September 25, 2013 10:02 ET

EdX Announces Expanded Fall 2013 Course Lineup for College Students and Learners Worldwide

Wide Variety of Online Courses From Universities Around the World Will Enhance Students' On-Campus Learning Experience and Prepare Them for the Workforce

Students Can Take Free Courses on Their Own Schedules

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, announced today its Fall 2013 courses from colleges and universities around the world, members of the xConsortium. Now in its second year, edX has expanded its online courses to include a variety of subjects from Behavioral Economics to Poetry in America, all taught by experts in their fields.

Students who complete a course can earn a resume-boosting Certificate of Achievement through edX to show competency in course concepts. Many college students take edX courses along with their on-campus studies to supplement class teachings, prepare them for upcoming classes or to explore new subjects in a risk-free, online environment.

These new courses include active learning, game-like experiences, social integration, instant feedback and cutting-edge virtual laboratories, with which students can explore a variety of topics from the comfort of their computer.

All fall courses are available at and are open for registration today. They include:

School   Course Title   Start Date
MITx   Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness   October 1, 2013
HarvardX   Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy and the Press: An Introduction   October 1, 2013
GeorgetownX   Globalization's Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries   October 1, 2013
HarvardX   Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part I   October 1, 2013
UC BerkeleyX   Foundations of Computer Graphics   October 7, 2013
RiceX   Electricity & Magnetism   October 7, 2013
HarvardX   Fundamentals of Clinical Trials   October 14, 2013
University of TorontoX   Behavioural Economics in Action   October 14, 2013
MITx   Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python   October 16, 2013
MITx   Circuits and Electronics   October 16, 2013
TsinghuaX   History of Chinese Architecture: Part 1   October 18, 2013
University of TorontoX   Our Energetic Earth   October 28, 2013
EPFLx   Neuronal Dynamics - Computational Neuroscience of Single Neurons   October 28, 2013
MITx   Dynamics   October 28, 2013
HarvardX   Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England   October 31, 2013
HarvardX   China   October 31, 2013

"Our vision for online learning is to empower students to create their own educational paths that will allow them to achieve their personal, educational and career goals," said Anant Agarwal, president of edX. "Through edX, students have access to courses that will enhance their on-campus learning experience by enabling them to gain an extra studying edge, pursue their passions or even explore subjects they've never tried before. More than 1.3 million students have already registered for edX courses, and we're hoping millions more will log on and join our cause."

About edX
EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise composed of 20+ leading global institutions, the xConsortium. Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences and cutting-edge research on an open source platform. EdX provides inspirational and transformative knowledge to students of all ages, social status, and income who form worldwide communities of learners. EdX is focused on people, not profit, and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA.

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