My Latest MOOC updates

After a successful completetion of the course “Learning how to learn”, I decided to take up two more courses as a part of my MOOC journey.

1. Introduction to Psychology ( MIT OpenCourseware)
Instructor: Prof. John Gabrieli

About the course:

“This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society.”

2. Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Georgetown University via edX)
Instructors: Dr. Daniel Byman
Dr. Jonathan Brown
Dr. Laura Donohue
Dr. John Esposito
Dr. Christine Fair
Dr. Bruce Hoffman
Dr. Fathali Moghaddam
Dr. Paul Pillar

About the course:

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

Yes, you got it right. After all the recent terrorist attacks that happened all over the world, we don’t really have to say much on this buzzing keyword “Terrorism”. I believe we need more awareness on this topic to prevent one i.e the more we know about what is actually going on, the better we would be able to stand up for it. This course should be an excellent start for that.

“Course topics include the nuances involved in defining terrorism, the nature of Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other important groups, the effectiveness of different counterterrorism tools like detention and military force, linkages (or the lack thereof) between terrorism and world religions like Islam, terrorist recruiting, the rule of law, the political context in South Asia and the Middle East, and the terrorist use of technology.”

I will keep on posting the updates and findings of these two courses time to time in this blog. And off course, go ahead and register for them so that we can have a better discussion. 🙂

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I am a Software Engineer by profession. I'm ever curious to find the latest technology in the field and put it to good use. Quite a bit of my free time goes to learn different tools and technology.I enjoy development for Linux, building/leading teams, and contributing to different open source projects. Even though I have a very wide range of interests when it comes to build software, my current focus is on Frontend development. I am thrilled to work with HTML,CSS,JS, JQuery and Ajax like concepts. I also love to read, write, travel and cook.

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