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2018-2019 Extension Course Archive

AAAS E-119
Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food

Carla Martin, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25524

Description
This course examines the sociohistorical legacy of chocolate, with a delicious emphasis on the eating and appreciation of the so-called food of the gods. Interdisciplinary course readings introduce the history of cacao cultivation, the present day state of the global chocolate industry, the diverse cultural constructions surrounding chocolate, and the implications for chocolate’s future of scientific study, international politics, alternative trade models, and the food movement. Assignments address pressing real-world questions related to chocolate consumption, social justice, responsible development, honesty and the politics of representation in production and marketing, hierarchies of quality, and myths of purity.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course African and African American Studies 119x. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm starting January 30, 2019, or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25524/2019

ANTH E-1000
Pyramid Schemes: The Archaeological History of Ancient Egypt

Peter Der Manuelian, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25007

Description
This course surveys ancient Egyptian pharaonic civilization. It emphasizes Egyptian material culture: pyramids, temples, tombs, settlements, and artifacts. The course explores major developmental themes that defined the Egyptian state: the geographical landscape, kingship, social stratification, and religion. It follows a chronological path with excursions into Egyptian art, history, politics, religion, literature, and language (hieroglyphs). It also touches on contemporary issues of object repatriation, archaeology and cultural nationalism, and the evolution of modern Egyptology. Local students may participate in field trips to the Egyptian collections of the Peabody Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, along with immersive 3D computer models in Harvard’s Visualization Center.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required online sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Societies of the World 38. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 am starting January 29 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25007/2019

ANTH E-1050
Moctezuma’s Mexico Then and Now: The Deep History, Triumphs, and Transformations of the Aztecs and their Descendants

Davíd Carrasco, PhD

William L. Fash, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15416

Description
This course explores how the origins of Mesoamerican civilization played a pivotal role in the birth, glory days, and fall of the Aztec Empire. We explore the profound contributions of Moctezuma’s Mexico, then, and now in today’s world, through the lenses of five major concepts: gift exchange (access to the gods and the goods); surplus and social hierarchy (the raison d’être of all civilizations); the longue durée (cosmovision and ideas bred into the biology of people); gender and duality; and trade and tribute. The course takes a hard look at the Great Encuentro and the positive as well as the tragic results of the European invasion of Mexico through the lens of the conquistadors (in Bernal Diaz del Castillo’sTrue History of the Conquest of New Spain) as well as the voices of the scribes, warriors, and rulers (male and female) who survived and transformed the ordeal. The struggles of post-independence Mexico are contextualized within the framework of the globalization wrought by the industrial revolution, and the ways in which post-revolutionary Mexico has led the way in embracing hybridity for other cultures and countries in the Americas. The disciplines of archaeology and religious studies take us into contemporary Mesoamerican and Latino cultures. The course has the added feature of online meetings that focus on ways Latino art, music, and dance utilize Aztec and Mesoamerican themes. Artists include Frida Kahlo, Dr. Loco, Son Jarocho, Gloria Anzaldua, John Phillip Santos, and Cherrie Moraga. Hands-on work with objects at the Peabody Museum aid in examining the material expressions of daily life and cosmovision in Moctezuma’s Mexico. The Peabody Museum’s yearly celebration of Day of the Dead is a central component of the course and one of many ways in which students take their experiential learning in this course with them, for the rest of their days.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Societies of the World 30. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting September 4 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15416/2018

ANTH E-1075
Anthropology of Art

Gary Urton, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15875

Description
Irridescent feather headdresses, ancient textiles with images of human-feline figures, and ceramic vessels adorned with glyphs and kingly figures: what did such objects—which we now refer to as “primitive art”—mean to the people who made them? What technological capabilities and skills were involved in their production? How can we today develop an understanding and an appreciation of the meaning and significance of objects that were precious to people around the world, past and present? What can an object that was made and venerated by people in a society tell us about the cosmology, or worldview, of its makers? And finally, what can we say not just about what objects mean and meant to people, but how objects themselves have agency in society (a presumption that goes today under the name of “materiality”)? This seminar leads students on an exploration of these and other questions concerning the production and meaning of objects primarily in ancient cultures and in present-day non-Western societies. Each class period is devoted to the study of a particular object or group of objects from a different society. Whenever possible, we make use of the remarkable collection of objects in Harvard’s Peabody Museum.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Peabody Museum 12Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15875/2018

ANTH E-1145
The Green Planet: Plants that Changed Human History

Ari Anne Caramanica, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25523

Description
This course explores the role of several extraordinary plants in the emergence of complex societies, the shaping of global economies through time, and the development of modern science. While plants are featured in human history as a resource (shelter, fuel, fiber, food, or medicine) they also act as agents giving shape to our lives. Human-plant relations are fundamentally recursive; we explore the effects of these interactions as they pertain to the process of place-making. This course begins with an introduction to botany for social scientists and continues with a close reading of a selection of plants, including sugar cane, prosopis, gingko, and the potato. This course looks beyond how plants end up on our plates and challenges students to consider the broader impacts of human-plant relations.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25523/2019

ANTH E-1168
Ancient Maya Art and Writing

Nicholas Poole Carter, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25108

Description
This course introduces students to the art and hieroglyphic writing system of the classic Maya (A.D. 300–900) civilization of Mesoamerica. Students learn to read Maya hieroglyphs, acquire a basic knowledge of the classic Mayan language, and discover the workings of the Maya calendars. At the same time, they explore Maya iconography, including its intimate connections to the hieroglyphic system, and learn how it reflects ancient Maya and wider Mesoamerican concepts of cosmic order and an animate world. Thematic lectures on classic Maya culture and history are combined with practice in iconographic interpretation and hieroglyphic decipherment. No previous experience in Maya archaeology, language, or art history is necessary.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 310Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25108/2019

ANTH E-1401
Human Migration and US-Mexico Borderlands: Moral Dilemmas and Sacred Bundles in Comparative Perspective

Davíd Carrasco, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25546

Description
Responding to one of the major political, economic, and religious developments of our times, this course locates the immigration crisis of the US-Mexico borderlands within the epic context of human migration in history. In the first part of the course, we read and critique a series of books and articles about human migration, Mexican migrations to the US in the last 120 years, and the enigma and fluidity of national borders. The course then develops a comparative perspective on immigration by comparing Mexican migrations with migrations from Latin America to the US, African American migration within the US from south to north, and contemporary migrations from Africa to countries of the European Union. We ask what economic and political forces cause people to migrate; whether they migrate as individuals or families; how walls, fences, and borders work and what they mean; and what constitutes immigration reform. We examine the profound economic and moral dilemmas facing migrants, families, and sending and receiving countries. The course uses the concept of sacred bundles to explore the cultural and religious resources that help migrants survive the ordeal of migration and establish new identities.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Anthropology 1401/Harvard Divinity School 3140. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Wednesdays, 1-3 pm starting January 30 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25546/2019

ANTH E-1660
Anthropology and Human Rights

Theodore Macdonald, Jr., PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23622

Description
This course combines an introduction to the formal, theoretical, and normative structures of human rights with analyses of contemporary case studies. It illustrates several critical human rights issues, debates, and practices that demonstrate the increasing significance of ethnographic field methods and related interpretive analysis. Accepting that agreement on and realization of human rights often require negotiation and compromise, the course illustrates why, and suggests how, realization of many broadly-defined human rights requires specific contextualization.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
William James Hall 105

Required sections for graduate-credit students to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23622/2019

ANTH E-1700
Race in the Americas

James P. Herron, PhD

January session | CRN 24416

Description
In 1903, W.E.B. DuBois wrote prophetically that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line.” More recently, anthropologists and historians have argued that the very idea of race—the notion that human beings can be exhaustively divided into enduring groups such as whites, blacks, or Indians—was first invented in the New World, in the Americas. But what are races? Does it mean the same thing to be white in Boston as it does in Bogotá? If blackness in Alabama is rooted in assumptions about essential biological nature, does the same go for Rio de Janeiro? Is race simply an illusion, a convenient mask for political domination and economic exploitation? Can we hope to abolish the concept of race altogether, or is its grip too tenacious, its appeal to the psyche too great? This course considers episodes in the development of racial categories in Latin and North America. Our aim is to arrive at an overall sense of the nature of race in social life by comparing the logic of racial practices at different times and places in the hemisphere.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 pm
Harvard Hall 103

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. Final papers due February 11. International Students see important visa information.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24416/2019

APMA E-207
Advanced Scientific Computing: Stochastic Methods for Data Analysis, Inference, and Optimization

Rahul Dave, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15810

Description
This course develops skills for computational research with a focus on stochastic approaches, emphasizing implementation and examples. Stochastic methods make it feasible to tackle very diverse problems when the solution space is too large to explore systematically, or when microscopic rules are known, but not the macroscopic behavior of a complex system. Methods are illustrated with examples from a wide variety of fields, like biology, finance, and physics. We tackle Bayesian methods of data analysis as well as various stochastic optimization methods. Topics include stochastic optimization such as stochastic gradient descent (SGD) and simulated annealing, Bayesian data analysis, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and variational analysis. This course is broadly about learning models from data. To do this, we typically want to solve an optimization problem. Some problems might have many optima, and we will want to explore them all. It is not enough to find an optimum. Bayesian statistics gives us a simple and principled way to find the distribution of predictions consistent with the data. This allows for an intuitive and better way to test hypotheses than the confidence intervals and p-values used in traditional statistics.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Applied Mathematics 207. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-1:15 pm starting September 5 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Introductory statistics including probability, multivariate calculus, basic linear algebra, and comfort programming in a scientific computer programming language (such as R, Python, Matlab, or Julia).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15810/2018

APMA E-221
Advanced Optimization

Yaron Singer, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25480

Description
This is a graduate-level course on optimization. The course covers mathematical programming and combinatorial optimization from the perspective of convex optimization, which is a central tool for solving large-scale problems. In recent years, convex optimization has had a profound impact on statistical machine learning, data analysis, mathematical finance, signal processing, control, and theoretical computer science. The first part of the course is dedicated to the theory of convex optimization and its direct applications. The second part focuses on advanced techniques in combinatorial optimization using machinery developed in the first part.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences courses Applied Mathematics 221. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4:15 pm starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Students should be proficient in calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics. Knowledge in machine learning, algorithms, and linear programming is helpful but not necessary. Basic programming skills in a script language like Python are necessary.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25480/2019

ARAB E-1
Intensive Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I

Sami Alkyam, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13547

Description
The course introduces students to Arabic sounds and the writing system, basic vocabulary, and grammatical structures up to a mid-beginner’s level. The course also focuses on developing oral-aural skills, rudimentary reading, and basic composition. Students are also exposed to cultural topics and discussions, with the goal of appreciating the cultural context in which the language is used.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Vanserg Building 211Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13547/2018

ARAB E-2
Intensive Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II

Said Hannouchi, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23418

Description
This course is the continuation of ARAB E-1 and is designed to reinforce and build upon what has been covered during the first semester. This is a proficiency-based course; emphasis is placed on the development of reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills for the purpose of communicative goals. These technical aspects are acquired through the context of Arab cultures. By the end of this course, students are able to communicate about everyday situations, both verbally and in writing; understand the use of basic grammatical structures; acquire an understanding of fundamental cultural values, practices, and perspectives of native speakers of Arabic; develop productive listening skills; and enjoy using the language creatively.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Vanserg Building 211Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ARAB E-1, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23418/2019

ASTR E-80
Planets, Moons, and the Search for Alien Life

Alessandro Massarotti, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15072

Description
Astrobiology, the subject of this course, is a new discipline born out of the convergence of all scientific inquiry currently under way on the question of the origin and development of life here on Earth and potentially elsewhere in the Universe. Recent advances in planetary exploration, astronomy, geochemistry, and biochemistry are leading to a revolution in our ideas on the emergence of life on our own planet and the likelihood of finding life outside the Earth. In particular, much is being learned about Mars and Venus because of the many recent and ongoing space missions. Spectacular data from Jupiter’s and Saturn’s moons, like Titan, Europa, and Enceladus, show that these moons may become possible targets of future searches for life in our solar system. Geochemists are finding more and more intriguing clues about the Earth’s past by analyzing rocks dating from the very first period after the Earth’s formation, thus providing a fundamentally new context for research on the transition between chemistry and primordial life. And astronomers have been recently successful in searching for planets around other stars. Searches for extra-solar planets are currently under way and are leading to the discovery of Earth-like planets around solar-type stars.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: High School algebra. Some chemistry and physics background useful but not necessary.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15072/2018

BIOS E-1A
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Casey J. Roehrig, PhD

Zofia Gajdos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13096

Description
This introductory series focuses on the principles of cellular (BIOS E-1a) and organismal (BIOS E-1b) biology. BIOS E-1a topics include the molecular basis of life, energy and metabolism, and genetics. BIOS E-1b builds on the foundation established in BIOS E-1a and covers the origin of life and principles of evolution, and anatomy and physiology. Laboratory sections scheduled throughout the series allow students to reinforce concepts covered in lecture. The series fulfills current medical school requirements for one year of introductory biology.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center Hall D

Class meets 6:30-9:30 pm or 7:30-10:30 pm during laboratory weeks. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: High school mathematics, chemistry, and biology; although CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b, or their equivalents, are not required, they are strongly recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13096/2018

BIOS E-1B
Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Casey J. Roehrig, PhD

Joanne Matott, DPhil

Katherine Zink, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22957

Description
This introductory series focuses on the principles of cellular (BIOS E-1a) and organismal (BIOS E-1b) biology. BIOS E-1a topics include the molecular basis of life, energy and metabolism, and genetics. BIOS E-1b builds on the foundation established in BIOS E-1a and covers the origin of life and principles of evolution, and anatomy and physiology. Laboratory sections scheduled throughout the series allow students to reinforce concepts covered in lecture. The series fulfills current medical school requirements for one year of introductory biology.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center Hall D

Class meets 6:30-9:30 pm or 7:30-10:30 pm during laboratory weeks. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22957/2019

BIOS E-10
Introduction to Biochemistry

Robin Lynn Haynes, PhD

Travis I. Moore, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14563

Description
This course provides an overview of the main aspects of biochemistry by relating molecular interactions to their effects on the organism as a whole, especially as related to human biology. The organization of macromolecules is addressed through a discussion of their hierarchical structure, and a study of their assembly into complexes responsible for specific biological processes. Topics addressing protein function include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways, and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Science Center Hall B

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Introductory biology and chemistry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14563/2018

BIOS E-10
Introduction to Biochemistry

Robin Lynn Haynes, PhD

Travis I. Moore, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24316

Description
This course provides an overview of the main aspects of biochemistry by relating molecular interactions to their effects on the organism as a whole, especially as related to human biology. The organization of macromolecules is addressed through a discussion of their hierarchical structure, and a study of their assembly into complexes responsible for specific biological processes. Topics addressing protein function include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways, and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the fall course.

Prerequisites: Introductory biology and chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 200 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24316/2019

BIOS E-12
Principles and Techniques of Molecular Biology

Alain Viel, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22965

Description
Students gain in-depth knowledge of nucleic acid structure, molecular genetics, and the biochemistry of transcription and protein synthesis. Working from this foundation, students explore mechanisms of gene regulation in prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses. The roles played by gene regulation and rearrangement in diseases are also examined. One large project comprises three linked laboratory exercises that introduce students to important recombinant DNA and protein expression techniques. Students learn about the construction of an expression plasmid and assays for normal promoter function.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Northwest Science Building B101

Required laboratories Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 58 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22965/2019

BIOS E-14
Principles of Genetics

Frederick R. Bieber, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22962

Description
This is a general course in genetics providing a broad view of gene action from the molecular to the population levels, with emphasis on eukaryotes. Topics include bacterial and viral genetics, Mendelian genetics, mutation and DNA repair, forensic DNA technology, chromosome structure and function, genomics, and population and evolutionary genetics.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 103

Required sections Mondays, 8-9 pm.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: MATH E-8, BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, and CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22962/2019

BIOS E-16
Cell Biology

Alison Marie Taylor, PhD

Colles Price, PhD

Allison Lau, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22958

Description
This course cultivates an understanding of eukaryotic cellular and subcellular structure, with close attention to structure/function relationships that govern cellular processes at the molecular level. We examine the differences between several eukaryotic model systems, including fission and budding yeast, slime mold, plants, and mammalian cells in culture. We further discuss the specific experimental techniques amenable to the study of cell biology in each system and how discoveries made using model organisms have influenced modern cell biology.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Science Center Hall E

Required sections Wednesdays, 8-9 pm.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22958/2019

BIOS E-18
Evolution

Maria E. Miara, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14330

Description
Evolution is such a major tenet of modern biological theory that in 1973, evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky penned that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” This course provides a comprehensive introduction to evolutionary biology. Students are introduced to both short-term and long-term evolutionary processes and they explore the patterns that result from those processes. Topics covered include the history of evolutionary theory, evidence for evolution, the origin of life, the origin of animals and the Cambrian explosion, genetic evolution, natural selection, sexual selection, species and speciation, human evolution, and evolutionary issues in modern society.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 11 am-1 pm
1 Story Street 306Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1b.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14330/2018

BIOS E-27
Invertebrate Zoology

Cassandra Extavour, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25150

Description
This course introduces students to the diversity of invertebrates, which are the vast majority of all animals on the planet. We cover the development, adult anatomy, biology, and evolutionary relationships of the main animal phyla including but not limited to sponges, mollusks, annelids, and arthropods. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the similarities and differences in embryonic development, the broad diversity of animal forms and their adaptations to different ecosystems, and how these phenomena shape animal evolution. The aim of this course is to understand animal diversity from a phylogenetic perspective as well as from a developmental and functional morphology point of view, and to be able to understand the evolution and divergence of these features in the context of animal evolution.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 302

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a or BIOS E-1b or permission of instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25150/2019

BIOS E-30
Epigenetics and Gene Regulation

Amy Tsurumi, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24705

Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of epigenetics and how it regulates gene expression and heritable phenotypes without changes in the underlying DNA sequence. The first phase is a thorough mechanistic overview with discussion topics including DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and non-coding RNAs, as well as the key players that regulate these processes. In the second phase, we cover molecular techniques and model organisms used commonly in epigenetics research. Finally, students apply their knowledge to understand the epigenetic basis of various developmental disorders, the natural aging process, environmental exposures, and relevant human diseases such as tumorigenesis, obesity, neurological disorders, and infections.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 206

Required sections for graduate-credit students, optional sections for undergraduate-credit students to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-12, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24705/2019

BIOS E-40
Introduction to Proteomics

Alain Viel, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13099

Description
The completion of several genome projects, including the Human Genome Project, has further fostered a systems-based approach to biology. The goal is to determine how all the genes in a genome act and how their products interact to produce a functional organism. Proteomics seeks to identify and to characterize all the proteins synthesized in a cell or a tissue. Based on this information, one can then try to understand how individual proteins or protein collectives function within an organism. The first half of the course focuses on current methodology used to analyze and identify proteins. This includes protein electrophoresis, chromatography, mass spectrometry, and protein database analysis. The second half of the course focuses on case studies derived from the current scientific literature. This includes comparisons between healthy and diseased tissues, new approaches to analyze metabolic pathways, and the comprehensive analysis of protein-protein interactions in different cell types.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 302

Required sections Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent; BIOS E-12 recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13099/2018

BIOS E-45
Introduction to Genomics

Arezou Ghazani, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23605

Description
This course provides an overview of the genome and genomic architecture, genomic variations, and regulatory mechanisms of the genome. The course topics include current and novel practices in genome interrogations, global copy number variation assessment, genome sequencing, and data analysis. This course cultivates an understanding of functional genomics and genomic malfunction, genome-wide association studies, and the new field of personal genomics along with discussions of social and ethical impacts resulting from advances in genomics.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Sever Hall 202Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23605/2019

BIOS E-47
Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution

Cassandra Extavour, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15515

Description
This intermediate level course provides an integrated introduction to the interface between genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Lectures assume a minimum of background information, and aim to progress rapidly to a relatively advanced level of understanding by focusing on a few key historical and current examples of research in these fields, rather than trying to provide a comprehensive view of such large subjects. The course includes lectures on applying quantitative approaches to understanding biological problems, the contributions of Darwin/Wallace and Mendel in their historical contexts, discusses how to find and analyze genetic elements that control traits of interest, and covers the evolution of the developmental processes that produce these traits, biological regulatory networks, and protein evolution, and some unsolved problems in evolution.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 304

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15515/2018

BIOS E-50
Neurobiology

Laura Magnotti, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13097

Description
This course examines the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system by examining the molecules, cells, and circuits that are involved in directing our behavior. We explore how the nervous system is constructed during development, how it adapts with experience throughout life, how it functions in normal behavior, and how it can be disrupted by injury and disease.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Science Center Hall E

Required sections for graduate students Wednesdays, 8-9 pm; optional sections for undergraduate students to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Introductory biology, or permission of the instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13097/2018

BIOS E-52
The Neurobiology of Pain

Ryan W. Draft, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15683

Description
This course explores the neurobiological systems and mechanisms underlying both acute and chronic pain. Topics include nociceptive and sensory systems, molecular basis and modulation of pain, neuroanatomy of peripheral and central pain circuits, pain pathologies, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. The emphasis is on understanding basic neurobiological concepts underlying pain systems, and reading and discussing the primary scientific research in the field.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Science Center B-10Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15683/2018

BIOS E-55
Developmental Biology

Susanne Jakob, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22959

Description
Developmental biology studies the mechanisms involved in the development of complex organisms from the moment the egg is fertilized by a sperm. In many ways the basic understanding of developmental biology provides an invaluable foundation for other aspects of biology, as well as medicine, especially as many health issues can be related back to early developmental defects during embryogenesis. This course aims to provide a broad, comprehensive look at embryology with special emphasis on vertebrate models. We take a look at primary data that led to our current understanding of mechanisms involved in development and discuss classic experiments as well as more modern molecular and genetic approaches to answer questions in developmental biology. Over the length of the course we explore how the egg gets fertilized in the first place and subsequently travel the journey of the developing embryo: growing, forming organs, determining gender, making germ cells, and much more. We also talk about the role of embryonic and adult stem cells, the effects of the environment on development, and many more fascinating aspects of developmental biology.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center 110

Required sections for graduate-credit students to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22959/2019

BIOS E-60
Immunology

Mihaela G. Gadjeva, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23186

Description
How does the immune system work? What are the molecular and cellular components and pathways that protect an organism from infectious agents or cancer? This comprehensive course answers these questions as it explores the cells and molecules of the immune system. The topics discussed during the first half of the course cover the structure, function, and genetics of the molecules of the immune system, including antibodies, B- and T-cell receptors, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins and cytokines; and processes of lymphocyte development and antigen presentation. During the second half of the course the lectures focus on how the individual components of the immune system work together to fight bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. In addition, basic concepts of tumor immunity, immune system deficiencies, AIDS, and autoimmunity are examined. The course emphasizes the research and development opportunities for therapeutic intervention arising from recent advances in immunology (for example, the application of therapeutic antibodies and recombinant molecules as potential drug treatments). Upon completion of the course students have a sound understanding of the essential elements of the immune system, preparing them to engage further in this rapidly evolving field.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Background in biology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology is helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23186/2019

BIOS E-65C
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Jennifer A. Carr, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13387

Description
This course is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology from an integrative perspective. Students learn the structure and function of the tissues, the skeletal system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and muscle function from the level of the cell to the level of the organism.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Science Center Hall B

Required sections and biweekly labs to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, algebra, introductory geometry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13387/2018

BIOS E-65CX
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Jennifer A. Carr, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15762

Description
BIOS E-65cx is an online version of BIOS E-65c and does not include the laboratory component of the course. This course includes an introduction to human anatomy and physiology from an integrative perspective. Students learn the structure and function of the tissues, the skeletal system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and muscle function from the level of the cell to the level of the organism. See BIOS E-65cxl for the lab course.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 11, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Graduate credit: $2065
Credits: 3

Notes: The recorded lectures are from BIOS E-65c. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays, 6-8 pm starting September 10 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15762/2018

BIOS E-65CXL
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Jennifer A. Carr, PhD

January session | CRN 25375

Description
This lab course covers basic histology and a detailed evaluation of the anatomy of the brain, the special sense organs, and the musculoskeletal system. Models as well as dissection specimens are used and students must be comfortable with dissection to take this course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 pm
Science Center 403CStart Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $425
Graduate credit: $685
Credits: 1

Notes: This lab meets January 7-18. International Students see important visa information. Please see syllabus for lab meeting location.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-65cx.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25375/2019

BIOS E-65D
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Jennifer A. Carr, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23232

Description
This course is a continuation of BIOS E-65c. Students learn the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urogenital system, and the reproductive system from the level of the cell to the level of the organism.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Science Center Hall C

Required sections and biweekly labs to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, BIOS E-1b, BIOS E-65c, algebra, introductory geometry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23232/2019

BIOS E-65DX
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Jennifer A. Carr, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25373

Description
BIOS E-65dx is an online version of BIOS E-65d and does not include the laboratory component of the course. BIOS E-65dx is a continuation of BIOS E-65cx. Students learn the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urogenital system, and the reproductive system from the level of the cell to the level of the organism. BIOS E-65dxl, the lab course, will be offered in Harvard Summer School 2019. It is an intensive laboratory-based course designed to give practical experience and re-enforce the topics covered in E-65dx. Labs topics include electrocardiogram, respirometry, blood typing, epidemiology, and internal anatomy dissections to examine the major body organs and blood supply. Animal dissection is a requirement for the lab course.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Graduate credit: $2065
Credits: 3

Notes: The recorded lectures are from BIOS E-65d. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays, 6-8 pm, starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25373/2019

BIOS E-66
Sports Physiology

Maria E. Miara, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24683

Description
From the NFL’s “Play 60” program to the increased popularity of running clubs, yoga studios, and CrossFit gyms, there has been an increasing awareness in this country of the importance of physical activity for overall health. In this course we dive deeper into the physiology and anatomy behind exercise science looking specifically at how the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems respond to physical activity. Additionally we consider how the body reacts differently depending on activity type, environmental condition, and participant age.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 11 am-1 pm
1 Story Street 306Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-65c or BIOS E-65d.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24683/2019

BIOS E-70
Introduction to Epidemiology

Jennifer Fonda, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24809

Description
How can you design a study to evaluate the risk factors associated with the recent reversal in life expectancy in the United States? How do you assess the benefits and risks related to the recent cancer screening guidelines? This course introduces the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates the applicability to public health and medicine. The goal of this course is to provide fundamental skills needed to begin to interpret and critically evaluate literature relevant to public health. Topics include measures of disease frequency and association, epidemiologic study designs, sources of bias and error, screening, and applications to public health.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Emerson Hall 101Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic quantitative skills essential; familiarity with medical terminology helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24809/2019

BIOS E-102
Newsworthy Topics in the Life Sciences

William J. Anderson, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23074

Description
Scientists constantly make groundbreaking discoveries, some of which receive attention by the press. This course, designed for non-scientists, provides the scientific background to appreciate these reports more fully. We discuss three exciting topics in the life sciences: stem cells, cancer, and infectious diseases.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Sever Hall 202

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23074/2019

BIOS E-107
Introduction to Medical Neuroscience

Daniel L. Roe, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24579

Description
This course presents students with an introduction to the major topics in neurological injury and disease. The student is introduced to the signs, symptoms, and underlying causes of a variety of conditions. Specific topics discussed include aneurysms, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, prosopagnosia, aphasia, contralateral neglect, neuropathy, meningioma, acoustic schwannoma, epidural and subdural hematoma, and pituitary tumor among others. Emphasis is on the neuroanatomical basis of injury and disease, and how this informs our understanding.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 113

Required sections for graduate-credit students, optional sections for undergraduate-credit students Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Some background in basic biology is helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24579/2019

BIOS E-117
Human Impact and the Marine Environment

Daniel Hoer, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15790

Description
As human population grows, our collective influence is becoming an almost ubiquitous feature in the natural world, and the marine environment is no exception. Presently, more than fifty percent of the global human population lives within 120 miles of a coastline, exerting tremendous pressure on marine environments. Using approachable primary literature as our guide, this course addresses the vast and diverse ecosystems within the global ocean to develop an understanding of oceanic processes and how they are impacted by human activity. We address a variety of human-induced stressors with the goal of understanding their source, how their effects manifest themselves, and how society can work to remove these stressors and correct their impacts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15790/2018

BIOS E-118
Deep Sea Biology

Peter Girguis, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15694

Description
The oceans contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep sea ocean habitats, animals, and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment, as well as the role of microorganisms in mediating ocean biogeochemical cycles.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections for graduate-credit students to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15694/2018

BIOS E-123
Reproductive Biology: Physiological, Evolutionary, and Behavioral Aspects

Daniel Spratt, MD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15043

Description
This course undertakes a multidisciplinary exploration of reproductive function in humans, including physiology and evolution as well as the impact on behavior and society. Examples in other species ranging from seasonal reproductive physiology and behavior in deer to effects of testosterone on songbirds’ vocalizations and behavior help provide perspectives on the complex process of human reproduction and the intricacy of its regulation by hormones. The ability of humans to understand and manipulate the influence of these hormones has had an impact on our lives, healthcare system, and society. The impact on society ranges from significant advances in women’s health to passionate controversies on limiting reproduction to scandals involving androgen use in sports. The impact of androgens and estrogens on cognition and behavior is an evolving field in neuroscience, business, and politics.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 306

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: All students are required to attend and participate during the regularly scheduled class time, either by being present in the classroom or via web conference.

Prerequisites: Introductory biology or physiology or BIOS E-163.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15043/2018

BIOS E-129
Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

William J. Anderson, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14001

Description
We are entering a new era in which a fundamental understanding of developmental biology and regeneration will play a critical role. In this course, embryonic and adult stem cells in different organisms are examined in terms of their molecular, cellular, and potential therapeutic properties. Genetic reprogramming and cloning of animals are critically evaluated. Ethical and political considerations are also considered.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the fall 2017 course.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, or the equivalent; knowledge of cell, molecular, or developmental biology is recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14001/2018

BIOS E-152
Plant Genetic Engineering for Medicine, Agriculture, and the Environment

Margaret A. Lynch, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25032

Description
This course investigates how genetically engineered plants can be used to produce human medicines, foods with improved nutrition, and crops resistant to environmental challenges. We assess a variety of scientific approaches to create a genetically modified organism (GMO), including introducing foreign genes to produce transgenic plants, knocking down expression with RNAi, and gene editing with CRISPR/Cas 9. Through case studies, students examine plant genetic engineering to produce therapeutic antibodies, vaccines, nutrient-enhanced foods, and crops resistant to pesticides, herbicides, or disease. Students also evaluate progress towards developing plants to promote environmental sustainability and critically assess current regulatory frameworks for evaluation and approval.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-12 or equivalents.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25032/2019

BIOS E-155
Medical Microbiology

Anne Piantadosi, MD

Brian Zanoni, MD

Sanjat Kanjilal, MD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24224

Description
This course introduces students to the microbial species that cause human disease. We cover bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, and discuss current topics including antibiotic resistance, public health threats, and the microbiome. There is no laboratory component to this course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Emerson Hall 101

Required sections for graduate-credit students, Tuesdays 8-9 pm.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic molecular and cellular biology (BIOS E-1a or equivalent).

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24224/2019

BIOS E-162B
Human Pathophysiology II

Nancy C. Long Sieber, PhD

Stephanie A. Shore, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15696

Description
This course focuses on the pathophysiology of the human nervous, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems. Common mechanisms of pathogenesis are examined, including injury, autoimmunity, and neoplasia. These systems are linked by our focused examination of several conditions as they affect the body as a whole. We focus on pain, stress, and spinal cord injuries, as well as the consequences of obesity. Please note that Human Pathophysiology I, offered in alternate years, is not a prerequisite for this course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building, 651 Huntington Avenue G-13

Optional sections Mondays, 8-9 pm.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A normal human or animal physiology course is recommended, but not required.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15696/2018

BIOS E-163
Human Endocrine Physiology

Daniel Spratt, MD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15044

Description
This course delves into the fascinating ways in which hormones influence the body’s development and function. Initial lectures describe the nature of different hormones and how they exert their actions. Subsequent lectures explore how hormones regulate body functions including growth and reproduction, thyroid and metabolism, calcium and bones, nutrition, and salt/fluid balance. Clinical examples from both health and disease as well as evolutionary and historical perspectives are used liberally to illustrate points. We also explore how this physiology can be used to understand and treat diverse medical disorders such as diabetes, infertility, abnormal sexual differentiation and puberty, and osteoporosis.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 304

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: All students are required to attend and participate during the regularly scheduled class time, either by being present in the classroom or via web conference.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, or introductory physiology.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15044/2018

BIOS E-179
Gene Expression: A Hands-on Approach

Alain Viel, PhD

January session | CRN 24205

Description
This hands-on laboratory course is designed to give students an opportunity to experience how science is done through the practice of experimental inquiry. Under the guidance of the instructor and teaching assistant, students work in small teams to design experiments and test their designs in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory. A number of technical skills are utilized, including gene cloning, DNA amplification and mutagenesis by PCR, in vitro transcription and translation, and purification and analysis of proteins. Students assemble synthetic genes from parts and analyze the contribution of these parts in the regulation of gene expression, from transcription to translation. They develop analytical skills, learn how to design experiments, and how to work on open-ended questions. By the end of the course, students present a research paper detailing their findings. Students also submit a weekly description of their experimental designs. Relevant readings from reviews and primary literature are assigned.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 pm
Northwest Science Building 152Start Date: Jan. 8, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1250
Graduate credit: $1850
Credits: 2

Notes: International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 16 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24205/2019

BIOS E-200
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Biological Sciences

Mihaela G. Gadjeva, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13092

Description
This proseminar is designed to teach students many of the writing and analytical skills that are required to succeed in graduate-level courses in the biological sciences. Through critical reading and presentation of research articles, students learn how to form questions that can be addressed experimentally and how to write a corresponding, testable hypothesis. This course also addresses the process of experimental design and current experimental methodologies in biology. Students are given multiple opportunities to hone their writing skills on several short writing assignments and a final writing project due at the end of the semester. This is the required admission course for the Master of Liberal Arts, biology. Students interested in the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology, should see BIOT E-200.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 201Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course. In addition, at the first class meeting students must complete a writing assignment that demonstrates their graduate-level reading comprehension and ability to write coherent, logical arguments. Molecular biology (BIOS E-12, or the equivalent) highly recommended. Some immunology knowledge would be beneficial.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13092/2018

BIOS E-200
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Biological Sciences

Margaret A. Lynch, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22950

Description
This proseminar is designed to teach students many of the writing and analytical skills that are required to succeed in graduate-level courses in the biological sciences. Through critical reading and presentation of research articles, students learn how to form questions that can be addressed experimentally and how to write a corresponding, testable hypothesis. This course also addresses the process of experimental design and current experimental methodologies in biology. Students are given multiple opportunities to hone their writing skills on several short writing assignments and a final writing project due at the end of the semester. This is the required admission course for the Master of Liberal Arts, biology. Students interested in the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology, should see BIOT E-200.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course. In addition, at the first class meeting students must complete a writing assignment that demonstrates their graduate-level reading comprehension and ability to write coherent, logical arguments. Molecular biology (BIOS E-12, or the equivalent) highly recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22950/2019

BIOS E-204
Developmental and Regenerative Biology

William J. Anderson, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14278

Description
The field of developmental biology provides insights on a most interesting question: how do all of the cells in our bodies arise from a single cell, the fertilized egg? This graduate seminar probes this question through critical analysis of the primary literature. Both classical as well as contemporary papers are scrutinized. We cover topics ranging from fertilization, organogenesis, patterning, regeneration, and aging, with a focus on humans whenever possible.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 105Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: One year of introductory biology (BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b, or equivalent); developmental biology (BIOS E-55) and/or stem cell biology (BIOS E-129) strongly recommended. Graduate proseminar (BIOS E-200) recommended but not required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14278/2018

BIOS E-210
Neurobiology of Circadian Rhythms: Regulation of Physiological Systems and Involvement in Disease States

Charalampos Pantazopoulos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15073

Description
Circadian rhythms are involved in essential biological processes driving our daily physiology and behavior. They have recently come to the forefront of neurobiological investigations as a key system regulating not only autonomic functions, but also complex brain circuitry processing emotion and cognitive information. Initially thought to arise from a neural circuit fully controlled by the hypothalamus, they are now better understood to involve a complex regulation of clock genes in virtually all cells in the brain, including in a multitude of cortical and subcortical brain regions that participate in fear, stress response, reward processing and, more in general, plasticity and learning. Emerging evidence consistent with these functions supports a key role for a disruption of circadian rhythms in several brain disorders. In addition, circadian rhythms play key roles in regulating functions of several body organs and systems, such as the liver, lungs, and respiratory, immune, and circulatory systems. Recent advances in the understanding of neural circuits and molecular pathways involved in regulating circadian rhythms have broadened our understanding of their role in normal and disease states. This seminar examines the neurobiology of circadian rhythms in mammals. Emphasis is placed on the involvement of circadian rhythms in normal biological functions, such as feeding behavior, energy metabolism, and learning and memory, as well as in disease conditions including cancer, obesity, stress, and mood disorders.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 310Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Introductory biology required, neurobiology recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 24 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15073/2018

BIOS E-232
Neurobiology of Emotion and Psychiatric Illnesses

Sabina Berretta, MD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23451

Description
Investigations on the neural basis of emotion and pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders synergistically inform each other, and in recent years have led to a leap in our understanding of emotion processing in normal and pathological conditions. In this course, a working definition of emotion from a biological point of view serves as background to explore brain circuits involved in aspects of emotional processing and their integration with decision making and goal-directed behavior. Neural networks linking the cingulate gyrus, insula, and ventromedial and orbitofrontal cortices, hippocampus and subcortical regions such as the amygdala, limbic thalamus, and ventral striatum are discussed in light of their relevance to emotion processing and psychiatric disorders. Emerging concepts are the key role of biological value in emotion processing and the relationship between emotion and memory. Within this context, we discuss current knowledge on the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders, with particular emphasis on clinical domains such as anxiety, psychosis, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and antisocial personality disorder. Finally, current knowledge on the neurobiology of emotion and psychiatric disorders is placed in the context of social interactions, focusing in particular on the intersection between justice and psychiatry.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 310Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-50, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23451/2019

BIOS E-240
Biochemical and Physiological Adaptation of Microbes

Alain Viel, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23825

Description
Microbes have developed molecular mechanisms—morphological and anatomical features that allow them to survive in a wide range of habitats. Biochemical and physiological evolution in response to environmental conditions gave rise to an incredible diversity of adaptive solutions. Synthetic biologists take advantage of this diversity to explore biological solutions to problems related to alternative sources of energy and food. Other uses include the detection, processing, and recycling of pollutants as well as new applications for the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases. This course covers a series of topics including a comparison of catabolism in aerobic and anaerobic microbes, the contribution of microbes in the recycling of nutrients within an ecosystem, the role and organization of bacterial communities, and the potential of engineering microbes for therapeutic and environmental purposes.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Northwest Science Building B109Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23825/2019

BIOS E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Biology and Biotechnology

James R. Morris, MD, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25096

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the tutorial unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, biology or biotechnology. They must have completed eight courses toward the degree, including statistics, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due between September 1 and November 1, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25096/2019

BIOS E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Biology and Biotechnology

James R. Morris, MD, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15474

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the proposal unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, biology or biotechnology. They must have completed eight courses toward the degree, including statistics, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due June 15, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15474/2018

BIOT E-100
Introduction to Bioinformatics

Edward G. Freedman, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14566

Description
This course explores how computer science and mathematics, supported by information technology, have combined with modern laboratory technologies to solve previously intractable problems in the life sciences. Areas of bioinformatics discussed include DNA sequencing and assembly, sequence alignment, gene prediction, functional genomics, phylogenetics, sequence, gene, protein databases, and, time permitting, the impact on society and ethical considerations. Students learn simple programming language approaches using Python to automate the use of bioinformatics tools and interpret their output. Basic concepts of probability are introduced to help understand the significance of results.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
53 Church Street 104

Required sections Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Knowledge of college algebra (logarithms, exponents, factorials, sets) and basic molecular biology of genes, DNA, RNA, proteins. Ability to read and write small computer programs in a modern language, as gained by CSCI E-7, CSCI E-10a, or the equivalent. (Java is not required.) Good qualitative and quantitative reasoning.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14566/2018

BIOT E-105
Bioinformatics: Fundamentals of Sequence Analysis

Michael Agostino, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24434

Description
With breakthroughs in biotechnology such as high-throughput and inexpensive DNA sequencing, we are collecting vast amounts of data that will be analyzed for years to come. The details of this data reveal basic information such as gene and protein structures, and may lead us to major discoveries like gene-disease associations. This course teaches the bioinformatics skills used in academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical laboratories for analyzing individual DNA and protein sequences. This is not a programming course. Classes consist of lecture and extensive hands-on work using mainstream web-based bioinformatics tools. Students learn how to evaluate data sources and choose the correct paths to solutions. Throughout the semester, interesting biological questions are addressed by analyzing sequences, searching databases, using sophisticated software, and interpreting results. Upon completion of the course, students have extensive skills with sequence analysis tools and are prepared for their own laboratory projects or bioinformatics software creation.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of molecular biology (DNA, RNA, protein) and genomics, with more advanced knowledge a definite plus. No programming skills required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24434/2019

BIOT E-120
Ethics and Trends in Biotechnology

Masha Fridkis-Hareli, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15456

Description
This is an introductory course that covers selected topics in science and technology as they relate to the development of therapies for different types of diseases. The goal of the course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the processes, trends, technologies, and ethical issues around animal use and healthcare decisions in the biopharmaceutical industry. The course covers the business of biotechnology, genetic engineering, drug development, translational research, diagnostics, therapies including precision medicine, and vaccines.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, BIOS E-1b, BIOS E-12, or the equivalents.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15456/2018

BIOT E-120
Ethics and Trends in Biotechnology

Masha Fridkis-Hareli, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25195

Description
This is an introductory course that covers selected topics in science and technology as they relate to the development of therapies for different types of diseases. The goal of the course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the processes, trends, technologies, and ethical issues around animal use and healthcare decisions in the biopharmaceutical industry. The course covers the business of biotechnology, genetic engineering, drug development, translational research, diagnostics, therapies including precision medicine, and vaccines.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: BIOS E-1a, BIOS E-1b, BIOS E-12, or the equivalents.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25195/2019

BIOT E-200
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology

Margaret A. Lynch, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13645 | Section 1

Description
In this proseminar, we focus on science writing, data interpretation, and collaborative and independent experimental design. Students who successfully complete the course are those who demonstrate an ability to assess information from the primary scientific literature, a command of oral and written communication skills, and the ability to generate a logical progression of experiments to help validate or nullify their hypothesis. Reading materials include publications on scientific writing, experimental design, and peer-reviewed journal articles. This is the required admission course for the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology. Students interested in the Master of Liberal Arts, biology, should see BIOS E-200.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Northwest Science Building B109Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Instructors assume that students already have undergraduate degrees in an area of life, physical, or computer science, as well as professional scientific training. Scientists coming from a physical or computer science background should successfully complete BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b as well as BIOS E-12 or their equivalents before attempting to take BIOT E-200. Students must earn a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13645/2018

BIOT E-200
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology

Beth Zielinski-Habershaw, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14719 | Section 2

Description
In this proseminar, we focus on science writing, data interpretation, and collaborative and independent experimental design. Students who successfully complete the course are those who demonstrate an ability to assess information from the primary scientific literature, a command of oral and written communication skills, and the ability to generate a logical progression of experiments to help validate or nullify their hypothesis. Reading materials include publications on scientific writing, experimental design, and peer-reviewed journal articles. This is the required admission course for the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology. Students interested in the Master of Liberal Arts, biology, should see BIOS E-200.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Instructors assume that students already have undergraduate degrees in an area of life, physical, or computer science, as well as professional scientific training. Scientists coming from a physical or computer science background should successfully complete BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b as well as BIOS E-12 or their equivalents before attempting to take BIOT E-200. Students must earn a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14719/2018

BIOT E-200
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology

Elizabeth Wiltrout, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23457

Description
In this proseminar, we focus on science writing, data interpretation, and collaborative and independent experimental design. Students who successfully complete the course are those who demonstrate an ability to assess information from the primary scientific literature, a command of oral and written communication skills, and the ability to generate a logical progression of experiments to help validate or nullify their hypothesis. Reading materials include publications on scientific writing, experimental design, and peer-reviewed journal articles. This is the required admission course for the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology. Students interested in the Master of Liberal Arts, biology, should see BIOS E-200.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Instructors assume that students already have undergraduate degrees in an area of life, physical, or computer science, as well as professional scientific training. Scientists coming from a physical or computer science background should successfully complete BIOS E-1a and BIOS E-1b as well as BIOS E-12 or their equivalents before attempting to take BIOT E-200. Students must earn a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23457/2019

BIOT E-205
Drug Discovery, Project Design, and Management

Donald R. Kirsch, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25488

Description
The course outlines the basic principles underlying the design of drug discovery campaigns and the management of such programs without formal authority (matrix management). The course acquaints the student with current drug discovery practices in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The steps in the process are presented and strategic considerations are discussed through case studies. The course helps prepare students who already have a background in the scientific disciplines underlying drug discovery (cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, organic chemistry, and medicinal chemistry) to take on the design and management of research programs aimed at the discovery of new or improved pharmacological agents. The course is not specific to one therapeutic area but rather provides information common to drug discovery in all therapeutic areas.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: The course assumes a solid understanding of science. BIOS E-10, BIOS E-12, and BIOS E-16, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25488/2019

BIOT E-215
Clinical Trial Research

Katherine Arbour, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14495

Description
This course provides an introduction to clinical trial research using case examples in solid tumor and hematology oncology clinical trials and immunological disorders and infections. Students are introduced to the clinical research spectrum and become familiar with the essential components necessary to conduct clinical trial research in a global market.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 105Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14495/2018

BIOT E-225
Biomedical Product Development

Sujata K. Bhatia, PhD, MD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15756

Description
This course examines the design and development of new therapeutic products. Students learn through case-based studies of product development for pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and combination therapies. The course describes the steps of biomedical product development, from conceptualization to design to manufacturing to regulatory approval and commercialization. The course discusses both technical and business factors that contribute to the success or failure of new biomedical products. Appropriate design of preclinical and clinical trials is also included. Students gain an appreciation for emerging technologies in stem cells, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, personalized medicine, and targeted therapies. Additionally, students learn about the special challenges presented by emerging biomedical technologies. By the end of the course, each student completes a project to propose a new biomedical device and identify the regulatory strategy, technical milestones, and business milestones for the new device.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Background in introductory biology and chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15756/2018

BIOT E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Biotechnology or Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Tutorial

Steven Denkin, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25097

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the tutorial unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology or bioengineering and nanotechnology. They must have completed eight courses toward the degree, including the statistics requirement, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due between September 1 and November 1, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25097/2019

BIOT E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Biotechnology or Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Tutorial

Steven Denkin, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15476

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the tutorial unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology or bioengineering and nanotechnology. They must have completed eight courses toward the degree, including statistics, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due June 15, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15476/2018

BIOT E-599
Biotechnology Capstone

Steven Denkin, PhD

Beth Zielinski-Habershaw, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25061

Description
This capstone course provides an opportunity for biotechnology professionals to create a business plan for a new biotechnology company, a ground-breaking drug, or an emerging technology such as a diagnostic or medical device. The biotech business plan includes background research on the idea and investigation of the following: market opportunity, market strategy, funding, intellectual property, patents, and management. In addition to the business plan report, each student writes his or her own executive summary. At the end of the semester, students pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates for the Master of Liberal Arts, biotechnology, and this must be their last class. They must have earned a B-minus or higher grade in MGMT E-5420. Students should send their draft business plan to steven_denkin@harvard edu by December 1. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25061/2019

CELT E-111
Celtic Mythology

Kathryn Ann Chadbourne, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15686

Description

This course explores the gods and goddesses, heroes, sacred places, and mythic narratives of the Continental and Insular Celts. Sources for this study include accounts by Latin and Greek observers and commentators, inscriptions, glossaries, place-lore, poetry, and stories. The course also considers questions of continuity and tradition, especially as applied to hagiography, fairy-lore, and the medieval literature of Ireland and Wales.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 207Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15686/2018

CGRK E-4
Introduction to Ancient Greek Prose Composition

Jeremy Rau, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25416

Description
An introduction to the translation of sentences and connected prose passages into Attic Greek, including a review of forms and syntax, readings of selections from prose authors, and an introduction to stylistic analysis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 203Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: One year of college-level ancient Greek or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25416/2019

CGRK E-9
Hesiod’s Theogony and the Homeric Hymns

Jeremy Rau, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15809

Description
Reading of Hesiod’s Theogony and selections of the Homeric Hymns. The course also serves as an introduction to the language, meter, and history of the ancient Greek epic tradition.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 203Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: One year of college-level ancient Greek or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15809/2018

CHEM E-1A
General Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab)

Gregg Tucci, PhD

Justin McCarty, MM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 11918

Description
CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b are intended for premedical students and science majors. CHEM E-1a is an introduction to the structure and properties of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; quantum mechanics of light and particles, including the quantum structure of the periodic table; chemical bonding and photochemistry; coordination chemistry; properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; energy relationships in chemistry; and thermochemistry. Students may not wear contact lenses in the labs and safety glasses are required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Science Center Hall B

Required sections and laboratories to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Mathematics through high school algebra; considerable fluency in elementary mathematics. Previous study of chemistry is not required but is extremely helpful. Students with no previous background in chemistry should become acquainted with the material beforehand and be prepared to make extra efforts. A review of elementary algebra, particularly word problems, is highly recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 340 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-11918/2018

CHEM E-1AX
General Chemistry I (Lecture)

Gregg Tucci, PhD

Justin McCarty, MM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14578

Description
CHEM E-1ax and CHEM E-1bx are online versions of CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b but they are not intended for premedical students because many medical schools do not accept online courses and these courses do not included a laboratory. CHEM E-1ax is an introduction to the structure and properties of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; quantum mechanics of light and particles, including the quantum structure of the periodic table; chemical bonding and photochemistry; coordination chemistry; properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; energy relationships in chemistry; and thermochemistry. See CHEM E-1axl for the lab course.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required weekly discussion sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Mathematics through high school algebra; considerable fluency in elementary mathematics. Previous study of chemistry is not required but is extremely helpful. Students with no previous background in chemistry should become acquainted with the material beforehand and be prepared to make extra efforts. A review of elementary algebra, particularly word problems, is highly recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14578/2018

CHEM E-1AXL
General Chemistry I (Lab)

Justin McCarty, MM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14587

Description
This laboratory class is only open to students who are concurrently enrolled in the online course CHEM E-1ax or have previously taken CHEM E-1ax and earned a C-minus or higher grade. The course allows students to gain familiarity with laboratory techniques and apparatus, and to apply their knowledge of concepts from CHEM E-1ax in an actual laboratory situation. Prior to each lab, students read the lab experiment and complete a pre-laboratory report. All students must complete mandatory safety training to participate in the lab; this training is provided at the first class meeting. Students may not wear contact lenses in the lab and safety glasses are required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Saturdays, 10 am-12:30 pm

Labs meet roughly every other Saturday 10 am-12:30 pm. Specific schedule to be announced.Start Date: Sep. 8, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $425
Credits: 1

Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in one semester of college-level general chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14587/2018

CHEM E-1B
General Chemistry II (Lecture and Lab)

Gregg Tucci, PhD

Justin McCarty, MM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 20020

Description
CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b are intended for premedical students and science majors. CHEM E-1b is a continuation of CHEM E-1a. Topics include thermodynamics and electrochemistry; rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions; phase transitions, structure, and bonding in solids; acids and bases; buffers and titrations; and environmental chemistry. Students may not wear contact lenses in the labs and safety glasses are required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Science Center Hall B

Required sections and laboratories to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CHEM E-1a with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent. Students interested in taking CHEM E-1b without having taken CHEM E-1a should e-mail the instructor with a detailed syllabus and grade report from their previous general chemistry course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 340 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-20020/2019

CHEM E-1BX
General Chemistry II (Lecture)

Gregg Tucci, PhD

Justin McCarty, MM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24285

Description
CHEM E-1ax and CHEM E-1bx are online versions of CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b but they are not intended for premedical students because many medical schools do not accept online courses and these courses do not included a laboratory. CHEM E-1bx is a continuation of CHEM E-1ax. Topics include thermodynamics and electrochemistry; rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions; phase transitions, structure, and bonding in solids; acids and bases; buffers and titrations; and environmental chemistry. See CHEM E-1bxl for the lab course.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CHEM E-1ax with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent. Students interested in taking CHEM E-1bx without having taken CHEM E-1ax should e-mail the instructor with a detailed syllabus and grade report from their previous general chemistry course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24285/2019

CHEM E-1BXL
General Chemistry II (Lab)

Justin McCarty, MM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24307

Description
This laboratory course allows students to gain familiarity with laboratory techniques and apparatus, and to apply their knowledge of concepts from CHEM E-1bx in an actual laboratory situation. Prior to each lab, students read the lab experiment and complete a pre-laboratory report. All students must complete mandatory safety training to participate in the lab; this training is provided at the first class meeting. Students may not wear contact lenses in the lab and safety glasses are required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Saturdays, 10 am-12:30 pm

Labs meet roughly every other Saturday 10 am-12:30 pm. Specific schedule to be announced.Start Date: Feb. 2, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $425
Credits: 1

Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in two semesters of college-level general chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24307/2019

CHEM E-17
Principles of Organic Chemistry

Sirinya Matchacheep, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15393

Description
This course is a one-semester introduction to organic chemistry, with an emphasis on structure and bonding, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and chemical reactivity. Many of the major classes of organic compounds are covered, including alkenes, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Students who succeed in this course are well prepared for more advanced organic chemistry courses as well as the MCAT/DAT/GRE exams. This course does not include a lab; students who need an organic chemistry lab should enroll in CHEM E-17L.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Science Center Hall D

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b with grades of B-minus or higher, or equivalent preparation in general chemistry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15393/2018

CHEM E-17
Principles of Organic Chemistry

Sirinya Matchacheep, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25023

Description
This course is a one-semester introduction to organic chemistry, with an emphasis on structure and bonding, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and chemical reactivity. Many of the major classes of organic compounds are covered, including alkenes, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Students who succeed in this course are well prepared for more advanced organic chemistry courses as well as the MCAT/DAT/GRE exams. This course does not include a lab; students who need an organic chemistry lab should enroll in CHEM E-17L.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Credits: 3

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the fall course.

Prerequisites: CHEM E-1a and CHEM E-1b with grades of B-minus or higher, or equivalent preparation in general chemistry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25023/2019

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15394 | Section 1

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Sep. 8, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 42 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15394/2018

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25130 | Section 2

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-10 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 14 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25130/2019

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25131 | Section 3

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 14 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25131/2019

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15504 | Section 2

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-10 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 32 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15504/2018

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15505 | Section 3

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 42 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15505/2018

CHEM E-17L
Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory

David W. Rose, BA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25024 | Section 1

Description
This hands-on experimental laboratory course is intended to complement CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-27. Practical applications of the reactions learned in lecture, such as those of carbonyls, alkenes, and conjugated systems, are expanded upon in the laboratory. In addition to performing reactions, students are introduced to purification techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Laboratory procedures include acid-base extraction, distillation, chromatography, drug screening, and quantitative multi-step synthesis.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
Science Center 210Start Date: Feb. 2, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $850
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent (prior or concurrent). Prospective students who do not plan to concurrently enroll in CHEM E-17 or CHEM E-27 should contact the course instructor to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are met.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 14 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25024/2019

CHEM E-27
Organic Chemistry of Life

Sirinya Matchacheep, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25022

Description
This course is a second-semester organic chemistry course focusing on organic chemistry reactivity processes in living systems. Emphasis is placed on reaction mechanisms of enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, cofactors, natural products, and the organic chemistry and metabolism of drugs and druglike molecules. This course does not include a lab; students who need an organic chemistry lab should enroll in CHEM E-17L.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Science Center Hall A

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1275
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CHEM E-17 or equivalent preparation in organic chemistry. Basic knowledge of biology can be helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25022/2019

CHEM E-100
Organic Chemistry of Drug Synthesis and Action

Craig Masse, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14210

Description
This course emphasizes the application of organic synthesis to the development of pharmaceutical targets at both the medicinal and process chemistry levels. It examines the macromolecular targets of some of the more popular types of pharmaceutical therapies that exist today using case histories of modern drug molecules for each topic.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center 104Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Two semesters of organic chemistry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14210/2018

CLAS E-116
The Ancient Greek Hero

Gregory Nagy, PhD

Kevin McGrath, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24099

Description
The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles’ two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides’ Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the second sophistic movement, Philostratus. The contents are divided into 24 Hours, a term referring to the number of hour-long class meetings in the academic semester. All the texts are freely available on the multimedia interactive HeroesX website. This site also includes the Sourcebook (masterpieces of Greek literature with tools to track over 70 key concepts in ancient Greek civilization); The Ancient Greek Hero, a 600-page book which covers everything in the course; a full set of complex self-assessments; videos of textual close reading for each Hour; hundreds of video dialogues on the weekly focus texts and transcripts for all these videos plus audio files for every video; video clips from movies which we quote; images from vase painting; multimedia annotation tools to engage deeply with every focus text and image; and 24-hour access to discussion forums moderated by the Board of Readers and HeroesX participants from all over the world. When the course ends, students are invited to participate in Hour 25, a free, open-ended companion project hosted by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, with live video dialogues.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required online sections Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX course The Ancient Greek Hero.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24099/2019

CLAS E-116
The Ancient Greek Hero

Gregory Nagy, PhD

Kevin McGrath, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13404

Description
The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles’ two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides’ Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the second sophistic movement, Philostratus. The contents are divided into 24 Hours, a term referring to the number of hour-long class meetings in the academic semester. All the texts are freely available on the multimedia interactive HeroesX website. This site also includes the Sourcebook (masterpieces of Greek literature with tools to track over 70 key concepts in ancient Greek civilization); The Ancient Greek Hero, a 600-page book which covers everything in the course; a full set of complex self-assessments; videos of textual close reading for each Hour; hundreds of video dialogues on the weekly focus texts and transcripts for all these videos plus audio files for every video; video clips from movies which we quote; images from vase painting; multimedia annotation tools to engage deeply with every focus text and image; and 24-hour access to discussion forums moderated by the Board of Readers and HeroesX participants from all over the world. When the course ends, students are invited to participate in Hour 25, a free, open-ended companion project hosted by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, with live video dialogues.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required online sections Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX course The Ancient Greek Hero.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13404/2018

CLAS E-215
Animals in Classical Antiquity: Religion, Art, and Archaeology

Kimberley Christine Patton, PhD

David Gordon Mitten, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15687

Description
How were animals imagined in classical antiquity, and what role did they play in mythology, religious thought, ritual, and the creation of social identity? What can the study of art and archaeology tell us about the cultural importance of animals to ancient Greeks, Romans, and their closest Mediterranean neighbors? Exploring themes of sacrifice, initiation, metamorphosis, and aesthetics with a historian of religion and a classical archaeologist, this course considers a range of archaeological and literary evidence, as well as recent scholarship. It is planned to coincide with the Fall 2018 opening of the Harvard Art Museum exhibit “Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.”

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 111Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15687/2018

CREA E-23
Fiction Workshop: Story Origins

Gregory A. Harris, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14251

Description
Does everyone have a story to tell? Why just one—why not 200? Or an infinite number? What if we could see the story in every human moment—and tell it with passion? This workshop focuses on story origins. We spend part of the semester learning new techniques to get stories started and new ways of looking at the very nature of storytelling. We read what different authors have to say about where stories come from, and what different journals seem to look for in stories. We consider a great volume of published fiction to see what makes a plot or character compelling. In the last six weeks of the term, we finish some of the stories we have started, and work on polishing them into completed, publishable works.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 212Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14251/2018

CREA E-24
Story Development

Shelley Evans, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24510

Description
This workshop introduces the unique challenges of longform storytelling, and helps writers develop strategies for approaching long projects, either screenplays or novels. Many writers are drawn to the page by character or language or theme, but story is the scaffold on which movies and novels depend. Over the course of the semester, we learn to work creatively with the tasks of story building. We begin with ideas—where and how do we find them? What kinds of ideas can carry a story? How can you turn a wobbly idea into one that works? We then consider character—who does the story belong to? How do their desires, problems, and drives give the story its essential energy? Then we turn to story development and structure, the primary work of the course: how do you keep an idea alive for two-hundred pages, or two hours? What elements help a story build energy and momentum, and deliver us to a satisfying close? We explore these essential story energies using writing exercises, examples from film and literature, and the shared experience of working writers.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 207Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24510/2019

CREA E-25
Introduction to Fiction Writing

William J. Holinger, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23177 | Section 2

Description
A workshop for writers with little or no experience in writing fiction. The class focuses on the elements of fiction: dialogue, voice, image, character, point of view, and structure. Students are asked to read and discuss fiction by major writers, to critique each other’s work, and to write and revise at least one short story. Requirements also include several short writing exercises.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Emerson Hall 307Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23177/2019

CREA E-25
Introduction to Fiction Writing

Christopher S. Mooney, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13774

Description
A workshop for writers with little or no experience in writing fiction. The class focuses on the elements of fiction: dialogue, voice, image, character, point of view, and structure. Students are asked to read and discuss fiction by major writers, to critique each other’s work, and to write and revise at least one short story. Requirements also include several short writing exercises.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13774/2018

CREA E-45
Beginning Screenwriting

Susan Steinberg, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13975

Description
In this course, students learn the structure and format of a three-act motion picture screenplay. We discuss films that students watch outside class, read scripts, and watch films and film excerpts. Students are assigned exercises with the goal of generating ideas for a final project—a script for a short (20- to 30-minute) film. Later in the semester, each student presents a draft of his or her script to the class for group discussion, and submits a complete, revised screenplay on the last day of class.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 302Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13975/2018

CREA E-100R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Short Story

Lindsay Mitchell, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14607 | Section 1

Description
This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for students who have read widely among past and contemporary masters of short fiction and who are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). Students are expected to produce two new short stories (10 to 20 pages each) and to revise them during the term.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Center for Government and International Studies, Knafel Building K107Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A beginning or intermediate fiction writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring a 10-page sample of their work to the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14607/2018

CREA E-100R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Short Story

William Weitzel, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22613 | Section 2

Description
This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for students who have read widely among past and contemporary masters of short fiction and who are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). Students are expected to produce two new short stories (10 to 20 pages each) and to revise them during the term.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A beginning or intermediate fiction writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring a 10-page sample of their work to the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22613/2019

CREA E-100R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Short Story

William Weitzel, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15460 | Section 2

Description
This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for students who have read widely among past and contemporary masters of short fiction and who are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). Students are expected to produce two new short stories (10 to 20 pages each) and to revise them during the term.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A beginning or intermediate fiction writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring a 10-page sample of their work to the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15460/2018

CREA E-100R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Short Story

Daphne Kalotay, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25537 | Section 3

Description
This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for students who have read widely among past and contemporary masters of short fiction and who are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). Students are expected to produce two new short stories (10 to 20 pages each).

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A beginning or intermediate fiction writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring a 10-page sample of their work to the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25537/2019

CREA E-100R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Short Story

Lindsay Mitchell, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24317 | Section 1

Description
This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for students who have read widely among past and contemporary masters of short fiction and who are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). Students are expected to produce two new short stories (10 to 20 pages each) and to revise them during the term.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building S003Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A beginning or intermediate fiction writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring a 10-page sample of their work to the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24317/2019

CREA E-101R
Writing a Nonfiction Book

Christina Thompson, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25084

Description
This is a course for people who are embarked on a book-length work of nonfiction: biographers, memoirists, historians, journalists, science writers, and others who are writing for a non-specialist audience. Students should have a clearly formulated book idea or, ideally, be already working on a project. In the course we talk about voice, structure, audience, and how to pitch projects to agents and publishers. We also read samples from a wide variety of nonfiction books.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Emerson Hall 106Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: At least one creative writing class; preferably beginning or advanced narrative (or creative) nonfiction.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25084/2019

CREA E-103R
Advanced Fiction: Writing Crime Fiction

Seth Harwood, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15116

Description
This course is for students eager to write in the mystery, thriller, or crime genres. In the first half of the course, students develop critical craft elements of their work through exercises in dialogue, descriptive action, and in developing three-dimensional characters. To learn how to set the hook and place it firmly, we look at the writer’s connection to readers and strengthen the all-important task of dispersing information. Reading stories by James Lee Burke and Charlaine Harris, as well as Russell Banks and Annie Proulx, students develop the skill of reading as a writer, picking up where literature courses leave off to target exactly how writers read. After building a set of reference points for constructive discussion and the vocabulary for analytic feedback in the first half of the course, each participant workshops a story or excerpt in the second half. By course’s end, students have a developed story or novel excerpt and ideas about submitting for publication.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A college-level creative writing course or permission of the instructor. Students should email a sample of their own fiction (10 pages or fewer) to the instructor before the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15116/2018

CREA E-105R
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Novel

William J. Holinger, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14016

Description
This is an advanced fiction-writing course. We discuss process as well as elements of fiction that relate specifically to the novel. Class meetings run mainly as workshops: students respond to one another’s novel excerpts.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 112Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed other fiction-writing courses and begun writing a novel when the semester begins.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14016/2018

CREA E-110R
Advanced Poetry Writing: The Art of the Line

David Barber, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25384

Description
This intensive workshop offers students the opportunity to further develop their aptitude and affinity for the practice of writing in verse lines. In this case, verse is understood to mean any and all forms of writing in lines as opposed to prose sentences: metrical verse, blank verse, syllabic verse, free verse, and verse marked by what T. S. Eliot called “the ghost of meter.” Students follow a structured sequence of writing assignments, readings, and exercises aimed at cultivating a sound working knowledge of the fundamental principles of prosody and the evolving possibilities of poetic form. There is a special emphasis on listening to lines and saying poems aloud, in concert with an eclectic assortment of audio archives. Another principal focus is the verse line through time, as we turn for instruction and inspiration to what the critic Paul Fussell calls the “historical dimension” of poetic meter and poetic form. The collective goal of the course is to create the conditions for reading and writing poems with a stronger sense of technical know-how and expressive conviction as well as a renewed appreciation for the inexhaustible art of the line.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A beginning poetry course or permission of the instructor.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25384/2019

CREA E-114
Advanced Fiction: Writing Suspense Fiction

Christopher S. Mooney, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24772

Description
Learn how techniques used in suspense fiction—structure, pace, tension, and plot—can be applied to your own writing. In addition to studying the bestselling works of both commercial and literary writers of suspense, students complete weekly writing assignments and participate in writing workshops. Writing samples will also be read and critiqued by a literary agent.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: An introductory and/or intermediate fiction course or permission of the instructor. Students should bring to class either a work in progress or an idea for a novel or short story.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24772/2019

CREA E-115R
Advanced Memoir

Christina Thompson, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15779

Description
An advanced course for those interested in autobiographical writing. We focus on the memoir form, including the uses of reflection, narration, and exposition, with special attention to the development of an authorial persona. The class is conducted as a writing workshop; students submit two pieces of writing, weekly critiques, and a final portfolio.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Emerson Hall 106Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: One creative writing workshop.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15779/2018

CREA E-118R
Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Kurt Pitzer, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15461

Description
This workshop is for students who want to stretch their abilities as writers. The goal of the course is to produce publishable short memoirs, essays, profiles, literary nonfiction, or any of the other subgenres often called creative nonfiction. We develop pitches for editors; gather material through interviews, research, and observation; and then organize and rewrite our pieces until readers won’t put them down. Although we deal strictly in facts, we use literary devices such as scene, plot, character, and voice. We draw inspiration from masters of the craft such as Susan Orlean, Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace, Virginia Woolf, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15461/2018

CREA E-120R
Advanced Screenwriting

Wayne Wilson, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23827

Description
In this advanced screenwriting workshop, students read scripts, watch films, and discuss the work of workshop members. During the course each student presents two 20- to 30-page acts from his or her screenplay for class discussion. The final project is a revision of one of these two workshop submissions.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: CREA E-45, or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Students should e-mail a sample of their own writing (ten pages or fewer) to Mr. Wilson before the first class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23827/2019

CREA E-120R
Advanced Screenwriting

Bryan Delaney, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15799

Description
The course covers the most important aspects of the art and craft of writing for the screen. Topics covered include techniques for generating ideas, the drafting process, classical screenplay structure, conflict, characterization, dialogue, how to write visually, how to analyse your own work as a screenwriter, dealing with notes/feedback, scene structure, and rewriting. We also discuss elements of the business side of screenwriting, such as selling a script and working with agents, managers, producers, directors, and casting agents. Each student undertakes to write the first half of a feature-length screenplay (approximately 60 pages) by the end of the term. We focus more on what might be called the classical principles of screenwriting than on the more avant-garde approaches to the art. We study and discuss films from a range of genres—political thriller, western, romantic comedy, indie features, and Hollywood classics.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Students should come to class with an idea for a feature-length screenplay that they would like to write.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15799/2018

CREA E-121
Advanced Fiction: Writing the Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel

Mary Sullivan Walsh, BA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15776

Description
This is an intensive workshop for writers interested in developing a middle grade or young adult novel. During each class meeting, we workshop chapters of students’ novels-in-progress, focusing on elements of craft (character, point of view, dialogue, and plot). In addition, by reading and analyzing sections of work by such exemplary novelists as Sherman Alexie, Rebecca Stead, Lois Lowry, Jaqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander, students learn to read like writers and to develop their own voices. Students are expected to have completed two polished chapters of approximately 15 pages each and a working synopsis of their novel by the end of the course.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A ten-page writing sample to be submitted to mlswalsh@gmail.com before classes begin.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15776/2018

CREA E-125R
Advanced Playwriting

Bryan Delaney, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24828

Description
This course is intended for students who have some experience or knowledge of playwriting or dramatic writing in general so that they can refine the skills they’ve already acquired and take them to the next level. Topics covered include techniques for approaching the first draft, in-depth characterization, dramatic structure, conflict, shaping the action, language/dialogue (including subtext, rhythm, imagery, exposition), how to analyze students’ own work as playwrights, dealing with feedback, the drafting process, techniques for rewriting, collaboration (with directors, actors) and the business of the art—working with theaters, agents, dramaturgs. The focus of the course is more on what might be called the classical principles of dramatic writing rather than the more avant-garde approaches to the art.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Ideally, students come to the first class with an idea for a one-act play to write during the course, although this is not mandatory as the first class explores techniques for generating ideas.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24828/2019

CREA E-127
Advanced TV Writing: The One-Hour Drama Pilot and Serialized Storytelling

Maria Bell, BA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25400

Description
How do you keep viewers on the edge of their seats with serialized storytelling? This is the question we answer in this advanced course in television writing. This course explores the process of creating a one-hour drama from idea to pilot script and pitch document. We read scripts for—and watch—successful one-hour pilots and consider a range of topics including miniseries format versus traditional series, fact-based drama series versus fictional characters, storytelling for network versus cable and streaming, and plot- versus character-driven stories. We create a virtual writers’ room where we develop students’ ideas into series outlines and the script for a pilot, a calling card for any job in television.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25400/2019

CREA E-129
The Art of the Essay

Chris Walsh, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25401

Description
This intensive reading and writing workshop is for students who want to immerse themselves in the long essayistic tradition in order to make their own contributions to it. Reading ancient and modern masterworks from The Art of the Personal Essay (edited by Phillip Lopate) and select contemporary pieces from the latest Best American Essays (edited by Leslie Jamison) gives students models to follow (and to break away from) in their own work. Accomplished professional essayists and editors also visit the class. Past visitors have included Steve Almond, Leah Hager Cohen, James Geary, and Joan Wickersham. By building on the prose skills that they bring to the course and drawing on the feedback of their classmates, students cultivate their own voices as essayists.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 204Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: An introductory writing course or permission of the instructor.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25401/2019

CSCI E-1A
Understanding Technology

David J. Malan, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15513

Description
This course is for students who don’t (yet) consider themselves computer persons. Designed for students who work with technology every day but don’t necessarily understand how it all works underneath the hood or how to solve problems when something goes wrong, this course fills in the gaps, empowering students to use and troubleshoot technology more effectively. Through lectures on hardware, the internet, multimedia, security, programming, and web development as well as through readings on current events, this course equips students for today’s technology and prepares them for tomorrow’s as well.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu/technology.

Syllabus: http://cs50.harvard.edu/technology

CSCI E-1B
Computer Science for Business Professionals

David J. Malan, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25393

Description
This course is a variant of Harvard College’s introduction to computer science, CS50, designed especially for business professionals. Whereas CS50 itself takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details thereof, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto. Ultimately this course empowers students to make technological decisions even if not technologists themselves. Topics include cloud computing, networking, privacy, scalability, security, and more, with an emphasis on web and mobile technologies. Students emerge from this course with first-hand appreciation of how it all works and all the more confident in the factors that should guide their decision making. This course is designed for managers, product managers, founders, and decision makers more generally.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu/business.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25393/2019

CSCI E-3
Introduction to Web Programming Using JavaScript

Laurence P. Bouthillier, CAS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15118

Description
This course provides an introduction to web development by way of the essential language and runtime environment that powers modern web interfaces. Through a series of examples and projects, students learn basic programming concepts while building an understanding of the power and complexities of JavaScript, which can perplex even experienced web developers. The course provides a solid foundation in computer programming in JavaScript: syntax and data structures, conditionals, objects, scope and closures, Ajax, the DOM, and event handling. Students gain an understanding of the popular libraries that power rich web applications such as jQuery, Ext JS, and others. Upon completion, students are prepared to use JavaScript libraries in their projects, write their own or extend existing JavaScript libraries, and build rich web applications using these powerful tools. No computer programming experience is required, though exposure to basic HTML and CSS is helpful.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15118/2018

CSCI E-5A
Introduction to R

Theodore Hatch Whitfield, ScD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15915 | Section 2

Description
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of programming computers using the R programming language. Intended for students with no previous coding experience, this course covers the fundamental concepts that underly all modern programming languages including variables, types, functions, conditional branching, iteration, files, and data structures. At the same time, we examine many of the idioms specific to R. Special attention is focused on skills of particular utility for data science, such as packages, data management and transformation, graphics, and simulation. Assignments are developed in the popular R notebook format, allowing for integration of code, output, and graphics, with an emphasis on reproducible analysis.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Northwest Science Building B108

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students who attend class in person are strongly encouraged to bring to class a laptop computer with R and RStudio, and the installation process will be covered in the first lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15915/2018

CSCI E-5B
Sabermetrics: An Introduction to Baseball Analysis

Andy Andres, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25520

Description
This course covers the theory and fundamentals of the emerging science of sabermetrics. We discuss the game of baseball, not through consensus or a fan’s conventional wisdom, but by searching for objective knowledge in baseball performance. These and other areas of baseball analytics are analyzed and better understood with current and historical baseball data. The course also serves as an applied introduction to the basics of data science, an emerging field of scholarship that requires skills in computation, statistics, and communicating results of analyses. Using baseball data, the basics of statistical regression and the R language are covered.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 307

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Algebra.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25520/2019

CSCI E-7
Introduction to Programming with Python

Jeff Parker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15376

Description
Python is a language with a simple syntax, and a powerful set of libraries. It is an interpreted language, with a rich programming environment, including a robust debugger and profiler. While it is easy for beginners to learn, it is widely used in many scientific areas for data exploration. This course is an introduction to the Python programming language for students without prior programming experience. We cover data types and control flow, and introduce the analysis of program performance. The examples and problems used in this course are drawn from diverse areas such as text processing and simple graphics creation. Students implement a final project of their own design.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Comfort with computers, text editors, and the command line.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 110 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15376/2018

CSCI E-7
Introduction to Python Programming with Applications in Life Sciences

Dino Konstantopoulos, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25531

Description
This course is designed for students with no programming background who want to learn professional programming in Python, a computer language popular across disciplines. In this course, the examples and exercises are drawn from life science applications. Students learn how to do number calculations, use multi-dimensional arrays, and basically think in vectors. Students learn how to operate on tables and time series and manipulate spreadsheets that can be larger than the ones most spreadsheet programs deal with. Topics covered include functions, recursion, data structures, reading and writing files, object-oriented design, debugging, and databases using industry best practices. Students are introduced to the basic Python libraries, such as the numerical performance library NumPy, the data structuring library Pandas, the scientific library SciPy, as well as data algorithms in scikit-learn and visualization using matplotlib.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Science Center Hall B

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students need to have a recent computer with at least an Intel i3, i5, or i7 processor or AMD equivalent, 100G left of available hard drive storage, at least 4G of on-board memory, and the most recent version of Windows, OSX, or Ubuntu Linux. Students who attend class in person need to bring a laptop computer.

Prerequisites: Comfort with computers, text editors, and the command line.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 130 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25531/2019

CSCI E-8
Web GIS: Technologies and Applications

Pinde Fu, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25121

Description
Web GIS, as the combination of the web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), is a new and promising field. It has unlocked the power of GIS, and put online maps and geospatial intelligence in the offices of millions and the hands of billions. This course aims to provide students with the essential web GIS knowledge needed for managing web GIS projects, teach students the latest web GIS technologies needed for building modern web GIS applications, and inspire students with real world case studies. This course focuses on Esri’s web GIS platform, the most widely used GIS technology in government and business information systems. Products taught in this course include ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS web application templates, Story Maps, Web AppBuilder, Operations Dashboard, Drone2Map, 3D web scenes, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and mobile GIS, including Collector and Survey123. Internet of things, big data analysis, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are also introduced. Access to Harvard ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and other ArcGIS software is provided.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Basic experience with with online maps or mobile maps.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25121/2019

CSCI E-10A
Introduction to Computer Science Using Java I

Henry H. Leitner, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14289

Description
Intended for students with no previous programming background, this course introduces problem-solving methods and algorithm development using Java, one of the most popular high-level programming languages in the world. Students learn how to design, code, debug, and document programs using modern engineering techniques in a cloud-based Linux environment. Related topics include programming using iterative constructs, the basic aspects of arrays and recursion, string manipulation, parameter passing, information hiding and encapsulation using classes, and the functional decomposition of methods to enable object-oriented design. Some applications are chosen for their relevance to more advanced coursework in computer science while others involve nonscientific and business-related areas. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14289/2018

CSCI E-10B
Introduction to Computer Science Using Java II

Henry H. Leitner, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24027

Description
This course is a continuation of CSCI E-10a, with an emphasis on object-oriented programming using Java, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. We begin with the implementation of abstract data types using classes, focusing on encapsulation of procedures and data, inheritance hierarchies, and polymorphism across different object types. Other topics include string processing, multidimensional arrays, ArrayLists, Vectors, and linked lists; streams and file I/O; recursion; exception handling; threads and event-driven programming; and graphical user interface design using the Swing classes. The course concludes with an introduction to RISC machine architecture and aspects of compilers and operating systems. Programming exercises are conducted in a cloud-based Linux environment. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-10a, or the equivalent experience in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24027/2019

CSCI E-11
Introduction to the Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity

Brian Subirana, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25189

Description
In this course, we review use cases and challenges of three interrelated areas in computer science: big data, the internet of things, and cybersecurity. Students gain an overview of the possibilities and challenges of building complex information systems that take advantage of recent advances in these fields. The course is divided into three parts, each presented by leading MIT experts in their field. The first part surveys state-of-the-art topics in big data: data collection (smartphones, sensors, the web), data storage and processing (scalable relational databases, Hadoop, Spark), extracting structured data from unstructured data, systems issues (exploiting multicore processors, security), analytics (machine learning, data compression, efficient algorithms), visualization, and a range of applications. In this first part students learn to distinguish big data (volume, velocity, variety), learn where it comes from, and the key challenges in gathering and using it; determine how and where big data challenges arise in a number of domains, including social media, transportation, finance, and medicine; investigate multicore challenges and how to engineer around them; explore the relational model, SQL, and capabilities of new relational systems in terms of scalability and performance; understand the capabilities of NoSQL systems, their capabilities and pitfalls, and how the NewSQL movement addresses these issues; and maximize the MapReduce programming model: its benefits, how it compares to relational systems, and new developments that improve its performance and robustness. The second part of the course looks at the internet of things (IoT). While the promise of the IoT brings many new business prospects, it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural choices to security concerns. This part of the course offers important insights on how to overcome these challenges and thrive in this exciting space. The concept of IoT has begun to make an impact in industries ranging from industrial systems to home automation to healthcare. MIT researchers continue to conduct ground-breaking research on topics that are presented ranging from RFID to cloud technologies, from sensors to the world wide web. The third and final part of the course covers cybersecurity issues related to hardware, software, cryptography, and policy to make better, safer decisions. Topics include systems (secure architectures, network security, secure programming languages, system verification); algorithmic solutions (public key cryptography, multi-party computation, secret sharing, distributing trust, computing on encrypted data); public policy issues in cybersecurity; and case studies (BitLocker, web security, mobile phone security).

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the MITProfessionalX courses.

Prerequisites: An introductory computer science course (for example, CSCI E-3, CSCI E-7, or CSCI E-10a) plus familiarity with precalculus mathematics (MATH E-10 or the equivalent).

Enrollment limit: Limited to 200 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25189/2019

CSCI E-11
Introduction to the Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity

Brian Subirana, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15525

Description
In this course, we review use cases and challenges of three interrelated areas in computer science: big data, the internet of things, and cybersecurity. Students gain an overview of the possibilities and challenges of building complex information systems that take advantage of recent advances in these fields. The course is divided into three parts, each presented by leading MIT experts in their field. The first part surveys state-of-the-art topics in big data: data collection (smartphones, sensors, the web), data storage and processing (scalable relational databases, Hadoop, Spark), extracting structured data from unstructured data, systems issues (exploiting multicore processors, security), analytics (machine learning, data compression, efficient algorithms), visualization, and a range of applications. In this first part students learn to distinguish big data (volume, velocity, variety), learn where it comes from, and the key challenges in gathering and using it; determine how and where big data challenges arise in a number of domains, including social media, transportation, finance, and medicine; investigate multicore challenges and how to engineer around them; explore the relational model, SQL, and capabilities of new relational systems in terms of scalability and performance; understand the capabilities of NoSQL systems, their capabilities and pitfalls, and how the NewSQL movement addresses these issues; and maximize the MapReduce programming model: its benefits, how it compares to relational systems, and new developments that improve its performance and robustness. The second part of the course looks at the internet of things (IoT). While the promise of the IoT brings many new business prospects, it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural choices to security concerns. This part of the course offers important insights on how to overcome these challenges and thrive in this exciting space. The concept of IoT has begun to make an impact in industries ranging from industrial systems to home automation to healthcare. MIT researchers continue to conduct ground-breaking research on topics that are presented ranging from RFID to cloud technologies, from sensors to the world wide web. The third and final part of the course covers cybersecurity issues related to hardware, software, cryptography, and policy to make better, safer decisions. Topics include systems (secure architectures, network security, secure programming languages, system verification); algorithmic solutions (public key cryptography, multi-party computation, secret sharing, distributing trust, computing on encrypted data); public policy issues in cybersecurity; and case studies (BitLocker, web security, mobile phone security).

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the MITProfessionalX courses.

Prerequisites: An introductory computer science course (for example, CSCI E-3, CSCI E-7, or CSCI E-10a) plus familiarity with precalculus mathematics (MATH E-10 or the equivalent).

Enrollment limit: Limited to 200 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15525/2018

CSCI E-12
Fundamentals of Website Development

David P. Heitmeyer, AM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21144

Description
This course provides a comprehensive overview of website development. Students explore the prevailing vocabulary, tools, and standards used in the field and learn how the various facets—including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, multimedia, scripting languages, HTTP, clients, servers, and databases—function together in today’s web environment. The course provides a solid web development foundation, focusing on content and client-side (browser) components (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, multimedia), with an overview of the server-side technologies. In addition, software and services that are easily incorporated into a website (for example, maps, checkout, blogs, content management) are surveyed and discussed. Students produce an interactive website on the topic of their choice for the final project and leave the course prepared for more advanced and focused web development studies.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity working with computers, including file management.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21144/2019

CSCI E-12
Fundamentals of Website Development

David P. Heitmeyer, AM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15078

Description
This course provides a comprehensive overview of website development. Students explore the prevailing vocabulary, tools, and standards used in the field and learn how the various facets—including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, multimedia, scripting languages, HTTP, clients, servers, and databases—function together in today’s web environment. The course provides a solid web development foundation, focusing on content and client-side (browser) components (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, multimedia), with an overview of the server-side technologies. In addition, software and services that are easily incorporated into a website (for example, maps, checkout, blogs, content management) are surveyed and discussed. Students produce an interactive website on the topic of their choice for the final project and leave the course prepared for more advanced and focused web development studies.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity working with computers, including file management.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15078/2018

CSCI E-14A
Building Interactive Web Applications for Data Analysis

Zona Kostic, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15880

Description
This course covers techniques for creating custom exploratory data analysis tools. Students learn how to process data into a web application taking care of both front-end visual attractiveness and back-end functionality. Python-based frameworks and visualization libraries are used for building the fully functional project architectures. Upon completion, project setups are deployed to the cloud infrastructure, leveraging the dynamic nature of data-intensive applications.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Proficiency in any programming language is strongly recommended. Familiarity with basic concepts in machine learning and prior experience with data visualization is useful, but not required. Students who attend the on-campus classes should bring a laptop with them.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15880/2018

CSCI E-15
Dynamic Web Applications

Susan Buck, MPS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14291

Description
This course is the next step for programmers who are experienced with front-end website development using HTML/CSS and want to learn server-side web application development. At the start of the semester, we set up local and production server environments, managed with Git version control. Next, we explore web application programming using PHP, the dominant server-side language of the web. The syntax, mechanics, and documentation for PHP are covered, but it is expected that students are able to apply their programming experience in other languages in order to quickly start writing PHP-based programs. In the second half of the semester we progress into building more advanced applications using the popular PHP framework, Laravel. While working with this framework, we cover topics such as package management, routing, models, views, controllers, environment management, web interface security, databases, and other core web development concepts.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Programming experience is required. Students should also be comfortable with HTML/CSS and basic website publishing. To learn more about the prerequisites and to take a quiz to judge your preparedness for CSCI E-15, visit http://dwa15.com/potential-students.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 120 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14291/2018

CSCI E-15
Dynamic Web Applications

Susan Buck, MPS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24574

Description
This course is the next step for programmers who are experienced with front-end website development using HTML/CSS and want to learn server-side web application development. At the start of the semester, we set up local and production server environments, managed with Git version control. Next, we explore web application programming using PHP, the dominant server-side language of the web. The syntax, mechanics, and documentation for PHP are covered, but it is expected that students are able to apply their programming experience in other languages in order to quickly start writing PHP-based programs. In the second half of the semester we progress into building more advanced applications using the popular PHP framework, Laravel. While working with this framework, we cover topics such as package management, routing, models, views, controllers, environment management, web interface security, databases, and other core web development concepts.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Programming experience is required. Students should also be comfortable with HTML/CSS and basic website publishing. To learn more about the prerequisites and to take a quiz to judge your preparedness for CSCI E-15, visit http://dwa15.com/potential-students.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 120 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24574/2019

CSCI E-19
Software Testing and Test-Driven Development

Aline Yurik, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14803

Description
In this course we review the traditional software testing techniques that are applicable to any software product, as well as learn techniques for testing object-oriented software and graphical user interface testing. The agile development paradigm of test-driven development is discussed. We also discover how innovative companies are able to build testing and quality into every stage of the development process and deliver a multitude of releases with a relatively small testing organization. We practice test creation and testing techniques through discussions and individual and group projects. Concepts covered include test cycles, testing objectives, testing in the software development process, types of software errors, reporting and analyzing software errors, problem tracking systems, test case design, testing tools, test planning, test documentation, and managing a test group.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-10b, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14803/2018

CSCI E-20
Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

Rebecca Nesson, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25177

Description
This course instructs students in widely applicable mathematical tools for computer science, including topics from logic, set theory, combinatorics, number theory, probability theory, and graph theory. It provides practice and instruction in reasoning formally and proving theorems.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. The pre-recorded lectures are the same as those used in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 20.

Prerequisites: MATH E-10, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25177/2019

CSCI E-22
Data Structures

David G. Sullivan, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14309

Description
This course is a survey of fundamental data structures for information processing, including lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. It explores the implementation of these data structures (both array-based and linked representations) and examines classic algorithms that use these structures for tasks such as sorting, searching, and text compression. The Java programming language is used to demonstrate the topics discussed; and key notions of object-oriented programming, including encapsulation and abstract data types, are emphasized.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: A good working knowledge of Java (CSCI E-10b, or the equivalent).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14309/2018

CSCI E-23A
Introduction to Game Development

David J. Malan, PhD

Colton T. Ogden

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25183

Description
This course focuses on the development of 2D and 3D interactive games. Students explore the design of such childhood games as Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Portal in a quest to understand how video games themselves are implemented. Via lectures and hands-on projects, the course explores principles of 2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound, and collision detection using frameworks like Unity and LÖVE 2D, as well as languages like Lua and C#. By course’s end, students have programmed several of their own games and gained a thorough understanding of the basics of game design and development.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu/games.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-7, CSCI E-10a,/a>, CSCI E-50, CS50x, or prior programming experience in any language.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25183/2019

CSCI E-24
Numerical Analysis

Jeff Parker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14469

Description
When we use a calculator to compute cos(x), we are asking the machine to approximate a value. In this course, we investigate the algorithms used to compute such values. As in many other areas of computer science, we seek to find a result of desired accuracy with a minimum of effort. The course covers root finding, solving systems of linear equations, interpolation, least squares, numerical integration and differentiation, and solving systems of differential equations. Students may have learned some techniques in calculus to approximate an area with a Riemann integral or to approximate a function with a Taylor Series. We review these techniques, and study variants that converge much faster, and are thus better suited for calculators and computers. Class work involves experimenting with different algorithms. Programming is done in MATLAB, an interactive system for exploring mathematical problems.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Two semesters of calculus and an introductory programming course such as CSCI E-10a.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14469/2018

CSCI E-26
Introduction to C, Unix/Linux Programming, and Web Interfaces

Bruce Molay, AB

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14294

Description
Designed for students with some programming experience, this course provides a rigorous introduction to writing and using software tools in the Unix and GNU/Linux programming environments to build command-line and web-based programs. The course teaches students how to write C programs and Unix shell scripts, and how to create web interfaces to those programs. Topics include text processing, memory management, files and pipes, and processes and protocols. Students write programs to analyze data and generate reports, use shell scripts to combine tools into applications, and use HTML, CGI, and Ajax to provide web access to those applications and data.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center 112

Optional sections Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of a structured programming language such as C++, Java, JavaScript, or Python; a data structures course such as CSCI E-22.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14294/2018

CSCI E-28
Unix/Linux Systems Programming

Bruce Molay, AB

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24040

Description
As an introduction to the fundamental structure and services of the Unix and Linux operating systems, this course combines theory with programming at the system call level. Topics include files and directories, device control, terminal handling, processes and threads, signals, pipes, and sockets. Examples and exercises include directory management utilities, a shell, and a web server.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Solid knowledge of C or C++ at the level of CSCI E-26 and a data structures course such as CSCI E-22; some experience using Unix helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24040/2019

CSCI E-29
Advanced Python for Data Science

Scott Gorlin, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15872

Description
What lies beyond the Jupyter notebook? How can we elevate code from concept to production? What happens when scikit-learn isn’t enough? Will that last script die as a one-off or perform just as well for the next 10,000 inputs? The last decade has seen an amazing commoditization of cloud computing and scientific development tools that make it a truly glorious time to be a data scientist, yet the increasing ease-of-use can paradoxically hinder the development of more sophisticated tools if the scientist relies too heavily on magics and never opens the hood to explore how things really work. In this course, we explore the next level of fundamentals that make a difference for truly impactful data science teams in real organizations using complex data. Key topics include formal collaboration techniques, testing, continuous integration and deployment, repeatable and intuitive workflows with directed graphs, recurring themes in practical algorithms, meta-programming and glue, performance optimization, and an emphasis on practical integration with tools in the broader data science ecosystem such as GitHub, Docker, Amazon Web Services, and Hadoop.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Harvard Hall 202

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-7, CSCI E-50, or equivalent. Students should be operationally fluent in Python, including the use and design of functions and classes, and comfortable using standard numerical libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas. Additionally, familiarity with basic concepts in algorithm design (for example, time and memory complexity), machine learning (classification, regression, and clustering), and statistics is useful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15872/2018

CSCI E-29
Advanced Python for Data Science

Scott Gorlin, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25473 | Section 1

Description
What lies beyond the Jupyter notebook? How can we elevate code from concept to production? What happens when scikit-learn isn’t enough? Will that last script die as a one-off or perform just as well for the next 10,000 inputs? The last decade has seen an amazing commoditization of cloud computing and scientific development tools that make it a truly glorious time to be a data scientist, yet the increasing ease-of-use can paradoxically hinder the development of more sophisticated tools if the scientist relies too heavily on magics and never opens the hood to explore how things really work. In this course, we explore the next level of fundamentals that make a difference for truly impactful data science teams in real organizations using complex data. Key topics include formal collaboration techniques, testing, continuous integration and deployment, repeatable and intuitive workflows with directed graphs, recurring themes in practical algorithms, meta-programming and glue, performance optimization, and an emphasis on practical integration with tools in the broader data science ecosystem such as GitHub, Docker, Amazon Web Services, and Hadoop.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-7, CSCI E-50, or equivalent. Students should be operationally fluent in Python, including the use and design of functions and classes, and comfortable using standard numerical libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas. Additionally, familiarity with basic concepts in algorithm design (for example, time and memory complexity), machine learning (classification, regression, and clustering), and statistics is useful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 120 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25473/2019

CSCI E-31
Web Application Development using Node.JS

Laurence P. Bouthillier, CAS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25038

Description
This course provides an introduction to web application development by way of JavaScript and the node.js environment. Students learn the basics of server-side web development using the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular/Angular 2, node.js). Using the MEAN stack, the course introduces students to models of software development that can apply to any web development environment, including the application server (node.js), Model View Controller (MVC) frameworks using Express.js, front-end frameworks (Angular), and databases (MongoDB). The course includes setting up a node.js environment, building web APIs and full-stack JavaScript applications using the MEAN stack, and following good application development practices. Experience with server-side application development is not required, though knowledge of client-side web development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) is important.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic HTML/JavaScript. CSCI E-3 and CSCI E-12 are excellent preparations for this course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25038/2019

CSCI E-33A
Web Programming with Python and JavaScript

David J. Malan, PhD

Brian Paul Yu, AB

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25184

Description
This course examines the design and implementation of web applications with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask and Bootstrap. Topics include database design, scalability, security, and user experience. Through hands-on projects, students learn to write and use APIs, create interactive user interfaces (UIs), and leverage cloud services like GitHub and Heroku. By semester’s end, students emerge with knowledge and experience in the principles, languages, and tools that empower them to design and deploy applications on the internet.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu/web.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-50, CS50x, or prior programming experience in any language.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25184/2019

CSCI E-34
User Experience Engineering

David S. Platt, ME

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14557

Description
Success in today’s software marketplace requires an excellent user experience (UX). That’s why all developers, architects, and managers today need to understand the basic principles of UX, even if it’s not their primary job. In this course, we take an in-depth look at the foundations of an excellent UX in a platform-agnostic manner. We learn to ask and then answer the vital questions that everyone involved in software needs to consider when making every design decision; we learn to start with the user, not the toolkit. Who are our users and how do we represent them? What problems are these particular users trying to solve, and what would they consider the characteristics of a good solution? How should the user interaction flow, and how can we represent that with stories? How can we prototype and test different designs? How can we create programs to learn what users really do, instead of what they can remember doing or are willing to admit to doing? How can we measure how well we’ve succeeded? Rather than getting into the implementation of such elements, we focus on how one decides what to implement, and why, in order to make the user happier and more productive. For example, the web and other channels contain an enormous amount of information about how to program a color gradient or an animation. There is almost zero discussion anywhere about when to use a color gradient or animation and when not to, or why you should use them in this situation but not in that one. This course aims to correct that imbalance. Useful design tools, such as the Balsamiq mock-up editor, are discussed as they bear on specific covered topics. Tools aimed primarily at user experience implementation, such as Microsoft Expression Blend, are not covered.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 302Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: One year of computer science education (CSCI E-10a and CSCI-10b, or CSCI E-12 and CSCI E-15, or CSCI E-26), or equivalent software development experience. Familiarity with the client program development system of your choice. This can be any development tool with which you can complete the term project. See the project description in the syllabus.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14557/2018

CSCI E-37
Developing International Software

Bjorn Rettig

Nadine Kano, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25496

Description
The course covers the fundamentals and definitions of developing international software. It explains what it means to be world-ready and how to make localization work. We teach about the importance of designing for cross-cultural applications. The course ends with several coding challenges where students are able to apply what they learned. The instructors for this course include programmers who have worked on globalization and localization of some of the world’s most successful software. They’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of creating world-ready software. Students learn to create software with a user experience that works consistently, regardless of where users are from or what languages they speak.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Programming knowledge as a web or application developer. Knowledge of Linux or Android and C or Java are recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25496/2019

CSCI E-39
Modular Design Patterns with React

Natalya Shelburne, MEd

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25069

Description
Building on a foundation of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, students dive into modern component-based design practices using React, the JavaScript user interface (UI) library from Facebook, and Sass, a CSS preprocessor. This course emphasizes the foundations of user interface design and front end architecture. Students build their own design system and integrate it into a responsive React application front end. Students learn about React state, props, building flexible and reusable components, as well as touch on browser developer tools and collaborative workflows with Git.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: DGMD E-27, and CSCI E-3 or DGMD E-12, or some prior experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students must bring a laptop to class during the on-campus weekend.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25069/2019

CSCI E-40
Communication Protocols and Internet Architectures

Leonard Evenchik, SM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14296

Description
Networks are now too large, complex, and diverse to be built on an ad hoc basis. This course provides a structured approach to the design, analysis, and implementation of networks and protocols. We study various protocols, including TCP/IP, WWW/HTTP, e-mail/SMTP, multimedia protocols for voice and video, and the IEEE 802 LAN protocol suite. In each case, the protocol’s functions and the underlying reference model are discussed. LAN architecture and design, internetworking using switches and routers, and the design and analysis of both private networks and the internet are presented. The course discusses new areas of work, including network quality of service, voice and video on the internet, policy-based networks, and broadband/gigabit networks.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 307

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Programming or computer architecture experience; a basic understanding of the principles of communication protocols.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14296/2018

CSCI E-40
Communication Protocols and Internet Architectures

Leonard Evenchik, SM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24033

Description
Networks are now too large, complex, and diverse to be built on an ad hoc basis. This course provides a structured approach to the design, analysis, and implementation of networks and protocols. We study various protocols, including TCP/IP, WWW/HTTP, e-mail/SMTP, multimedia protocols for voice and video, and the IEEE 802 LAN protocol suite. In each case, the protocol’s functions and the underlying reference model are discussed. LAN architecture and design, internetworking using switches and routers, and the design and analysis of both private networks and the internet are presented. The course discusses new areas of work, including network quality of service, voice and video on the internet, policy-based networks, and broadband/gigabit networks.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the fall course.

Prerequisites: Programming or computer architecture experience; a basic understanding of the principles of communication protocols.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24033/2019

CSCI E-43
How to Assess and Communicate Risk in Information Security

Derek Brink, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24587

Description
In simple terms, risk is the likelihood of something bad taking place, and the resulting business impact if it does occur. We often talk about the bad things that could happen—the threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits, and the technologies that are used to defend against them—but these are not risks. Business decision makers need their subject-matter experts in information security to advise them not about the technical details, but about how likely it is that something bad will occur, about the business impact if it does occur, and about how an investment in given security controls quantifiably reduces that risk. This course covers how to assess security risks, properly defined, how to use these risk assessments to make recommendations for what to do about them, and how to communicate these risks effectively to business decision makers.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-45a, CSCI E-45b, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24587/2019

CSCI E-44
Cybersecurity Incident Response

Ric Messier, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15791

Description
While most people think of a security breach when computer incidents are mentioned, there are many types of computer incidents. Each incident has the potential to cause data loss or service outage. Businesses need to be aware of how best to protect themselves through the development of incident response policy as well as operational procedures to handle and analyze these incidents.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15791/2018

CSCI E-45A
The Cyber World: Hardware, Software, Networks, Security, and Management

Scott Bradner

Benoit Gaucherin, Maitrise

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14299

Description
Today we all live and work in a participatory cyberspace. Computers, the data networks that interconnect them, and the services available over the networks make up this cyberspace. As cyberspace invades almost all areas of modern day living, playing, and working, it is becoming more important that people understand its technical and political underpinnings and operations, as well as its capabilities, threats, and weaknesses. This is a companion course to CSCI E-45b. The goal of this pair of courses is to give students the tools they need to understand, use, and manage the technologies involved, as well as the ability to appreciate the legal, social, and political dynamics of this ever expanding universe and the interplay between the cyber and physical worlds. The pair of courses covers the essential elements of computing and the history, structure, operation, and governance of the internet. This course focuses on the fundamental workings of the digital world. From individual computing devices to the broader internet, students learn how each piece in this gigantic puzzle comes together to create the digital infrastructure that is the cyberspace of today and tomorrow. In addition, we explore the fundamental concepts, technologies, and issues associated with managing and securing cyberspace.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14299/2018

CSCI E-45B
The Cyber World: Governance, Threats, Conflict, Privacy, Identity, and Commerce

Scott Bradner

Benoit Gaucherin, Maitrise

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24037

Description
Today we all live and work in a participatory cyberspace. Computers, the data networks that interconnect them, and the services available over the networks make up this cyberspace. As cyberspace invades almost all areas of modern day living, playing, and working, it is becoming more important that people understand its technical and political underpinnings and operations, as well as its capabilities, threats, and weaknesses. This is a companion course to CSCI E-45a. The goal of this pair of courses is to give students the tools they need to understand, use, and manage the technologies involved, as well as the ability to appreciate the legal, social, and political dynamics of this ever expanding universe and the interplay between the cyber and physical worlds. The pair of courses covers the essential elements of computing and the history, structure, operation, and governance of the internet. This course explores the technical and legal aspects of the interactions and tensions between security, usability, privacy, and surveillance in a post NSA-revelation world. We also look at the technical and legal underpinnings that affect the use of cyberspace for businesses. Finally, we explore the rapidly changing dangers of cyberspace from viruses to state-sponsored cyber-conflict.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24037/2019

CSCI E-46
Applied Network Security

David Mark LaPorte, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24556

Description
This course provides a practical overview of network security and related topics. General threat classifications are discussed as they relate to the CIA triad: eavesdropping (confidentiality), man-in-the-middle (integrity), and denial-of-service (availability). Real-world attack incidents and implementations are used to tie concept to reality. Defensive technologies and techniques, including authentication/authorization, access control, segmentation, log/traffic monitoring, reputation-based security, and secure protocol (SSH, TLS, DNSSEC) usage are discussed and demonstrated. Hands-on labs and exercises are used to reinforce lectures and provide practical implementation experience.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24556/2019

CSCI E-48
Secure Mobile Computing

Jenelle Davis, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25410

Description
Modern technology is heavily dependent upon mobile computing technology. Mobile communication and devices have revolutionized industry and society. Secure mobile computing explores the threat landscape of mobile computing at the device, communication infrastructure, platform, and application levels. Students appraise secure mobile computing tools and techniques to implement confidentiality, integrity, and availability of mobile computing data. Students also review mobile computing communications security and infrastructure security to evaluate eavesdropping and surveillance avoidance techniques. Students explore the use of automated and manual security testing techniques to evaluate the security posture of a mobile computing device. Students specifically install, configure, and utilize a virtual lab environment using a mobile testing framework, a network protocol analyzer, a security/vulnerability scanner, and source code analysis tools.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-45a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25410/2019

CSCI E-49
Cloud Security

Ramesh Nagappan, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24557

Description
Cloud computing infrastructure has become a mainstay of the information technology industry, opening the possibility for on-demand, highly elastic, and infinite computer power with scalability and supporting the delivery of mission-critical secure enterprise applications and services. This course provides the ground-up coverage on the high level concepts of cloud landscape, architectural principles, techniques, design patterns, and real-world best practices. The course describes the cloud security architecture and explores the guiding security design principles, design patterns, industry standards, and applied technologies, and addresses regulatory compliance requirements critical to the design, implementation, delivery, and management of secure cloud-based services. The course leverages cloud computing security guidelines set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). This course reviews security characteristics of leading cloud infrastructure providers and applied deployment scenarios with the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-45a, CSCI E-45b, or the equivalent. Additional web application development and/or systems administration knowledge will be very helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24557/2019

CSCI E-50
Intensive Introduction to Computer Science

David J. Malan, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24107

Description
This course is an introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. It teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets are inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 50. This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24107/2019

CSCI E-50
Intensive Introduction to Computer Science

David J. Malan, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14290

Description
This course is an introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. It teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets are inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 50. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Fridays, 9-11:45 am starting September 7 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture. This course is also available for non-credit as OpenCourseWare at cs50.harvard.edu.

Syllabus: http://cs50.harvard.edu/

CSCI E-55
Java, Hadoop, Lambda Expressions, and Streams

Frederick Evers, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14298

Description
This course is intended for programmers who want to learn Java. The initial focus is on Java as an all-purpose, object oriented language. Later, we cover the main features introduced in Java 8 which expanded Java into a functional language. Tools and applications considered in our explorations include Linux, the open-source platform that is especially valuable for Java developers; Java tools for generating application program interface (API) documents, such as Javadocs; and unit testing using JUnit. This course also covers build tools including Java Generics and the MapReduce programming model (MR), and students will use the Hadoop APIs for solving MR problems We work on a Linux virtual machine, first using the terminal and then moving to a popular, modern integrated development environment (IDE) running in the virtual environment. This course covers the evolution of Java as an object-oriented language, from the simplest program, HelloWorld.java, culminating in the major release known as Java 7. Java 8 took the language through a radical change by supporting functional programming. The second part of this course presents an introduction to those functional features through several hands-on assignments. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the language, its features, its syntax, and its libraries, up through an in-depth study of Threads. We explore some of the most common uses of Java in today’s technical environment.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Fridays, 5:40-7:40 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: The course is intended for students who already consider themselves programmers. This is not an introductory computer science course. A working familiarity with at least one of the following should serve as a useful guide: C, C++, C#, Python, or JavaScript. Downloading and installing software packages, acquiring software tools and learning to use them, and running programs from the command line are integral parts of solving the homework problems.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14298/2018

CSCI E-57
Java Enterprise Development with the Spring Framework

Vitaly Yurik, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15354

Description
This course provides an in-depth, hands-on study of the technological, design, and development approaches for enterprise-level software systems using the Java-based Spring Framework. Spring Framework enables creation of web and enterprise Java applications with the focus on high performance, scalability, testability, and reusability. The course examines core Spring Framework and its integration with other leading Java technologies, such as Hibernate, Java Persistence API (JPA 2), and WebSocket. Concepts covered in the course include inversion of control/dependency injection, Spring aspect-oriented programming; data access with JDBC, Hibernate, and Java Persistence API; Spring transaction management; Spring model-view-controller framework; Spring security; Spring REST web services; Spring testing; and Spring WebSocket support.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-55, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15354/2018

CSCI E-57A
Microservices Development with Java

Vitaly Yurik, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25415

Description
This course provides an in-depth, hands-on study of building microservices-based applications using Java. Microservices are changing software development by replacing monolithic applications with small targeted services. Microservices are more agile and provide flexibility to align with changing business needs. They are designed and implemented as small independent and reusable services, which can be modified and independently deployed. The course consists of three parts; the first introduces microservices application environments and deployments in comparison with those in traditional Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications. The second part focuses on core microservices development techniques including service discovery, fault tolerance, security, testing, and cloud native development. The third part of the course examines several advanced microservices development topics such as architecting a microservice hybrid, data streaming with the Kafka framework, using Spring Boot microservices with Java EE, and reactive microservices with Java EE. Hands-on development projects provide the opportunity for students to apply microservices technological capabilities to the creation of microservices projects.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-55 or CSCI E-57, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25415/2019

CSCI E-59
Designing and Developing a Relational Database

Maria R. Garcia Altobello, EdD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15406

Description
This course provides the concepts and skills necessary to design and develop a relational database. After learning database design concepts through practical applications, students build a working database using Oracle to serve the information needs of an enterprise. Through hands-on projects, students design, build, populate, query, and write transactions and stored procedures for a relational database using SQL and PL/SQL. As a final project, students build a prototype database.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Programming experience, such that learning a new language is not an obstacle. Sufficient hands-on experience with Unix/Linux and text editors.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 66 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15406/2018

CSCI E-61
Systems Programming and Machine Organization

Eddie Kohler, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13836

Description
This course covers the fundamentals of computer systems programming, machine organization, and performance tuning. It provides a solid background in systems programming and a deep understanding of low-level machine organization and design. The course centers on C/C++ programming, with some assembly language. Topics include (but may not be limited to) program optimization, memory hierarchy, caching, virtual memory, dynamic memory management, concurrency, threads, and networking.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 61. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting September 4 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-26, CSCI E-50, or some experience programming in C or C++.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13836/2018

CSCI E-63
Big Data Analytics

Zoran B. Djordjevic, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15499

Description
The emphasis of this course is on mastering the most important big data technology: Spark 2 and its various application programming interfaces (APIs). Spark is an evolution of Hadoop and Map/Reduce with massive speedup and scalability improvements. The explosion of social media and the computerization of every aspect of social and economic activity results in the creation of large volumes of semi-structured data: web logs, videos, speech recordings, photographs, e-mails, Tweets, and similar data. In a parallel development, computers keep getting ever more powerful and storage ever cheaper. Today, with Spark 2, we can reliably and cheaply store huge volumes of data, efficiently analyze it, and extract business and socially relevant information. In this course students examine Spark Core, Spark machine learning (ML) API, and Spark Streaming which allows analysis of data in flight, that is, in near real time. Students learn how to use Spark GraphX, an in-memory graph databases, to analyze highly connected data. Students acquire practical skills in scalable messaging systems like Kafka and Akka and learn to integrate Spark with NoSQL systems. Students conduct some exercises in Amazon Cloud, so they can master the most important Amazon Web services, EC2 and S3. At the end of the course, students are able to initiate and design highly scalable systems that can accept, store, and analyze large volumes of unstructured data in batch mode and/or real time.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 pm
1 Story Street 306

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Proficiency in one of the following: Python, Java, Scala, or R. Some familiarity with Linux or Mac OS is helpful. Students need access to a computer with a 64-bit operating system and at least 8 GB of RAM (32 GB is highly recommended).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15499/2018

CSCI E-63C
Elements of Data Science and Statistical Learning with R

Andrey Sivachenko, PhD

Victor A. Farutin, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15123

Description
One of the broad goals of data science is examining raw data with the purpose of identifying its structure and trends, and of deriving conclusions and hypotheses from it. In the modern world awash with data, data analytics is more important than ever to fields ranging from biomedical research, space and weather science, finance, business operations and production, to marketing and social media applications. This course introduces various statistical learning methods and their applications. The R programming language, a very popular and powerful platform for scientific and statistical analysis and visualization, is introduced and used throughout the course. We discuss the fundamentals of statistical testing and learning, and cover topics of linear and non-linear regression, clustering and classification, support vector machines, and decision trees. The datasets used in the examples are drawn from diverse domains such as finance, genomics, and customer sales and survey data.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Good programming skills, preferably in R or solid experience in other languages; good understanding of probability and statistics at the level of CSCI E-106 or STAT E-109. See the syllabus for the recommended pretest.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 200 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15123/2018

CSCI E-63C
Elements of Data Science and Statistical Learning with R

Andrey Sivachenko, PhD

Victor A. Farutin, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24748

Description
One of the broad goals of data science is examining raw data with the purpose of identifying its structure and trends, and of deriving conclusions and hypotheses from it. In the modern world awash with data, data analytics is more important than ever to fields ranging from biomedical research, space and weather science, finance, business operations and production, to marketing and social media applications. This course introduces various statistical learning methods and their applications. The R programming language, a very popular and powerful platform for scientific and statistical analysis and visualization, is introduced and used throughout the course. We discuss the fundamentals of statistical testing and learning, and cover topics of linear and non-linear regression, clustering and classification, support vector machines, and decision trees. The datasets used in the examples are drawn from diverse domains such as finance, genomics, and customer sales and survey data.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Good programming skills, preferably in R or solid experience in other languages; good understanding of probability and statistics at the level of CSCI E-106 or STAT E-109. See the syllabus for the recommended pretest.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 200 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24748/2019

CSCI E-65G
Introduction to Mobile Application Development Using Swift and iOS

Daniel E. Bromberg, BS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15377

Description
This course introduces the basics of contemporary mobile application development using Apple’s Swift language (version 4), Xcode, and iOS as a platform. The main goal of the course is to build a functioning, interactive application for iPhone or iPad. Each week of class covers a different aspect of development to be applied to a highly structured final project. We begin with a discussion of rule-based UI layout (constraints) in Storyboard, Apple’s visual layout and UI flow tool. In parallel we discuss the major features of the Swift programming language and its standard library, along with basic use of the Xcode integrated development environment (IDE) for all development. Essential language features are covered lightly to make room for differentiating features of the language including closures, optionals, the type system (tuples, enums, structs, classes), and generics. Special attention is paid to functional programming patterns such as iteration using closures and functions-as-objects. We then integrate some of Cocoa Touch, Apple’s richly featured interaction library that gives applications the unique Apple look-and-feel. Core concepts of end-user graphical user interface (GUI) development, such as model/view/controller (MVC) and event-driven design, are heavily emphasized. Frequent small assignments progress from basic programming to realistic application development with a focus on responsive device graphics and algorithms. Good structural and stylistic programming habits are also heavily emphasized.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 302

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: While this course is an introduction to mobile development, it is not an introductory programming course. Students need to have a working knowledge of at least one object-oriented programming language such as Java or C++; a semester-long course in data structures or the equivalent; a firm understanding of how to compile code, use libraries, and use a debugger; and the ability to use a source control tool such as Git. Students must have a Macintosh laptop running a current version of the operating system with the most recent version of Apple’s Xcode IDE installed. It is not possible to use a Windows or Linux computer because code written on those platforms cannot be deployed to either an iOS simulator or device.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15377/2018

CSCI E-66
Database Systems

David G. Sullivan, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24046

Description
This course covers the fundamental concepts of database systems. Topics include data models (ER, relational, and others); query languages (relational algebra, SQL, and others); implementation techniques of database management systems (index structures, concurrency control, recovery, and query processing); management of semistructured and complex data; distributed and noSQL databases.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-22, or the equivalent, and strong programming skills in Java.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24046/2019

CSCI E-67
Oracle Database Administration

Patrick McGowan, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25411

Description
Students study the internal structure and organization of an Oracle database environment. The course presents a structured approach to planning, building, tuning, and monitoring an Oracle 12cR2 database on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance. Students create an Oracle database, tablespaces, user accounts, views, indices, and other objects necessary to support an application. We also examine some of the issues involved when running a large number of databases within an environment and with running large databases. The course examines the AWS relational database service (RDS) platform and creates an RDS database.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Byerly Hall 013

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: An understanding of the principles of a relational database model and a working knowledge of SQL.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25411/2019

CSCI E-78
Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things

Aline Yurik, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24682

Description
The wearable technologies field has been experiencing explosive growth with exciting applications in the fields of medicine, sports, fitness, and entertainment, as well as new ways for people to interact, communicate, and experience the environment around them. The internet of things works with sensors and software in wearable technologies to provide a communications network that allows data collection and information exchange for wearable devices. The applications range from helping manage chronic diseases to experiencing entertainment, sports, and games in a virtual-reality setting. Enterprise architecture is expanding to include the communications network of the internet of things, and data from wearable devices is being incorporated in big data analytics frameworks. In this course we review aspects of wearable technologies, including the software, architecture, UX design, communication networks, and data analytics. We review current and proposed uses of this emerging technology.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24682/2019

CSCI E-79
The Art and Design of Information

Zona Kostic, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25487

Description
Complex data has been translated into many visual forms in order to facilitate understanding of its content. However, not every transformation turns out to be effective. To compose a visual message and improve information communication, design practice is needed. This course introduces the strategies of visual thinking as an efficient method to convey complex data. It covers the fundamentals of visual communication and applies graphics design principles in the context of diverse media. Information design overlaps with other areas such as graphic design, communication design, data visualization, human-computer interaction design, and instructional design. The course combines the best practices from these intersections while focusing on effectiveness and visual clarity.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 307

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Some experience in the fundamentals of current web technologies as well as prior work with design tools would be helpful. Students who attend the on-campus classes should bring a laptop with them.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 38 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25487/2019

CSCI E-82
Advanced Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence

Peter Vaughan Henstock, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15407

Description
The course is intended to combine the theory with the hands-on practice of solving modern industry problems with an emphasis on image processing and natural language processing. Topics include outlier detection, advanced clustering techniques, deep learning, dimensionality reduction methods, frequent item set mining, and recommender systems. Topics also considered include reinforcement learning, graph-based models, search optimization, and time series analysis. The course uses Python as the primary language, although later projects can include R and other languages. The course also introduces some industry standard tools to prepare students for artificial intelligence jobs. Students may not receive degree or certificate credit for both this course and CSCI E-81 or CSCI E-181, offered previously.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:20-9:20 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: This course builds upon topics covered in CSCI E-63c and CSCI E-109a and CSCI E-109b with either CSCI E-63c or CSCI E-109a as a prerequisite. Students should be proficient in Python including Pandas and readily able to load, parse, and manipulate data. A course such as CSCI E-7 or a course on Python and machine learning would be useful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 41 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15407/2018

CSCI E-82A
Probabilistic Programming and Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Elston, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15757

Description
Probabilistic programming has multiple uses in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Its methods help solve problems ranging from scheduling to robotics, natural language processing, and image understanding. The course focuses on developing an understanding of the theory and gaining hands-on experience with probabilistic representation, learning, and inference methods for planning and classification. The course surveys a number of probabilistic programming methods for decision, classification, and inference. These methods include representation of probabilistic models, probabilistic views of machine learning, Bayesian graphical models, Markov decision processes and planning, unsupervised probabilistic models, reinforcement learning methods, and the probabilistic view of deep learning models, time permitting.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Students need the following background to have the best experience in the course: Experience programming using the Python language; there is a significant programming component to this course. A course in linear algebra, including eigenvalue-eigenvector decomposition. Differential and integral multivariate calculus. An introductory course in probability and statistics or the equivalent. Some exposure to basic machine learning methods is helpful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15757/2018

CSCI E-86
Building the Brain: A Survey of Artificial Intelligence

Gabriele Fariello, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25155

Description
Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving at a blistering pace. The creation of systems that are faster, better, and smarter than ourselves may well be, as I.J. Good wrote in 1965, “the last invention that man need ever make.” What is it, what is it not, and how does it compare to real brains and where does it fall short? We go over neurophysiology, neurons, and the current understanding of human brain connectivity. We explore the history of AI and robotics and we learn the state of the science behind it.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 307

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Sufficient understanding of statistics and probability to understand Bayesian concepts (STAT E-104), programming at the level of data structures (CSCI E-22), sufficient knowledge of biology to understand physiology and biochemical equilibria (BIOS E-1a).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25155/2019

CSCI E-87
Big Data in Healthcare Applications

Oleg Pianykh, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15168

Description
The course applies the tools of big data analytics to datasets and processes found in a modern hospital. While the data has been captured for decades, we are only starting to mine it for information, discovering the invaluable knowledge it was hiding. It has become imperative to use this data to drive health care improvements. Students learn to build models of complex health care practices, and apply big data techniques in clinical environments. The course is designed for people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Required sections Thursdays, 7:10-8:10 pm.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-10a and STAT E-100 or the equivalents. MATLAB is used for 70 percent of the homeworks.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15168/2018

CSCI E-88
Principles of Big Data Processing

Marina Yu Popova, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15417

Description
The goal of this course is to learn core principles of building highly distributed, highly available systems for processing large volumes of data with historical and near real-time querying capabilities. We cover the stages of data processing that are common to most real-world systems, including high-volume, high-speed data ingestion, historical and real-time metrics aggregation, unique counts, data de-duplication and reprocessing, storage options for different operations, and principles of distributed data indexing and search. We review approaches to solving common challenges of such systems and implement some of them. The focus of this course is on understanding the challenges and core principles of big data processing, not on specific frameworks or technologies used for implementation. We review a few notable technologies for each area with a deeper dive into a few select ones. The course is structured as a progression of topics covering the full, end-to-end data processing pipeline typical in real-world scenarios.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable with intermediate programming in at least one language, preferably Java, Python, or Scala. Students should be comfortable with basic data structures, functions, basic multi-threading, and build and dependency management (Maven or Gradle for Java, virtualenv for Python). Most of the examples in lectures are in Java and Python. Students should be comfortable with basic usage, package/software installations, and administration and troubleshooting on Unix-like systems (Linux, any flavor, MacOS). Students should be comfortable with cloud environments like Amazon web services (AWS) cloud and container frameworks like Docker (or VMware, VirtualBox). Their laptops should have 64-bit operating systems, and have at least 4 central processing units (CPU) and 8G random-access memory (RAM). Students should complete the self-assessment assignment zero, available on the syllabus, to determine if they are ready to take the course. Courses such as CSCI E-7, CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-50, and CSCI E-90, or equivalents, are also recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15417/2018

CSCI E-89
Deep Learning

Zoran B. Djordjevic, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25120

Description
Deep learning has emerged as the primary technique for analysis and resolution of many issues in computer science, natural sciences, linguistics, and engineering. We use deep learning for image classification and manipulation, speech recognition and synthesis, natural language translation, sound and music manipulation, self-driving cars, and many other activities. In this course students learn two application program interfaces (APIs) for deep learning: TensorFlow, developed by Google and recently made open source; and Keras. TensorFlow is one of the most popular open source projects with one of the largest number of committers within the Apache family of APIs. Keras is a wrapper API that uses TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano. Keras was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. In this course, we start with review of the theoretical foundations of the neural networks approach to machine learning including backpropagation. However, the emphasis of the course is on practical applications of deep learning. We learn how to use TensorFlow and Keras for the creation of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), recurrent neural networks (RNNs), self-organizing-maps (SOMs), long short-term memory (LSTMs), and generative adversarial networks (GANs). We learn how to classify, analyze, and manipulate images; analysis text and speech. We gain an understanding of the natural language translation processes. We also master a few commercially important applications of neural networks like sentiment analysis, image-caption generation, and object segmentation and classification. We learn how to use GPU enabled machine images in Amazon Amazon Web Services Cloud.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 pm
1 Story Street 306

Optional online sections Saturdays, 12-1 pm.Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Proficiency with Python. Besides Python, TensorFlow has APIs in Java, C++, Go, JavaScript, Julia and Swift. If students are a master of any of those languages, we accept and grade homework solutions in those languages as well. We assume no familiarity with Linux and introduce all essential Linux features and commands. No familiarity with Amazon Web Services is assumed. Students need access to a computer with a 64-bit operating system and at least 8 GB of RAM. Note: 16 GB or more of RAM is strongly advised.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25120/2019

CSCI E-90
Cloud Services, Infrastructure, and Computing

Gregory Thomas Misicko, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15865

Description
Off-premise/cloud services, infrastructure, and computing have have replaced in-house data centers across businesses of every size. Businesses rely on cloud services because of their extremely high efficiency, ease of setup, and their ability to scale with demand. It is essential for today’s engineers to understand how robust architectures can be implemented on a cloud platform, and to understand in depth which services and tools are available for them to use. This course is not a programming course, but it is expected that students can read and make basic modifications to the logic of an existing program. Java and Python are used.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Ability to read and write code in either Java or Python is required. Familiarity with basic Unix commands is a plus.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15865/2018

CSCI E-91
Cloud DevOps—Basics and Modern Techniques

Faras Adel Sadek, MSc

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15869

Description
This course covers a deep dive into the DevOps revolution, enabling students to become more efficient and effective in overcoming day-to-day IT infrastructure challenges. We have designed this course keeping in mind what modern DevOps engineers require to fully utilize the resources at hand. Students can automate and build configurations for infrastructure and servers, addressing areas such as automation, continuous deployment, containerization, and monitoring. The topics in this course are put together in a logical and stepwise manner. By the end of the course, students will have gained skills in adding resilience into services and infrastructure in the cloud by learning configuration management (Puppet, Ansible), continuous deployment, integration with several DevOps tools and techniques such as cloud APIs, and Linux skills/scripting towards resource automation and optimization. Students explore opportunities with two cloud service providers; AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Google Cloud Platform to achieve rapid application deployment and management across cloud resources. The Linux environment and Python language are used during this course. Therefore, and to eliminate the complexity of getting started, students are provided with access to Jupyterhub Notebook (a web programming environment with Linux terminal access) at the beginning of the course.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Understanding of the basic concepts of programming, such as variables, control structures, repetition structures (loops), data structures, functions, and syntax. Students should be comfortable writing a simple program in one of their preferred languages (C, C++, Java, or Python).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15869/2018

CSCI E-92
Principles of Operating Systems

James L. Frankel, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15705

Description
This course examines the role of operating systems: process synchronization and scheduling; memory management including virtual memory, swapping, paging, and segmentation; file management; protection and security; input/output techniques, buffering, and resource allocation; deadlock detection and avoidance; system modeling; performance measurement and evaluation; and operating system case studies. An extensive lab project is required of all students.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10:15 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections Tuesdays, 7-8 pm.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of data structures and programming experience, such as CSCI E-22, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~libe251/fall2018/index.html

CSCI E-93
Computer Architecture

James L. Frankel, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25331

Description
This course is a study of the fundamental concepts in the design and organization of modern computer systems. Topics include computer organization, instruction-set design, processor design, memory system design, timing issues, interrupts, microcoding, and various performance-enhancing parallel techniques such as prefetching, pipelining, branch prediction, superscalar execution, and massive-parallel processing. We also study existing architectures using CISC, RISC, vector, data parallel, and VLIW designs. An extensive lab project encompassing the design and implementation of a new instruction set and CPU using an FPGA is required of all students.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10:15 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of data structures and programming experience (CSCI E-22, or the equivalent) with a Boolean/digital logic course preferred, but not required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25331/2019

CSCI E-94
Fundamentals of Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure

Joseph Ficara, ASEE

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25152

Description
Cloud computing provides for highly scalable consumer and enterprise applications with minimal or no capital investment. This course starts by introducing the student to the fundamentals of cloud computing and server-less computing. We contrast the challenges and benefits offered by cloud computing, server-less cloud computing, and traditional self-managed cloud, and on-premises solutions. We cover the fundamental architecture and design patterns necessary to build highly available and scalable solutions using key Microsoft Azure platform as a service (PaaS) and server-less offerings. This course provides guidance on when to use one service over another based on performance, maintainability, complexity, and cost. Key services covered include Azure application services, Azure SQL, Azure API management, Azure functions, Azure AD for authentication, Azure storage, Azure service bus, Azure CosmosDB, Azure search, Azure container service and docker, Azure service fabric mesh and microservices, and Azure kubernetes service. An overview of Azure cognitive services is provided as well as more detailed coverage of the Azure cognitive services: computer vision and text analytics. In addition to Azure services and guidance, the course covers how to implement processes to streamline development such as continuous integration, continuous deployment (CICD), and automated testing using visual studio team services. Coverage would not be complete without examining the fundamentals necessary to make a system ready for users, including always-up architecture and deployment strategies, rollback strategies, A/B testing, testing in production, monitoring, alerting, performance tuning, snapshot debugging in production, and system health analysis using application insights and analysis services.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 303

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Basic C#, C++, or Java development skills. CSCI E-55, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25152/2019

CSCI E-96
Data Mining for Business

Edward Kwartler, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25358

Description
This course introduces non-mathematical business professionals to data science principles widely used in today’s corporations. Quantitative methods affect many of today’s interactions for business leaders, students, and consumers. Emphasis is placed on practical uses and case studies utilizing data to inform business decisions rather than theoretical or complex mathematics. Case study topics include understanding customer demand, marketing, new market forecasting, revenue projections, and data mining to improve decisions. Learning goals include quantitative business application, basic programming, algorithm development, and process workflow. The course highlights methods that business leaders and data scientists have found to be the most useful. It introduces the basic concepts of R for data mining. This course is for students who want an introduction to how data science improves business outcomes.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Knowledge of R. Students who attend the on campus classes should bring a laptop with them.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25358/2019

CSCI E-96
Data Mining for Business

Edward Kwartler, MBA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15736

Description
This course introduces non-mathematical business professionals to data science principles widely used in today’s corporations. Quantitative methods affect many of today’s interactions for business leaders, students, and consumers. Emphasis is placed on practical uses and case studies utilizing data to inform business decisions rather than theoretical or complex mathematics. Case study topics include understanding customer demand, marketing, new market forecasting, revenue projections, and data mining to improve decisions. Learning goals include quantitative business application, basic programming, algorithm development, and process workflow. The course highlights methods that business leaders and data scientists have found to be the most useful. It introduces the basic concepts of R for data mining. This course is for students who want an introduction to how data science improves business outcomes.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Knowledge of R. Students who attend the on campus classes should bring a laptop with them.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15736/2018

CSCI E-97
Software Design: Principles, Models, and Patterns

Eric Gieseke, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15356

Description
This course approaches object-oriented software design from three perspectives: the software engineering principles that enable development of quality software, the modeling of software components using the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and the application of design patterns as a means of reusing design models that are accepted best practices. These patterns include both the original software patterns as well as more recent modularization patterns for software construction. There is at least one significant modeling exercise and a set of programming assignments that require the application of design principles and good programming technique. Students are expected to write a detailed description of the design for each of their programs, incorporating UML models as appropriate. Students implement their programs in the Java programming language. In addition, there is at least one significant assignment that requires designing and documenting a software subsystem without implementation.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 306

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-22, or the equivalent, and proficiency in Java.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15356/2018

CSCI E-100
Science of Intelligence

Brian Subirana, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25519

Description
The problem of intelligence—its nature, how it is produced by the brain, and how it could be replicated in machines—is a deep and fundamental problem that cuts across multiple scientific disciplines. Philosophers have studied intelligence for centuries, but it is only in the last several decades that developments in science and engineering have made questions such as these approachable: How does the mind process sensory information to produce intelligent behavior, and how can we design intelligent computer algorithms that behave similarly? What is the structure and form of human knowledge—how is it stored, represented, and organized? How do human minds arise through the processes of evolution, development, and learning? How are the domains of language, perception, social cognition, planning, and motor control combined and integrated? Are there common principles of learning, prediction, decision making, or planning that span across these domains? Through lectures by members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, this course explores recent progress in building and understanding a representation of the environment, which is rich enough to allow us to act on the world around us and to react to events that take place in it. Also, such a representation enables and reflects computations that detect objects and their interactions and interpret distances, relative order, and movement; it enables planning of saccades, navigation, grasping, and abstract scene understanding. The lectures include empirical studies in humans and primates using psychophysical, imaging, and physiological tools. We discuss an integrative approach, combining experimental techniques in neuroscience and cognitive science with computational modeling in order to elucidate the architecture of intelligence.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Most of the recorded lectures are from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology course 9.523/6.861.

Prerequisites: High school math and basic principles of programming (CSCI E-1a or CSCI E-10a or the equivalent).

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25519/2019

CSCI E-106
Data Modeling

Hakan Gogtas, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15765

Description
This course explores data modeling methodologies with the goal of understanding how to choose, apply, and interpret appropriate statistical designs and analyses for practical data problems. Topics covered include understanding the relationships in the data, theory and application of linear and non-linear regression models, model building steps, diagnostic of models, and remedial measures. Students can count one of the following three courses—CSCI E-106, STAT E-109, or STAT E-139 (offered previously)—toward a degree or certificate.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of programming equivalent to CSCI E-7 or CSCI E-10a, linear algebra, probability, and statistics equivalent to STAT E-104, calculus equivalent to MATH E-16, and proficiency in R.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15765/2018

CSCI E-106
Data Modeling

Hakan Gogtas, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25511

Description
This course explores data modeling methodologies with the goal of understanding how to choose, apply, and interpret appropriate statistical designs and analyses for practical data problems. Topics covered include understanding the relationships in the data, theory and application of linear and non-linear regression models, model building steps, diagnostic of models, and remedial measures. Students can count one of the following three courses—CSCI E-106, STAT E-109, or STAT E-139 (offered previously)—toward a degree or certificate.

Class Meetings:
Online

Course meets Mondays, 7:20-9:20 pm. Students may participate via live web conference or watch at their convenience after the meeting each week. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Proficiency in R programming equivalent to CSCI E-5a, probability and statistics equivalent to STAT E-110, multivariate calculus equivalent to MATH E-21a, and linear algebra equivalent to MATH E-21b.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25511/2019

CSCI E-109A
Introduction to Data Science

Pavlos Protopapas, PhD

Kevin A. Rader, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15178

Description
This course focuses on the analysis of messy, real life data to perform predictions using statistical and machine learning methods. Material covered integrates the five key facets of an investigation using data: data collection—data wrangling, cleaning, and sampling to get a suitable data set; data management—accessing data quickly and reliably; exploratory data analysis—generating hypotheses and building intuition; prediction or statistical learning; and communication—summarizing results through visualization, stories, and interpretable summaries. Students who have previously completed CSCI E-107 or CSCI E-109 cannot count CSCI E-109a or CSCI E-109b toward a degree or certificate.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 109a. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting September 5 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Programming knowledge at the level of CSCI E-50 or above, statistics knowledge at the level of STAT E-100 or above, and calculus (MATH E-15 or the equivalent) required. It is recommended that students have received a grade of B+ or better in these courses before enrolling in CSCI E-109a. STAT E-110 is recommended.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 90 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15178/2018

CSCI E-109B
Advanced Topics in Data Science

Mark Glickman, PhD

Pavlos Protopapas, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24801

Description
Building upon the material in CSCI E-109a, this course introduces advanced methods for data wrangling, data visualization, and statistical modeling and prediction. Topics include big data and database management, interactive visualizations, nonlinear statistical models, and deep learning. Students who have previously completed CSCI E-107 or CSCI E-109 cannot count CSCI E-109a or CSCI E-109b toward a degree or certificate.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 109b. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: A grade of B- or higher in CSCI E-109a. Students who have not completed CSCI E-109a should contact the instructors before registering.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24801/2019

CSCI E-118
Introduction to Blockchain and Bitcoin

Julian Avila, BSc

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25478

Description
Almost overnight, a new currency called bitcoin is being traded in exchange markets and its dollar value has been rising roughly exponentially since about 2012. Bitcoin and blockchain, the universal ledger where bitcoin transactions are recorded, are leading the cryptocurrency revolution. This course covers the mathematical, computational, and economic foundations of blockchain, and exposes students to the societal and legal implications of a decentralized monetary system based on consensus. Students learn what bitcoins are, why it is possible to make money using bitcoins, and why it is so volatile. Through practice with bitcoin and Ethereum-based software platforms, students build decentralized applications, develop an understanding of cryptographic principles, and revisit critical economic questions, such as what is money, what is a transaction, and who should authorize a transaction.

Class Meetings:
Online

Course meets Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm. Students may participate via live web conference or watch at their convenience after the meeting each week. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Previous experience programming in Python, or a course in Python programming equivalent to CSCI E-7. Experience with Ubuntu Linux long-term support (LTS) 14.04 on Amazon web services.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25478/2019

CSCI E-118
Introduction to Blockchain and Bitcoin

Julian Avila, BSc

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15767

Description
Almost overnight, a new currency called bitcoin is being traded in exchange markets and its dollar value has been rising roughly exponentially since about 2012. Bitcoin and blockchain, the universal ledger where bitcoin transactions are recorded, are leading the cryptocurrency revolution. This course covers the mathematical, computational, and economic foundations of blockchain, and exposes students to the societal and legal implications of a decentralized monetary system based on consensus. Students learn what bitcoins are, why it is possible to make money using bitcoins, and why it is so volatile. Through practice with bitcoin and Ethereum-based software platforms, students build decentralized applications, develop an understanding of cryptographic principles, and revisit critical economic questions, such as what is money, what is a transaction, and who should authorize a transaction.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Course meets Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm. Students may participate via live web conference or watch at their convenience after the meeting each week.

Prerequisites: Previous experience programming in Python, or a course in Python programming equivalent to CSCI E-7. Experience with Ubuntu Linux long-term support (LTS) 14.04 on Amazon web services.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15767/2018

CSCI E-121
Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science

Boaz Barak, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14302

Description
Computation occurs over a variety of substrates including silicon, neurons, DNA, the stock market, bee colonies, and many others. In this course we study the fundamental capabilities and limitations of computation, including the phenomenon of universality and the duality of code and data. We touch upon the following questions: Are there functions that cannot be computed? Are there true mathematical statements that can’t be proven? Are there encryption schemes that can’t be broken? Is randomness ever useful for computing? Can we use the quirks of quantum mechanics to speed up computation?

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 121. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 am starting September 4 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Comfort with mathematical proofs at the level of CSCI E-20, offered previously, or a similar course. A homework zero will be posted on the course website http://www.boazbarak.org/cs121/ by July 1. Students should complete the homework before they register.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14302/2018

CSCI E-124
Data Structures and Algorithms

Jelani Nelson, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21462

Description
This is a rigorous course on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and data structures. Algorithm design methods, graph algorithms, approximation algorithms, and randomized algorithms are covered.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 124. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15 pm starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-20 and CSCI E-50, or the equivalent; CSCI E-51, offered previously, is helpful. Some exposure to discrete applied mathematics, such as CSCI E-121 is also helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21462/2019

CSCI E-134
Network Science

Michael Mitzenmacher, PhD

Yaron Singer, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15735

Description
Networks—of social relationships, economic interdependencies, and digital interactions—are critical in shaping our lives. This course introduces models and algorithms that help us understand networks. Fundamental concepts from applied mathematics, microeconomics, and computer science are presented through the lens of network science in order to equip students to usefully analyze the big data generated by online networks. Applications discussed include the viral spread of ideas, maximizing influence, and the contagion of economic downturns. Concepts and tools covered include game theory, graph theory, data mining, and machine learning.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 134. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-1:15 pm starting September 5 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: To enjoy and succeed in this course, students need to be comfortable with some basic math and programming: MATH E-15 or the equivalent, basic probability (definitions and basic properties of distributions, expectation, variance), and CSCI E-7, CSCI E-10b, or CSCI E-50 or equivalent programming ability. Programming assignments are part of the homework; there is help on basic coding outside of class if needed.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15735/2018

CSCI E-152
Programming Languages

Stephen Chong, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25187

Description
This course is an introduction to the theory, design, and implementation of programming languages. Topics covered in this course include formal semantics of programming languages (operational, axiomatic, denotational, and translational), type systems, higher-order functions and lambda calculus, lazy evaluations, continuations, dynamic types, monads, objects, modules, concurrency, and communication.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 152. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting January 29 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-51 (offered previously) and CSCI E-121 (or similar background) are strongly recommended. Students must be very comfortable with recursion, proofs, and basic mathematical ideas and notations, including sets, relations, functions, and induction. This is not an introduction to programming. Students should already know how to program, ideally in several languages. Some knowledge of OCaml is useful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25187/2019

CSCI E-165
Data Systems

Stratos Idreos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14861

Description
We are in the big data era and data systems sit in the critical path of everything we do. We are going through major transformations in businesses, sciences, as well as everyday life—collecting and analyzing data changes everything and data systems provide the means to store and analyze a massive amount of data. This course is a comprehensive introduction to modern data systems. The primary focus is on modern trends that are shaping the data management industry right now such as column-store and hybrid systems, shared nothing architectures, cache-conscious algorithms, hardware/software co-design, main memory systems, adaptive indexing, stream processing, scientific data management, and key-value stores. We also study the history of data systems, and traditional and seminal concepts and ideas such as the relational model, row-store database systems, optimization, indexing, concurrency control, recovery, and SQL. In this way, we discuss both how data systems evolved over the years and why, as well as how these concepts apply today and how data systems might evolve in the future. We focus on understanding concepts and trends rather than specific techniques that will soon be outdated.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 165. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10:15 am starting September 5 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-50 and CSCI E-61, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14861/2018

CSCI E-171
Visualization

Hanspeter Pfister, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15876

Description
The amount and complexity of information produced in science, engineering, business, and everyday human activity is increasing at staggering rates. The goal of this course is to expose students to visual representation methods and techniques that increase the understanding of complex data. Good visualizations not only present a visual interpretation of data, but do so by improving comprehension, communication, and decision making. In this course, students learn how the human visual system processes and perceives images, good design practices for visualization, tools for visualization of data from a variety of fields, and programming of interactive web-based visualizations using D3.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. The recorded lectures are the same as those used in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 171.

Prerequisites: Students are expected to have programming experience (for example, CSCI E-50) and ideally some experience with web development. Exceptions by permission of the instructor.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15876/2018

CSCI E-265
Big Data Systems

Stratos Idreos, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24598

Description
Big data is everywhere. A fundamental goal across numerous modern businesses and sciences is to be able to utilize as many machines as possible, to consume as much information as possible and as fast as possible. The big challenge is how to turn data into useful knowledge. This is a moving target as both the underlying hardware and our ability to collect data evolve. In this class, we discuss how to design data systems, data structures, and algorithms for key data-driven areas, including relational systems, distributed systems, graph systems, noSQL, newSQL, machine learning, and neural networks. We see how they all rely on the same set of very basic concepts and we learn how to synthesize efficient solutions for any problem across these areas using those basic concepts.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 265. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10:15 am starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: CSCI E-61, andCSCI E-66 or CSCI E-165, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24598/2019

CSCI E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Software Engineering and Digital Media Design Tutorial

Eric Gieseke, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25104

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the tutorial unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, software engineering or digital media design. They must have completed the design patterns requirement (if they are in software engineering), eight courses toward the degree, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due between September 1 and November 1, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for the tutorial for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25104/2019

CSCI E-497
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Software Engineering and Digital Media Design Tutorial

Amy Marie Carleton, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15484

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong thesis proposal. During the semester, they map critical issues of project design such as scope, background, methodology, and expected outcomes. Students should not register for the tutorial unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. Students are expected to begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing the tutorial.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $0
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor along with opportunities for interaction with other proposal writers. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress. In addition, they submit multiple thesis proposal drafts.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, software engineering or digital media design. They must have completed the design patterns requirement (if they are in software engineering), eight courses toward the degree, and be in good academic standing. Their pre-work, due June 15, must be approved by the instructor before they are allowed to register for the tutorial. See the Guide to the ALM Thesis for details. Candidates accepted to the 12-course thesis track register for the tutorial for graduate credit; those in the ten-course thesis track register for noncredit.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15484/2018

CSCI E-599
Software Engineering Capstone

Peter Vaughan Henstock, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24531

Description
This course examines how current software engineering methods approach structuring and managing software projects, from requirements gathering to production release. Formal methods in software engineering have a long history, from the older waterfall method to the current agile methods. Students collaborate in small teams to define an architectural model and a project plan, and then implement a system while practicing techniques in software engineering. They present to the Extension School’s Master of Liberal Arts, software engineering faculty committee based on the course project. The early programming assignments are in Java.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates for the Master of Liberal Arts, software engineering, and have completed nine courses in the concentration, including CSCI E-97, and have proficiency in Java, or permission of the instructor. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24531/2019

DGMD E-5
Exploring Digital Media

Daniel P. Coffey, ALM

Ian C. Sexton, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24583

Description
This is a practical, introductory course that gives a fast-paced overview of a broad range of topics related to contemporary media. The course aims to equip students with an understanding of the basics of exposure and composition which are vital for the closely related fields of digital photography and digital cinematography. Topics also include fundamental lighting techniques, video technology, video production processes with practical exercises in each stage of the workflow, audio production, and more. Beyond traditional digital media, the course also addresses the fundamentals of computer-based digital media design through software (via web development). Given the power of modern personal computers, all course topics apply to both professional production environments and personal media projects alike. By the end of the course, students can expect to understand common production workflows for a wide array of digital media including digital photography, video production, audio recording, and web design.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Hilles Cinema

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24583/2019

DGMD E-9
Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Leonie Marinovich, BA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15792

Description
This course is aimed at students wishing to master the fundamentals of photography. It gives students the opportunity to learn photography using their digital camera (DSLR or mirrorless) and acquire the skills to use manual settings and use the different shooting modes available on their cameras. Topics covered in this class include the fundamentals of exposure, composition, lighting, editing techniques, color correction, delivery for print and digital media, metadata creation, and digital workflow management. We study classical art that has heavily influenced photography in the way that images are composed and lighted. The course is helpful to students who wish to explore digital photography as a way to document their field work and other work in progress and enhance their visual literacy, enabling them to assess images and other visual media. Students are taught Lightroom to manage their digital archives and learn to use editing techniques to enhance their images. Coursework is structured along two main components: technical mastery and aesthetic development. During the semester students are first taught the technical skills which they then apply in practical exercises to consolidate those skills. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have mastered their camera and their images should look more polished.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students don’t need to have prior experience as a photographer, but an interest in visual aesthetics is strongly recommended. Students need to have a digital camera (DSLR or mirrorless) with the ability to manually control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Students need a computer with Lightroom Classic CC installed. Photoshop is not required. Along with a computer, students need an external hard drive and memory cards for their camera.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15792/2018

DGMD E-10
Exposing Digital Photography

Gregory S. Marinovich, BS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15179

Description
This course explores storytelling through the genres of photojournalism, documentary, and art photography. We dig into the technical foundations and techniques of digital photography with the goals of enabling students to further control their work and experiment in new ways and to develop a deeper and broader understanding of photographic technique. The course investigates cutting edge technology in photography, as well as the variety of formats available. The course constantly refers to the software tools we use to ensure reliable workflow and archive management. It addresses advanced color management as well as the science of converting images from color to black and white. Through lectures, hands-on assignments, and critiques, students expand their understanding of digital photography while exploring their creativity to broaden the possibilities and improve the quality of their photographs. Storytelling with photography dominates; the goal of the course is for each student to produce a body of work or a photographic essay. The art of editing their own work is a key learning goal. We dive into portraiture outside of the studio, shooting stories involving people and discuss how to get the picture when everyone does not want you to. For the art aspect, this is a bridging course between “accidental” art while doing documentary work and “art for art’s sake.” We look at various types of photography that are defined, or self-defined, as art.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Sever Hall 202

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students should have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of photography. Students need access to a camera where they can control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Students need access to the internet and a computer with software like Adobe Lightroom to tone and edit images. Please note that Photoshop is not an editing tool, it is a retouching tool.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15179/2018

DGMD E-12
Introduction to Creative Exploration on the Web

Alexander Robert McWhinnie, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24790

Description
Are you a visual thinker, an aspiring designer, digital media student, or artistic professional looking to build more immersive, interactive, and expressive content for the web? Are you completely new to programming and eager to experience a more visual approach? Perhaps you’re someone who has struggled with the algorithms, data structures, and technical complexity of a more conventional computer science class, but still wants to learn to code for the web? If so, welcome to this course. It focuses on a highly interactive, audiovisual approach to programming. Using the easy to understand language syntax of the P5JS JavaScript library, we create digital sketches that provide immediate visual feedback to the web page. With each lesson, students build skills and tackle increasingly complex creative challenges. By semester’s end, students leave with enough programming knowledge to create their own data visualizations, natural systems, games, media mashups, or artistic expressions on the web. They are also well prepared to continue on to more advanced programming courses.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-12 or DGMD E-20, or permission of the instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24790/2019

DGMD E-13
Introduction to Wearable Devices and Sensor Data

Jose Luis Ramirez Herran, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15741

Description
This practical course is for students who want to evolve from consumers of data to producers of data, and mine their data to innovate or create new experiences in our big data economy. Students assemble wearable devices using industry-standard sensors, collect a continuous flow of data about their bodies and environments, and learn how to analyze these data streams using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Students are encouraged to use wearable devices as building blocks to help disabled persons, develop educational games, monitor senior citizens or personal health, or create artistic experiences they can share. SensorTile Kits are provided. If students want to go beyond the course assignments they might need to purchase additional equipment (for example, STM32F401 Nucleo-64). They should contact the instructor to confirm compatibility.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Science Center 110

Required sections Tuesdays, 9:40-10:40 pm.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15741/2018

DGMD E-16
Programming the Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth, Mobile Devices, and Swift

Ronald V. Simmons, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25494

Description
Small devices with powerful microprocessors are becoming ubiquitous due to their low cost and minimal power consumption. This course introduces students to the techniques and unique challenges involved in developing internet of things (IoT) applications on standardized hardware and software platforms. The course covers IoT security; an introduction to the Swift programming language; an introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy (LE); use of general purpose input/output (GPIO), serial peripheral interface (SPI), and universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART); and provides an introduction to network access.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 307

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of at least one object-oriented programming language such as Java or Python (for example, CSCI E-7 or CSCI E-10a and CSCI E-10b). A firm understanding of how to compile code, use libraries, and use a debugger. A course in data structures and familiarity with a source control tool such as Git would be helpful. The course is taught in Swift, so students must have a Macintosh laptop running a current version of the operating system and the Xcode integrated development environment (IDE) installed. Students must purchase a standard hardware kit consisting of a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and several hardware sensor and control modules that are used during the course. A limited number of loaner devices are available at 53 Church Street on a first-come, first-served basis. See the syllabus for instructions on how to install a standard operating system image and the tools required for the course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25494/2019

DGMD E-20
Modern and Mobile Front-End Web Design I

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14283

Description
This course dives deeply into HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS), so students can better understand their power and flexibility in designing web pages. Students learn about advanced selectors, including general and adjacent sibling selectors, attribute selectors, pseudoselectors, pseudoelements, and CSS specificity and the cascade. Methods for layout are covered extensively, including floats, positioning, Flexbox, and CSS Grid. Students also build their own layout grids, explore media queries, and understand proper responsive image management. The course explores animation and its use in user interfaces, including CSS transforms, CSS animation, and scalable vector graphics (SVG), including filters for CSS. Units on accessibility and forms are included.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI E-12 or permission of the instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14283/2018

DGMD E-23
Planning Successful Websites and Applications

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

January session | CRN 24594

Description
With all the coding courses available online, it’s not hard to learn the technical tools and languages needed to build a website or application. However, what is less clear is how to go about the process—what information belongs in the product, for whom does the product exist, and how should the product be organized are just a few of the questions that still need to be answered before coding can begin. In this course, students learn to plan and design a website or application, including choosing a target audience, defining site goals and reconciling these with user and business goals, establishing a brand and a tone of voice, and designing a page architecture. By the end of the course, students are able to plan and design a website or application, so when they are ready to code, they have a clear specification for the final product. This course is not a coding course—it focuses on the other aspects of web and application creation.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 9 am-noon
Maxwell-Dworkin G125Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Students are required to bring a laptop to every class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24594/2019

DGMD E-23
Planning Successful Websites and Applications

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25147

Description
With all the coding courses available online, it’s not hard to learn the technical tools and languages needed to build a website or application. However, what is less clear is how to go about the process—what information belongs in the product, for whom does the product exist, and how should the product be organized are just a few of the questions that still need to be answered before coding can begin. In this course, students learn to plan and design a website or application, including choosing a target audience, defining site goals and reconciling these with user and business goals, establishing a brand and a tone of voice, and designing a page architecture. By the end of the course, students are able to plan and design a website or application, so when they are ready to code, they have a clear specification for the final product. This course is not a coding course—it focuses on the other aspects of web and application creation.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25147/2019

DGMD E-25
Introduction to Web Content Management Systems Site Development

Rebecca Marie Mazur, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24048

Description
In a rapidly changing world, the need for online publishers to keep up with the needs and expectations of their site visitors is paramount. Today, many web publishers use content management systems (CMS) to allow them to instantly and dynamically update web pages and properties as new content becomes available so that every visit to a site is engaging, informative, and meaningful. This course explores the use of the three most popular open source web-based content management systems—Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal—to create dynamic and flexible websites and landing pages. Participants explore the fundamentals of planning dynamic websites, CMS database management, developing CSS-controlled site templates, and creating database-driven websites through the planning and creation of their own topic-based sites.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: CSCI-E-12 required, DGMD E-20 recommended, or permission of the instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24048/2019

DGMD E-26
WordPress for Developers

Lisa DiOrio, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25512

Description
This hands-on course helps students gain an understanding of how to utilize the WordPress platform to create customized solutions to provide rich user experiences, e-commerce, and mobile friendly websites. WordPress is a free, open source content management system (CMS) powering over 30 percent of all websites. Students hone programming skills by exploring various ways to customize the WordPress environment. Course topics include programming theme files, adding custom code to a WordPress site, plugin development, programming and using shortcodes, working with the WordPress relational database, programmatically querying the database, e-commerce solutions, mobile friendly considerations, and site migration and maintenance. Small projects facilitate practice with individual concepts culminating in a comprehensive final project to create a complete website.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of web technologies; HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Experience working with a website in WordPress is suggested, but not required.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25512/2019

DGMD E-27
Modern and Mobile Front-End Web Design II

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24269

Description
With HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) mastered, this course features a comprehensive exploration of responsive design. Students explore Sass, a CSS preprocessing language that combines logic and variables with CSS to create dynamic styling. Students understand responsive design 2.0, combining Sass, the CSS data structures CSS Calc and CSS custom properties, plus Flexbox and Grid, to create new flexible layouts with less code. Students also examine a traditional responsive design framework incorporating Sass, like UIkit, and they compare and contrast the approaches in using an off-the-shelf responsive design framework as compared with a custom framework. The course culminates with students coding their own responsive design framework, including documentation and examples.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: DGMD E- 20, or permission of the instructor.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24269/2019

DGMD E-30
Video Field Production

Nicholas J. Manley, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14285

Description
This course is a complete movie-making academy in fifteen weeks. Guided by the instructor, students learn the basics of single-camera video production, field audio recording, and lighting for documentary and narrative film. Students learn how to light an interview like a pro, make the most of their equipment in the field, and break down any script into manageable pieces ready for shooting. Applying these techniques, students produce a short documentary or narrative film project on their own, and edit and deliver that movie using Adobe Premiere. We screen and critique students’ work as it evolves and refine methods for strengthening stories by looking at successful movies that have cracked the code. This course is designed for anyone who wants a crash course in producing quality video on a shoestring budget, and for storytellers who want to translate their ideas into compelling videos of any kind.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must have access to a DSLR or equivalent camera (1080p video), a tripod, an audio recording device, and access to video editing software. In this course we use Adobe Premiere CC.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14285/2018

DGMD E-30
Video Field Production

Nicholas J. Manley, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24545

Description
This course is a complete movie-making academy in fifteen weeks. Guided by the instructor, students learn the basics of single-camera video production, field audio recording, and lighting for documentary and narrative film. Students learn how to light an interview like a pro, make the most of their equipment in the field, and break down any script into manageable pieces ready for shooting. Applying these techniques, students produce a short documentary or narrative film project on their own, and edit and deliver that movie using Adobe Premiere. We screen and critique students’ work as it evolves and refine methods for strengthening stories by looking at successful movies that have cracked the code. This course is designed for anyone who wants a crash course in producing quality video on a shoestring budget, and for storytellers who want to translate their ideas into compelling videos of any kind.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must have access to a DSLR or equivalent camera (1080p video), a tripod, an audio recording device, and access to video editing software. In this course we use Adobe Premiere CC.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24545/2019

DGMD E-35
Video Editing and Digital Design

Allyson Sherlock, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15362

Description
The ability of the film editor to shape a story is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the filmmaking process. This course serves as an introduction to the art of video post-production. We explore the theory and practice of various editing styles in order to gain a better understanding of how stories are most effectively constructed in the editing room. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn advanced editing techniques with an in-depth examination of Adobe Premiere. To further enhance projects, students create animated motion graphics using Adobe After Effects and learn how to enhance their audio recordings with Adobe Audition. Strong emphasis is placed on post-production techniques that improve the sound and image quality of the videos. Footage is provided for all exercises and projects, however, students are given the option to shoot new material for their final projects if desired.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Previous editing experience preferred but not required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 23 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15362/2018

DGMD E-35
Video Editing and Digital Design

Allyson Sherlock, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24026

Description
The ability of the film editor to shape a story is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the filmmaking process. This course serves as an introduction to the art of video post-production. We explore the theory and practice of various editing styles in order to gain a better understanding of how stories are most effectively constructed in the editing room. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn advanced editing techniques with an in-depth examination of Adobe Premiere. To further enhance projects, students create animated motion graphics using Adobe After Effects and learn how to enhance their audio recordings with Adobe Audition. Strong emphasis is placed on post-production techniques that improve the sound and image quality of the videos. Footage is provided for all exercises and projects, however, students are given the option to shoot new material for their final projects if desired.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections Tuesdays, 8-9pm.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Previous editing experience preferred but not required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 27 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24026/2019

DGMD E-37
Introduction to Motion Graphics and Story Visualization

Jason Wiser, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25360

Description
How do we share a concept before the real counterpart has been created? How do we visualize a new piece of software, a business model, or a story dynamically? Motion graphics allows us to design enormously engaging visual experiences to communicate complex ideas. This course explores principles of visual narrative development to help students create well edited stories and effects.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
53 Church Street 202

Required sections Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25360/2019

DGMD E-38
Lighting Design for Video and Post-Production

Ian C. Sexton, MA

Tara Kavanaugh, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25359

Description
Manipulating light is the most fundamental aspect of photographic image making. Light has basic properties such as brightness, size of source, color, angle of throw, and the directional movement of its rays. Cameras are the tools that allow us to interpret these properties to create an image. Through hands-on projects we build our understanding of the ways in which light can be manipulated for aesthetic intent. Assignments build in complexity throughout the semester exploring the relative relationships between camera controls and lighting properties. Once we have a strong understanding of these relationships we move into post-production and investigate color correction, color grading, and working with green screen footage. The goal of this course is to build a fundamental understanding of lighting relationships in order to achieve the desired look on set and in the editing suite.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
53 Church Street 203

Required sections Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Experience with Macintosh computers and nonlinear editing software.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25359/2019

DGMD E-40
Producing Educational Video

Marlon Kuzmick, MA

January session | CRN 24419

Description
With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs), Khan Academy, and the flipped classroom, educators are experimenting with video as never before. This course prepares students to create dynamic, pedagogically sound video for these and other platforms by familiarizing them not only with relevant video production tools and techniques, but also with approaches to video grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 6-9 pm
53 Church Street 104Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: All demonstrations are performed in Final Cut Pro X and Motion, so students need either access to the 53 Church Street lab or their own copies of Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Students do not need any previous familiarity with these products. Each student also needs access to a video camera, either one of his or her own or the cameras available at the 53 Church Street lab.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24419/2019

DGMD E-42
Making the Short Film: Innovations and Practices for the Digital Age

Allyson Sherlock, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14730

Description
Short films are an exciting and ever-evolving form of storytelling in the digital age. This course explores the strong tradition short films have in our culture, as well as the new and innovative techniques filmmakers are currently using to tell and distribute their stories. In this course, students devote the entire semester to the creation and completion of one short film, narrative or documentary, with the intent of festival submission and/or online release. Students work in a collaborative atmosphere with classmates and the instructor to refine scripts and treatments, plan productions, and create the final film. Students may work individually or partner in a collaborative team. Either way, the class serves as a support system for each student, offering advice, critiques, and resources so that each member of the class is an integral part of a fully-realized short. In addition to supporting traditional filmmaking approaches, innovative storytelling techniques are strongly welcomed and supported. These can include interactive online documentaries, hybrid approaches (blending fiction and nonfiction), webisode pilots, and experimental techniques. Additionally, the course demystifies the online distribution process and the film festival circuit, exploring the many avenues filmmakers can take to get their work shown to a wider audience.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
53 Church Street 202

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: DGMD E-30 and DGMD E-35, or equivalent experience (instructor approval required).

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14730/2018

DGMD E-45
Introduction to 3D Art and Animation

Jason Wiser, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15879

Description
Animation can be created in a wide variety of styles and techniques and the technology is constantly evolving. Autodesk Maya is a professional standard 3D art, animation, and visual effects software used in video games, architectural and medical visualization, television and feature films. This course is a chance to explore a variety of techniques for 3D environment, character, and story visualization and animation using Maya. This course provides the basics for starting work in a 3D field, or to get some context of the 3D content creation process for those in related industries.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street 202

Required sections Wednesdays, 7-8 pmStart Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15879/2018

DGMD E-48
Advanced 3D Art and Animation

Jason Wiser, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25486

Description
This course builds on an understanding of 3D modeling, texturing, and character animation techniques to explore 3D film animation pipelines. Students learn character rigging, advanced lighting and materials, and the process for visualizing a story as a 3D film. This course provides a foundation for starting work in a 3D field, or context for the 3D content creation process for those in related industries.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street 203

Required sections Wednesdays, 7-8 pm.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: DGMD E-45, or equivalent experience. Students are expected to keep up with weekly creative homeworks and to research new techniques with the software outside of class. This course includes weekly art production.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25486/2019

DGMD E-50
Introduction to Visual Communication Design

Athir Mahmud, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24839

Description
This course introduces students to a practice-based, hands-on approach to visual communication design. Students learn about vector and raster graphics, how to design with specific audiences in mind, and how to edit their own photographs using some of the most commonly used photo editing software in the visual design industry. Topics also include the elements and principles of design, color theory, visual perception theories, typography, symbols, brand identity, logos, and information design. Connections to current and historical contexts of the graphic arts are woven throughout the course. Students also share their work and learn to take part in design critiques and discussions, as both designers and peers.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency and online videocasts. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific information about the online lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24839/2019

DGMD E-50
Introduction to Visual Communication Design

Athir Mahmud, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15157

Description
This course introduces students to a practice-based, hands-on approach to visual communication design. Students learn about vector and raster graphics, how to design with specific audiences in mind, and how to edit their own photographs using some of the most commonly used photo editing software in the visual design industry. Topics also include the elements and principles of design, color theory, visual perception theories, typography, symbols, brand identity, logos, and information design. Connections to current and historical contexts of the graphic arts are woven throughout the course. Students also share their work and learn to take part in design critiques and discussions, as both designers and peers.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency and online videocasts. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific information about the online lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15157/2018

DGMD E-53
Designing Stories for the Web

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

Martha Nichols, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25399

Description
In the digital realm, web designers, bloggers, journalists, and content producers of all kinds need to engage readers in new ways. In this team-taught course, a web designer and a journalist join forces to highlight the crucial connection between form and content. Students alternate writing assignments (personal stories, how-to pieces) with designing their text on WordPress. They learn to revise content so that it is both meaningful and eye-catching, trying out listicles, timelines, and embedded tweets or video. In the process, they learn marketable skills as content designers and digital writers, producing personal portfolios and working collaboratively on a class magazine.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Experience with journalism, blogging, or other forms of nonfiction writing is helpful but not required. While students don’t need to know WordPress, other content management systems, or HTML to take this course, comfort with technology and a willingness to think creatively about technological problems is a plus.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25399/2019

DGMD E-55
Designing Educational Media

Kerry Foley, EdM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15793

Description
In a society saturated with media and technology, what makes a great learning tool stand out among the rest? This course explores the many types of informal and formal educational media being developed for children, K-12, higher education, adult learners, and workplace training, and examines the cognitive processes that drive the learning. Together we explore theoretical models for learning, principles of design thinking, and the fundamentals of user experience as they relate to the creation of educational media. Over the course of the semester, students evaluate existing educational media, participate in design challenges, and design a prototype for an educational media project of their own. No prior experience in educational technology is necessary for the course, but a willingness to explore new technologies is a must.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15793/2018

DGMD E-55
Designing Educational Media

Kerry Foley, EdM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25522

Description
In a society saturated with media and technology, what makes a great learning tool stand out among the rest? This course explores the many types of informal and formal educational media being developed for children, K-12, higher education, adult learners, and workplace training, and examines the cognitive processes that drive the learning. Together we explore theoretical models for learning, principles of design thinking, and the fundamentals of user experience as they relate to the creation of educational media. Over the course of the semester, students evaluate existing educational media, participate in design challenges, and design a prototype for an educational media project of their own. No prior experience in educational technology is necessary for the course, but a willingness to explore new technologies is a must.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25522/2019

DGMD E-60
Applied Online Course Design

Adrienne Phelps-Coco, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15361

Description
In this class, we approach online course design as a creative endeavor that’s grounded in learning theory and bounded by the practical realities of everyday course development. We read as practitioners, asking ourselves how various ideas might apply (or not apply) to designs we create and seeking inspiration in a wide variety of places. To help us envision the scope of design possibilities and to prepare for an unknowable future of online learning, we practice brainstorming multiple solutions to common design challenges. Over the course of the semester, students create an online learning project of their choice, which we collectively workshop and learn from. Students walk away with a project they can actually use or can showcase to potential employers. Among the topics we address are working with instructors/subject matter experts to identify and design to the heart of a course, enhancing student community, translation of face-to-face experiences, selecting online technologies, assignment and assessment design, reusability, gamification, and evaluation of learning design success.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: DGMD E-55, EDUC E-103, EDUC E-111, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15361/2018

DGMD E-60
Applied Online Course Design

Adrienne Phelps-Coco, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24538

Description
In this class, we approach online course design as a creative endeavor that’s grounded in learning theory and bounded by the practical realities of everyday course development. We read as practitioners, asking ourselves how various ideas might apply (or not apply) to designs we create and seeking inspiration in a wide variety of places. To help us envision the scope of design possibilities and to prepare for an unknowable future of online learning, we practice brainstorming multiple solutions to common design challenges. Over the course of the semester, students create an online learning project of their choice, which we collectively workshop and learn from. Students walk away with a project they can actually use or can showcase to potential employers. Among the topics we address are working with instructors/subject matter experts to identify and design to the heart of a course, enhancing student community, translation of face-to-face experiences, selecting online technologies, assignment and assessment design, reusability, gamification, and evaluation of learning design success.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: DGMD E-55, EDUC E-103, EDUC E-111, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24538/2019

DGMD E-70
Principles of Game Design

Jason Wiser, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14824

Description
This course introduces students to the dynamic field of game development. Games are an enormously effective tool to motivate problem solving, inspire community interactions, and improve personal wellbeing. This course uses paper prototyping and game industry digital design tools to explore the creation of meaningful play experiences with the goal of understanding the game development process.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Harvard Hall 202

Required sections Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Undergraduate credit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: An interest in digital art, programming, or digital sound is recommended, but no prior experience is required. Students are expected to bring a laptop to class every week.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 36 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14824/2018

DGMD E-598
Digital Media Design Capstone Proposal Tutorial

Sylvain Jaume, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15706

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong capstone proposal. It is mandatory for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, digital media design, who wish to register for the DGMD E-599 Digital Media Design Capstone in the spring. The tutorial guides students to identify a topic from a variety of industries and communities, review the literature, formulate a research question, and develop appropriate methods to answer the question. Successful completion of the tutorial ensures that their project is fully operational by the start of next semester’s capstone course.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $0

Notes:

The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress.

  • Last day to register without a late fee: September 3
  • Last day to register with a late fee: September 10
  • Last day to drop for 100% tuition refund: October 15
  • Last day to withdraw for WD grade: November 23

Prerequisites: Students must be in their penultimate semester as candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts (ALM), digital media design. They must be in good academic standing and in the process of completing all the requirements except the capstone. Students should view the capstone website and submit the first draft of the capstone proposal between July 19 and October 1. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15706/2018

DGMD E-599
Capstone Design Studio

Susan Buck, MPS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15752 | Section 1

Description
Students create an individual project, presenting it to fellow students and visiting faculty. They apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to design a significant project in a collaborative environment. At the end of the semester, they make a formal oral presentation of their project to a faculty committee.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, digital media design who have successfully completed DGMD E-598. This course should be their final class. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15752/2018

DGMD E-599
Capstone Design Studio

Jennifer A. Kramer, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14731 | Section 2

Description
Students create an individual project, presenting it to fellow students and visiting faculty. They apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to design a significant project in a collaborative environment. At the end of the semester, they make a formal oral presentation of their project to a faculty committee.

Class Meetings:
Online

This course includes a mandatory capstone presentation session to be held via Zoom webconferencing software on Saturday, December 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Students must be present for the entire session. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, digital media design who have successfully completed DGMD E-598. This course should be their final class. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14731/2018

DGMD E-599
Capstone Design Studio

Allyson Sherlock, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24247 | Section 2

Description
Students create an individual project, presenting it to fellow students and visiting faculty. They apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to design a significant project in a collaborative environment. At the end of the semester, they make a formal oral presentation of their project to a faculty committee.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, digital media design who have successfully completed DGMD E-598. This course should be their final class. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24247/2019

DGMD E-599
Capstone Design Studio

Susan Buck, MPS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25332 | Section 1

Description
Students create an individual project, presenting it to fellow students and visiting faculty. They apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to design a significant project in a collaborative environment. At the end of the semester, they make a formal oral presentation of their project to a faculty committee.

Class Meetings:
Online

This course includes mandatory capstone presentation sessions to be held via web conference on XXX. Students must be present for both sessions.Start Date:

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, digital media design who have successfully completed DGMD E-598. This course should be their final class. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25332/2019

DRAM E-10
Introduction to Acting

Karen MacDonald, BFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 20544

Description
Through individual and group exercises, monologues, improvisations, and scene studies, this workshop—eclectic in method—helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their performing skills. Students are expected to write two performance journals after attending professional theatrical performances. Previous theater study is not required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn RoomStart Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-20544/2019

DRAM E-10
Introduction to Acting

Remo Airaldi, AB

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12954

Description
Through individual and group exercises, monologues, improvisations, and scene studies, this workshop—eclectic in method—helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their performing skills. Students are expected to write two performance journals after attending professional theatrical performances. Previous theater study is not required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn RoomStart Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12954/2018

DRAM E-12
Acting Shakespeare

Remo Airaldi, AB

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24418

Description
This course is an intensive study of Shakespeare’s dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. It is important to remember that Shakespeare’s verse dramas were written to be performed and that only when they are approached this way—as playable, theatrical texts—do they have their maximum impact. Through text analysis, scene study, vocal work, and acting exercises we attempt to find, not only the meaning, but the music and theatrical power of Shakespeare’s words. We spend a great deal of class time discussing blank verse and the different techniques for speaking it out loud and work to develop the end-of-line breath support needed to perform this language. We also study such topics as scansion, phrasing, word emphasis, antithesis, and imagery.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn RoomStart Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24418/2019

DRAM E-20
Advanced Acting

Marcus Stern, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23479

Description
This course is centered on scene study and audition monologue work. The focus is on learning and refining a practical acting process that can then be tailored for each individual actor. This process can effectively be used for acting in film, television, and on stage. The class includes voice work for the actor, as well instruction on audition technique, and helping actors understand what audition material might work best for them.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn RoomStart Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Audition. Registered students must bring a contemporary two-minute monologue to the first class. The instructor will determine who is in the class after the first day of audition monologues.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 16 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23479/2019

DRAM E-21
Improvisational Acting

John Kuntz, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14811

Description
This course is designed not only for students of the theater, but also for those with an interest in politics and debate, public speaking, trial law, and education, as well as a broad range of other careers. Students explore various improvisational techniques that fuse intellect, imagination, voice, and body.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn RoomStart Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14811/2018

DRAM E-37
Great Collaborators: The Music and Lyrics of Broadway’s Greatest Songwriting Teams

Pamela J. Murray, MusM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25378

Description
Some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time were written by songwriting teams. From Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart to Lerner and Lowe, Kander and Ebb, and Ahrens and Flaherty, these writers collaborated almost exclusively with one another and created new kinds of storytelling for stage and screen. Their signature styles are unmistakable, and have earned them their places in the history of Broadway. In this course we focus on studying and performing songs from shows written by these duos. In addition to preparing a song both vocally and dramatically, each student gives a final presentation including biographical information about the writers, as well as sharing research on their method of collaboration. Whenever appropriate, dialogue, scene partners, and even choreography may be added to help create a more complete scene. Class time also includes discussion and comparison among the different composers and lyricists, as well as listening examples.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Music Building PH6

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Willingness to sing in front of the class.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25378/2019

DRAM E-145
Vocal Production

Ashleigh Reade, MFA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15770

Description
This is a practical, experiential, and studio-based course designed for students who wish to explore voice, speech, and text analysis for theater, film, TV, or public speaking. Actors, business professionals, singers, or anyone desiring greater mastery of the voice benefit from the course. Emphasis is placed on helping each speaker find his or her own voice through developing personal specificity, precision, and storytelling ability. Students develop a deeper awareness of their physical and vocal habits; learn how to healthfully and sustainably use their voice; and learn tools to create variety and dynamics when speaking. Class activities include solo and partner exercises to enhance awareness of the body and muscles used for voice and speech. Prior singing, acting, or speech experience is not required.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Parish House, 3 Church Street Barn Room

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15770/2018

ECON E-10A
Principles of Economics

Bruce D. Watson, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 10062

Description
This course provides an introduction to current economic issues and to basic economic principles and methods. Economics is not primarily a set of answers, but rather a method of reasoning. By the end of the course, students are able to use the framework they have learned to form their own judgments about the major economic problems faced by the United States and other countries.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Science Center Hall A

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: High school algebra recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-10062/2018

ECON E-10A
Principles of Economics

Stacey Gelsheimer, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25236 | Section 1

Description
This course provides an introduction to current economic issues and to basic economic principles and methods. The economist John Maynard Keynes wrote that “the ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood.” Economics is not primarily a set of answers, but rather a method of reasoning. By the end of the semester, students are able to use the analysis practiced in the course to form their own judgments about many of the major economic problems faced by the United States and other countries. In the first part of the semester, we focus on microeconomics, which is the study of the interaction of people and firms in markets. Since we live in a market economy, this study helps students to understand how American society organizes its economic affairs. We examine how the forces of supply and demand operate in the markets for goods and services. Students learn powerful tools that enable them to understand a great deal about the economy and how it works. Using these tools, we develop a framework to evaluate social policies. Trade—always a controversial subject—is analyzed, along with measures, such as tariffs, designed to restrict trade. Theories concerning firm behavior will then be examined—how companies decide how much to produce, and the profits which result. During the second half of the semester, we focus on macroeconomics, the study of the economy as a whole. We study economic growth and development, business cycles, and the impact of both monetary and fiscal policy on inflation, unemployment, interest rates, investment, the exchange rate, and international trade.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Science Center Hall AStart Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of elementary algebra and geometry is required. Students registering in this course for graduate credit are also required to have some basic knowledge of calculus, preferably a college-level course in calculus.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25236/2019

ECON E-10A
Principles of Economics

Rand Ghayad, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22004 | Section 2

Description
The course deals with basic economic principles that help us understand the process of decision making by individuals and societies. We analyze the fundamental economic activities of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption at both the micro and macro level. Besides developing an understanding of the functioning of a free market system, we also critically examine the controversies that surround the use of public policies for the greater common good.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of elementary algebra and geometry is required. Students registering in this course for graduate credit are also required to have some basic knowledge of calculus, preferably a college-level course in calculus.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 45 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22004/2019

ECON E-1005
Foundations of Real-World Economics

John Komlos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14599

Description
The course discusses complex economic processes in relatively simple terms so that they can be understood without the use of mathematics. The focus is on real-world applications of economics in contrast to academic blackboard economics, which relies excessively on theoretical reasoning and abstract models of the economy. We apply the concepts we learn to contemporary controversial topics such as minimum wage legislation, the function of unions, and why the free market overcharges for health care. We explore why Noble Prize winning economists such as Paul Krugman and Joe Stiglitz are so critical of the current economic situation for its dizzying inequality, its endemic underemployment, humongous trade and government deficits, stagnating wages, and lack of inclusive growth that is unable to provide a decent life for so many millions of its citizens. Mainstream economists do not have the answers because they are unable to think creatively about new institutional structures that would enable us to transition to a full-employment, high quality-of-life economy. In contrast, this course weaves ideas from psychology, sociology, and political science into a common-sense economic perspective in order to explore these issues. We also discuss the achievements of Nobel Prize winning economists Robert Shiller, Daniel Kahneman, and Richard Thaler in the fields of behavioral economics and behavioral finance. The course includes concepts from both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Saturdays, 10 am-noon
Start Date: Sep. 8, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14599/2018

ECON E-1005
Foundations of Real-World Economics

John Komlos, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24060

Description
The course discusses complex economic processes in relatively simple terms so that they can be understood without the use of mathematics. The focus is on real-world applications of economics in contrast to academic blackboard economics, which relies excessively on theoretical reasoning and abstract models of the economy. We apply the concepts we learn to contemporary controversial topics such as minimum wage legislation, the function of unions, and why the free market overcharges for health care. We explore why Noble Prize winning economists such as Paul Krugman and Joe Stiglitz are so critical of the current economic situation for its dizzying inequality, its endemic underemployment, humongous trade and government deficits, stagnating wages, and lack of inclusive growth that is unable to provide a decent life for so many millions of its citizens. Mainstream economists do not have the answers because they are unable to think creatively about new institutional structures that would enable us to transition to a full-employment, high quality-of-life economy. In contrast, this course weaves ideas from psychology, sociology, and political science into a common-sense economic perspective in order to explore these issues. We also discuss the achievements of Nobel Prize winning economists Robert Shiller, Daniel Kahneman, and Richard Thaler in the fields of behavioral economics and behavioral finance. The course includes concepts from both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24060/2019

ECON E-1010
Microeconomic Theory

Robert Neugeboren, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 10782

Description
This course presents the basic analytical tools of microeconomics. We start by looking at the decision making of individual consumers and ask how these decisions can be optimized or improved. Next, we look at the ways firms make and coordinate their decisions under varying market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly. Then we look at strategic behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, making use of concepts from game theory such as Nash equilibrium. Finally, we take up topics including bargaining theory, information economics, environmental externalities, and public goods.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 302

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent; MATH E-8, or the equivalent, or a satisfactory placement test score. MATH E-15 recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-10782/2018

ECON E-1010
Microeconomic Theory

Dorian Klein, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25526

Description
This course presents the basic analytical tools of microeconomics. We start by looking at the decision making of individual consumers and ask how these decisions can be optimized or improved. Next, we look at the ways firms make and coordinate their decisions under varying market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly. Then we look at strategic behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, making use of concepts from game theory such as Nash equilibrium. Finally, we take up topics including bargaining theory, information economics, environmental externalities, and public goods.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Byerly Hall 013

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25526/2019

ECON E-1010
Microeconomic Theory

Bruce D. Watson, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23285

Description
This course presents the basic analytical tools of microeconomics. We start by looking at the decision making of individual consumers, including decisions made in situations involving uncertainty. Next, we look at the ways firms make their decisions under varying market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly. Then we look at strategic behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, making use of concepts from game theory such as Nash equilibrium. Finally, we take up topics involving information economics and the economics of environmental externalities.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Science Center Hall A

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent; MATH E-8, or the equivalent understanding of introductory college-level algebra.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23285/2019

ECON E-1012
Macroeconomic Theory

Christopher Foote, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25156

Description
This course examines theories and evidence on economic growth and business cycles. It covers determination of gross domestic product, investment, consumption, employment, and unemployment. It also covers analysis of interest rates, wage rates, and inflation. Finally, it examines the roles of fiscal and monetary policies. At the end of this course, students have a better understanding of how the economy works and how different macroeconomic policies affect people’s lives. The business-cycle component of the course focuses on the United States, but the course also explores the large differences in living standards around the world.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Economics 1010b. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9-10:15 am starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: Most people who take intermediate economics have already taken a principals of macroeconomics course. However, in this intermediate course all important concepts are defined as they are presented, so it is possible to do well even if this is your first formal training in macroeconomics. No specific mathematics course is required and calculus is rarely used. However, very basic knowledge of calculus at the level of MATH E-15 is assumed. Students should also be comfortable performing basic algebraic calculations.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25156/2019

ECON E-1018
Microfinance: Financial Services for the Poor

Adam Grenier, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15131

Description
What if you could give $25 to a small business owner and the impact would be that he or she could feed, educate, and clothe his or her children for the next ten months? What if having access to informal financial services in your community greatly improved your ability to generate a more livable income? Microfinance is a powerful tool in the anti-poverty toolkit to help people in challenging economic conditions have a more prosperous life. In this course, we address how small improvements can be made and take a comprehensive look at microfinance and its impact on people and societies. After forming a solid understanding of the various solutions offered under the microfinance umbrella (credit, savings, insurance), we examine opportunities for domestic and international microfinance initiatives. Students actively participate in the microfinance experience by lending to an actual business owner of their choice, analyzing real-time case studies from around the globe, and interacting with Boston-area microfinance professionals and beneficiaries. There is also an optional, volunteer service-learning component of the course for a limited number of interested students. Additionally, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Human Connections, the instructor leads an optional experiential learning trip to Latin America to complement the classroom curriculum and bring students closer to the realities of microfinance. Tour details are available early in the semester.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 110

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: No finance or business background required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15131/2018

ECON E-1035
Behavioral Economics and Decision Making

David S. McIntosh, MBA

Jon A. Fay, AB

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15713

Description
In this course we study how people actually make decisions, what rationality lies behind seemingly irrational behavior, and how decision making can be influenced. Building on economic principles useful in understanding business and consumer decision making, we study forces that prevent efficient and rational outcomes from occurring, as well as tools for influencing decisions.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15713/2018

ECON E-1040
Game Theory and Strategic Games

Marion Laboure, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15714

Description
This course uses game theory to study incentives and strategic behavior in practical situations of interdependent decision making. The course develops basic theoretical concepts in tandem with applications from a variety of areas, including bargaining and competition. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve business and policymaking issues, as well as creatively think about problem solving and strategy. Through simulations and case studies, students expand their leadership skills and become more confident and experienced as they prepare for careers in the enterprising field of business.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, noon-2 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A good working knowledge of algebra.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15714/2018

ECON E-1040
Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation

Robert Neugeboren, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21946

Description
This course is an introduction to the strategic way of thinking and a primer on the mathematical theory of games. Students learn about game theory through a combination of analytical techniques and a series of in-class and take-home exercises. Applications are drawn from economics and other social sciences. Topics include the prisoner’s dilemma and the arms race, the minimax theorem, Nash equilibrium, bargaining, subgame perfection, and the evolution of cooperation.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 307

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: MATH E-8, or the equivalent or satisfactory placement test score.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21946/2019

ECON E-1317
The Economics of Emerging Markets: Asia and Eastern Europe

Bruno S. Sergi, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24054

Description
This course covers, with a focus on both theory and empirics, the promises and realities of the emerging economies in Asia and Eastern Europe. Some of the most appealing economic growth stories have occurred in these regions since the end of World War II. The potential of booming markets, fast-developing local consumer markets, abundant low-cost labor, and the rising middle class have been the major characteristics of many emerging markets, attracting attention from investors, entrepreneurs, and opportunity seekers around the world. However, upon closer examination, we find the landscape is fraught with an ongoing deceleration across the world’s major emerging markets and embedded with complex economic and financial systemic risks. This course explores the realities of the emerging markets’ finance, banking, trade, technology advances, and demographic challenges, and the causal factors and limits of recent economic policy strategies in the major emerging markets like China, India, Russia, and Central and South East Asia.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Wednesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON S-10a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 38 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24054/2019

ECON E-1500
The Economics of Financial Markets

Mark Tomass, PhD

January session | CRN 23271

Description
This course studies the money market, the bond market, the foreign exchange market, the stock market, and the derivatives market. It provides the analytical skills necessary to understand forces that determine prices of financial and real assets. It also develops a system of tools to show how interest rates, prices of bonds, international capital flows, and exchange rates are simultaneously determined. Finally, it demonstrates how firms use financial derivatives, such as futures, options, and swaps to hedge against risk.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Harvard Hall 102

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23271/2019

ECON E-1533
Monetary Policy After the Financial Crisis

Dorian Klein, MBA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15715

Description
This course closely examines the path of public policy, whether fiscal stimulus plans or the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, through the nuts and bolts of—and from the viewpoint of—the capital markets. When the Fed or the European Central Bank announces a monthly $85 billion securities buying program, how exactly does this money flow through the markets? When the government bails out a major bank, how does this action affect the bank, its competitors, the markets, future perceptions, the economy at large? How can central banks affect the economy in an environment of zero and even negative interest rates? Should regulation influence the behavior of firms or individuals? Using the 2008 financial crisis and policy responses thereto as a backdrop, we explore how (and whether) the new capital markets created over the past thirty years as a result of greatly increased financial innovation, globalization, and communication are distorting the economic effect of traditional government monetary and/or fiscal influence. The role of important constituents (commercial and investment banks, exchanges, regulators, hedge funds, government interventions) are reviewed and evaluated for both past performance and future relevance. The course addresses important current topics in both economics and public policy, such as too big to fail, moral hazard, globalization of markets, currency unions, liquidity traps, efficiency of markets, the role of credit rating agencies, shadow banking, regulation of derivatives and hedge funds, Glass-Steagall, and the Volcker Rule.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a and basic algebra.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 46 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15715/2018

ECON E-1600
Economics of Business

Robert E. Wayland, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23096

Description
This course introduces economic concepts that are fundamental to understanding many of the issues faced by business firms. These include the economic perspective on the nature, scale, and organization of the firm; the role of information and transactions costs in internal and external markets; principal-agent theory; contracting and the firm’s relationships with customers and suppliers.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Sever Hall 202Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent, and MATH E-8 or satisfactory placement test score; MATH E-15 recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23096/2019

ECON E-1600
Economics of Business

Robert E. Wayland, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13399

Description
This course introduces economic concepts that are fundamental to understanding many of the issues faced by business firms. These include the economic perspective on the nature, scale, and organization of the firm; the role of information and transactions costs in internal and external markets; principal-agent theory; contracting and the firm’s relationships with customers and suppliers.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Sever Hall 202Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent, and MATH E-8 or satisfactory placement test score; MATH E-15 recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13399/2018

ECON E-1625
Economic Strategy and Competitiveness

Mark Esposito, DBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25336

Description
With the developments of the world economy becoming ever more unpredictable, there is not only a need for executives to have a good idea what is happening around us right now—they need to also think about how the future could unfold, strategically. Even though this course is by no account claiming to be a crystal ball, it seeks to help executives and professionals gain a clearer understanding of the latest economic, social, and technological affairs happening around us. It is intended to build economic strategic thinking, grounded on competitiveness studies and social progress.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Coursework in economics.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25336/2019

ECON E-1661
Environmental Economics

Carlos Alberto Vargas, ALM, MBA

Jennifer Clifford, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15509

Description
The course is designed as a broad survey covering the most critical topics in environmental economics today. Economics, the science of how scarce resources are allocated, is at the core of many of our most challenging environmental issues, and therefore vitally important. In a world of increasing scarcity and competing demands, economic analysis can guide public policy to efficient utilization of resources. Market failures are the cause of many of our most serious environmental problems, but can be remedied with economic tools. Getting prices to reflect true costs, providing productive incentive structures, and explicitly valuing environmental amenities are the primary goals.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15509/2018

ECON E-1700
Urban Policy

James Carras, MPA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15079

Description
This course reviews development policy making in urban areas, focusing on differing economic, demographic, institutional, and political settings. Course topics include a critical analysis of the continuing viability of cities in the context of current economic and demographic dynamics, fiscal stress, governance, economic development, poverty and race, drugs, homelessness, federal urban policy, and survival strategies for declining cities. The course considers economic development, social equity, and job growth in the context of metropolitan regions, and addresses federal, state, and local government strategies for expanding community economic development and affordable housing opportunities. Of special concern is the continuing spatial and racial isolation and concentration of low-income populations, especially minority populations, residing in urban communities including older, industrial cities. The course examines how market forces and pressures affect the availability of affordable housing, exacerbate the impacts of gentrification, and inhibit the availability of capital for affordable housing and economic development. It also examines how issues around growing housing affordability problems, the changing structure of capital markets, the reduction of low-skilled jobs in central city locations, and racial discrimination combine to limit housing and employment opportunities.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Sever Hall 202Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Courses in sociology, political science, urban planning, architecture, public policy, and economics are helpful but not required.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15079/2018

ECON E-1825A
The Minimum Wage Debate

Jane P. Katz, AM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24424

Description
This course explores the debate about the minimum wage from all points of view. What is the history of the minimum wage in the US? Who is affected? Does the minimum wage reduce employment of low wage workers, as some argue? Does it have a significant impact on their incomes? Should the federal government raise the minimum wage? Abolish it? Leave it to the states? Why do some firms pay entry-level workers more than the minimum wage while other firms in the same industry do not? Students review the arguments and evidence on the minimum wage, investigate what economists have learned about its impact, understand why firms might choose to pay more than the minimum wage, review and evaluate current proposals to raise the minimum wage, and explore some of the philosophical and ethical issues raised about labor markets, income inequality, and low income workers.

Class Meetings:
On-campus Active Learning Weekend
Start Date: Feb. 22, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1250
Graduate credit: $1850
Credits: 2

Notes: Students must be present for the entire three-day weekend to earn credit for this course. Final paper due Monday, March 11. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a, or the equivalent. Familiarity with basic concepts and diagrams in microeconomics (demand, supply, and equilibrium; elasticity; price controls, perfect and imperfect competition; and the demand for labor). Students should also be comfortable reading and interpreting sophisticated graphs and tables.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24424/2019

ECON E-1826
Universal Basic Income

Jane P. Katz, AM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15697

Description
Several decades of stagnant wage growth and increased job insecurity—and fears about automation eliminating jobs in the future—have raised interest in policies designed to provide a basic yearly income guarantee. Sometimes called universal basic income (UBI), these policies typically propose providing all citizens an unconditional yearly cash payment, regardless of income or employment status. Versions of such a plan have been proposed across the political spectrum and a recent Northeastern University-Gallup poll found that almost half of all Americans now favor a UBI program for workers displaced by artificial intelligence. There are also number of experiments currently being run across the world—including in Canada, Finland, and Oakland California—to learn more about the impact of basic income guarantee programs. Should the US consider implementing a program of universal basic income? This active learning weekend explores the philosophical and economic issues and challenges that arise in considering and implementing this policy. What is the goal of UBI and what would constitute a fair policy? Who should receive the assistance and how should it be paid for? Should everyone get the same benefit or should it depend on individual circumstances? What is the likely impact on recipients? Will they work less, as some suggest? Invest in additional education? Be more adventurous and entrepreneurial? Will the additional money provide a feeling of security? Increase health and happiness? How should UBI be integrated into existing social and economic systems already in place? Should UBI supplement or replace existing programs? What is the difference between offering cash versus access to specific goods and services? What are the larger social goals of UBI? Can it significantly reduce poverty and/or income inequality? The course readings address what we know (and do not know) about these issues. During the course, students use what they have learned and work in groups to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative proposals and present their findings to the class.

Class Meetings:
On-campus Active Learning Weekend
Start Date: Oct. 26, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1250
Graduate credit: $1850
Credits: 2

Notes: Students must be present for the entire three-day weekend to earn credit for this course. Final paper due Monday, November 12. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: ECON E-10a or equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15697/2018

ECON E-1920
Capital Markets and Investments

Bruce D. Watson, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14510 | Section 2

Description
Students are exposed to the framework of modern portfolio theory and investment analysis with which one can critically evaluate alternatives relating to investing in financial securities and construct portfolios with desired risk/return characteristics. The course examines capital markets and fundamental models used in securities analysis and portfolio management. Topics include financial instruments, the organization of securities markets and trading, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioral finance and technical analysis, bond valuation and the management of bond portfolios, valuation of equities, active versus passive investing, the role of derivative securities in investing, and performance evaluation.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Science Center Hall A

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: MGMT E-2000, or the equivalent course or experience; a course or courses in quantitative methods such as basic statistics or college algebra.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14510/2018

ECON E-1920
Capital Markets and Investments

Dorian Klein, MBA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15103 | Section 1

Description
Students are exposed to the framework of modern portfolio theory and investment analysis with which one can critically evaluate alternatives relating to investing in financial securities and construct portfolios with desired risk/return characteristics. The course examines capital markets and fundamental models used in securities analysis and portfolio management. Topics include financial instruments, the organization of securities markets and trading, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioral finance and technical analysis, bond valuation and the management of bond portfolios, valuation of equities, active versus passive investing, the role of derivative securities in investing, and performance evaluation.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: MGMT E-2000, or the equivalent course or experience; a course or courses in quantitative methods such as basic statistics or college algebra.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 46 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15103/2018

ECON E-1925
Emerging Markets: Investment Theories and Practice

Peter Marber, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25333

Description
Globalization is no longer an academic theory; it is a reality that affects all of our lives. From the foods we eat to the goods we buy, the ubiquity of developing countries from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and former Soviet Union—those frequently referred to as emerging markets—intensifies daily. Yet beyond the well-documented commercial and cultural impacts of globalization, there are strong but less visible trends toward greater global financial and investment integration. What makes emerging financial markets different from those in the US, Europe, or Japan? What are the benefits of adding these markets to a traditional investment portfolio? How do policies shape these markets? Why invest in certain countries versus others? Within a country, which asset class should we invest in? How do hedge funds approach these markets vs. traditional investors? How has the global credit crisis that began in 2007 altered the trajectories of developing and industrialized countries? From the practical perspective of a US institutional investor, this course is geared to help answer these questions. Students develop greater abilities to analyze global macro trends and country fundamentals, master portfolio construction concepts, and implement practical investment strategies.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of finance and a modest competency with Microsoft Excel and/or a financial calculator. Prior course work or work experience in finance would also be useful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 45 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25333/2019

ECON E-1944
History of Financial Crises 1637-2008

John Komlos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15716

Description
The goal of this course is to discuss the 370-year history of financial crisis culminating in the great meltdown of 2008. We ascertain recurring historical patterns of financial bubbles without, however, overlooking critical differences. If history repeats itself, why can’t we avoid making the same mistakes repeatedly? The great meltdown happened at a time when most mainstream macroeconomists (including Nobel-Prize-winner Robert Lucas as well as none other than the former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke) were writing about how great everything was going since business cycles had vanished for all practical purposes. They, along with most of their colleagues, were dead wrong. The historical evidence enables us to gain a more thorough understanding of global finance which influences our lives to such a great extent. Our primary aim is not to concentrate on facts, theorems, or numbers but rather to see the big picture in a multi-disciplinary very long-run perspective integrating the knowledge gained from the work of such Nobel-Prize-winning behavioral economists as Robert Shiller and Daniel Kahneman. We also explore our current economic situation, including the aftermath of the bailout of Wall Street without paying adequate attention to the problems faced by the everyman on Main Street.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15716/2018

EDUC E-103
Introduction to Instructional Design

Stacie Cassat Green, MEd

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25190

Description
Behind every good learning tool—be it a website, application, webinar, online course, workshop, or interactive museum exhibit—is the work of an instructional designer. Instructional design is a creative process that uses learning theories and frameworks, project planning, content expertise, communication, writing, and technology to architect experiences for today’s learners. The best instructional designers are agile and adaptable; they can quickly synthesize unfamiliar content, evaluate new technologies, and develop learning solutions that best meet the needs of a diverse audience. In this course, students work together to produce learning experiences using today’s media and technologies. The gap between theory and practice is an issue in many fields. By using a project-based approach, we work to close that gap by learning about instructional design theories and frameworks while developing a series of products; students submit a project every two weeks. This course is helpful for those professionals who work directly or indirectly to support and improve learning in their organizations, or those lifelong learners who want to better understand how to use technology to manage their own learning.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The orientation to the course opens January 7. See course syllabus for details.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 24 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25190/2019

EDUC E-103
Introduction to Instructional Design

Stacie Cassat Green, MEd

Denise M. Snyder, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14021

Description
Behind every good learning tool—be it a website, application, webinar, online course, workshop, or interactive museum exhibit—is the work of an instructional designer. Instructional design is a creative process that uses learning theories and frameworks, project planning, content expertise, communication, writing, and technology to architect experiences for today’s learners. The best instructional designers are agile and adaptable; they can quickly synthesize unfamiliar content, evaluate new technologies, and develop learning solutions that best meet the needs of a diverse audience. In this course, students work together to produce learning experiences using today’s media and technologies. The gap between theory and practice is an issue in many fields. By using a project-based approach, we work to close that gap by learning about instructional design theories and frameworks while developing a series of products; students submit a project every two weeks. This course is helpful for those professionals who work directly or indirectly to support and improve learning in their organizations, or those lifelong learners who want to better understand how to use technology to manage their own learning.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The orientation to the course opens August 13. See course syllabus for details.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 60 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14021/2018

EDUC E-111
Empowering Adult Online Learning: Exploring Theory and Best Practices

Kimberlee Round, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14804

Description
How do adults learn most effectively online? The online learning environment differs from traditional on-ground approaches and relies heavily on active collaborative techniques to help learners construct knowledge and build community, but why? This course focuses on designing instruction for the unique needs of adult online learners, critically examining related learning theories, instructional design practices, and online teaching strategies. Students examine dynamics that lead to online learning success, developing an appreciation for how adult learning theory informs effective instruction. In addition, as students collaboratively develop online lessons, they utilize design thinking, a framework leveraged by many highly innovative organizations today. In this case, students learn their way into inventive instructional solutions by analyzing adult online learner traits, acquiring interviewing techniques to identify desired learning outcomes, ideating and rapidly creating prototypes, pivoting as brainstorming leads to alternative approaches, and ultimately developing effective learner-centered activities and assessment strategies. Design thinking challenges the designer to develop empathy for stakeholders—in this case, the adult learner. Given a foundation in adult online learning theory, students conduct an empathetic exploration of best practices in designing instruction and online facilitation, comparing and contrasting these approaches, as well as examining quality rubrics published by organizations such as Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium. This course is of particular interest to those professionals who contribute to online teaching and learning outcomes in higher education or corporate settings.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14804/2018

EDUC E-113
Instructional Design Studio

Stacie Cassat Green, MEd

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24800

Description
In this course, students use a design thinking methodology to design and develop an authentic learning product or experience. Each student prepares a product, such as a course or workshop, social learning community, website, or software application. Using rapid prototyping, students present several iterations of their designs to the class, participate in peer critiques, and continually improve their products over the semester. As instructional designers work in a team, each student contributes to, and benefits from, a class consulting bank. They use their skills to help others and to gain currency that they can exchange for help on their own projects. Students also explore additional instructional design frameworks and learning theories to improve fluency and flexible thinking in the field.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:55-9:55 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: DGMD E-55, EDUC E-103, EDUC E-111, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24800/2019

ENGL E-101
The History and Structure of the English Language

Daniel Donoghue, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25326

Description
Everyone who uses English has experienced its idiosyncrasies. Why is pronunciation at odds with spelling? Why so many irregular verbs? What happened to “thou?” What did Shakespeare sound like? How do we know? What about the current position of English as a world language? This course addresses such questions as it surveys the long history of the language. While the topic is fascinating on its own, a historical knowledge of English gives writers of all kinds more command over the medium of their craft; it also sharpens reading skills.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Culture and Belief 45. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm starting January 29 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25326/2019

ENGL E-102
Introduction to Old English Literature

Daniel Donoghue, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12713

Description
This course introduces the earliest English literature, building up to selections from poems such as The Wanderer, The Dream of the Rood, The Battle of Maldon, and various prose texts. Because the language has changed so much over 1,000 years, Old English has to be learned as a foreign language (hence the emphasis on grammar) but by the end of one term of study, students read the most challenging and beautiful literature it has to offer. Secondary readings supplement the Old English texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12713/2018

ENGL E-124
Shakespeare’s Early Plays

Joyce Van Dyke, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14605

Description
This course explores the unsurpassed dramatic achievement of Shakespeare’s early plays. Students new to Shakespeare and those already familiar with his work come to an even deeper understanding of what makes his plays amusing, disturbing, poignant, surprising, and above all, powerful. What is it about Shakespeare’s plays that continues to move us, in their depictions of love, political violence, self-interest, generosity, terror, and joy? Why do his characters come to life, and continue to speak to our everyday concerns? Together, we investigate all aspects of these plays, including their historical context in Renaissance England, the subtleties of Shakespeare’s brilliant language (tracking the many common words that he himself coined), the plays’ literary and critical contexts, and each play’s role in the context of Shakespeare’s larger oeuvre. Students also become adept at understanding production decisions, as a series of film screenings raise questions about how the plays are staged. Exploring a number of plays from different genres, the course gives students a comparative understanding of his works. We begin with the magical exuberance of a romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed by a sharp turn to the dark world of Richard III, one of this course’s three history plays. While Richard III explores political evil from the perspective of one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating villains, Henry IV reveals the way a great leader passes from boyhood to kingship. Henry V follows that leader as he is called to prove himself in battle. We then turn to the tragedy of Hamlet, exploring this complex masterpiece in great depth. We conclude the course with the delights of Twelfth Night, a comedy of cross-dressing, bluffing, and romantic misadventure, all ending with a song. By the end of the semester, students have a thorough understanding of these plays in their generic diversity, linguistic brilliance, and emotional power.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the 2015 course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14605/2018

ENGL E-125
Shakespeare’s Later Plays

Joyce Van Dyke, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24315

Description

This course explores the unsurpassed dramatic achievement of Shakespeare’s later plays, from Othello to The Tempest. Students new to Shakespeare and those already familiar with his work come to an even deeper understanding of what makes his works amusing, provocative, surprising, riveting, and above all, powerful. What is it about Shakespeare’s plays that continues to move us, in their depictions of love, political intrigue, self-interest, generosity, terror, and joy? Why do his characters come to life, and continue to speak to our everyday concerns? Together, we investigate all aspects of these plays, including their historical context in Renaissance England, the subtleties of Shakespeare’s brilliant language (tracking the many words that he himself coined), the plays’ literary and critical contexts, and each play’s role within Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Students also become adept at understanding production decisions, as a series of film screenings raises questions about how the plays are staged. Exploring a number of works from different genres, the course gives students a comparative understanding of his plays.

We begin with Othello, a work that exposes the vulnerability of romantic love to the destructive force of brilliant psychological manipulation. While Othello is steeped in the rich historical particularity of Cyprus at wartime, we also see how the vilification of a Moorish general resonates with issues of the present day. We turn next to King Lear, which begins with a king’s demand that his daughters compete for their inheritance by answering this question: which of you loves me most? As the consequences of this action explode throughout court and kingdom, we see loyalty, honesty, and mercy come up against the forces of greed and treachery. Lear tests the strength and longevity of our deepest attachments under the pressure of political chaos and familial crisis. Next, Macbeth deepens the exploration of villainy but from the inside, as we see what it would be like to inhabit the mind of a murderer. In addition to introducing us to the famous witches or “weird sisters,” Macbeth raises stark questions: what does an act of murder do to the bonds of a marriage? Is anyone is free from the cries of conscience? Can there be an escape from the dictates of fate? We then turn from the darkness of the Scottish Highlands to the luxuriant majesty of Egypt. Antony and Cleopatra depicts the intimate lives of history’s most famous lovers and rulers, showing us their strategies in love and war, their passions, their foibles, and their triumphs. Shakespeare renders this world with a rhetorical richness that matches the fecundity of the Nile and the vibrancy of the Roman Empire. We are then spirited away to the pastoral comedy of The Winter’s Tale, with its lighthearted fantasy, imperious kings, shepherds, festivity, and clever trickery. In this world of loyalty and simple pleasures, we see the true pain of estrangement, the balm of reunion, and above all, the magical and animating power of love. We conclude with The Tempest, entering a fantastical realm of sorcery, enchantment, subjection, and loss. We explore the power of knowledge, its attendant responsibilities, the possibility of forgiveness, and the experience of wonder in an imperfect world.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the 2015 course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24315/2019

ENGL E-152D
Darwin’s On The Origin of Species and the Reshaping of the Victorian Novel

Sue Weaver Schopf, PhD

James R. Morris, MD, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25502

Description
In 2009, Charles Darwin turned 200 and his most famous work, On The Origin of Species turned 150, initiating fresh discussions about the work’s significance in its time and in our own, as well as its influence on the literature of his day. Appearing in 1859, the Origin fundamentally changed Western society. It provided a new way to view life on Earth and our place in it, not unlike earlier scientific revolutions precipitated by Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. In addition to challenging ideas in science, religion, and philosophy, the Origin also had a profound impact on Victorian literature. In this course, we take the time to read the Origin in its entirety, focusing both on Darwin’s ideas and the structure of his arguments. Then we look at the influence of the Origin on Victorian literature, specifically, George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, which reflect on nature, environment, the human subject, inheritance, adaptation, observation, change, the operation of social groups, and mutual interdependence. These works provide a compelling window on the interplay of science and literature and the ways in which writers grapple with the challenging questions of their time.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. The recorded lectures are from the 2013 Harvard Extension School course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25502/2019

ENGL E-159
Reading James Joyce

Lewis H. Miller, Jr., PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14807

Description
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the remarkable artistic achievements of James Joyce. Together we explore how Joyce insistently challenges many of our most basic assumptions about literature and life, moving us to reassess our personal and institutional values, our accepted modes of thought and behavior, and our views of the sacred and the profane. We begin by reading Joyce’s “The Dead” and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, before starting our reading of Ulysses, a study of which occupies us for most of the semester. We read slowly and deliberately, attempting to become as many different kinds of readers as Ulysses asks of us, therefore broadening our perspective to include consideration of classical paradigms, primitive and Judeo-Christian ritual, Irish history, literary history, popular culture, Joyce’s biography, and our own lives. For over a decade after its 1922 publication in Paris, Ulysses was banned in the United States and Great Britain due to its erotic and scatological content. We discuss how Joyce’s apparent fixation on sexual and excretory matters raises several questions about literature and life. For example, just how might carnal knowledge lead to intellectual or spiritual knowledge (“sex for thought” in the words of the cultural historian Robert Darnton)? How does Joyce exploit and blur distinctions between art and pornography, so-called good and bad literature, good and bad human beings, or between lust and love, maleness and femaleness, excrement and sacrament? And in what ways does Joyce, by subverting the conventions of traditional fiction, prepare us for novelists and poets who have been deeply influenced by Joyce’s bold examples? Although Ulysses has a reputation of being difficult or opaque, our reading of Joyce should prove to be accessible, entertaining, provocative, and rewarding. By exploring Ulysses, we embark on an exploration of ourselves, of viewing our private and public lives from new and arresting perspectives.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 103Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14807/2018

ENGL E-182A
Poetry in America: From the Mayflower through Emerson

Elisa New, PhD

Gillian Osborne, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15383

Description
This course covers American poetry in cultural context through the year 1850. The course begins with Puritan poets, some orthodox, some rebel spirits, who wrote and lived in early New England. Focusing on Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, and Michael Wigglesworth, among others, we explore the interplay between mortal and immortal, Europe and wilderness, solitude and sociality in English North America. The second part of the course spans the poetry of America’s early years, directly before and after the creation of the Republic. We examine the creation of a national identity through the lens of an emerging national literature, focusing on such poets as Phillis Wheatley, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allen Poe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, among others. Distinguished guest discussants include writer Michael Pollan, economist Larry Summers, Vice President Al Gore, Mayor Tom Menino, and others.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $200
Undergraduate credit: $200
Graduate credit: $200
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is offered in partnership with the Poetry in America initiative and available at a special price to make it accessible to high school teachers and students.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15383/2018

ENGL E-182H
Poetry in America: Whitman and Dickinson

Elisa New, PhD

Gillian Osborne, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15089

Description
This course focuses on the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, two influential and iconic American poets of the nineteenth century. First, we encounter Walt Whitman, a quintessentially American writer whose work continues to bear heavily upon the American poetic tradition. We explore Whitman’s relationship to the city, the self, and the body through his life and poetry. Then, we turn to Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most distinctive and prolific poets. While Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems during her lifetime, she chose never to publish, opting instead to revisit and revise her works throughout her lifetime. Keeping this dynamic of self-revision in mind, we consider a number of Dickinson’s poems concerned with nature, art, the self, and darkness. We travel to the Dickinson Collection at Harvard’s Houghton Library, and to Amherst, Massachusetts, paying a visit to the house in which the poet lived and wrote until her death in 1886.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $200
Undergraduate credit: $200
Graduate credit: $200
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX Poetry in America Series. This course is offered in partnership with the Poetry in America initiative and available at a special price to make it accessible to high school teachers and students.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15089/2018

ENGL E-182M
Poetry in America: From the Civil War through Modernism

Elisa New, PhD

Gillian Osborne, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25016

Description
This course spans a critical era in American literature, beginning with antebellum and Civil War poetry, entering the twentieth century, and traversing the transformative modernist era. This course begins with the poetry of the American Civil War and the series of major events and social movements that followed it including Reconstruction, the Jim Crow Era, and Manifest Destiny. Encountering such poets as Herman Melville, Julia Ward Howe, Walt Whitman, Edward Arlington Robinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Emma Lazarus, and W.E.B. DuBois, we examine the language of patriotism, pride, violence, loss, and memory inspired by the nation’s greatest conflict. As we enter the twentieth century, we encounter modernism, a movement that spanned the decades from the 1910s to the mid-1940s, and whose poetry marked a clear break from past traditions and past forms. We read such poets as Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, Dorothy Parker, and Wallace Stevens. We study how these poets employed the language of rejection and revolution, of making and remaking, of artistic appropriation and cultural emancipation. Traveling to the homes and workplaces of Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens; to the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, where the institution of American modernism was born; and even exploring the River Thames in the London of Eliot’s The Waste Land, we see the sites that witnessed and cultivated the rise of American modernism.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $200
Undergraduate credit: $200
Graduate credit: $200
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX Poetry in America Series. This course is offered in partnership with the Poetry in America initiative and available at a special price to make it accessible to high school teachers and students.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25016/2019

ENGL E-189
Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought?

John Stauffer, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24546

Description
Most of us were taught that the Civil War between the Confederacy and the Union was fought on battlefields chiefly in the American South between the years of 1861-1865. In this narrative, the North won and the South lost. But what if the issues that resulted in such devastating bloodshed were never resolved? What if the war never ended? This course demonstrates the ways in which the United States is still fighting the Civil War, a defining event in US history. In each class, we connect current events to readings and themes in the course, highlighting how and why the war is still being fought. From Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1831 to the recent riot (or battle) in Charlottesville, we trace how and why the South was in certain respects the victor, even though the Confederacy was destroyed and the Constitution amended. We explore the different kinds of war—ideological, political, cultural, military, and para-military—that placed the unfreedom of blacks—as slaves, serfs, and prisoners—at the center of larger conflicts over federal versus state and local rule, welfare, globalization, and free trade. We analyze the Civil War in literature, art, politics, photography, prints, film, music, poetry, speeches, and history, while also discovering how these cultural forms worked to shape our memory of the event itself. By the end of the course, students are able to show how and why contemporary US debates are rooted in this defining narrative, and better understand the dilemmas the nation faces today.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course United States and the World 34. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-1:15 pm starting January 28 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24546/2019

ENGL E-207
The Culture of Capitalism

Martin Puchner, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23886

Description
The course asks how cultural products, including literature, theater, and film have captured the spirit of capitalism—fueling its fantasies, contemplating its effects, and chronicling its crises. More than just an economic system, capitalism created new habits of life and mind as well as new values, forged and distilled by new forms of art. Core readings by Franklin, O’Neill, Rand, Miller, and Mamet and background readings by Smith, Marx, Taylor, Weber, Keynes, and Schumpeter.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are from the 2013 Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Culture and Belief 56.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23886/2019

ENGL E-214
The Post-Apocalyptic Novel

Sue Weaver Schopf, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15689

Description
Doomsday scenarios forecasting the end of civilization and the emergence of frightening dystopias have been with us since ancient times. But with the advent of the nuclear age in the twentieth century, the number of works in literature and film that envision the apocalypse and its aftermath has increased with every passing decade. Twenty-first century anxieties about environmental disasters; food, water, and energy shortages; pandemics and biological warfare; impact events; cyber attacks; financial meltdowns; and scientific experiments gone awry have spawned a veritable post-apocalyptic industry. Literary works in this genre typically grapple with four challenging issues: How will our world be destroyed? How do the survivors reconstruct society out of such enormous wreckage? Under conditions of extreme deprivation and fear, what truths do we discover about human nature and about what we value most, both as individuals and as social groups? What do such stories tell us about the role of power in the formation and sustainability of a society? The course considers a broad range of early and more recent post-apocalyptic works such as Pat Frank’s Alas, Babylon, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s Lucifer’s Hammer, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, Justin Cronin’s The Passage, and Max Brooks’ World War Z. We also examine three works of dystopian fiction in order to distinguish this subgenre from the post-apocalyptic: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984, and Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. The recorded lectures are from the 2013 course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15689/2018

ENGL E-230
The Rhetoric of Belief

Robert Kiely, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15357

Description
This seminar examines the lives and writings of men and women who have devoted themselves to belief in a religious, political, or personal ideal. Writers include Thoreau, Lincoln, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rachel Carson, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Paul Monette.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 111Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15357/2018

ENGL E-242
“The he and the she of it:” Men and Women in the Modern American Novel

Theoharis C. Theoharis, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15685

Description
“Male” and “female” are biological reproductive terms, while “man” and “woman” are social terms with psychological and moral meanings that bear on conduct and the life of thought and feeling. The argument that biology controls and determines the psychology and morality, the private and social conduct, of men and women, has been advanced and resisted for centuries. American fiction has resisted it persistently, especially in the twentieth century. This course includes The House of Mirth, Tender is the Night, Appointment in Samarra, and Breathing Lessons, all novels in which the roles of lover and beloved, savior and the saved, strong and weak, are conceived and dramatized in ways that leave stereotypes far behind. The result is a fascinating fictional case for a new idea of what is natural, at least in America, about men and women.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 206Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: “The he and the she of it” is a quote from James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15685/2018

ENGL E-246
“Through Many Dangers:” Heroism in Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Theoharis C. Theoharis, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25320

Description
Finding and keeping a place in the world never happens without risk, struggle, and disappointment. When that finding and keeping are wrecked or harmed by violence, people can accept defeat or defy the violence and continue anew to pursue their desired goal, to establish some purposeful place for themselves in the world. In all the novels in this course, Their Eyes Were Watching God, True Grit, Slaughterhouse Five, and Love Medicine, virtuous actors encounter violence that could easily destroy them. They persist against it. A hero in the Greek and Latin classics acts at the moment of greatest danger to save a nation, a person, a dream. These modern American novels carry forward that heroic story in surprising and inspiring ways.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 103Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: “Through many dangers” is a quote from the second stanza of the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25320/2019

ENGL E-247
Identity in American Literature: From Frederick Douglass to Emily Dickinson

Collier Brown, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25419

Description
This seminar surveys one of the oldest, and still most relevant, themes in American literature: self-making, the notion of the self-made man or woman. We turn to the nineteenth century to better understand why self-making has always been so important and, simultaneously, so problematic in America. We read slave narratives, Native American protest literature, essays by the Transcendentalists, radical poetry by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, and excerpts from writers like Stephen Crane who foresaw the impact of twentieth-century crises on America’s self-making traditions. We address why identity is still so hotly debated in America today.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25419/2019

ENGL E-248
Contemporary American Literature and Popular Music

Alex Corey, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15868

Description
This course examines the relationship among popular music, American literature, and the power structures that organize life in the United States. Attending to a range of music and literature from the past 50 years, we study pop music’s engagement with distinctions of race, gender, class, sexuality, region, and citizenship. Some of the central questions we ask include: what capacity does popular music hold for communicating social protest and/or enacting social change? What role does the commercial market play in determining the musical forms and social significance of popular music? How do lyrics interact with music’s sonic qualities to tell compelling stories in sound? And how do literature, television, and film employ popular music to serve their narrative ends? Using these questions as our guide, we explore how music plays a critical role in producing the terms through which we experience and understand social difference. Musicians we study may include Madonna, David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Janelle Monáe, the Dixie Chicks, and Aretha Franklin. As the semester progresses, we put a selection of contemporary literature into conversation with the work of these musicians. Some of the literature depicts musical performance and the act of listening; in these cases, music punctuates and frames the literary narrative. Other pieces of fiction and poetry raise similar thematic concerns to the songs and albums we are studying, without directly representing music on the page. Throughout the semester, we enrich our discussions with cutting edge and field-defining scholarly work in the fields of African American studies, gender studies, popular music studies, and American literary studies; by the end of the semester, students are familiar with the some of the major debates and research happening in these fields today.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 19 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15868/2018

ENGL E-252
Willa Cather’s Novels and the American West

Michael Shinagel, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15684

Description
A close reading of Cather’s novels chronologically to ascertain how her treatment of the American West changes subtly from her early prairie novels to The Professor’s House and Death Comes to the Archbishop later in her career. We consider the significance of her life and writing career in our evaluation of her critical achievement.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
51 Brattle Street 221Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15684/2018

ENGL E-305
Poetry in America for Teachers: Earth, Sea, Sky

Elisa New, PhD

Gillian Osborne, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25479

Description
This course is designed specifically for secondary school educators interested in deepening their expertise as readers and teachers of literature. In the course, we consider the evolving relationship of American poets to the environment from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Emily Dickinson, whose poems on the landscape of rural Massachusetts from the 1850s to 1880s drew from the science and the incipient environmental movements of that century, is a touchstone for the course. But her sparse lyrics are only one of the poetic technologies of looking at, caring for, and mourning the destruction of, the natural world that we explore together: from haiku, to African American poems of exploitative agrarianism and fantastical gardening, to poems that expand the scope of nature from the vast and inhuman to the birdcalls echoing in urban backyards. Through field trips, classroom visits, and conversations with ecologists, scientists, gardeners, farmers and other guest interpreters, this course familiarizes students with a variety of canonical and contemporary American poets: Robert Frost, Jean Toomer, Lorine Niedecker, Gary Snyder, A.R. Ammons, Robinson Jeffers, Juliana Spahr, Ross Gay, and more.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $200
Undergraduate credit: $200
Graduate credit: $200
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is offered in partnership with the Poetry in America initiative and available at a special price to make it accessible to high school teachers and students.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25479/2019

ENGL E-597
Focused Study on English Literature in a Critical Context

Peter Becker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15775

Description
This course serves to prepare students for ENGL E-599. Students learn to develop well-supported arguments of their own about literary texts and to set their arguments into the context of what other critics have written. The course introduces debates about the history of the discipline, the canon, genre, and the roles of race, ethnicity, and gender. Students read a group of related texts by different authors and critical essays analyzing these texts from a variety of theoretical approaches. We engage with these theoretical and critical debates by focusing on fiction written in response to the historical events of slavery and the Holocaust and their lasting impact on subsequent generations: how can writers represent what may be considered unspeakable? Written from the 1980s on, the historical fiction we examine in this course rejects earlier forms of the historical novel and self-consciously addresses the creative and aesthetic aspects of storytelling: how do we arrive at knowledge about the past? What is the role of memory? What is trauma? And how does it affect the subsequent generations? What is the role of visual representations such as drawings and photography in fiction? By engaging with these texts and the debates surrounding them, students also examine hallmark features of realist, modernist, and postmodern fiction. Authors include Cynthia Ozick, Toni Morrison, W.G. Sebald, Jonathan Safran Foer, Edward Jones, and Junot Díaz. By the end of the course, students have produced an essay that takes the form of a journal article.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: B or higher grade in HUMA E-100.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15775/2018

ENGL E-599
English Literature in a Critical Context Capstone

Peter Becker, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25383

Description
In this course, students learn to develop well-supported arguments about a topic of their choosing and to place them into the context of what other critics have written. Students produce an essay in the form of a journal article with the guidance of their instructor and classmates.The course is devoted to researching primary and secondary sources and completing intermediate steps such as writing a research proposal, compiling an annotated bibliography, presenting the research, and completing a draft and a polished research paper. The course is divided into four stages. In the beginning, students have to deepen their knowledge of their topic of interest, examining scholarly articles in the field of literature. They practice orienting themselves in academic scholarship by learning how to identify scholarly arguments in monographs and articles of their interest, using book reviews, and navigating Harvard’s online library system. In the second part of the class, students move from a broadly defined topic of interest to a specific research question. They identify the major scholarship and determine the primary source(s) relevant to their research question. This second part culminates in the submission and presentation of a research proposal and an annotated bibliography. The third part is devoted to textual analysis of the primary sources and developing the argument, leading to the completion of a full draft of the research essay. During the final stage of the semester students read each other’s drafts and subsequently revise their own by integrating critical comments provided by their instructor and classmates.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates in the Master of Liberals Arts, English and have earned a B- or higher grade in ENGL E-597. This must be their final class. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25383/2019

ENSC E-110
Applied Design Thinking for Scientists and Engineers

Anas Chalah, PhD

January session | CRN 25483

Description
Design thinking is widely considered to be an essential skill for twenty-first century leaders and innovative thinkers. Engineering programs should graduate engineers who can design effectively to meet social and environmental needs. However, the role and perception of design across a wide range of educational disciplines has improved markedly in recent years. One of the defining characteristics of design thinking is that there is rarely a single correct answer to a complex problem. Design thinking is an iterative and interdisciplinary collaborative process toward crafting acceptable solutions. This course enables students to exercise and practice different thinking styles, including divergent, convergent, critical, analytical, and integrative. It guides students through the different steps of the design thinking process, starting with empathy, into problem definition, ideation, prototyping, building, measurement, and analysis. On the technical side, this course focuses on teaching systems and system controls to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations in solving complex challenges. As some students want to bring forward their innovative ideas to the commercialization stage, the course aims to support their aspirations by including aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in some of the course’s hands-on projects.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: International Students see important visa information.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25483/2019

ENSC E-115
Materials Characterization and Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

Arthur McClelland, PhD

Jules Gardener, PhD

H. Greg Lin, MSc

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15867

Description
This survey course of materials characterization and analysis techniques introduces students to both the theory and practical use of modern scientific instrumentation. The course features lectures on the basic physical principles behind the most common modern characterization and analysis techniques. Optical microscopy, optical spectroscopy, scanning probe techniques, x-ray analysis techniques, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron micro-analysis techniques are some of the topics covered. The lectures are reinforced with laboratory sessions featuring extensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises on a wide variety of equipment in the laboratories of the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS). This course is designed to provide students and researchers from various fields a comprehensive and practical introduction to modern characterization and analysis techniques.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Northwest Science Building B109Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of materials characterization techniques is required for this course. One year each of college-level calculus and physics, or permission of the instructors is required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15867/2018

ENSC E-130
Introduction to BioMEMS

Fawwaz Habbal, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14876

Description
This course is a practical introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and BioMEMS. It provides a very good understanding of this field and its applications. The comprehensive lectures cover fabrication methods of hard materials, such as silicon, soft materials such as PDMS, and 3D printing. The lectures cover topics on sensors and actuators, as well as microfluidic, systems on chip, and organs on chip. The lectures are mixtures of information providing discussions on fabrications and uses of different devices and reading from the literature. The course emphasizes teamwork and active learning.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Introductory biology and physics.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14876/2018

ENSC E-132
Tissue Engineering for Clinical Applications

Sujata K. Bhatia, PhD, MD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25367

Description
Tissue engineering is now recognized as a way to lessen the global disease burden: novel methods for pancreatic islet regeneration can address diabetes; autologous cells for heart muscle regeneration can address coronary artery disease; and nerve regeneration technologies can be used to treat stroke. This course describes strategies of tissue engineering, and focuses on the diseases tissue engineering can address. Each lecture identifies a specific disease (coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes) and describes tissue-engineered scaffolds that can alleviate the disease. Students learn the underlying pathology of the disease, understand the latest advances in tissue engineering for treating the disease, and discuss prospective research areas for novel biomaterials to modify the disease process. In addition, students gain an appreciation of clinical trials of tissue-engineered scaffolds, as well as commercialization of tissue engineering.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Introductory biology and chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25367/2019

ENSC E-150
Introduction to Nanobiotechnology: Concepts and Applications

Anas Chalah, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12806

Description
Nanobiotechnology is a new frontier for biology with important applications in medicine. It bridges areas in physics, chemistry, and biology and is a testament to the new areas of interdisciplinary science that are becoming dominant in the twenty-first century. This course provides perspective for students and researchers who are interested in nanoscale physical and biological systems and their applications in medicine. It introduces concepts in nanomaterials and their use with biocomponents to synthesize and address larger systems. Applications include systems for visualization, labeling, drug delivery, and cancer research. Technological impact of nanoscale systems, synthesis, and characterizations of nanoscale materials are discussed.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Pierce Hall 209Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Introductory courses in chemistry, physics, and biology; an introductory course in nanoscale science would be helpful.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12806/2018

ENSC E-155
Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics

Anas Chalah, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22768

Description
Advancements in the study of microfluidic components and systems have created a new class of tools and devices. These devices are convenient platforms to study chemical and biochemical analysis and, as a consequence, applications in biology have been on the rise. In this course we introduce the science and technology of miniaturization and its applications in creating microfluidic devices. We discuss methods, tools, and measuring devices to create microfluidic systems. Different types of lithography methods are presented with hands-on experiences for creating simple devices. We discuss fluid flow and fluid characteristics in microchannels as well as the components for controlling fluid flow. We also discuss applications to cellular analysis including nucleic acids analysis, DNA hybridization and sequencing, and protein analysis. Local students have the opportunity to fabricate several simple devices.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Pierce Hall 209Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: PHYS E-1bx, or the equivalent, and some knowledge of biology.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22768/2019

ENSC E-165
Engineering of Nanostructures for Targeted Drug Delivery

Anas Chalah, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23245

Description
This course describes the emerging role of nanostructures in drug development activities. It covers the most current nanotechniques applied by the pharmaceutical industry to engineer shuttling mechanisms for delivering previously failed drug molecules. Throughout the course, students learn the basic principles of drug likeness, the rule of five for drug design, and the effect of these principles on excluding a wide range of chemical structures. The course focuses on methods of nanostructures’ surface functionalization, immobilization, engineering of stealth nanovehicles for cellular delivery, as well as the use of quantum dots for nuclear and cytoplasmic visualization. Examples of FDA-approved nanodrugs in addition to nanoformulations at the pre-clinical and clinical stages are discussed.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Pierce Hall 209Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $2750
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Basic background in chemistry, biochemistry, and biology highly recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23245/2019

ENVR E-101
Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Management

Thomas P. Gloria, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 11925

Description
This course surveys the scientific principles of sustainability and environmental management practices, with attention to system dynamics perspectives; sustainability—concerns, definitions, and indicators; quality of life—values and worldview; knowledge and models; ecological systems; human populations and behavior; energy fundamentals; agro-food systems; renewable resources; nonrenewable resources; and transitions to a sustainable economy. This course is an introduction to the very broad fields of sustainability and environmental management, and is fundamentally transdisciplinary. Foundational principles of sustainability are covered along with emerging topics of human health, air and water pollution, water resources, eco-system health, energy and climate change, social justice, biodiversity, and regulatory strategies for risk assessment and environmental management. A local field trip is planned on a weekend in the fall with alternatives provided for distance students.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G115

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-11925/2018

ENVR E-101
Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Management

Thomas P. Gloria, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25505

Description
This course surveys the scientific principles of sustainability and environmental management practices, with attention to system dynamics perspectives; sustainability—concerns, definitions, and indicators; quality of life—values and worldview; knowledge and models; ecological systems; human populations and behavior; energy fundamentals; agro-food systems; renewable resources; nonrenewable resources; and transitions to a sustainable economy. This course is an introduction to the very broad fields of sustainability and environmental management, and is fundamentally transdisciplinary. Foundational principles of sustainability are covered along with emerging topics of human health, air and water pollution, water resources, eco-system health, energy and climate change, social justice, biodiversity, and regulatory strategies for risk assessment and environmental management.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 306

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 150 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25505/2019

ENVR E-102
Design of Renewable Energy Projects

Ramon Sanchez, ScD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21783

Description
This course helps develop the skills to design, fund, and implement renewable energy projects in the United States and around the world. It is aimed at anyone who would like to understand the relationship between energy and the environment, but is particularly helpful for energy developers and current or future professionals in the practice of renewable energy. Students learn the basics of how to design photovoltaic, wind, biomass, geothermal, small-hydro, waste water to energy, solid waste to energy, and other large scale sustainable energy operations. Students also learn about the best global practices for engaging rural and indigenous communities in renewable energy projects while maximizing economic development and social equity. They learn how to deal with other important issues like negotiating land rights for renewable energy projects, how to encourage public utilities and private corporations to sign long-term agreements for purchasing renewable energies, how to prepare project proposals for international financial institutions and private investors who fund these projects, how to estimate the basic health and environmental benefits derived from proposed renewable energy projects, how to monetize health effects of renewable energy projects, and how to quantify the social benefits of such projects in the community.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: High school math and science.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21783/2019

ENVR E-104
The Climate-Energy Challenge

Daniel Schrag, PhD

Thomas Andrew Laakso, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15739

Description
This course examines future climate change in the context of earth history, and then considers various strategies for what might be done to deal with it. We discuss measuring ancient temperature and carbon dioxide levels and investigate the basic physics and chemistry that control climate through the lens of climate variations in the geologic past. The likely impacts of continued greenhouse gas emissions are explored, emphasizing the scientific basis for climate change predictions. We explore impacts of climate change on human societies and on natural ecosystems. A major focus of the course addresses the question of how to mitigate climate change, including an examination of various options for advanced energy systems. Each student designs a low-carbon energy system for the US, considering the four basic energy sectors (transportation, industry, residential and commercial, and electricity). During the second half of the course, a large portion of class time focuses on the low-carbon energy system exercise.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 303Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: All students are required to attend and participate during the regularly scheduled class time, either by being present in the classroom or via web conference.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15739/2018

ENVR E-105
Fundamentals of Organizational Sustainability

Robert B. Pojasek, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21808

Description
Sustainability is presented from the perspective of any organization operating in a community setting. Sustainability includes a concurrent focus on environmental stewardship, social wellbeing, and shared value with external stakeholders. The structure of organizational sustainability is derived from a widely used international risk management framework. Monitoring, measurement, and program maturity topics are used to link the theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability to an organization’s actual level of continuous improvement and innovation. Action learning enables students to work with a variety of local organizational cases to develop new skills.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21808/2019

ENVR E-107
Natural Resource Materials: Origins and Issues

Jennifer Cole, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15796

Description
This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials used in everyday life. We discuss how these materials are obtained from Earth, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what possible impacts on human health occur from using these materials, and how we might use more intensive recycling redesign to make them more environmentally friendly. We use a number of case studies to underscore the importance of understanding where materials originate and how to choose them based on health impacts, sustainability, and other impacts. Topics include but are not limited to building materials, minerals and mining, fossil fuel and renewable energy, planned obsolescence, innovations in zero waste products, economics of materials use, and mineral use in agriculture.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course is taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15796/2018

ENVR E-110
Sustainable Ocean Environments

George D. Buckley, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21784

Description
This course provides students with a window to the underwater world while we investigate the world’s oceans, their habitats, and the diversity of marine life found therein and discuss methods that have been implemented to ensure their sustainability into the future. Topics include ecology and management of bays, salt marshes and mangroves, coastal habitats, coral reefs, marine fisheries, aquaculture, marine biodeterioration, marine research protocols, ocean pollution, oceanic management, and marine protected areas.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 306

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: High school biology.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21784/2019

ENVR E-112
Foundations of Sustainable Development

Thomas P. Gloria, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15807

Description
The broad goal of this course is to introduce students to the foundations of key sectoral and thematic knowledge for important challenges to sustainable development including food and nutritional security, social service delivery, energy policy, water resource management, urbanization, infrastructure, human rights, biodiversity, adaption to climate change, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), sustainable business, ethics, governance, and education. Through a global classroom, lectures are attended virtually with academic partners of the Global Association from around the world. The course consists of weekly live broadcasts featuring international experts. Broadcasts are facilitated and recorded live by Lehigh University and available for asynchronous viewing, however, live participation is encouraged. Topics presented in the broadcasts are discussed during weekly web conference sessions.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 75 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15807/2018

ENVR E-116
The Carbon Economy: Calculating, Managing, and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Richard Goode, MBA

Marlon Robert Banta, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23508

Description
The global economy is undergoing a fundamental transformation to low-carbon technologies from electric vehicles becoming mainstream and large-scale solar, wind, and even battery installations. Many countries and companies understand that this fourth industrial revolution will change everything, and face risks as well as opportunities. Some countries are establishing policies that decarbonize their economy to avoid the worst effects of a 2 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures. Organizations should start to develop and implement a 2 degrees Celsius strategy by clearly understanding their exposure to climate-related risks and identifying best practices for adapting to new carbon regulation, along with transforming their businesses by deploying sustainable energy practices. Understanding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including how to calculate them and the importance of reporting them publicly, is vital to understanding how to identify sources of emission and how to reduce them. This course teaches students how to measure, report, and reduce GHG emissions with an eye toward understanding the roles that energy choices and usage play in reducing emissions.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 45 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23508/2019

ENVR E-117
Sustainability Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

John D. Spengler, PhD

Leith Sharp, MEd

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13543

Description
This course aims to inspire and enable students to lead effective change toward environmental sustainability in a variety of organizational contexts (education, business, government, nonprofit, church, community). The course explores what change leadership for sustainability is and guides students to advance their related capabilities, competencies, and strategies. The personal, interpersonal, organizational, and infrastructural dimensions of change leadership for sustainability are addressed. A variety of specific case studies and examples of sustainability in practice, including everything from green building design and renewable energy to environmental purchasing, are explored. Interdependencies between finance, politics, relationships, cognitive processes, capacity building, and technology are discussed. Students leave the course with a deeper experiential knowledge of change management because they are required to complete a project involving a real life change leadership project of their choice. In a world lacking adequate political, judicial, and media leadership we can and must take leadership where we work and live, transforming our organizations en masse, fueling change at all levels of society. This course is designed to empower and prepare anyone who is willing to join in the collective effort to steer our society back on course towards a just and sustainabile future.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Mondays, 7:20-9:20 pm

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13543/2018

ENVR E-118A
Ecotourism and Sustainable Development

Megan Epler Wood, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15151

Description
This course stresses the fundamentals of developing an ecotourism business, using triple bottom line business plans which respond to an analysis of local needs, markets, financing, and the connection to local and international supply chains. This course provides extensive background on the history of ecotourism, its role in the development of local economies, its connection to the global tourism trade, its role in the conservation of natural resources, and its context in key case study regions. Students discuss ecotourism business management issues with prominent ecotourism owners and take part in interactive business case studies. They also learn how to prepare a monitoring plan for their proposed business via integrated annual reporting methods.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15151/2018

ENVR E-118B
Sustainable Tourism, Regional Planning, and Geodesign

Megan Epler Wood, MS

Stephen M. Ervin, PhD

Vicente Javier Moles Moles, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25068

Description
This course introduces the basic principles of tourism master planning, enabling students to learn how communities, governments, business, and civil society can take a more inclusive and sustainable approach to planning tourism destinations worldwide. Students learn to present quantitative and qualitative economic, sociocultural, and environmental data to determine the best management of vital natural and social resources, and to build scenarios that include the impacts of climate change, including approaches to mitigation and adaptation, over the next 20-30 years. A live interactive session is held using interactive geodesign methods to address key decisions in the process of design for tourism growth. Students participate in applying digital tools and analyses to a specific case. Each student generates scenarios and learns how to manage these scenarios through new approaches to governance.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

This course includes a mandatory online meeting lab to be held via Zoom webconferencing software on Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm EST. Students must be present for the entire session.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with spreadsheet software required. Course work in GIS from such organizations as ESRI or ISMT E-150 would enhance the course experience. However, the course is designed for all levels, and allows students to move through the course according to their own capacity. Individuals who are working on tourism planning are encouraged to bring their existing planning documents to the course for review.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25068/2019

ENVR E-119C
High Performance Buildings for Occupant Wellbeing

Nathan Gauthier, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25139

Description
This course attempts to answer two questions: What makes buildings healthy, comfortable, and productive for their occupants? How can we influence design, construction, and operations to ensure healthy, comfortable, and productive buildings? Students learn about occupants’ interaction with light, color, sound, temperature and humidity, toxins and contaminants, plants and nature, and food and water. We review the most recent research in these areas and identify where additional research is needed. We also go through relevant green building standards, codes, and rating systems, including the WELL Building Standard and Fitwel and discuss their applicability, strengths, and weaknesses. Students are introduced to design principles, tools, and techniques for the delivery of healthy, comfortable, and productive facilities. Case studies demonstrate strategies to improve the occupant experience in office buildings, hospitals, schools, and residential buildings. Students leave the class with an understanding of these complex issues and are able to comfortably discuss setting goals and evaluating performance related to the occupant experience.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25139/2019

ENVR E-119D
Zero Energy and Passive Buildings

Paul Ormond, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24776

Description
Zero energy buildings, also known as net zero energy buildings, are buildings (or a community of buildings) which produce with on-site renewables the same, or more, amount of energy as they consume on an annual basis. Typically, a zero energy building consists of a highly efficient building with a rooftop, or site-mounted, photovoltaic system. Increasingly, designers are turning to passive building strategies to deliver highly efficient buildings for their zero energy projects. Zero energy and passive strategies are very scalable from single family homes, to large commercial buildings, to districts or communities of buildings. Once the realm of the most ambitious building owners willing to take significant financial and design risks, now zero energy and passive buildings cost the same as conventional construction. In the next few decades, it is possible that a large portion of new and retrofit construction could be zero energy or passive, either by code or by economics. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of zero energy and passive buildings, including building energy dynamics, renewable system fundamentals, energy economics, passive architecture, energy budgets, site and source energy, policy, codes, financing, and incentive structures. We explore the state of practice and state of art in zero energy and passive design for both residential scale and commercial/institutional scale. Case studies are used to demonstrate feasibility, key concepts, and lessons learned. The course also explores the benefits and challenges that zero energy imposes on the energy grid, as well as the value zero energy and passive building can have in advancing security, resilience, and survivability.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24776/2019

ENVR E-119G
Sustainable Cities

Julio Lumbreras, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15759

Description
More than half of the world’s population (54 percent according to the World Health Organization) live in urban areas, and this share is expected to grow in the future (65 percent by 2050 according to the United Nations). However, urban life is currently far from sustainable due to inequality, poverty, poor air quality, high risk of natural disasters and climate change, and lack of access to energy, water, and waste treatment. Faced with these challenges, member countries of the United Nations adopted in 2015 an agenda for 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with one of these goals focused on “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Therefore, the future of urban societies, and thus of most of the world’s population, depends on our ability to design, build, and run cities in a sustainable manner. This course aims at contributing to this goal by surveying the scientific principles of sustainability at the urban level, exploring cities and their metabolism as systems of systems. It covers the main challenges that cities of every size are facing: governance, inclusive urban economic development, national/regional development planning, safety, citizen participation, risk and vulnerability reduction, air quality, resource efficiency, and access to universal basic services, housing, and infrastructures. By paying attention to the contextual factors in which these challenges play out for different types of cities, students not only gain a general understanding of the key dimensions of urban sustainability, but they also learn tools to further analyze and tackle urban sustainability challenges. Some of the tools presented are life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria decision making, air quality modeling, and urban indicators.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 307

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15759/2018

ENVR E-125
Environmental Social Governance: The Evolution of Corporate Sustainability

Sophia Leonora Mendelsohn, MS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25380

Description
This course is designed to perpetuate and expedite the growth of corporate sustainability from product innovation and strategic philanthropy to incorporating risk-oriented environmental, social, and governance (ESG) structures. This allows students to re-think corporate sustainability through the lenses of enterprise risk management, climate risks and opportunities, investor relations, and financial products. This course emphasizes why students should be inspired to implement ESG thinking in organizations. The course starts by exploring the forces behind the rapid popularization of ESG. It then analyzes the interdependencies between consumer attitudes, regulation, investors, and officers of public companies. Students hear from senior ESG leaders from large companies currently executing the concepts discussed in class. Multiple classes are dedicated to the specialized frameworks of ESG reporting.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A firm understanding of change management in the business setting, climate change, and other environmental issues.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25380/2019

ENVR E-129
From Farm to Fork: Food, Sustainability, and the Global Environment

Gary Adamkiewicz, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24782

Description
In this course, we explore the development of our modern food production and distribution system and its effects on our environment and planet. We critically review published studies and other assessments that evaluate the environmental and social impact of food-related products and processes. We cover such topics as agricultural and food policy, industrialization and factory farming, the interrelationship between climate change and food production, water quality and scarcity, the role of technology in food production, and other relevant topics. We apply life cycle assessment concepts, appropriate sustainability criteria, and benchmarking to current questions surrounding our global food system, and incorporate observations from the developed and developing world. The course emphasizes the methodologies and skills needed to critically assess the sustainability of various food products and practices.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
53 Church Street L01Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: ENVR E-101, or the equivalent.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24782/2019

ENVR E-135
Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Matthew Gardner, PhD

Zeina O. Eyceoz, MBA, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13555

Description
This course explores corporate sustainability from the perspective of large, multinational corporations. We focus on the management tools available to corporations and how they can drive sustainability into a company at all levels, providing a balance between environmental stewardship, social wellbeing, and economic prosperity. We explore how to prioritize various actions through stakeholder engagement, how to analyze and prepare a sustainability report, and we examine the perspective of the investment community and important governance issues.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 304Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13555/2018

ENVR E-137
Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Operations

Ramon Sanchez, ScD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14010

Description
This course provides a set of tools and skills to identify, evaluate, and improve the sustainability of supply chain operations. It enables students to understand core concepts of industrial and commercial activities so that they are able to design sustainable manufacturing and service operations. Students learn to define green warehousing and distribution activities, plan retrofits and capital investments in current and future productive operations to save energy, select green materials for new products, manage efficient new product introductions by designing sustainable factory operations, and learn how to use continuous improvement techniques and value stream mapping to reduce waste and environmental impacts while reducing costs.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: High school math.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 35 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14010/2018

ENVR E-138
Sustainable Finance and Investments

Carlos Alberto Vargas, ALM, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24806

Description
Sustainable finance is a main topic on the international agenda. Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources, the search for profits through efficiency, and climate change. We observe an increasing investment appetite for green bonds. Investment funds and asset managers worldwide search for innovative products that increase profitability but also create environmental and social value. This course studies finance and sustainability as integrated subjects beginning with an introduction of financial and investment principles and moving through financial analysis, financing, and valuation. The course covers diverse aspects of sustainable investments and offers tools for effective financial valuation and risk assessment.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 45 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24806/2019

ENVR E-139
Natural Disasters in a Global Environment

Jennifer Cole, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25412

Description
This course covers disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, fires, landslides, hurricanes, famines, pandemic diseases, and meteorite impacts. The course presents basic science, along with detailed case studies of past and present events. Lectures and discussions highlight the role of science in studying natural disasters and describe the mechanisms responsible for these phenomena. The course traces the transition of our understanding of disasters from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts. Elements of history, engineering, architecture, sociology, land use planning, climate change science, public policy, and emergency management are threaded through the discussions and laboratory exercises.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25412/2019

ENVR E-140
Fundamentals of Ecology for Sustainable Ecosystems

Mark Leighton, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12779

Description
Conserving and managing biodiversity and ecosystem services in diverse landscapes across the globe is a major sustainability challenge of this century. Solutions critically rest on fundamental concepts and principles in ecology. This course adopts an unusual, holistic approach by embedding understanding and integration of these principles through a series of ecosystem case studies focused on desert, savanna and mountain ecosystems, wetlands and other aquatic systems, boreal, temperate, and tropical forests, and agroecosystems. These ecosystems exemplify different challenges, but similar ecological processes at work for successful management, whether the goal is protection of natural systems and biodiversity, ecological restoration, or maintaining ecosystem services in agricultural and other human-dominated landscapes. Through this approach, the fundamental topics covered in typical ecology courses are exemplified. The historical, evolutionary, and ecological processes determining the distribution of ecosystems, habitats, and species are introduced. Evolutionary processes responsible for the adaptations of individuals are examined to understand the diversity of species and their features. Ecological processes of competition, predation, disease, and mutualism help explain the functioning of biological communities and larger ecosystems. Among other activities, teams of students conduct background research on specific ecosystem sites to understand the ecological, economic, sociocultural, and multistakeholder context of sustainability challenges and integrated solutions. The course features an optional Saturday field trip.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 307

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12779/2018

ENVR E-143
Sustainable Food Enterprises in Rural Areas: Evaluating American versus European Practices in Tuscany

Mark Leighton, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25371

Description

Globally, metropolitan areas have prospered economically while rural areas have been left behind. The course focuses on sustainability opportunities and enterprises in these rural landscapes. Emphasis is on the benefits of small-scale organic farm enterprises, typically with diverse production systems, common historically and now resurgent in the farm to table and local food movement as alternatives to industrial agriculture. Although of global relevance, the course focuses on comparisons between New England and Tuscany; in both these regions, ecological and economic sustainability challenges in the rural landscape include producing food and wood products for niche markets, managing watersheds, conserving biodiversity, and other environmental services, such as carbon sequestration, and diversifying income streams with ecotourism. Optimizing this mix of functions while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, other forms of pollution, and energy consumption addresses sustainability goals. Online required class sessions, typically every other week during the semester, discuss readings on models and analysis of sustainable food production systems, including organic, permaculture and forest farming systems.

The centerpiece of the course is an intensive—and mandatory—week-long experience, May 11-18, in residence at Spannocchia, a historical Tuscan farming estate near Sienna. The educational mission of the Spannocchia Foundation is to promote sustainability in organic agriculture and animal husbandry, forestry, biodiversity conservation, ecotourism, and energy and waste management practices. Students work in small teams, conducting fieldwork on the 1,200 acres of the estate, evaluating models for these practices from ecological, economic, and policy perspectives, and debating creative ideas for sustainability futures in this inspirational setting with local experts. Students also help establish experimental trials to test hypotheses about improved production and financial performance. These field exercises and discussions at Spannocchia are augmented with an optional all day field trip to a biodynamic winery site and onwards to San Gimignano. Students should not have other work or study commitments during this period.

The course involves some hiking and fieldwork on several days over uneven ground; because these are critical course activities, students must be physically able to participate. Although mild, sunny spring weather is common, unusually cold and rainy or hot days can occur, not unlike New England. Rooms in the villa and fattoria at Spannocchia are shared doubles, spacious and historical. Meals feature organic products from the estate. View the Spannocchia website for photos and descriptions of accommodations, programs, and the estate property. Students with documented disabilities should contact the accessibility services office no later than two weeks before the course begins.

Costs: in addition to the course tuition, students are responsible for:

  • 730 Euros (approximately $850 at the current exchange rate) paid to Spannocchia by January 25. This includes room and board, May 11-18 (eight days) and educational fees.
  • US health insurance that provides coverage outside the United States.
  • Transportation to and from Spannocchia.
  • Shared per capita cost of bus/van rental and driver for field trip (optional).
  • The cost of passports and visas (if the latter is needed).

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend

This course meets via Zoom web conferencing software Tuesdays, 8-10 pm; and in Tuscany, Italy, May 11-18.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A prior relevant course (ENVR E-129, ENVR E-140, ENVR S-142, ENVR E-210, or other relevant sustainability courses) and familiarity with Excel spreadsheets is helpful, but not required.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25371/2019

ENVR E-151
Life Cycle and Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment

Gregory A. Norris, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13749

Description
The field of industrial ecology includes advanced tools and methods to assist practitioners seeking to redesign and realign industrial systems and activities to be more ecologically and socially sound. Central within the field of industrial ecology is life cycle assessment (LCA), which involves systems analysis of the full range of environmental impacts, product life cycles, and supply chains. More recently, social impacts are also being addressed in life cycles and supply chains, leading to the definition of life cycle sustainability assessment. This course enables participants to develop a hands-on, in-depth understanding of the frameworks, principles, tools, and applications of life cycle assessment. As part of the course, students learn to use and apply professional software tools and databases that address both social and environmental impacts in global supply chains. We also review the state of life cycle practice and current initiatives involving companies, governments, and NGOs. We ground the entire course on the goal of making human activities, from the personal to the global, truly sustainable.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 306

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: College math, and/or chemistry are helpful, but students have thrived in this class without that background.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13749/2018

ENVR E-153
Social Responsibility in Product Supply Chains

Catherine Benoit, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14740

Description
In recent years, the social impacts of products and trade have risen in the agendas of policy makers, investors, and corporations. A powerful accountability framework (the United Nations guiding principles) and a widely acclaimed blueprint to guide the strategic priorities of businesses and governments (the United Nations sustainability development goals) represent a huge opportunity to drive socially sustainable business. With a focus on supply chains, this class provides a detailed background on business and human rights, social responsibility, corporate sustainability strategy, and social life cycle assessment (LCA). We cover both social responsibility (SR) issues and why they matter, SR instruments and how they are applied, and we explore approaches that can make a difference. Students identify supply chains’ salient social impacts, and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. Students also become knowledgeable practitioners of social LCA, able to appropriately apply state-of-the-art LCA software and social LCA databases to deliver a social footprint.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 303

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14740/2018

ENVR E-154
Sustainable Product Design and the Innovation Ecosystem

Ramon Sanchez, ScD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14518

Description
This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to design and launch a new product with the smallest environmental footprint. Students acquire many tools and skills in the course: how to do market intelligence (technological benchmarking and reverse engineering), how to incorporate real sustainability into new products (and identify green washing), how to use structured tools to enhance creativity and innovation to conceive and develop new products, how to design and implement a new product introduction process, how to do and implement the design of experiments to select the most robust features for products, how to write and submit a patent application to decrease legal costs, how to protect copyrights and trademarks, how to fund intellectual property by using funds from business incubators and accelerators, how to select the right materials and processes to minimize the product’s environmental impacts (using green chemistry principles, sustainable sourcing of components, and sustainable certification for raw materials to promote conservation), how to reduce energy use by new products, how to build and test prototypes in an inexpensive way, and how to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging and transportation. Students also learn the basic components of an innovation ecosystem and how high technology hubs such as Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York work.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: High school math.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14518/2018

ENVR E-157
Sustainable Business and Technology

Ramon Sanchez, ScD

Matthew Gardner, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23427

Description
With the increased awareness of the impact that business and economic activity have on our planet, we are seeing a boom in entrepreneurial activity premised on social responsibility, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency, and other sustainability-related attributes. This course seeks to examine the trends in green business, and to identify which activities are based on enduring principles and which are likely to be fleeting. Through conversations with local entrepreneurs, case studies, and lectures, this course provides students with an introduction to the principles of sustainable business, and the opportunity to look at a variety of new businesses, business models, and technologies that may play a role in an energy- and resource-constrained future.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: High school math.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23427/2019

ENVR E-158A
Green Chemistry

John Warner, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25498

Description
Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. While there are many mechanisms and tools available to assess the impact of materials and processes on human health and the environment, there are few tools available to help design and create products as such. This course presents the fundamentals of the twelve principles of green chemistry, and explores relevant examples of their practical use in commercial applications. It explores examples from a wide spectrum of industrial sectors including construction, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. Through examples, students are presented with the premise that green chemistry offers organizations a boost to innovation and faster time to market.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with chemistry concepts.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25498/2019

ENVR E-158B
Introduction to the Circular Economy

Carrie S. Snyder, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24785

Description
Today, economic growth is primarily contingent on increased resource consumption. In this linear economic approach, organizations harvest or extract materials, use them to create products, and then sell those products to consumers who generally incinerate or send to landfill the materials that no longer serve their original purpose. As the population grows and the negative environmental impact of resource extraction continues, this “take, make, waste” model is quickly reaching its limits. The circular economy, by contrast, is one that is “restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times” (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2013). It decouples economic growth from resource consumption. The circular economy philosophy is an emerging field of study, promoting a systemic, cross-disciplinary approach.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 45 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24785/2019

ENVR E-158D
Waste Management Practices

Nihar Mohanty, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25395

Description
Waste materials are an often unavoidable by-product of most human activity. Rapid economic growth, urbanization, and increasing population have resulted in an increase in resource consumption, and consequent generation of large amounts of waste. This course provides an overview of current waste and resource management practices and reevaluates the need for better waste management practices in society. Waste management scenarios and technologies are explored for both developed and developing countries, and concepts such as circular economy, cradle-to-cradle, urban mining, and upcycling are discussed as part of an integrated waste management approach. Methods for assessing waste management scenarios for sustainability are discussed.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: High school math, chemistry, and biology.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25395/2019

ENVR E-161A
Land Conservation Practice in the United States in the Context of a Changing World

Henry Tepper, MA

Frank Lowenstein, MS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15150

Description
This course focuses on the role of land conservation in advancing sustainability. It details the extraordinary growth and success of public and private land conservation in the United States. We delve into the origins of land conservation and its development in the context of the broader environmental movement in the United States and touch on its implications for work around the world. Early lectures review the first major trend in land protection, which was the creation of public parks, forests, and nature preserves, including landmark actions to create emblematic landscapes like the Boston Common, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, and the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Our focus then shifts to what has become one of the best-kept secrets in conservation: the dramatic growth, effectiveness, scale, and practicality of private land conservation. We discuss the range of practice of land trusts in the US, including public-private conservation partnerships. We pay special attention to the building blocks of private and public land conservation, including financial incentives; practical and flexible legal agreements and instruments; financing mechanisms; entities to facilitate these projects, including land trusts; protection criteria; community values; and the growing importance of climate change issues in land protection.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Tuesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 307Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15150/2018

ENVR E-165
Human Health and Global Environmental Change

Aaron Bernstein, MD

Jonathan Buonocore, ScD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23703

Description
Human activity is changing the atmosphere and altering terrestrial and marine ecosystems on a global scale. Evidence is mounting that these changes may already be having serious effects on human health, and there is growing concern that in coming decades the effects could be catastrophic. This course was developed because the practice of public health in this century requires an understanding of the relationship between human health and the global environment. It provides an overview of climate change and biodiversity loss, two key examples of global environmental change, and the potential consequences for human health. It also explores solutions to these problems and the challenges inherent in realizing those solutions.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date:

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets for an intensive half semester from March 25 through May 18. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health course Environmental Health 278-02. Registered students can ordinarily live stream the lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm starting March 26 or they can watch them on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23703/2019

ENVR E-166
Water Resources Policy and Watershed Management

Scott Horsley, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14545

Description
This course presents a comprehensive approach to water resources management by integrating environmental science (geology, soils, hydrology) and policy (planning and regulatory analysis). It is intended for both students with and without technical backgrounds. We use numerous case studies from the instructor’s experience as a consultant to the US Environmental Protection Agency, state and local governments, industry, and nongovernmental organizations. To the extent possible, the course includes a field trip to visit actual project sites in the metro-Boston region. The course examines groundwater, lake, riverine, wetland, and coastal management issues at the local, state, tribal, regional, national, and international levels and relies heavily on practical case studies. We focus on an integrated water management approach that links drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater management—seeking opportunities to keep water local and for re-use, balancing hydrologic budgets, and minimizing costs in the face of climate change. A broad range of water resource management strategies is examined including structural/nonstructural, regulatory/nonregulatory, and prevention/restoration approaches. Smart growth and low impact development techniques are presented as effective growth management and climate adaptation techniques. Incentive-based management strategies are presented to modify behaviors and to optimize public participation. Green infrastructure is presented as an innovative and alternative approach to conventional grey technologies and includes shellfish aquaculture, bioretention, reforestation of riparian buffers, ecotoilets, and wetlands restoration.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
1 Story Street 302Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14545/2018

ENVR E-178
Socio-ecological Systems and Sustainability

Katherine Von Stackelberg, ScD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25370

Description
Even as we recognize that human well-being depends on the natural environment, we are experiencing unprecedented environmental challenges largely as a consequence of unsustainable interactions with nature. We are increasingly putting our well-being at risk through the unintended environmental consequences of modern life. Industrialization at the expense of natural resources, energy- and pollution-intensive food production, and an economic system that fails to account for natural capital are just a few examples of how we are failing to work effectively within a socio-ecological system. In this course we explore the evidence for the ways in which the natural environment supports well-being, including identifying actionable strategies for sustainability that explicitly recognize the coupled human-natural system and challenging conventional disciplinary norms by integrating the social and natural sciences. We explore themes related to the essentiality of biodiversity to ecosystem services, working with nature, biophilic design, permaculture and multifunctional agricultural landscapes, and collaborative decision making.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25370/2019

ENVR E-180
Practical Sustainability for Small Organizations

Scott Curtis Stenger, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15758

Description
This course communicates to students the knowledge they need to carry out sustainability actions in their organizations. Background information on sustainability is used to provide students with a clear understanding of climate change. The course has a focus topic of the week such as lighting, water usage, recycling, solar power, wind power, hydroelectric power, green buildings, government resources to assist in sustainability, sustainable office materials, and sustainable supply chains. This course differs from other courses by offering a topic of the week for the first hour of class then spending the second hour of class learning about specific practices and products a small organization can adopt to make specific changes in line with that week’s topic to become more sustainable.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Mondays, 8-10 pm
Maxwell-Dworkin G125Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15758/2018

ENVR E-210
Proseminar: Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems

Mark Leighton, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23614

Description
Understanding the dynamics of complex ecological and environmental systems and designing policies to promote their sustainability is a formidable challenge. Both the practitioner and policymaker must be able to evaluate scientific research, recognizing fundamental pitfalls in research design and data interpretation. Moreover, most important environmental problems involve interactions among variables as dynamic systems, so forecasting the impacts of potential environmental changes or policy interventions is critical. To develop these skills, students conduct practical exercises illustrating a range of modeling techniques, including statistical analysis of ecological and environmental data, and system dynamics modeling. Computer simulation modeling ranges across diverse issues in sustainability science, such as climate change, human population dynamics, population viability analysis of endangered species, and economic appraisal of projects that have an impact on natural resources. The course also focuses on developing skills in scientific writing, critiquing primary research literature, and communicating about environmental science. Quantitative techniques are taught at an introductory level; some data analysis and simulation modeling is conducted using Excel spreadsheets. Online students are invited to attend sustainability and environmental management campus events scheduled around the Monday section on stakeholder negotiation.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course. Experience manipulating data and algebraic equations on spreadsheets is helpful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23614/2019

ENVR E-210
Proseminar: Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems

Mark Leighton, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13757

Description
Understanding the dynamics of complex ecological and environmental systems and designing policies to promote their sustainability is a formidable challenge. Both the practitioner and policymaker must be able to evaluate scientific research, recognizing fundamental pitfalls in research design and data interpretation. Moreover, most important environmental problems involve interactions among variables as dynamic systems, so forecasting the impacts of potential environmental changes or policy interventions is critical. To develop these skills, students conduct practical exercises illustrating a range of modeling techniques, including statistical analysis of ecological and environmental data, and system dynamics modeling. Computer simulation modeling ranges across diverse issues in sustainability science, such as climate change, human population dynamics, population viability analysis of endangered species, and economic appraisal of projects that have an impact on natural resources. The course also focuses on developing skills in scientific writing, critiquing primary research literature, and communicating about environmental science. Quantitative techniques are taught at an introductory level; some data analysis and simulation modeling is conducted using Excel spreadsheets. Online students are invited to attend sustainability and environmental management campus events scheduled around the Monday section on stakeholder negotiation.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
53 Church Street L01

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course. Experience manipulating data and algebraic equations on spreadsheets is helpful.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 100 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13757/2018

ENVR E-495
Experimental Design and Research Methods

Jennifer Palacio, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15421

Description
This course presents a framework and process for conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in the fields of sustainability and environmental management. The course begins with an overview of research approaches, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections regarding the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly research. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for addressing the key elements of the process of research design. These include identifying a project of appropriate scope, conducting an efficient literature review, writing an introduction, stating a purpose for the study, developing research questions and hypotheses, and advancing methods and procedures for data collection and analysis. At each step in this process, students are taken through qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, with illustrative examples of contemporary research in the applied field. While this course is designed for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability, students interested in pursuing research in the natural sciences are welcome.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15421/2018

ENVR E-495
Experimental Design and Research Methods

Jennifer Palacio, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25051

Description
This course presents a framework and process for conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in the fields of sustainability and environmental management. The course begins with an overview of research approaches, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections regarding the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly research. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for addressing the key elements of the process of research design. These include identifying a project of appropriate scope, conducting an efficient literature review, writing an introduction, stating a purpose for the study, developing research questions and hypotheses, and advancing methods and procedures for data collection and analysis. At each step in this process, students are taken through qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, with illustrative examples of contemporary research in the applied field. While this course is designed for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability, students interested in pursuing research in the natural sciences are welcome.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 40 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25051/2019

ENVR E-496
Crafting the Thesis Proposal in Sustainability

Mark Leighton, PhD

January session | CRN 25105

Description
This course helps students develop critical thinking, scholarly writing skills, and research abilities while developing their individual thesis proposals. Class meetings feature lectures and discussions on different scientific approaches, group discussions, and intensive, constructive discussion of proposed student thesis research projects and proposals, from definition of research goals and hypotheses through research design and expected data analysis and presentation. The option to develop a thesis proposal early in the degree program allows students opportunities for an extended period of data collection and analysis, required for many types of significant research problems in the field, and earlier identification of relevant courses while completing degree requirements. Students should not register for this course unless they are ready to engage in the entire thesis process. They should consider if this is the right time to start independent research, as the goal of the course is to move from crafting the thesis proposal to thesis registration with no extended breaks. Students should begin the thesis project during the next semester or two after completing this course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 3-6 pm
Sever Hall 310Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Final papers due February 11. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: Students must be candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability. Students in the 12-course thesis track must have completed eight courses toward the degree and earned a B- or higher in ENVR E-495. Students in the ten-course thesis track must have completed six courses toward the degree and ENVR E-495 is recommended. Students should review the webinar to prepare them for taking the course. Their pre-proposal, due October 1, must be approved by their research advisor before they are allowed to register for the course. To obtain approval, students follow the instructions on the thesis pre-proposal form, work with their assigned research advisor to complete the form, and submit it to thesis_proposals@extension.harvard.edu. Pre-proposals generally require one or more revisions. Once approved, permission to register will be sent via email from the ALM Advising Office between October 15 and December 12.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25105/2019

ENVR E-598
Sustainability Capstone Proposal Tutorial

Mark Leighton, PhD

Richard Wetzler, PhD

William O’Brien, MBA, JD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15667

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong capstone proposal. It is mandatory for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability or development practice who wish to register for the ENVR E-599 or ENVR E-599a capstones. The tutorial provides an essential ramp to the capstone courses, mapping critical issues of research design (scope, methodology, metrics for evaluating impact, and bench-marking) and allows the capstone courses to begin with projects fully operational.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $0

Notes:

The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress.

  • Last day to register without a late fee: September 3
  • Last day to register with a late fee: September 10
  • Last day to drop for 100% tuition refund: October 15
  • Last day to withdraw for WD grade: November 23

Prerequisites: Students must be in their penultimate semester as candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability or development practice. They must be in good academic standing and in the process of completing all the requirements except the capstone. Students should view the ENVR E-599 capstone proposal webpage or the ENVR E-599a capstone proposal webpage and submit the first draft of the capstone proposal between July 19 and October 1. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15667/2018

ENVR E-598
Sustainability Capstone Proposal Tutorial

Mark Leighton, PhD

Richard Wetzler, PhD

William O’Brien, MBA, JD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25198

Description
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong capstone proposal. It is mandatory for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability or development practice who wish to register for the ENVR S-599 or ENVR S-599a capstones in the 2019 Harvard Summer School. The tutorial provides an essential ramp to the capstone courses, mapping critical issues of research design (scope, methodology, metrics for evaluating impact, and bench-marking) and allows the capstone courses to begin with projects fully operational.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $0

Notes:

The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm, to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress.

The tutorial is not a course in the traditional sense. It is structured one-on-one advising with the instructor. Students participate in 15- to 30-minute individual appointments (by phone, video-conference, or in person), ordinarily between 9 am – 5 pm (EST), to discuss their topics, proposal designs, and writing progress.

  • Last day to register without a late fee: January 27
  • Last day to register with a late fee: February 3
  • Last day to drop for 100% tuition refund: February 15
  • Last day to withdraw for WD grade: April 26

Prerequisites: Students must be in their penultimate semester as candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability or development practice. They must be in good academic standing and in the process of completing all the requirements except the capstone. Students should view the ENVR E-599 capstone proposal webpage or the ENVR E-599a capstone proposal webpage and submit the first draft of the capstone proposal between November 8 and February 1. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25198/2019

ENVR E-599
Independent Research Capstone

Richard Wetzler, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14598

Description
The course provides each participant with a guided immersion in the processes of heuristic question formulation, objective research design, and implementation. Included are hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis, writing, revision, and final dissemination. Individual meetings with the course instructor occur throughout the semester, beginning with review of the preliminary research proposal and completion of a needs assessment survey. Subsequent meetings serve to ensure research progress is on track and make full use of available experts, references, and other resources. Lectures and discussions explore challenges and opportunities in boundary delineation, project scoping, assessment of potential impact (and, where appropriate, procedural reviews such as the university’s policy on use of human subjects), inclusion of stakeholders and sampling design; logical consistency, lateral thinking, and use and analysis of case studies; benchmarking and bet-hedging; effective writing, graphic presentation, and referencing; and public presentation and network establishment. Using a recurring workshop format, participants regularly present components of their work-in-progress for review and constructive input. At the semester’s close, the professional community is invited to attend participants’ presentations of their final research projects. This is accomplished via a class poster exhibition and/or through a web-based video archive of project presentations.

Class Meetings:
On campus

This course meets on ten Wednesdays from 6-9 pm in the Northwest Science Building, room B-105, and includes an on-campus symposium on Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-7 pm. See syllabus for specific meeting dates. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates who have successfully completed ENVR S-598. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14598/2018

ENVR E-599
Independent Research Capstone

Richard Wetzler, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24009

Description
The course provides each participant with a guided immersion in the processes of heuristic question formulation, objective research design, and implementation. Included are hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis, writing, revision, and final dissemination. Individual meetings with the course instructor occur throughout the semester, beginning with review of the preliminary research proposal and completion of a needs assessment survey. Subsequent meetings serve to ensure research progress is on track and make full use of available experts, references, and other resources. Lectures and discussions explore challenges and opportunities in boundary delineation, project scoping, assessment of potential impact (and, where appropriate, procedural reviews such as the university’s policy on use of human subjects), inclusion of stakeholders and sampling design; logical consistency, lateral thinking, and use and analysis of case studies; benchmarking and bet-hedging; effective writing, graphic presentation, and referencing; and public presentation and network establishment. Using a recurring workshop format, participants regularly present components of their work-in-progress for review and constructive input. At the semester’s close, the professional community is invited to attend participants’ presentations of their final research projects. This is accomplished via a class poster exhibition and/or through a web-based video archive of project presentations.

Class Meetings:
On campus

This course meets on nine Wednesdays, 6-9 pm (five meetings in Northwest Science Building B105 and four via web conference), and includes an on-campus meeting on Sunday, May 5, 12:30-5:30 pm. See syllabus for specific meeting dates. Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date:

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates who have successfully completed ENVR E-598. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24009/2019

ENVR E-599A
Consulting with Clients for Sustainability Solutions Capstone

William O’Brien, MBA, JD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24425

Description
The course imparts knowledge and skills for planning projects and developing solutions for organizations of at least 50 employees including small businesses, local townships, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international development agencies, national governments, corporations, municipal/state/provincial governments, primary and secondary schools, universities, hospitals, health centers, and regional development agencies. Sustainability solutions refers to working with a client either as a member of a team or individually developing and delivering a customized sustainability action plan (SAP) for sustainability candidates or a sustainable development action plan (SDAP) for development practice candidates. Common client goals are reduction of operating costs, minimization of the environmental footprint, initiating a development project, and improvement of sustainability practices. Opportunities are identified and initiatives developed in collaboration with the client for both short and long term. Typical areas of focus include energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, supply chain management, green IT, and transportation. In support of recommended initiatives, SAPs and SDAPs emphasize a process to foster sustainable behavior, outline key performance indicators to measure performance, and build a sustainability capital reserve to capture cost savings for possible future investments. Deliverables for the course are a SAP or SDAP and a presentation to the client stakeholders. A substantial amount of time during the semester is spent on coaching students regarding how to most effectively work with the clients to address organizational requirements, develop solutions, and present their resulting solutions. Sustainability executives, development practitioners, and consultants occasionally serve as guest speakers to share experiences and best practices. The case method is used to provide a participative and realistic forum enabling students to learn about sustainability while also developing the skills to use the knowledge gained. Whether the SAP or SDAP is developed for a client by a team or an individual, the course structure enables and ensures evaluation of individual student effort through student reflections and a client satisfaction survey. Past clients have included New York City Department of Sanitation, Greater Pittsburgh YMCA, General Electric Appliances, Utah Center for Affordable Housing, and Amazon.

Class Meetings:
On campus

Course meets at 1 Story Street, room 302, on four Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm: February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4.Start Date: Feb. 2, 2019

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates who have successfully completed ENVR E-598. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24425/2019

ENVR E-599A
Consulting with Clients for Sustainability Solutions Capstone

William O’Brien, MBA, JD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14533

Description
The course imparts knowledge and skills for planning projects and developing solutions for organizations of at least 50 employees including small businesses, local townships, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international development agencies, national governments, corporations, municipal/state/provincial governments, primary and secondary schools, universities, hospitals, health centers, and regional development agencies. Sustainability solutions refers to working with a client either as a member of a team or individually developing and delivering a customized sustainability action plan (SAP) for sustainability candidates or a sustainable development action plan (SDAP) for development practice candidates. Common client goals are reduction of operating costs, minimization of the environmental footprint, initiating a development project, and improvement of sustainability practices. Opportunities are identified and initiatives developed in collaboration with the client for both short and long term. Typical areas of focus include energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, supply chain management, green IT, and transportation. In support of recommended initiatives, SAPs and SDAPs emphasize a process to foster sustainable behavior, outline key performance indicators to measure performance, and build a sustainability capital reserve to capture cost savings for possible future investments. Deliverables for the course are a SAP or SDAP and a presentation to the client stakeholders. A substantial amount of time during the semester is spent on coaching students regarding how to most effectively work with the clients to address organizational requirements, develop solutions, and present their resulting solutions. Sustainability executives, development practitioners, and consultants occasionally serve as guest speakers to share experiences and best practices. The case method is used to provide a participative and realistic forum enabling students to learn about sustainability while also developing the skills to use the knowledge gained. Whether the SAP or SDAP is developed for a client by a team or an individual, the course structure enables and ensures evaluation of individual student effort through student reflections and a client satisfaction survey. Past clients have included New York City Department of Sanitation, Greater Pittsburgh YMCA, General Electric Appliances, Utah Center for Affordable Housing, and Amazon.

Class Meetings:
On campus

Course meets at 1 Story Street, room 302, on four Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm: Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Nov. 3, Dec. 1.Start Date: Sep. 8, 2018

Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Students must be degree candidates who have successfully completed ENVR S-598. Students who do not meet these requirements are dropped from the course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 20 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14533/2018

EXPO E-5
Fundamentals of Grammar

Jerusha Achterberg, MPH

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13175 | Section 1

Description
This course is a review of the elements of grammar. We examine sentence structure, correct verb forms, case of pronouns, agreement, punctuation, and restrictive and nonrestrictive (that/which) clauses. Along the way, we learn something of the power and the pleasure of controlling grammar to make our words work for us exactly as we want them to. Short readings illustrate the basic elements—and the beauties—of grammar and style. Short writing assignments offer students opportunities to practice the lessons of the course.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13175/2018

EXPO E-5
Fundamentals of Grammar

Naomi Stephen, MPhil

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 21627 | Section 2

Description
This course is a review of the elements of grammar. We examine sentence structure, correct verb forms, case of pronouns, agreement, punctuation, and restrictive and nonrestrictive (that/which) clauses. Along the way, we learn something of the power and the pleasure of controlling grammar to make our words work for us exactly as we want them to. Short readings illustrate the basic elements—and the beauties—of grammar and style. Short writing assignments offer students opportunities to practice the lessons of the course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 109Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-21627/2019

EXPO E-5
Fundamentals of Grammar

Virginia Maurer, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14497 | Section 2

Description
This course is a review of the elements of grammar. We examine sentence structure, correct verb forms, case of pronouns, agreement, punctuation, and restrictive and nonrestrictive (that/which) clauses. Along the way, we learn something of the power and the pleasure of controlling grammar to make our words work for us exactly as we want them to. Short readings illustrate the basic elements—and the beauties—of grammar and style. Short writing assignments offer students opportunities to practice the lessons of the course.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 212Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14497/2018

EXPO E-5
Fundamentals of Grammar

Jerusha Achterberg, MPH

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24511 | Section 1

Description
This course is a review of the elements of grammar. We examine sentence structure, correct verb forms, case of pronouns, agreement, punctuation, and restrictive and nonrestrictive (that/which) clauses. Along the way, we learn something of the power and the pleasure of controlling grammar to make our words work for us exactly as we want them to. Short readings illustrate the basic elements—and the beauties—of grammar and style. Short writing assignments offer students opportunities to practice the lessons of the course.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24511/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Judith A. Murciano, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15120 | Section 2

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15120/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Steven Wandler, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14356 | Section 7

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14356/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15912 | Section 9

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15912/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Randy S. Rosenthal, MTS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15916 | Section 10

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15916/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Randy S. Rosenthal, MTS

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15944 | Section 11

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15944/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Rebecca Summerhays, PhD

January session | CRN 23882

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4 pm
Sever Hall 304Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: Final papers due February 11. International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23882/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Joan Feinberg, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25165 | Section 3

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25165/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Janet Sylvester, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25169 | Section 9

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25169/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Anthony B. Cashman III, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22356 | Section 2

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 212Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22356/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Matthew Davis, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15968 | Section 12

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15968/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Heidi Hendricks, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24941 | Section 5

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24941/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Christina Rarden Grenier, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15228 | Section 1

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15228/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Allyson K. Boggess, MFA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23434 | Section 1

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23434/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Steven Wandler, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23715 | Section 10

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23715/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Christina Rarden Grenier, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25251 | Section 4

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25251/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Judith A. Murciano, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24744 | Section 6

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24744/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Eileen Mary O’Connor, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25515 | Section 11

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25515/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25518 | Section 12

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25518/2019

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Steven Wandler, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15542 | Section 8

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15542/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Paul A. Thur, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13498 | Section 6

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 104Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13498/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Eileen Mary O’Connor, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15802 | Section 3

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15802/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Janet Sylvester, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15549 | Section 5

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15549/2018

EXPO E-15
Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Eileen Mary O’Connor, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15556 | Section 4

Description
This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure. Short writing assignments help students develop the skills essential for producing well-reasoned and substantiated academic essays. Students also learn strategies for reading and analyzing difficult texts.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15556/2018

EXPO E-25
Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Ariane Liazos, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24080 | Section 7

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 10 am-noon
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24080/2019

EXPO E-25
Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Paul A. Thur, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 22801 | Section 10

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Sever Hall 111Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-22801/2019

EXPO E-25
Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Tad Davies, PhD

January session | CRN 24338

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4 pm
Sever Hall 302Start Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: Final papers due February 11. International Students see important visa information.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course. The last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills for this section is December 6.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24338/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Sarah Ahrens, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15124 | Section 1

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15124/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Peter Becker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13337 | Section 3

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13337/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14620 | Section 6

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Fridays, noon-2 pm
Start Date: Sep. 7, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14620/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Christina Kim Becker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15401 | Section 2

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15401/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Tad Davies, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25386 | Section 4

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 3-5 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25386/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Margaret C. Rennix, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25398 | Section 5

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 11 am-1 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25398/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Christina Kim Becker, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25403 | Section 2

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25403/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Tamara A. Griggs, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15934 | Section 12

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 3-5 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15934/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Sarah Ahrens, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15935 | Section 13

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, noon-2 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15935/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Cynthia F. C. Hill, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15957 | Section 14

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15957/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Janet Sylvester, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12964 | Section 10

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12964/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25252 | Section 6

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Fridays, noon-2 pm
Start Date: Feb. 1, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25252/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Ariane Liazos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 12970 | Section 8

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 101Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-12970/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Eileen Mary O’Connor, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25516 | Section 13

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25516/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Sarah Ahrens, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24751 | Section 1

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24751/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Steven Wandler, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24752 | Section 12

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24752/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Tad Davies, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13492 | Section 4

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 3-5 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13492/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Tamara A. Griggs, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15797 | Section 5

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 11 am-1 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15797/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Ariane Liazos, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15803 | Section 7

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 104Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15803/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Julie Anne McNary, EdM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15554 | Section 9

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15554/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Janet Sylvester, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24515 | Section 9

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24515/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Thomas A. Underwood, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24516 | Section 11

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24516/2019

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Thomas A. Underwood, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15558 | Section 11

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15558/2018

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Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Peter Becker, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25087 | Section 3

Description
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1000
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills or a B or higher grade in the alternate expository writing course.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25087/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Steven Wandler, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25089 | Section 10

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25089/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Jennifer Ann Doody, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14087 | Section 2

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14087/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Matthew Davis, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15127 | Section 7

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15127/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Franklin J. Schwarzer, JD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25402 | Section 9

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25402/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Christina Kim Becker, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25404 | Section 2

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25404/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Jennifer Ann Doody, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24648 | Section 4

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24648/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Franklin J. Schwarzer, JD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25171 | Section 8

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25171/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Julie Anne McNary, EdM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15967 | Section 10

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15967/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Jennifer Ann Doody, ALM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15462 | Section 3

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15462/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Randy S. Rosenthal, MTS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23922 | Section 7

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23922/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Steven Wandler, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15226 | Section 9

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15226/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Matthew Davis, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23698 | Section 6

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23698/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Lori Friedman, JD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13976 | Section 5

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:40-9:40 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13976/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Thomas Akbari, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23719 | Section 1

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23719/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Joan Feinberg, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15784 | Section 4

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15784/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Jennifer Ann Doody, ALM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25267 | Section 3

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:10-7:10 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25267/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Franklin J. Schwarzer, JD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15544 | Section 8

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15544/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Cynthia F. C. Hill, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15546 | Section 6

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15546/2018

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Business Rhetoric

Randy S. Rosenthal, MTS

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25570 | Section 11

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25570/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Cynthia F. C. Hill, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25575 | Section 12

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25575/2019

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Business Rhetoric

Thomas Akbari, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14577 | Section 1

Description
This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports. Through frequent writing assignments of various kinds and regular feedback from the instructor and from peer reviewers, students learn to construct clear and precise sentences, develop coherent paragraphs, organize documents effectively, and use sources responsibly.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14577/2018

EXPO E-42A
Writing in the Humanities

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24832

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the work of writing in the humanities via focused study in the field of literature. During the first part of the semester, students read and write about literary texts; during the second part of the semester, students develop their own independent research project in a humanities field of their choosing. This project involves developing a viable research question; finding, analyzing, and interpreting resources; and developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24832/2019

EXPO E-42A
Writing in the Humanities

Peter Becker, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15143 | Section 1

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the work of writing in the humanities via focused study in the field of literature. During the first part of the semester, students read and write about literary texts; during the second part of the semester, students develop their own independent research project in a humanities field of their choosing. This project involves developing a viable research question; finding, analyzing, and interpreting resources; and developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15143/2018

EXPO E-42A
Writing in the Humanities

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15463 | Section 2

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the work of writing in the humanities via focused study in the field of literature. During the first part of the semester, students read and write about literary texts; during the second part of the semester, students develop their own independent research project in a humanities field of their choosing. This project involves developing a viable research question; finding, analyzing, and interpreting resources; and developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15463/2018

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Collier Brown, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15918 | Section 3

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15918/2018

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Janling Fu, AM

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15782 | Section 1

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15782/2018

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Ramyar D. Rossoukh, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25538 | Section 3

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25538/2019

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Ariane Liazos, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24022 | Section 2

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24022/2019

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Richard Joseph Martin, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14835 | Section 2

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14835/2018

EXPO E-42B
Writing in the Social Sciences

Janling Fu, AM

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24826 | Section 1

Description
This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the social sciences. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to review their research and writing skills before embarking on a proseminar at Extension or graduate study elsewhere. Students are introduced to the various social science disciplines and their approaches, while also learning how to become critical consumers of social science research. Students develop their own independent research project in the social science field of their choosing. This project lasts the entire semester and involves developing a viable research question; learning how to find, analyze, and interpret resources appropriately; and, finally, developing and refining an original argument in a final paper.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24826/2019

EXPO E-42C
Writing in the Sciences

Cynthia F. C. Hill, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15518 | Section 2

Description
This course provides instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the natural, computational, or applied sciences. Through critical reading of key examples of the genres of scientific literature, students study how scientific texts address an audience, make claims, invoke prior claims, deploy keyterms, and engage quantitative and visual evidence. The course’s workshop approach fosters skills in revision, peer review, and research into the scientific literature. The course offers writing strategies for successful communication in the field, including concise sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-ordered documents. Projects include an academic research paper on a topic of a student’s choice in a form common to most scientific disciplines.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Thursdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15518/2018

EXPO E-42C
Writing in the Sciences

Thomas Akbari, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 14538 | Section 1

Description
This course provides instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the natural, computational, or applied sciences. Through critical reading of key examples of the genres of scientific literature, students study how scientific texts address an audience, make claims, invoke prior claims, deploy keyterms, and engage quantitative and visual evidence. The course’s workshop approach fosters skills in revision, peer review, and research into the scientific literature. The course offers writing strategies for successful communication in the field, including concise sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-ordered documents. Projects include an academic research paper on a topic of a student’s choice in a form common to most scientific disciplines.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-14538/2018

EXPO E-42C
Writing in the Sciences

Thomas Akbari, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24821 | Section 1

Description
This course provides instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the natural, computational, or applied sciences. Through critical reading of key examples of the genres of scientific literature, students study how scientific texts address an audience, make claims, invoke prior claims, deploy keyterms, and engage quantitative and visual evidence. The course’s workshop approach fosters skills in revision, peer review, and research into the scientific literature. The course offers writing strategies for successful communication in the field, including concise sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-ordered documents. Projects include an academic research paper on a topic of a student’s choice in a form common to most scientific disciplines.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Mondays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 15 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24821/2019

EXPO E-48
Multimedia Communication: Introduction to Digital Storytelling

Marlon Kuzmick, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15781

Description
Images now flood our writing lives, whether on the pages of newspapers, magazines and academic journals, or on the screens through which we access Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. It now appears clear that visual literacy—the ability to “read” and “write” with images—will soon become as important as literacy proper. In this course, we learn how to decode the arguments that images make and make our own arguments with images. We study the emerging academic field of visual rhetoric as well as the examples of it we find in the media to become more effective visual communicators ourselves: we learn to think and to persuade with images. Students complete three projects, ranging from PowerPoint presentations to documentary films that analyze the rhetoric of an argument. The course is helpful to anyone interested in becoming a writer in the age of multimedia (and any of us with a blog or a Facebook profile is now such a writer) as well as those interested in related fields such as web design, film and videomaking, and business communication.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 7:40-9:40 pm
53 Church Street 104

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: All demonstrations are performed in Final Cut Pro X and Motion, so students need either access to the 53 Church Street lab or their own copies of Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Students do not need any previous familiarity with these products. Each student also needs access to a video camera, either one of their own or the cameras available at the 53 Church Street lab.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15781/2018

EXPO E-90
Principles of Legal Writing

Franklin J. Schwarzer, JD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15801

Description
No matter who you are, or what your background is, you will one day have to encounter legal writing. This course is designed for students interested in law school and those interested in improving their technical and analytical writing skills. Students are expected to draft and edit a variety of legal writings through exposure to litigation pleadings, transactional documents, and journalistic and academic articles regarding legal issues. The goal of the course is to teach students how to read, analyze, and write effectively about the law. Students also learn how to brief a case, how to read a statute, the basics of legal citation, and major schools of legal reasoning and analysis. There are many different kinds of legal writing. Any given day, an attorney may need to draft a complaint to initiate a lawsuit, an indemnity provision in a lease, an opinion letter to advise a client of the legal risks inherent in a particular course of action, or an appellate brief arguing why a judge should agree with a contested interpretation of the law. Each of these tasks requires writing that is clear, concise, and convincing. Each also requires slightly different approaches to writing. Ultimately though, whatever the task, good legal writing should never be legalese.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Wednesdays, 7:55-9:55 pm
Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 18 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15801/2018

FORE E-151
Realism, Fantasy, and the Grotesque: Hoffmann and Balzac

John T. Hamilton, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25301

Description
This course is a close reading of works by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Balzac, focusing on realism’s indebtedness to the imaginative realms of the fantastic and the grotesque.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Sever Hall 111Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $900
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25301/2019

FREN E-1
Intensive Elementary French I

Wayne Ishikawa, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13545

Description
An introduction to oral and written French for students with little or no background in the language, this course encourages students to communicate with each other and the instructor in simple language using role-play and other interpersonal activities. Grammar includes present and near future tenses, and the compound past.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 105Start Date: Sep. 6, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13545/2018

FREN E-1A
Elementary French I

Anne Taieb, MA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15360

Description
This course is an introduction to French with an emphasis on communication though various interactive activities and role-playing. Students practice all four activities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). At the end of the semester, students are able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions, to introduce themselves and others, and to ask and answer questions about their daily activities.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 103Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1250
Undergraduate credit: $1250
Credits: 2

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15360/2018

FREN E-1B
Elementary French I

Anne Taieb, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25004

Description
This course develops the basic communicative skills of listening, reading, and writing with an emphasis on speaking the language. Students improve their conversational French though various interactive activities. They are introduced to French and Francophone culture.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 104Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1250
Undergraduate credit: $1250
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: FREN E-1a, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25004/2019

FREN E-1D
Online Intensive Elementary French I

Kimberlee Anne Campbell, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 13406

Description
Students learn basic French grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills through an innovative web-based, interactive classroom format. This course features one-to-one conversations with the instructor, and small-group discussions with other students using a web conference program. Assessment is by portfolio and conversations with the instructor.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm

Required half-hour conversation sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 22 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-13406/2018

FREN E-2
Intensive Elementary French II

Wayne Ishikawa, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23396

Description
This course emphasizes oral and written communication using language structures that include the imperfect, future, and conditional tenses and the subjunctive mood. Students communicate using role-play and other interpersonal activities. They also read short pieces on modern French culture and write compositions on topics of personal interest.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 105Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: FREN E-1b, FREN E-1, or the equivalent.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23396/2019

FREN E-2D
Online Intensive Elementary French II

Kimberlee Anne Campbell, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 23254

Description
Students continue to develop their communication skills, building on the materials from FREN E-1d. This course features one-to-one conversations with the instructor, and small-group discussions with other students using a web conference program. Assessment is by portfolio and conversations with the instructor.

Class Meetings:
Online (live) web conference
Tuesdays, 7:20-9:20 pm

Required half-hour conversation sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.

Prerequisites: FREN E-1d, or permission of instructor.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 22 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-23254/2019

FREN E-42
The Culture of Food and Friendship in the Francophone World

Carole Bergin, MA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 25397

Description
Through a variety of literary texts from authors such as Rabelais, Flaubert, Balzac, Proust, Baudelaire, Ponge, and Nothomb; through film clips; and through other multimedia resources, students analyze and interpret the importance of food and gastronomy in the French and other Francophone cultures while participating in a range of oral and written communicative activities. Students also review and refine their knowledge of various grammatical structures.

Class Meetings:
Online
Start Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: High intermediate French course (for example, FREN E-5 offered previously).

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-25397/2019

GERM E-1
Intensive Elementary German I

Ruth Sondermann, MBA

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 11066

Description
This is an intensive elementary German language class in which we focus on acquiring the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Materials such as videos, current material from newspapers, poems, music, and excerpts from children’s books supplement the E-text book.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 103Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-11066/2018

GERM E-2
Intensive Elementary German II

Ruth Sondermann, MBA

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 20126

Description
This course is a continuation of GERM E-1. Students continue developing their communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Class work moves from guided exercises that cultivate the student’s ability to apply correct grammar and syntax to more creative and independent uses of the German language. The course makes extensive use of technology (computer programs, the internet, e-mail, videos) to promote and enhance students’ comprehension of the German language, its speakers, and its culture.

Class Meetings:
On campus
Mondays, Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Boylston Hall 103Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Prerequisites: GERM E-1, or permission of the instructor.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 25 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-20126/2019

GOVT E-30
American Government—A New Perspective

Paul E. Peterson, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24833

Description
This course examines how American democracy and government work. Although the course serves as an introduction to American government, it also shows how well established institutions have been altered by modern politics, and it introduces students to key ideas in political science. We place particular emphasis on the increasingly significant role that electoral pressures and the permanent campaign play in the workings of American government.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 30, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are the same as those given in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Government 30.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24833/2019

GOVT E-30
American Government—A New Perspective

Paul E. Peterson, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15101

Description
This course examines how American democracy and government work. Although the course serves as an introduction to American government, it also shows how well established institutions have been altered by modern politics, and it introduces students to key ideas in political science. We place particular emphasis on the increasingly significant role that electoral pressures and the permanent campaign play in the workings of American government.

Class Meetings:
Online

Required sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: The recorded lectures are the same as those given in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Government 30.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15101/2018

GOVT E-40
International Conflict and Cooperation

Dustin Tingley, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15054

Description
This course is an introduction to the analysis of the causes and character of international conflict and cooperation. Theories of international relations are presented and then applied to historical cases to test those theories of international politics and to expand our understanding of the range of possible forms of international behavior.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 90 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15054/2018

GOVT E-40
International Conflict and Cooperation

Dustin Tingley, PhD

Spring Term 2019 | CRN 24799

Description
This course is an introduction to the analysis of the causes and character of international conflict and cooperation. Theories of international relations are presented and then applied to historical cases to test those theories of international politics and to expand our understanding of the range of possible forms of international behavior.

Class Meetings:
Online

Optional sections to be arranged.Start Date: Jan. 28, 2019

Noncredit: $1700
Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Enrollment limit: Limited to 50 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-24799/2019

GOVT E-595
Foundations of Policy Writing and Analysis

Sergio Imparato, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15493

Description
The aim of the course is to provide students with the critical and analytical skills to evaluate, design, and write a policy paper. A policy paper is a scholarly work that analyzes a relevant policy issue and provides evidence-based, actionable recommendations. Emphasis is placed on the identification of policy problems, the use of methodological tools to analyze them, and the design and presentation of potential solutions. Class meetings feature presentations of policy papers that address the students’ topics of interest, discussions of research strategies employed by policy analysts, and assignments that bolster written and oral communication. Students learn about all aspects of policy paper design, including the identification of relevant data sources, techniques for analysis, and the proper method of presenting policy paper findings. Examples of policy paper topics include migration and refugee policies, social and economic inequality issues, environmental and sustainability issues, gender equality and gender-based violence issues, cyberwarfare strategies, counterterrorism strategies, and issues of international security and nuclear proliferation. While this course is open to all students, candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, government or international relations, who are interested in the capstone track should enroll in this course the semester before enrolling in the on-campus GOVT E-599, which requires that all other degree requirements have been completed.

Class Meetings:
On campus or online
Wednesdays, 5:40-7:40 pm
1 Story Street 304Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Graduate credit: $2750
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. Students can attend in person on campus, participate live online at the time the class meets via web conference, or watch the recorded video on demand. Videos are available within 24 hours of the lecture.

Prerequisites: An introductory government course. GOVT E-1005 or the equivalent recommended.

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15493/2018

GOVT E-596
Bridges to JustPeace

Diane L. Moore, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15492 | Section 1

Description
Contrary to popular assumption, many US citizens who find themselves on opposite sides of current political and ideological debates have more in common than is readily apparent. In this course we pursue three main objectives: to uncover and examine the sources of the growing economic disparities and extreme social fragmentation that the 2016 presidential election revealed; to inspire empathy for the perceived other through narrative, literature, and the arts; and to construct strategies for creative coalition building in local and national contexts. Our explorations focus on case studies that include climate change, white poverty, and Black Lives Matter. Other case study options are chosen by student interest. Possibilities include elder care, LGBTQ rights, immigration, religious freedom, and reproductive rights. Though the course focuses on the United States, we examine parallels in other parts of the globe. Final projects involve planning a coalition building action or activity.

Class Meetings:
Online with required on-campus weekend
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Start Date: Sep. 4, 2018

Undergraduate credit: $1700
Credits: 4

Notes: Writing-intensive course. This course meets via live web conference. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time. Along with the web-conference meetings, it includes an intensive—and mandatory—weekend residency. Students must be present for the entire on-campus weekend session to earn credit for the course. The course begins via web conference during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session. See Visiting Campus and Finding Housing for information about visiting Cambridge. International Students see important visa information.

Enrollment limit: Limited to 30 students

Syllabus: http://my.extension.harvard.edu/course/ext-15492/2018

GOVT E-596
Bridges to JustPeace

Diane L. Moore, PhD

Fall Term 2018 | CRN 15527 | Section 2

Description
Contrary to popular assumption, many US citizens who find themselves on opposite sides of current political and ideological debates have more in common than is readily apparent. In this course we pursue three main objectives: to uncover and examine the sources of the growing economic disparities and extreme social fragmentation that the 2016 presidential election revealed; to inspire empathy for the perceived other through narrative, literature, and the arts; and to construct strategies for creative coalition building in local and national contexts. Our explorations focus on case studies that include climate change, white poverty, and Black Lives Matter. Other case study options are chosen by student interest. Possibilities include elder care, LGBTQ rights, immigration, religious freedom, and reproductive rights. Though the course focuses on the United States, we examine parallels in other parts of the globe. Final projects involve planning a coalition building action or activity. While this course is open to all graduate-credit students, candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, government or