Available Courses

Below are sample courses offered through participating universities in the Global Scholars / Virtual Exchange pilot program. Participating universities are at various stages of program course offerings. Course offerings change over time, so be sure to visit the individual university’s page linked below for the latest up-to-date information and offerings. Updates to courses listed below will be made periodically.

All course credits in the Global Scholars program are expressed in terms of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). You will receive 0.5 Rice transfer credit hours per 1 ECTS.

For Rice University Students – Fall 2018

Rice Global Scholars application deadline is one week prior to host application deadline.

Leiden University

Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

Learn about clinical kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation and its challenges.

Starts: September 24, 2018
ECTS: 2 credit
Host Application deadline: September 17, 2018
Preview on Coursera

 

Public Values and Ethics

This course offers an in-depth discussion of important ethical approaches and moral issues in contemporary politics and public management.

Commences: November
ECTS: 5
Host Application deadline: October 21, 2018
Course description

 

Research Design in Public Administration

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of social science, with a particular focus on the field of public administration.

Starts: October 29, 2018
ECTS: 5
Host Application deadline: October 22, 2018
Course description

 

The University of Adelaide

Introduction to Programming

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of procedural programming. Topics include data types, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging.
Starts: October 8, 2018
ECTS: 7.5
Host Application deadline: October 1, 2018
Course description

 

Introduction to Project Management

This course introduces students to the basic theory and principles within generic project management. It covers project management historical context, definitions and terminologies, the project environment and project manager roles.

Starts: October 8, 2018
ECTS: 7.5
Host Application deadline: October 1, 2018

Course description

 

Delft University of Technology

Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology

How to deal with risks and ethical questions raised by development of new technologies.

Starts: October
ECTS:
3
Host Application deadline: 
August 31, 2018
Course description | Preview on edX

 

Transport Phenomena: Basics and Advanced

Learn how to tackle complex mass and heat transfer problems and apply the results in your own environment.
Starts: 
September 10, 2018
ECTS: 6
Host Application deadline: 
August 31, 2018
Course description | Preview Basics on edX | Preview Advanced on edX

 

The University of Queensland

English Grammar and Style

Learn key concepts and strategies in grammar and style to help enhance your writing and confidently respond to the demand of high levels of literacy in the 21st century.
Starts: 
October 9, 2018
ECTS:
7.5
Host Application deadline:
September 11, 2018
Course description (PDF, 545KB) | Preview on edX

 

Anthropology of Current World Issues

Learn to use anthropological ideas to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view.
Starts: November 2, 2018
ECTS: 7.5
Host Application deadline: October 5, 2018
Course description (PDF, 728KB) | Preview on edX