Take Free Online Classes from University of Houston

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Broaden your mind, or even your professional skills, with University of Houston’s continuing education program. The school has partnered with Coursera to offer free, non-credit courses in a wide variety of topics. The classes in the program are either always available or begin several times a year, which makes it easy for anyone to join. Here are three online classes you can take with the university from our apartments in west Houston

American Deaf Culture

If you are deaf, have a deaf loved one, or are simply curious about issues that affect deaf people, this course provides great information. Learn about the history of deaf culture in the United States, including the evolution of American Sign Language. The class also covers the story behind different laws that affect the deaf community. American Deaf Culture is an insightful course that will take around five hours to complete. 

Math Behind Moneyball

If you watched Moneyball, Brad Pitt’s hit sports drama from 2011, you’ve heard of the concepts explored in this class. Math Behind Moneyball is a unique data science course on the intersection between sports and math. Analyze how teams use probability and statistics to choose players or even form game strategies. This is a great option for sports fans who want to improve their statistical analysis know-how. Math Behind Moneyball is a deep dive that will take around 67 hours to complete, including readings, video lectures, and quizzes. 

A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

This entertaining course includes many highlights in the incredible history of space travel. Learn about the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, complete with archival interviews with the astronauts. The class also discusses the Soviet space program and all the technical innovations that happened along the way. A Brief History of Human Spaceflight is a 12-week course that will take around 21 hours to complete.

There are so many exciting things to learn from these online classes with the University of Houston. For more enriching learning opportunities, check out virtual exhibits from local museums near our Houston apartments. Contact us to learn more about living at 7 Square. 

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