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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in December 2017

The best new free online courses starting in December 2017

The Art of Cinematic Storytelling: First Steps
California College of the Arts via Kadenze
This course is an introduction to the methods of cinematic storytelling, with an emphasis on visual grammar and techniques. Students will learn story structure, and how to develop written or spoken ideas into a clear dramatic narrative arc, and how to edit and juxtapose images to create a clear and emotionally engaging result.
6th Dec, 2017

Wonders of Ancient Egypt
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
This course focused on five key areas in the study of Ancient Egypt: 1) Principles of Egyptian Art, 2) The Basics of the Language of Ancient Egypt: Hieroglyphs, 3) Egyptian Magic, 4) Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Religion of the Aten, and 5) The Burial of Tutankhamun and the Search for his Tomb.
4th Dec, 2017

Building Web Applications in PHP
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this course, you’ll explore the basic structure of a web application, and how a web browser interacts with a web server. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to install and use an integrated PHP/MySQL environment like XAMPP or MAMP.
20th Nov, 2017

Python Programming Essentials
Rice University via Coursera
This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Python programming! You’ll learn about the essential elements of programming and how to construct basic Python programs.
27th Nov, 2017

Programming Fundamentals
Duke University via Coursera
Programming is an increasingly important skill, whether you aspire to a career in software development, or in other fields. This course is the first in the specialization Introduction to Programming in C, but its lessons extend to any language you might want to learn.
27th Nov, 2017

Excel Skills for Business: Essentials
Macquarie University via Coursera
Within six weeks, you will learn to expertly navigate the Excel user interface, perform basic calculations with formulas and functions, professionally format spreadsheets, and create visualizations of data through charts and graphs.
27th Nov, 2017

Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires
Tel Aviv University via edX
You will study this course in two parts. The first presents the main political events that set the chronological framework for the course, namely 6th century to the arrival of the Ottomans in the Middle East in the beginning of the 16th century. The second part delves into social and cultural realities of the medieval Middle East.
19th Dec, 2017

Presentation skills: Speechwriting and Storytelling
National Research Tomsk State University via Coursera
In this course we take a more systematic approach, focusing on the content. How to structure your ideas, facts and data into a logical convincing story using a narrative structure. This course covers fundamentals of scriptwriting, packing, argumentation and language.
27th Nov, 2017

Russian History: from Lenin to Putin
University of California, Santa Cruz via Coursera
In this course, Peter Kenez, Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Cruz, explains the events of modern Russian history and introduces its most significant actors—from Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin.
11th Dec, 2017

Marketing Analytics
Columbia University via edX
Marketers want to understand and forecast how customers purchase products and services and how they respond to marketing initiatives. Learn how analytics help businesses drive marketing to maximize its effectiveness and optimize return on investment (ROI).
11th Dec, 2017

We compile this list based on how many Class Central users have added a particular course to MOOC Tracker, our watchlist feature (courses have been added more than 2.0M times to MOOC Tracker). Learn more about MOOC Tracker. Courses that have been offered before are not included in this list.

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Dhawal is the CEO of Class Central, the most popular search engine and review site for online courses and MOOCs. He has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles about the MOOC space, including contributions to TechCrunch, EdSurge, Quartz, and VentureBeat.

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