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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Evolution of Problem Solving

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 14 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Logic, Induction, and Deduction6m
Problem Solving in Nature9m
Understanding the Vertebrate Brain6m
The Human Brain9m
The Bias of our Brains7m
Evaluating Complex Problems3m
14 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Assessment Overview for Course 2: Evaluating Problems5m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod. 130m
Short writing for Module 1: Epistemology, logic, and problem solving1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Philosophy, Science, and Problem Solving

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Ancient Graeco-Roman Problem Solving8m
Traditional Chinese Philosophy and Problem Solving9m
Enlightenment Approaches to Problem Solving7m
The Limits of Scientific Truth7m
Complex Problems Beyond Science7m
Culture and Problem Solving3m
13 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod. 230m
Short writing for Module 2: Introduction to the history and philosophy of science1h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Approaching Problems in the Natural Sciences

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The World of the Very Large7m
The World of the Very Small5m
The World We Build5m
The Artificial Brain6m
The Uses of Science3m
11 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod. 330m
Short writing for Module 3: Approaching problems in the natural sciences1h
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Statistics and Problem Solving

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Probability10m
Using Statistics Effectively8m
Statistics and Management8m
Statistics and Economic Theory7m
Navigating Complex Systems3m
11 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod. 430m
Short writing for Module 4: Statistics and problem solving1h

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