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These are the top 100 courses and offerings found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera courses.

#1
Learning How to Learn Course
Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.
McMaster University
Dr. Barbara Oakley
11 reddit posts
1799 mentions
#2
Machine Learning Course
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed.
Stanford University
Andrew Ng
9 reddit posts
1168 mentions
#3
Data Science Specialization
Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results.
Johns Hopkins University
Roger D. Peng, PhD
11 reddit posts
633 mentions
#4
Algorithms, Part I Course
This course covers the essential information that every serious programmer needs to know about algorithms and data structures, with emphasis on applications and scientific performance analysis of Java implementations.
Princeton University
Kevin Wayne
10 reddit posts
825 mentions
#5
The Science of Well-Being Course
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
Yale University
Laurie Santos
6 reddit posts
412 mentions
#6
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
In this 5-course certificate program, you’ll prepare for an entry-level job in IT support through an innovative curriculum developed by Google.
Google
Google
4 reddit posts
219 mentions
#7
Fundamentals of Computing Specialization
This Specialization covers much of the material that first-year Computer Science students take at Rice University.
Rice University
John Greiner
4 reddit posts
614 mentions
#8
Business Foundations Specialization
In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education.
University of Pennsylvania
Brian J Bushee
8 reddit posts
149 mentions
#9
Deep Learning Specialization
If you want to break into AI, this Specialization will help you do so.
DeepLearning.AI
Andrew Ng
3 reddit posts
235 mentions
#10
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly.
Johns Hopkins University
Emily Gurley, PhD, MPH
4 reddit posts
80 mentions
#11
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) Course
This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications.
Rice University
John Greiner
3 reddit posts
462 mentions
#12
Cryptography I Course
Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems.
Stanford University
Dan Boneh
28 reddit posts
349 mentions
#13
Algorithms Specialization
Algorithms are the heart of computer science, and the subject has countless practical applications as well as intellectual depth.
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
1 reddit posts
432 mentions
#14
Functional Programming in Scala Specialization
Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martin Odersky
28 reddit posts
250 mentions
#15
Python for Everybody Specialization
This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language.
University of Michigan
Charles Russell Severance
3 reddit posts
554 mentions
#16
Introduction to Financial Accounting Course
Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.
University of Pennsylvania
Brian J Bushee
6 reddit posts
65 mentions
#17
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Course
To really understand what is special about Bitcoin, we need to understand how it works at a technical level.
Princeton University
Arvind Narayanan
33 reddit posts
201 mentions
#18
Data Science Specialization
Foundations using R
Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results.
Johns Hopkins University
Roger D. Peng, PhD
5 reddit posts
185 mentions
#19
Build a Modern Computer from First Principles Course
From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)
What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course* you will build a modern computer system, from the ground up.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shimon Schocken
6 reddit posts
273 mentions
#20
Learn to Program Course
The Fundamentals
Behind every mouse click and touch-screen tap, there is a computer program that makes things happen.
University of Toronto
Jennifer Campbell
0 reddit posts
198 mentions
#21
Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems Course
Part 1
This course introduces you to the design and implementation of Android applications for mobile devices.
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Adam Porter
7 reddit posts
141 mentions
#22
Data Structures and Algorithms Specialization
This specialization is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various computational problems and will implement about 100 algorithmic coding problems in a programming language of your choice.
University of California San Diego
Alexander S. Kulikov
1 reddit posts
172 mentions
#23
Functional Programming Principles in Scala Course
Functional programming is becoming increasingly widespread in industry.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martin Odersky
12 reddit posts
171 mentions
#24
Interaction Design Specialization
You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration.
University of California San Diego
Scott Klemmer
4 reddit posts
121 mentions
#25
Programming Languages, Part A Course
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming.
University of Washington
Dan Grossman
7 reddit posts
147 mentions
#26
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Course
Learn how to think the way mathematicians do – a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years.
Stanford University
Dr. Keith Devlin
1 reddit posts
180 mentions
#27
Introduction to Logic Course
This course is an introduction to Logic from a computational perspective.
Stanford University
Michael Genesereth
6 reddit posts
189 mentions
#28
Statistics with R Specialization
In this Specialization, you will learn to analyze and visualize data in R and create reproducible data analysis reports, demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the unified nature of statistical inference, perform frequentist and Bayesian statistical inference and modeling to understand natural ph...
Duke University
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
3 reddit posts
142 mentions
#29
R Programming Course
In this course you will learn how to program in R and how to use R for effective data analysis.
Johns Hopkins University
Roger D. Peng, PhD
2 reddit posts
125 mentions
#30
Buddhism and Modern Psychology Course
The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind.
Princeton University
Robert Wright
14 reddit posts
104 mentions
#31
Financial Markets Course
An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise.
Yale University
Robert Shiller
6 reddit posts
78 mentions
#32
Data Mining Specialization
The Data Mining Specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John C. Hart
4 reddit posts
41 mentions
#33
Machine Learning Specialization
This Specialization from leading researchers at the University of Washington introduces you to the exciting, high-demand field of Machine Learning.
University of Washington
Emily Fox
1 reddit posts
88 mentions
#34
Object Oriented Java Programming Specialization
Data Structures and Beyond
This Specialization covers intermediate topics in software development.
University of California San Diego
Mia Minnes
0 reddit posts
83 mentions
#35
Cybersecurity Specialization
The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions.
University of Maryland, College Park
Jonathan Katz
6 reddit posts
67 mentions
#36
Jazz Improvisation Course
Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
Berklee College of Music
Gary Burton
10 reddit posts
110 mentions
#37
Game Design and Development Specialization
Break into the video game industry with theoretical, technical, and business knowledge from one of the world’s best programs.
Michigan State University
Brian Winn
0 reddit posts
81 mentions
#38
Think Again IV Course
How to Avoid Fallacies
We encounter fallacies almost everywhere we look.
Duke University
Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
5 reddit posts
93 mentions
#39
Advanced Machine Learning Specialization
This specialization gives an introduction to deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language understanding, computer vision and Bayesian methods.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Dmitry Ulyanov
3 reddit posts
54 mentions
#40
Music Production Specialization
This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music.
Berklee College of Music
Loudon Stearns
1 reddit posts
90 mentions
#41
Introduction to Philosophy Course
This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr. Dave Ward
6 reddit posts
79 mentions
#42
Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development Specialization
Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with server-side support, for implementing a multi-platform solution.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jogesh K. Muppala
3 reddit posts
70 mentions
#43
Bioinformatics Specialization
Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time.
University of California San Diego
Pavel Pevzner
1 reddit posts
97 mentions
#44
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization
Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.
University of California, Irvine
Ian Harris
4 reddit posts
42 mentions
#45
Probabilistic Graphical Models Specialization
Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) are a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains: joint (multivariate) distributions over large numbers of random variables that interact with each other.
Stanford University
Daphne Koller
4 reddit posts
72 mentions
#46
Game Theory Course
Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents.
Stanford University
Matthew O. Jackson
3 reddit posts
62 mentions
#47
Guitar for Beginners Course
Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar.
Berklee College of Music
Thaddeus Hogarth
5 reddit posts
67 mentions
#48
Fashion as Design Course
Among all objects of design, our clothes are the most universal and intimate.
The Museum of Modern Art
Paola Antonelli
2 reddit posts
8 mentions
#49
Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology Course
A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out
This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.
Johns Hopkins University
Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD, MS, MPH
0 reddit posts
20 mentions
#50
Creative Writing Specialization
This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir.
Wesleyan University
Brando Skyhorse
2 reddit posts
38 mentions
#51
Mathematics for Machine Learning Specialization
For a lot of higher level courses in Machine Learning and Data Science, you find you need to freshen up on the basics in mathematics - stuff you may have studied before in school or university, but which was taught in another context, or not very intuitively, such that you struggle to relate it to h...
Imperial College London
David Dye
1 reddit posts
111 mentions
#52
Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization
Design systems-level experiments using appropriate cutting edge techniques, collect big data, and analyze and interpret small and big data sets quantitatively.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
2 reddit posts
20 mentions
#53
Model Thinking Course
We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and governments whose behaviors aggregate to produce novel, unexpected phenomena.
University of Michigan
Scott E. Page
0 reddit posts
57 mentions
#54
Medical Neuroscience Course
Medical Neuroscience explores the functional organization and neurophysiology of the human central nervous system, while providing a neurobiological framework for understanding human behavior.
Duke University
Leonard E. White, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
50 mentions
#55
Fundamentals of Music Theory Course
This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr Michael Edwards
2 reddit posts
78 mentions
#56
Probabilistic Graphical Models 1 Course
Representation
Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) are a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains: joint (multivariate) distributions over large numbers of random variables that interact with each other.
Stanford University
Daphne Koller
3 reddit posts
59 mentions
#57
Everyday Parenting Course
The ABCs of Child Rearing
Everyday Parenting gives you access to a toolkit of behavior-change techniques that will make your typical day in the home easier as you develop the behaviors you would like to see in your child.
Yale University
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, ABPP
2 reddit posts
58 mentions
#58
Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications Course
In this course you will learn about audio signal processing methodologies that are specific for music and of use in real applications.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona
Xavier Serra
8 reddit posts
33 mentions
#59
Economics of Money and Banking Course
The last three or four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the institutions that comprise the modern monetary system.
Columbia University
Perry G Mehrling
3 reddit posts
80 mentions
#60
Data Science at Scale Specialization
Learn scalable data management, evaluate big data technologies, and design effective visualizations.
University of Washington
Bill Howe
4 reddit posts
52 mentions
#61
AI For Everyone Course
AI is not only for engineers.
DeepLearning.AI
Andrew Ng
1 reddit posts
26 mentions
#62
Graphic Design Specialization
Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
1 reddit posts
43 mentions
#63
Excel to MySQL Specialization
Analytic Techniques for Business
Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets, and inform strategic decisions.
Duke University
Daniel Egger
1 reddit posts
34 mentions
#64
Computer Architecture Course
In this course, you will learn to design the computer architecture of complex modern microprocessors.
Princeton University
David Wentzlaff
2 reddit posts
52 mentions
#65
Chinese for Beginners Course
Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language.
Peking University
Xiaoyu Liu
8 reddit posts
28 mentions
#66
Miracles of Human Language Course
An Introduction to Linguistics
Everywhere, every day, everybody uses language.
Universiteit Leiden
Marc van Oostendorp
4 reddit posts
37 mentions
#67
Learn to Program Course
Crafting Quality Code
Not all programs are created equal.
University of Toronto
Jennifer Campbell
0 reddit posts
43 mentions
#68
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution Course
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University.
Duke University
Dr. Mohamed Noor
7 reddit posts
37 mentions
#69
Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) Course
This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python.
University of Michigan
Charles Russell Severance
1 reddit posts
303 mentions
#70
Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering Course
Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics
In this course students learn the basic concepts of acoustics and electronics and how they can applied to understand musical sound and make music with electronic instruments.
University of Rochester
Robert Clark
7 reddit posts
33 mentions
#71
Successful Negotiation Course
Essential Strategies and Skills
We all negotiate on a daily basis.
University of Michigan
George Siedel
0 reddit posts
24 mentions
#72
First Step Korean Course
This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Yonsei University
Seung Hae Kang
4 reddit posts
38 mentions
#73
Write Like Mozart Course
An Introduction to Classical Music Composition
This course introduces students to strategies for style writing of common practice European art music.
National University of Singapore
Peter Edwards
1 reddit posts
59 mentions
#74
Improving your statistical inferences Course
This course aims to help you to draw better statistical inferences from empirical research.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Daniel Lakens
1 reddit posts
43 mentions
#75
Global Warming I Course
The Science and Modeling of Climate Change
This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate.
The University of Chicago
David Archer
2 reddit posts
27 mentions
#76
Introduction to Engineering Mechanics Course
This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE
1 reddit posts
51 mentions
#77
Introduction to Marketing Course
Taught by three of Wharton's top faculty in the marketing department, consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world, this course covers three core topics in customer loyalty: branding, customer centricity, and practical, go-to-market strategies.
University of Pennsylvania
Barbara E. Kahn
1 reddit posts
28 mentions
#78
Investment Management Specialization
In this Specialization, you will understand how investment strategies are designed to reach financial goals in a global context.
University of Geneva
University of Geneva- Tony Berrada
0 reddit posts
15 mentions
#79
Algorithmic Thinking (Part 1) Course
Experienced Computer Scientists analyze and solve computational problems at a level of abstraction that is beyond that of any particular programming language.
Rice University
Luay Nakhleh
1 reddit posts
30 mentions
#80
Internet History, Technology, and Security Course
The impact of technology and networks on our lives, culture, and society continues to increase.
University of Michigan
Charles Russell Severance
1 reddit posts
32 mentions
#81
Gamification Course
Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges.
University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Werbach
5 reddit posts
31 mentions
#82
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought after skill in industries from agriculture to public health.
University of California, Davis
Nick Santos
2 reddit posts
62 mentions
#83
Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Course
Our relationship to Beethoven is a deep and paradoxical one.
Curtis Institute of Music
Jonathan Biss
7 reddit posts
16 mentions
#84
Think Again I Course
How to Understand Arguments
In this course, you will learn what an argument is.
Duke University
Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
0 reddit posts
47 mentions
#85
Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
29 mentions
#86
Digital Signal Processing 1 Course
Basic Concepts and Algorithms
Digital Signal Processing is the branch of engineering that, in the space of just a few decades, has enabled unprecedented levels of interpersonal communication and of on-demand entertainment.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Paolo Prandoni
2 reddit posts
29 mentions
#87
Introduction to Public Speaking Course
This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations.
University of Washington
Dr. Matt McGarrity
3 reddit posts
29 mentions
#88
Software Product Management Specialization
In this Software Product Management Specialization, you will master Agile software management practices to lead a team of developers and interact with clients.
University of Alberta
Kenny Wong
0 reddit posts
33 mentions
#89
Introduction to Classical Music Course
Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.
Yale University
Craig Wright
1 reddit posts
30 mentions
#90
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution Course
Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools.
The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Anthony C. Robinson
3 reddit posts
28 mentions
#91
Calculus Course
Single Variable Part 1 - Functions
Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat.
University of Pennsylvania
Robert Ghrist
0 reddit posts
39 mentions
#92
Neural Networks and Deep Learning Course
If you want to break into cutting-edge AI, this course will help you do so.
DeepLearning.AI
Andrew Ng
0 reddit posts
28 mentions
#93
Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 1 Course
This class presents the fundamental probability and statistical concepts used in elementary data analysis.
Johns Hopkins University
Brian Caffo, PhD
2 reddit posts
31 mentions
#94
Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I Course
Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field drawing from finance and economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering and computational methods.
Columbia University
Martin Haugh
0 reddit posts
33 mentions
#95
Computational Neuroscience Course
This course provides an introduction to basic computational methods for understanding what nervous systems do and for determining how they function.
University of Washington
Rajesh P. N. Rao
7 reddit posts
59 mentions
#96
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) Course
ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.
University of Pennsylvania
Al Filreis
10 reddit posts
29 mentions
#97
Personal & Family Financial Planning Course
Personal and Family Financial Planning will address many critical personal financial management topics in order to help you learn prudent habits both while in school and throughout your lifetime.
University of Florida
Michael S. Gutter, Ph.D.
0 reddit posts
28 mentions
#98
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox Course
In this course you will get an introduction to the main tools and ideas in the data scientist's toolbox.
Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Leek, PhD
1 reddit posts
28 mentions
#99
Build a Modern Computer from First Principles Course
Nand to Tetris Part II (project-centered course)
In this project-centered course you will build a modern software hierarchy, designed to enable the translation and execution of object-based, high-level languages on a bare-bone computer hardware platform.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shimon Schocken
2 reddit posts
30 mentions
#100
Dog Emotion and Cognition Course
Dog Emotion and Cognition will introduce you to the exciting new study of dog psychology, what the latest discoveries tell us about how dogs think and feel about us, and how we can use this new knowledge to further strengthen our relationship with our best friends.
Duke University
Brian Hare
2 reddit posts
31 mentions