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Harvard University


Harvard University via edX XSeries


How did explorers navigate the world before the creation of meridians? What does astrology have to do with modern computer simulations? How did a 19th-century doctor end an epidemic and create epidemiology as we know it today?

In PredictionX, learners will journey through the history of predictions and how the desire to uncover future events lead to the creation of a new world of creative technologies beyond our imagination. Learn how ancient practices led to technological advancements, generated modern conveniences, and gave humanity a glimpse of our own future.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: PredictionX: Lost Without Longitude

Explore the history of navigation, from stars to satellites.

Course 2: PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

An in-depth look at the 1854 London cholera epidemic in Soho and its importance for the field of epidemiology.

Course 3: PredictionX: Omens, Oracles & Prophecies

This course is an overview of divination systems, ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to modern astrology.


Taught by

Alyssa Goodman


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