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What online courses does Stanford University offer?

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As of 2015, some Stanford University courses offered online include International Women's Health and Human Rights, Statistics in Medicine, Principles of Economics, Writing for the Sciences, Computer Science 101, Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Adventures in Writing, notes Stanford.edu. These courses are offered through several different platforms, such as Coursera, Stanford OpenEdX, NovaEd and Class2Go. While many courses are open to all, some may only be open to Stanford University students.

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Stanford University faculty has developed online courses that can be taken through learning websites for a Statement of Accomplishment. These courses are offered in-session and must be completed during a set number of weeks. Examples include Cryptography I and Your Body in the World. Stanford University also offers self-paced and self-study courses that can be completed during a student's own time. Examples of self-paced courses are Language, Proof and Logic and Introduction to the National Capital Approach.

The university offers professional education courses in fields such as law, engineering, medicine and business. These courses can typically be completed for credit toward continuing education requirements for their professional license, if needed. Examples of professional education courses include Case Studies in Adverse Patient Care Events, Statistics for Medical Professionals and Writing Your Debut Novel. Professional Education courses are offered as self-study or in-session courses.

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