA level finance course, but with a more intuitive approach on a very high conceptual level. The goal here is give you a road...

Fundamentals of Immunology: Innate Immunity and B Cell Function

Course 1 of the three course Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course’s material. Fundamentals of Immunology: I...

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Deepen your understanding of human anatomy and physiology with Rice University’s 1st course of the Human Anatomy and Physiology II Specialization....

Initiating and Planning

The goal of the course is to give you the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a ...

Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions and Application to Business Decisions

The abilities to understand and apply Business Statistics are becoming increasingly important in the industry. A good understanding of Business Statistics is a requirement to make correct and relevant...

Fundamentals of Immunology: T Cells and Signaling

Course 2 of the three course Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course’s material. Fundamentals of Immunology: T...

Self Awareness and the Effective Leader

This is course 1 in the Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization and part of Rice University’s Engineering Management and Leadership Certificate. Part of being an effective leader is learni...

Fundamentals of Immunology: Death by Friendly Fire

Course 3 of the three course Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course’s material. Fundamentals of Immunology: D...

Business Statistics and Analysis Capstone

The Business Statistics and Analysis Capstone is an opportunity to apply various skills developed across the four courses in the specialization to real life data set. The Capstone, in collaboration wi...

introduction to biodiversity

You’ll go far beyond the typical classroom in this series of three online courses. We’ll explore wild places, examine fossils, and interact with endangered species. You’ll learn to see nature as a bio...

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Get high-quality MBA prep with Rice’s Pre-MBA Accounting 101 online course. Learn key accounting terms and fundamental accounting principles....

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Learn the science of archaeology 100% online with Rice University’s Intro to Archaeology Course 2, which explores archaeological sites and much more....

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The English and Academic Preparation - Pre-Collegiate course is for students with a (minimum) high-intermediate level of English. It is designed to help international students develop the academic ski...

Electricity and Magnetism

This course serves as an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how the forces between electric charges are described by fie...

Writing Skills for Engineering Leaders

Engineering leaders must write extensively for their jobs, and their writing needs to be professional, reader-focused, and error-free. What leaders write in particular can affect productivity and the ...

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

While most specializations on Coursera conclude with a project-based course, students in the “Fundamentals of Computing” specialization have completed more than 20+ projects during the first six cours...

Parallel Programming in Java

This course teaches industry professionals and students the fundamental concepts of parallel programming in the context of Java 8. Parallel programming enables developers to use multicore computers to...

DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code

DNA encodes our genetic information and is passed on within cells to maintain living organisms and to produce the next generation. The recognition of DNA as the genetic material and the ensuing identi...

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In the final course of our diversity certificate program, learn to assess cultural climate, considering DEI benchmarking, assessment, metrics and KPIs....

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Start with Rice’s first online anatomy course focused on foundational concepts in human anatomy and physiology. Complete all 3 courses to earn a certificate....

Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

Engineers wanting to advance their careers must be able to lead teams effectively. This specialization is designed for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and manage...

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Continue learning advanced physical concepts with Waves and Optics Course 2, focused on polarization, wave propagation, fresnel equations, and more....

Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization

All investors, from the largest wealth funds to the smallest individual investors, share common issues in investing: how to meet their liabilities, how to decide where to invest, and how much risk to ...

Python Data Visualization

Part of the Introduction to Scripting in Python specialization. This if the final course in the specialization which builds upon the knowledge learned in Python Programming Essentials, Python Data Rep...

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Learn rotational motion, gravitation and other physics concepts in Course 3 of Rice University’s Intro to Mechanics. Complete to earn a physics certificate....

America Through Foreign Eyes

The United States has always been a source of fascination – both attraction and repulsion – for Africans, Chinese, French, Mexicans, and Russians, as well as for many other people from other countries...

General Chemistry: Concept Development and Application

This course will cover the topics of a full year, two semester General Chemistry course. We will use a free on-line textbook, Concept Development Studies in Chemistry, available via Rice’s Connexions ...

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Master ESL teaching strategies that promote culturally responsive teaching. Earn your ESL teaching certificate 100% online with top-ranked Rice University....

Personal Leadership Development Planning and Leading High Performing Teams

This is course 3 in the Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization and part of Rice University’s Engineering Management and Leadership Certificate. An actionable leadership improvement plan e...

Global Financial Markets and Instruments

Get a running start in the high-stakes world of financial investment! This first course is designed to help you become an informed investor by providing you with the essential concepts for long-term s...

Investment Strategies and Portfolio Analysis

In this course, you will learn about latest investment strategies and performance evaluation. You will start by learning portfolio performance measures and discuss best practices in portfolio performa...

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Rice Business and Coursera bring you a 3-course Pre-MBA specialization with finance, accounting and data analysis MBA prep courses for business school candidates....

Communication Skills for Engineers Specialization

Engineers who want to advance in their profession need to be effective communicators. They need to clearly communicate complex ideas and technical project plans. They also need to be strong persuaders...

Fundamentals of Computing Specialization

This specialization covers much of the material that first-year Computer Science students take at Rice University. Students learn sophisticated programming skills in Python from the ground up and appl...

Algorithmic Thinking Part 1

Experienced Computer Scientists analyze and solve computational problems at a level of abstraction that is beyond that of any particular programming language. This two-part class is designed to train ...

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Learn the foundations of waves and optics in Rice University’s physics 200-level online courses. Prepare for advanced study in science and engineering now....

Python Data Analysis

Part of the Introduction to Scripting in Python specialization. This course will continue the introduction to Python programming that started with Python Programming Essentials and Python Data Represe...

Anatomy and Physiology II course specialization

In part II of Dr. Laura Kabiri’s Human A&P Specializations, continue mastering college-level anatomy and physiology concepts with top-ranked Rice University....

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Ready to dig into archaeology 101? Enroll in Rice University’s newest online archaeology courses, 100% online through Coursera. Earn a certificate now....

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Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a prestigious certificate from Rice University, demonstrating your proficiency in medical terminology....

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Deepen your understanding of the human digestive system and respiratory system with Rice University’s 2nd course of Human Anatomy & Physiology II....

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Rice University and Coursera offer a 4-course DEI certificate in Organizational Leadership for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Start your DEI training today....

Interpersonal Communication for Engineering Leaders

Learn core topics in oral communication....

Electricity and Magnetism

This course serves as an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how the forces between electric charges are described by fie...

Relationship Management

This is course 2 in the Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization and part of Rice University’s Engineering Management and Leadership Certificate. To be a successful engineer, you must work ...

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You’ll go far beyond the typical classroom in this series of three online courses. We’ll explore wild places, examine fossils, and interact with endangered species. You’ll learn to see nature as a bio...

AP Physics 1

This self-paced course covers all of the concepts relevant to an AP® Physics 1 class through concept videos taught by Rice University professor, Dr. Jason Hafner, problem solving sessions taught by e...

Real Estate Investment and Development Online Short Course

This Real Estate Investment and Development online short course introduces professionals to commercial real estate and development. It aims to equip these professionals with the skills necessary to an...

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Finish the Human Anatomy and Physiology online courses with Course 3, focused on the nervous and endocrine systems. Earn your certificate on Coursera. Complete Your Human Anatomy and Physiology Specia...

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The use of Excel is widespread in the industry. It is a very powerful data analysis tool and almost all big and small businesses use Excel in their day to day functioning. This course is designed to g...

Biases and Portfolio Selection

Investors tend to be their own worst enemies. In this third course, you will learn how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets....

Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: New Paradigms, Technologies and Applications

We will build upon basic environmental sciences and environmental engineering principles to discover how to best implement MNA as a viable treatment for groundwater contamination plumes. Additionally ...

Investment and Portfolio Management Capstone

Put your newfound knowledge to the test by advising case study clients in your final capstone project. Each client will have different investment portfolios and circumstances, requiring you to put the...

Portfolio Selection and Risk Management

When an investor is faced with a portfolio choice problem, the number of possible assets and the various combinations and proportions in which each can be held can seem overwhelming. In this course, y...

Introduction to Scripting in Python Specialization

This specialization is intended for beginners who intend to master essential programming skills. Through four courses, you will cover key Python programming concepts which will prepare you to use Pyth...

Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions and Application to Business Decisions

Confidence intervals and hypothesis tests are very important tools in the business statistics toolbox. A mastery over these topics will help enhance your business decision making and allow you to unde...

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Learn kinematics and more in Rice University’s Intro to Mechanics Specialization. Free to audit, self-paced, and available 100% online through Coursera....

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Learn energy, momentum, and other general physics concepts in Course 2 of Rice University’s Intro to Mechanics. Free to audit and available 100% online....

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Learn the principles of microeconomics, monopolies, oligopoly theory, and more in Rice University’s Principles of Economics: Microeconomics online course....

Math Camp for Economics PhD Students Self-Paced

Rice offers an online math camp to review math tools and concepts that are used in the first year Economics Ph.D. program. Audit the course for a lower cost....

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Medicine is in the midst of a shift never before seen. Information and technology are advancing at rates faster than our ability to adapt. These changes, along with social forces such as the health 2....

Distributed Programming in Java

This course teaches industry professionals and students the fundamental concepts of distributed programming in the context of Java 8, by building on the previous two courses on Parallelism and Concurr...

Concurrent Programming in Java

This course teaches industry professionals and students the fundamental concepts of concurrent programming in the context of Java 8. Concurrent programming enables developers to correctly mediate the ...

Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization

Learn the latest data analysis tools and techniques from Rice University, including Excel spreadsheet functions, business modeling, and more....

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Get started with Rice University’s online Medical Terminology Course I, available to audit for free. Take all 3 classes for a small fee to earn a certificate....

Spanish for Successful Communication in Healthcare Settings

This course is structured in four modules, each one revolving on a topic related to the physician-patient interaction. Each module contains four lessons; on grammar, vocabulary, the dynamics of the sp...

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Continue learning anatomy and physiology with Rice’s 2nd course, focused on the human skeletal and muscular systems. Complete all 3 courses to earn a certificate....

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Finish your Waves and Optics Specialization with Course 3, covering diffraction, interference, lens equation, geometrical and physical optics, and more....

Parallel, Concurrent and Distributed Programming in Java Specialization

Parallel, concurrent, and distributed programming underlies software in multiple domains, ranging from biomedical research to financial services. This specialization is intended for anyone with a basi...

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What is archaeology? Learn archaeology terms in Rice’s Intro to Archaeology Course 1, available 100% online on Coursera. Audit for free or earn a certificate....

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Complete your archaeology certificate 100% online with Rice University’s Intro to Archaeology Course 4, available on Coursera....

Python Programming Essentials

This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Python programming! We’ll learn about the essential elements of programming and how to construct basic Python programs....

Algorithmic Thinking Part 1

Experienced Computer Scientists analyze and solve computational problems at a level of abstraction that is beyond that of any particular programming language. This two-part course builds on the princ...

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Enroll in Rice University’s 100% online Waves and Optics Specialization. Get started with Course 1, focused on oscillators, wave equation, dispersion, and more....

introduction to ecology

You’ll go far beyond the typical classroom in this series of three online courses. We’ll explore wild places, examine fossils, and interact with endangered species. You’ll learn to see nature as a bio...

Python Data Representations

Part of the Introduction to Scripting in Python specialization. This course will continue the introduction to Python programming that started with Python Programming Essentials...

Math Camp for Economics PhD Students Self-Paced

This Summer 2024, Rice is offering an online math camp to review math tools and concepts that are used in the first year Economics Ph.D. program. 100% online....

Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization

This specialization is designed to equip students with the basic concepts and vocabulary of immunology. The goal is to provide students from different backgrounds with a fundamental understanding of i...

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Learn the foundations of mindfulness and well-being, including guided meditations and experiential activities, 100% online with Rice University....

MATH 355.1x: Linear Algebra, Part 1

Linear algebra is at the core of all of modern mathematics, and is used everywhere from statistics and data science, to economics, physics and electrical engineering. However, learning the subject is...

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Rice’s Intro to Mechanics is derived from its general physics 101 college course and teaches forces, kinematics, and more. Earn your physics certificate online....

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Learn the basic principles of economic theory, policy, supply and demand, and more in Rice University’s Principles of Economics Intro Course 1, 100% online....

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Discover the innate resources and abilities that lead to mental resilience, balanced living, and overall wellness with Rice University. 100% online....

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-t...

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Learn how to teach English as a second language, including sheltered instruction and more. Enroll in Course 1 now, available 100% online on Coursera....

Electricity and Magnetism

This course serves as an introduction to the physics of rotational motion and gravitation. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how mathematical laws and conservation principles de...

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Learn how to assess economic health, including cost/benefit analysis of policies, in Rice University’s Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics online class....

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Go deeper into mental health and mindfulness training by practicing how to cultivate awe, wonder and flow. 100% online with Rice University. ...

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Deepen your understanding of the human reproductive system, urinary system, and more with Rice University’s 3rd course of Human Anatomy & Physiology II....

Math Camp for Economics PhD Students Self-Paced

Rice offers an online math camp to review math tools and concepts that are used in the first year Economics Ph.D. program. Earn a certificate, 100% online....

Linear Regression for Business Statistics

Regression Analysis is perhaps the single most important business statistics tool used in the industry. Regression is the engine behind a multitude of data analytics applications used for many forms o...

Risk, Quality, Teams, and Procurement

This course will focus on these key support functions that make the difference between a highly successful project and an average one. During the course, you will prepare a Qualitative Risk Analysis a...

Electricity and Magnetism

This course serves as an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how the forces between electric charges are described by fie...

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Take your data analytics skills to the next level with Rice’s Pre-MBA Data Analysis online course, taught by professors from one of the best business schools in the U.S....

Newton's Cradle

Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, the properties of solutions to ...

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