Fwd: More than 40 new edX courses for August and September. Start learning today.

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Subject: More than 40 new edX courses for August and September. Start learning today.
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edX Newsletter - 16 new edX courses launching over the next 4 weeks.
The edX community continues to grow. 

We're continuing our mission to help educate a billion people across the globe. Over the past few months we added new members , , , , and  to bring new courses and perspectives to edX. 

We also announced a to help bridge the skills and knowledge gap in the Arab world. This new MOOC portal will feature a pilot program for Saudi women, youth, the disabled and citizens in rural communities, with courses slated to launch in September 2014.  

As our community continues to expand, we want to give you opportunities to connect with each other and professors outside of courses. We started a new series of Professor Ask Me Anythings (AMA) with (the front page of the Internet). We're also working on creating an to help you interact with other students and spread the edX word. Check out our most recent AMAs with and . 
- Patrick, your edX Community Manager
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Explore all of the edX courses starting soon.
Introduction to basic concepts and applications of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering.

Introduction to Computer Programming, Part 1
This 6-week course provides students with a foundation in computer programming.
Introduction to Linux
Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families.
Starts August 1, 2014 -
Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 1
Learn about your body's defenses against disease: how it can identify threats and coordinate counterattacks.
Circuits and Electronics
The course introduces engineering in the context of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks...

Introduction to Water & Climate
DelftX - Part of an
The basic elements of and the relation between water and climate are highlighted and further discussed together with their mutual coherence.

Ideas of the 20th Century
Learn how philosophy, art, literature, and history shaped the last century and the world today.
Starts: August 27, 2014  -
Age of Globalization
Identify the historical and cultural systems driving globalization and changing societies around the world.
Starts: August 27, 2014  -

Take advantage of the more than  available on edX today. 
Anthropology of Current World Issues
How is anthropology changing the world and what can you learn from this?
Introduction to Global Sociology
Understand your social location in a globally interconnected cultural and economic landscape.
Solar Energy
Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system.
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Why do materials deform and break? How does nature engineer materials to be light yet stiff and strong? Find out in 3.032x!

Exploring Statistics with R
Learn statistics in a practical, experimental way, through statistical programming with R, using examples from the health sciences. 

The Science of Happiness
The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.

Principles of Written English, Part 1
An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

Recently Announced
We're announcing new courses everyday. Stay tuned on and .
Civil War and Reconstruction, Part 1
A House Divided: The Road to Civil War — Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics....

Composite Materials Overview for Engineers
Introduction of composite materials from engineering design, manufacturing, and repair...

Future Cities
A first course to understand a city’s people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, as precondition for its sustainable design and management.

AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases
Learn the anatomy basic to understanding common musculoskeletal injuries. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room.

Food for Thought
A course that offers a scientific framework for understanding food and its impact on health and society from past to present.

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