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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.

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MicroMasters at ColumbiaX

Artificial Intelligence

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:

Business Analytics

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

Corporate Finanace

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

Analytics in Python

Learn the fundamental of programming in Python and develop the ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions.

Animation and CGI Motion

Learn the science behind movie animation from the Director of Columbia’s Computer Graphics Group.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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.

Business Analytics: Theory and Practice

Learn how to use data to develop insights and predictive capabilities to make better business decisions.

Data, Models and Decisions in Business Analytics

Learn fundamental tools and techniques for using data towards making business decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Enabling Technologies for Data Science and Analytics: The Internet of Things

Discover the relationship between Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization

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.

Global Muckraking: Investigative Journalism and Global Media

Learn how brave journalists can rock the world by exposing corruption and human rights and labor abuses.

Innovating Instruction: Reimagining Teaching with Technology

This interactive MOOC is designed to prepare K-12 educators to integrate technology through the use of a design-based process.

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Learn key financial concepts for evaluating and valuing investment opportunities, including how to value stocks and bonds.

Machine Learning

Master the essentials of machine learning and algorithms to help improve learning from data without human intervention.

Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

Learn the principles of machine learning and the importance of algorithms.

Marketing Analytics

Develop quantitative models that leverage business data to forecast sales and support important marketing decisions.

Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital

Learn how to measure the risk and return of equity and debt; and compute the weighted average of cost of capital.

Robotics

Learn the core techniques for representing robots that perform physical tasks in the real world.

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics

Learn how statistics plays a central role in the data science approach.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850 – 1861

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.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1861 – 1865

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.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1865 – 1890

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.

The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation

Learn how to use the free cash flow method for firm valuation and how to compute and project free cash flows.

The Science of Learning - What Every Teacher Should Know

An introductory teaching course for K-12 teachers about the science of learning and how to use current research to improve classroom outcomes.

University Studies for Student Veterans

This course helps veterans transition smoothly from military service to college, and helps them maximize their success once they arrive.

Women Have Always Worked: The U.S. Experience 1700 – 1920

Learn how women’s work has changed the home, the workplace, and the nation from the Colonial Period through World War I.

Women Have Always Worked: The U.S. Experience 1920 – 2016

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.