The Science of Willpower
Physical health, emotional well-being, social relationships, and professional success all require the ability to regulate our thoughts, emotions, and actions. Grounded in new research, this dynamic course taught by Kelly McGonigal will show how advances in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and mind-body research are beginning to paint a new picture of what willpower is, why it matters, and how you can cultivate it.
Getting from an Early Idea to a Real Business
Do you have a business idea or an early-stage startup that you are ready to take to the next level? This course will help you understand important facets of entrepreneurship. Venture capitalists and marketing gurus will visit the class and, along with the instructor, address topics including developing financial models, removing barriers to scale, acquiring real customer input, developing an actionable business plan, and more.
Art & Architecture
Abstract Expressionism and the Reinvention of American Art
In the 1950s, American artists deconstructed the material world in exciting new ways, and the Abstract Expressionists led the field. This course will provide a visual introduction to the explosive compositions of Jackson Pollock’s “drip paintings,” the visual vibrato of Mark Rothko’s color-field paintings, as well as important works by Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, David Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, and Louise Bourgeois.