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  • Music and Social Action on Coursera

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    What is a musician’s response to the condition of the world? Do musicians have an obligation and an opportunity to serve the needs of the world with their musicianship?

    At a time of crisis for the classical music profession, with a changing commercial landscape, a shrinking audience base, and a contraction in the number of professional orchestras, how does a young musician construct a career today? Are we looking at a dying art form or a moment of re-invigoration?

    In this course we will develop a response to these questions, and we will explore the notion that the classical musician, the artist, is an important public figure with a critical role to play in society.

    The course will include inquiry into a set of ideas in philosophy of aesthetics; a discussion about freedom, civil society, and ways that art can play a role in readying people for democracy; discussion on philosophy of education as it relates to the question of positive social change; and an exploration of musical and artistic initiatives that have been particularly focused on a positive social impact.

    Join Yale School of Music visiting lecturer Sebastian Ruth and explore these critical questions through lectures, discussions, interviews, or documentaries.

    Class starts in February, join the first cohort of learners on Coursera today! https://www.coursera.org/yale Show less
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  • Evolution and Medicine (2015) with Stephen Stearns Play all

    "Evolutionary Medicine" Sinauer Associates (2015) is the textbook that supports these lectures.

    Instructors can request examination copies and sign up to download figures here:
    http://www.sinauer.com/catalog/medical/evolutionary-medic...

    This course is a survey of evolutionary insights that make important differences in medical research and clinical practice, including evolutionary mechanisms and the medical issues they affect. Individual genetic variation in susceptibility; evolutionary conflicts and tradeoffs in reproductive medicine; the evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence in pathogens; emerging diseases; the evolution of aging; cancer as an evolutionary process.
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    Paul Anastas, the Father of Green Chemistry introduces the concepts, knowledge and skills required to design and synthesize safer chemicals with less impact. This course describes the science behind environmental problems, looks at real world green chemistry products, processes and manufacturing techniques with emphasis on energy, solvents, catalysis, and bio-based materials. In addition to the environmental considerations the course discusses the economic implications of “real-world” cases. By the end of the course, the students should be familiar with the global, toxicological, and physical hazards that underlie the design and production of industrial chemicals. More importantly students will understand how to implement the principles of green chemistry to create solutions to these environmental and societal problems.
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