GeorgetownX

Highlighted course offerings

Since 2013, GeorgetownX has supported a widely diverse range of courses through all stages, from conception to launch to evaluation and iteration. CNDLS mobilizes a number of different platforms, including Canvas, edX, and Blackboard, to deliver the best possible learning experience based on the needs and audience of each course.

CNDLS works directly with course teams to design, develop, and implement online courses, some of which will be delivered to the Georgetown student body and others to an open, global audience. The design approach we employ aims to align and integrate the course structure, materials, and activities/assessments in a way that maximizes learning. We are working toward validating student learning through the measurable evidence via each course management system’s analytics data, as well as through pre- and post-course surveys we produce for each GeorgetownX course.


Programs


CNDLS has worked with many departments and centers inside and outside of Georgetown to develop high quality online programming. The following represents a list of the programs with whom we have helped create and support innovative online curricula:



Georgetown Summer Online

Through our diverse range of online summer offerings, with courses across 10 departments, we design to promote active learning in the online space.


Public Relations and Corporate Communication

System of Care


Institute for the Study of International Migration

National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program


Certificate in Continuing Professional Education Programs

In our support of multiple competency-based professional certificate programs, we tailor our design approach to promote skill proficiency and practical aptitude of course content.


MOOCs


Global Business in Practice

Get an overall view of the increasingly complex challenges of global business from the insights, perspectives and experience of Georgetown faculty and senior executives currently working in multinational companies.

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Course Instructor

Ricardo Ernst and Marc Busch

Details

Launches October 25, 2016
Self-paced

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Terrorism has gone from a persistent yet marginal security concern to one of the most important security problems of our day: indeed, there are few countries that do not suffer from some form of terrorism. Though many terrorist attempts fail, some groups wage lengthy and bloody campaigns and, in exceptional cases, kill hundreds or even thousands in pursuit of their ends.

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Course Instructor

Daniel Byman

Details

Launched October 1, 2014
Relaunched September 24, 2015
Course length: 8 weeks

Relaunched October 3, 2016
Self-paced


The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio

After his harrowing descent into the depths of despair, the Pilgrim Dante emerges with Virgil onto the Isle of Mount Purgatorio in the southern hemisphere. There he will be healed of sin and prepared for his climactic reunion with Beatrice.

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Course Instructor

Frank Ambrosio

Details

Launched March 25, 2015
Course length: 4 weeks

Relaunched September 28, 2016
Course length: 7 weeks

Introduction to Bioethics

Should we clone humans? Who owns our DNA? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement—and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary—or all of the above?

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Course Instructor

Tom Beauchamp, Robert Veatch, Margaret Little, Rebecca Kukla, Madison Powers, John Keown, and Karen Stohr

Details

Launched April 15, 2014
Relaunched April 15, 2015
Course length: 6 weeks

Relaunched April 15, 2016
Course length: 10 weeks


The Divine Comedy: Inferno

Jorge Luis Borges, the great Argentine writer, said that no one should deny themselves the pleasure of reading Dante's Divine Comedy. In this course, you will discover precisely what Borges meant.

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Course Instructor

Frank Ambrosio

Details

Launched October 15, 2014
Course length: 6 weeks

Relaunched March 15, 2016
Course length: 8 weeks

AP* Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

This course is specifically designed at the high school Advanced Placement (AP) level (matching the content of AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism) and is funded by a grant from edX.

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Course Instructor

Details

First Run: Dedra Demaree

Launched March 2, 2015
Course length: 12 weeks

Second Run: Amy Liu and Patrick Johnson

Relaunched February 15, 2016
Course length: 8 weeks


Globalization's Winners and Losers

Who are the winners and losers of globalization? What should be done to improve outcomes for all? Build your “global acumen” and engage with business and policy experts to better lead and manage through the challenges of globalization.

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Course Instructor

Theodore H. Moran

Details

Launched October 1, 2013
Course length: 7 weeks

Relaunched October 7, 2014

Relaunched January 25, 2016
Self-Paced

The Divine Comedy: Paradiso

Leaving Earth behind and beneath, the Pilgrim Dante is transformed into the disciple of Beatrice. She now becomes his true path, la diritta via, along which he gradually discovers the Joy that Christianity identifies as the hope of Resurrection.

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Course Instructor

Frank Ambrosio

Details

Launched June 10, 2015
Course length: 4 weeks


Genomic Medicine Gets Personal

This course will provide an introduction to genomic medicine and a better understanding of the issues associated with personal genomic information.

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Course Instructor

Bassem R. Haddad

Details

Launched June 4, 2014
Relaunched June 3, 2015
Course length: 8 weeks