Web Design and Usability

UNCG’s Web Design and Usability MOOC is broken up into five separate units that collectively seek to help you answer one big question: How do I design, develop, and evaluate usable digital environments?

The Soul and the Search for Meaning

Humanity: the epic story of our species’ quest to understand our very existence. Across the rise and fall of civilizations, the emergence of science and reason from the Dark Ages, and our quest to explore our realm, we are driven by a need to understand who we are, where we come from, and how we got to where we are today.

The Soul and the Search for Meaning--Unit 1: Classical Era

Join Dr. Ruzicka as he explores how the ancient Greeks such as Plato and Socrates looked both inward and outward to understand the origins of the soul, the cosmos, and what it means to be human.

The Soul and the Search for Meaning--Unit 2: Christian Translation

Unit 2 explores how Christianity, from St. Augustine to Dante, translated the ancient Greeks’ view of life and the cosmos with a Christian prism.

The Soul and the Search for Meaning--Unit 3: New Meaning

Join Dr. Ruzicka as he explores Renaissance materialism, the Scientific Revolution, Romanticism, Pragmatism, and Existentialism, and helps us understand where we are today.


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About MOOCs

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