In March 2014, Columbia University announced its partnership with edX, and Provost John Coatsworth shared plans to “offer courses in fields ranging from the humanities to the sciences.” Eric Foner, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, taught the first course on edX on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
edX Columbia University, also known as ColumbiaX, offers online MicroMasters, XSeries and individual courses on a variety of subjects taught by our top instructors at Columbia University. MicroMasters and XSeries are a combination of a bunch of individual courses that can also be taken individually. These programs can now be audited for free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.
MicroMasters at ColumbiaX
Gain expertise in one of the most fascinating and fastest growing areas of computer science. The MicroMasters program gives learners a rigorous, advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Artificial Intelligence. The individual courses include:
Learn how to harness the power of analytics to make better business decisions and advance your career. This MicroMasters program empowers learners with the skills, insights, and understanding to improve business performance using data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and explanatory and predictive modeling to help make actionable decisions. Individual courses in this MicroMasters include:
XSeries at ColumbiaX
Data Science and Analytics in Context
In this Xseries program, a distinguished team of Columbia professors covers the fundamentals of data science—statistics, machine learning and algorithms—and the technologies it has spawned, from automated translation to recommendation engines to personalized medicine to wirelessly connected devices. Individual courses in this XSeries include:
The Civil War and Reconstruction
In this XSeries program, learn about the political, social, and economic changes in the Union and the Confederacy and the Civil War’s long-term economic and intellectual impact. One theme throughout the series is what might be called the politics of history – how the world in which a historian lives affects his or her view of the past, and how historical interpretations reinforce or challenge the social order of the present. The individual courses in this XSeries include:
Professional Certificate Program at ColumbiaX
In the Professional Certificate program for Corporate Finance you will learn both the sound theoretical principles of finance and the practical environment in which financial decisions are made. This program which is based on the first year course taught in Columbia Business School’s MBA program is for those looking to advance their career in a range of professions, including investment banking, private equity, consulting, general management, and CFO track jobs within a corporation. The individual courses in this Professional Certificate program include:
Data Science for Executives
Data science is making us smarter and more innovative in so many ways. How does it all work? In this Certificate program you will gain insight into the latest data science tools and their application in finance, health care, product development, sales and more. Learn the foundations of statistical thinking, the power of machine learning, and enabling technologies for data science using real-world examples. The individual courses in this Professional Certificate program include:
Courses on ColumbiaX
Learn the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and apply them. Design intelligent agents to solve real-world problems including search, games, machine learning, logic, and constraint satisfaction problems.
Freedom of Expression is at the heart of many global controversies and challenges. Learn about the scope, limits, and abuses of this fundamental human right.
Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in the nation.
In Part Two of Women Have Always Worked, learn how women’s work has changed the home, the workplace, and the nation in the 20th century through the present.