Course Gleanings

Making Connections While Brushing My Teeth

I usually take multiple courses at any one time, and while this can be challenging from a time-management standpoint, I’m often rewarded by making cross-disciplinary connections that I otherwise might miss, and of the lectures from one class reinforcing material I learned in another.

Two of the courses I’m currently taking are Introduction to Forensic Science from Nanyang Technological University (Coursera) and Introduction to Human Evolution from Wellesley College (EdX). I hadn’t given it a lot of forethought to how much the study of human evolution relies onĀ forensic methods beforehand, but I get to think about it plenty now. Continue reading