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30 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in September 2022

The 30 most popular free online university courses and MOOCs starting in September 2022.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 30 most popular free online university courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) starting in September 2022, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Programming Languages Ⅰ
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
The goal of this course is to help students: 1) learn new languages quickly, 2) evaluate various languages and pick the most suitable one for a given task, 3) know when and how to design a little language, and 4) understand the effects of languages on thought and communication.

How to Network: Leading Yourself to Lead Others
University of Michigan via Coursera
Life is a relationship business, and the world is our work. Success in today’s complex, dynamic, and unpredictable world depends on our ability to cultivate, nurture, and activate relationships. This course – designed for students, professionals, and executives – will inspire learners to build a networking mindset and harness the power of networking to solve problems, create opportunities, and live out their respective purposes and goals.

Exploratory Data Analysis
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course covers the essential exploratory techniques for summarizing data. These techniques are typically applied before formal modeling commences and can help inform the development of more complex statistical models. Exploratory techniques are also important for eliminating or sharpening potential hypotheses about the world that can be addressed by the data. We will cover in detail the plotting systems in R as well as some of the basic principles of constructing data graphics. We will also cover some of the common multivariate statistical techniques used to visualize high-dimensional data.

Global Marketing: Cultural Frameworks
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
This course reviews the dramatic changes that Globalization has brought to businesses. Markets are growing culturally diverse and companies face the challenge of managing an increasing culturally diverse workforce. It is then increasingly important for managers to incorporate cultural variables into their decision making models. This course enables students to understand how globalization changes consumers and employees at a psychological level.

Roe v. Wade Teach-Out
University of Michigan via Coursera
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision that struck down Roe v. Wade, a ruling that had guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for the past 49 years. This Teach-Out will look at the history of reproductive rights in the United States and the ramifications of the ruling – legally, medically, politically, and more. It will also touch on the unprecedented leak of the draft opinion earlier in 2022. The goal of the Teach-Out is to bring diverse perspectives of both experts and learners together for rich and thoughtful discourse.

HTML and CSS in depth
Meta via Coursera
Get acquainted with JSX and learn about the core concepts and components of React. You’ll use software development tools like HTML to build attractive web pages that work well—and you’ll use structured semantic data to control how websites appear to the end user.

You will then dive deeper into CSS by applying increasingly specific styling to various elements. You’ll learn to use Bootstrap to create grid layouts and work with components and themes. Finally, you’ll explore debugging and learn how it can be utilized to banish common front-end errors.

Fundamentals of Finance
University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Welcome to Fundamentals of Finance. This 4 module course will help you understand and affect the performance of your unit or organization’s profitability. By the end of this course, you will be able to implement finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization’s growth, analyze financial statements and understand the factors in productivity and profitability, and create forecasting and budgeting. You will also have the ability to evaluate and manage cash flow, implement strategies around financing, and use of ratios in running a business.

English Communication for Tech Professionals
Arizona State University via Coursera
Improve your English, boost your tech career, and move toward a higher-paying job by leveling up your communication skills in English Communication for Tech Professionals brought to you by Arizona State University and English4IT.

Ethics of Communication
University of Notre Dame via Coursera
Welcome to Ethics of Communication. Geared toward working professionals in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Ethics of Communication covers key topics in the modern world of business. Areas of focus include an in-depth examination of the ethical dimensions of professional communication, self-examination of individual conflict styles and preferences, and crisis management scenario analysis and strategy. You will develop and enhance skills related to these concepts through lectures conducted by Notre Dame Professor, Dr. Amanda G. McKendree, written communication exercises, self-reflection, peer-graded assignments, and a variety of readings.

Cryptography
(ISC)² via Coursera
Cryptography is the practice and study of techniques for securing communications in the presence of third parties. You will learn how to protect information in order to ensure its integrity, confidentiality, authenticity, and non-repudiation. You will come out with a basic understanding of cryptographic concepts and how to apply them, implement secure protocols, key management concepts, key administration and validation, and Public Key Infrastructure.

Software Defined Networking
The University of Chicago via Coursera
In this course, you will learn about software defined networking and how it is changing the way communications networks are managed, maintained, and secured.

Business Models For Sustainability
Copenhagen Business School via Coursera
This course was created by some of the leading researchers on business model theory and social entrepreneurship in Europe in collaboration with both small and large companies across various sectors investing in sustainable business model innovation. This course provides an overview of sustainable business model theory and innovation and discusses business models as essential tools in transforming to more sustainable businesses.

Introduction to Linear Algebra and Python
Howard University via Coursera
This course is the first of a series that is designed for beginners who want to learn how to apply basic data science concepts to real-world problems. You might be a student who is considering pursuing a career in data science and wanting to learn more, or you might be a business professional who wants to apply some data science principles to your work. Or, you might simply be a curious, lifelong learner intrigued by the powerful tools that data science and math provides.

Introduction to Risk Management
University of California, Irvine via Coursera
In this course, you will learn about risk assessment techniques and how to implement a number of strategies that will ensure the protection of assets. You will learn about the relationship between assets, vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. You will also engage with a number of current case studies in the industry that illustrate the material. You will leave the course with skills relating to threat modeling and business continuity planning that have direct applications at your current job or in your future career.

Foundations of Strategy
IE Business School via Coursera
Strategy is a complex field and intrinsically related to economics. In this first week of this course you will learn the basic logic of how firms and markets function by using economic logic from a distinctly strategic perspective.

Behavioral Neuroscience: Contrasting Tests for Anxiety and Depression
University of Alaska Fairbanks via edX
Learn how to critically evaluate the use of different behavioral tests for anxiety and depression in laboratory mice, and how these tests can affect the interpretation of results in the context of human psychiatric conditions and mouse models.

Ethics of Technology
University of Notre Dame via Coursera
This course explores the ethical implications of data analytics. It connects old ideas – privacy, surveillance, power, justice, accountability, corporate responsibility, stakeholder theory – with new technologies and cases, such as the use of machine learning to predict crime. The course will prepare you to evaluate strategic arguments about the ethics of data analytics and to relate data analytics to ethical concepts so that you approach newer, ambiguous capabilities of technology and artificial intelligence with a critical eye.

THINK GLOBAL: TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE (IDP-ICE)
University of Barcelona via Coursera
This training course is addressed to school teachers and other school stakeholders. The focus of the course is to empower school teachers to implement cross-curricular projects on global competence, and it is delivered in an open online platform. The course is divided into five modules. The first is an overview of cross-cultural theory on global competences, the theoretical framework and the research and studies developed on the topic. The second module is based on principles and strategies. The third module deals with methodologies and developing global competence programs. The fourth module is about project based learning. The last module of the course consists of designing a global competence project to be implemented in the classroom.

NoSQL Databases
University of Maryland, Baltimore County via edX
Build a foundation of the four NoSQL (non-relational) databases: Document-oriented, Key-Value Pair, Column-oriented, and Graph.

Information Extraction from Free Text Data in Health
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this MOOC, you will be introduced to advanced machine learning and natural language
processing techniques to parse and extract information from unstructured text documents in
healthcare, such as clinical notes, radiology reports, and discharge summaries. Whether you are an aspiring data scientist or an early or mid-career professional in data science or information technology in healthcare, it is critical that you keep up-to-date your skills in information extraction and analysis.

Introduction to air transportation and aviation management
Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX
Learn the fundamentals of air transportation and aviation management.

Benefits Realization Management (BRM) – Linking Strategy Execution to Achieving Value
University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Learn the key ingredients of realizing programs value, enable the benefits realization practices and discipline, build healthy strategy execution practices, connect the dots across the skills necessary to become a future change scientist, practice creating and testing changes that can be scaled up across the enterprise, and explore and master the techniques for increasing adaptability to meet the ever-increasing speed of change in stakeholder demands.

Multivariable Calculus 2: Integrals
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
We live in a multivariable world. Explore different types of integrals and learn how to apply them to solve real world problems.

The Social Dimensions of Antimicrobial Resistance
University of Amsterdam via Coursera
The Sonar-Global’s Social Dimensions of Antimicrobial Resistance MOOC is an independent course for non-social scientists who want to know more about the social dimensions of AMR. Furthermore, the course is also the basis for the OPERATE-SOC AMR curriculum, which is a curriculum developed for trainers who need to provide interdisciplinary training about the social dimensions of antimicrobial resistance to non-social scientists.

Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA)
Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) analyzes data using necessity logic. A necessary condition implies that if the condition is not in place, there will be guaranteed failure of the outcome. The opposite however is not true; if the condition is in place, success of the outcome is not guaranteed. Examples of necessary conditions are a student’s GMAT score for admission to a PhD program.

Infectious Disease Transmission Models for Decision-Makers
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course aims to provide anyone who makes decisions about public health policies and programs with a clear understanding of how infectious disease transmission models work, the various types and functions, and how they can be appropriately used to make decisions.

Reality Bites: Introduction to metaphysics
Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Speculative metaphysics is challenging, but this course will whet your appetite for it, because it explains fundamental metaphysical problems and views in terms of what you can find in your kitchen and what happens in it when you cook and enjoy food.

Leading Teams: Building Effective Team Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
In this foundational course, you will immerse yourself in the idea of building effective team cultures. You will explore different facets of team culture that are at the root of effective teams. You’ll learn more about cultures of safety, engagement, and growth, so that you can lead your teams toward cultures that facilitate the most effective teamwork.

Blood Film Morphology – A Practical Guide
University of Western Australia via Coursera
This is a unique online course which teaches students the basics of blood film analysis. This course is specifically tailored to those with a background in Medical Science, Medicine or Pathology who are studying or starting work in a haematology laboratory but also serves as a valuable continuing education resource. To be successful in this course, access to a haematology laboratory is desirable but not essential.

Sustainable Seafood: Barriers and Opportunities in the Fishing Industry
EIT Food via FutureLearn
Dive into the environmental and social impacts of different fishing practices and discover sustainable approaches and innovations.

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Dhawal Shah

Dhawal is the CEO of Class Central, the most popular search engine and review site for online courses and MOOCs. He has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles about the MOOC space, including contributions to TechCrunch, EdSurge, Quartz, and VentureBeat.

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