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EdX spring lineup includes first courses in humanities & social sciences

EdX has announced its spring 2013 schedule, which includes its first set of courses in the humanities and social sciences. In its second semester, edX expands its online courses to a variety of subjects and is also bringing back several courses from its popular offerings in the fall semester.

“EdX is both revolutionizing and democratizing education,” said Anant Agarwal, President of edX. “In just eight months we’ve attracted more than half a million unique users from around the world to our learning portal. Now, with these spring courses we are entering a new era – and are poised to touch millions of lives with the best courses from the best faculty at the best institutions in the world.”

In its second semester – now open for registration – edX continues with courses from some of the world’s most esteemed faculty from UC BerkeleyHarvard and MIT. Spring 2013 courses include:

“I’m delighted to have my Justice course on edX,” said Michael Sandel, Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, “where students everywhere will be able to engage in a global dialogue about the big moral and civic questions of our time.”

In addition to these new courses, edX is bringing back several courses from the popular fall 2012 semester: Introduction to Computer Science and ProgrammingIntroduction to Solid State ChemistryIntroduction to Artificial IntelligenceSoftware as a Service ISoftware as a Service IIFoundations of Computer Graphics.

More info at edX.