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
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:
Women Have Always Worked
In this Xseries program, we will learn how women began to ask for equality and what the word equality meant and still means for different women. But we’ll also ask you to consider a more difficult set of questions that revolve around whether equality for some women might limit the freedom of others. Will women demand benefits for themselves that provide a few with equality with men while fomenting inequality with each other? What about sisterhood? Will some of us move forward while others are left behind? These are questions that haunt us today. Individual courses in this XSeries include:
Veteran Transition: Academic Excellence and Career Readiness
This XSeries program from Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, breaks down the barriers for successful transition for service members. These courses help orient veterans to the norms and expectations of the college classroom, along with offering strategies to ease the transition, help achieve academic goals, and allow student to optimize their college education for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or even graduate school. Individual courses in this XSeries include:
Professional Certificate Programs on 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:
All ColumbiaX Courses
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.
This course provides military veterans with a useful roadmap to transition more smoothly from military service to a new and meaningful civilian career.
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.
Explore an overview of the history and philosophy of Buddhism throughout India, South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Central Asia, featuring the basics of the Buddhist view of reality and its educational principles of sciences, mind and social ethics.
Examine how Indigenous Peoples have been contesting norms, institutions and global debates in the past 50 years, and how they have been re-shaping and gradually decolonizing these systems at international and national levels.
Strengthen your approach to protecting and promoting the wellbeing of children in humanitarian settings using the latest evidence on childhood adversity and drawing on experiences from child protection practitioners.
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.
This course begins with an examination of how the Cold War reinforced the ideals of the suburban, nuclear family and how these ideals impacted women’s trajectory towards independence and equality, and ends with the rise of the Me Too movement and a look at how the 2018 midterm election ushered in a new era of women in politics.
Beginning with the passing of the 19th Amendment and on through World War II, explore the new cultural and economic opportunities that emerged for women in this period while gaining an understanding of how racial, familial, and legal structures placed constraints on that independence. Learn how women’s contributions to the war effort provided both new opportunities and new barriers.
Focused on antiretroviral therapy for treating and preventing HIV, this is the first MOOC to train healthcare providers in the latest usage guidelines
Also offered in French