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These are the top 27 Stanford University courses and offerings found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
Machine Learning
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed.
Stanford University
Andrew Ng
13 reddit posts
1193 mentions
#2
Cryptography I
Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems.
Stanford University
Dan Boneh
34 reddit posts
373 mentions
#3
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
189 mentions
#4
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
Learn how to think the way mathematicians do – a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years.
Stanford University
Dr. Keith Devlin
0 reddit posts
109 mentions
#5
Introduction to Logic
This course is an introduction to Logic from a computational perspective.
Stanford University
Michael Genesereth
2 reddit posts
81 mentions
#6
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
3 reddit posts
40 mentions
#7
Game Theory
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
1 reddit posts
26 mentions
#8
Probabilistic Graphical Models 1
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
2 reddit posts
22 mentions
#9
Child Nutrition and Cooking
Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan.
Stanford University
Maya Adam, MD
7 reddit posts
19 mentions
#10
Writing in the Sciences
This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises.
Stanford University
Dr. Kristin Sainani
2 reddit posts
31 mentions
#11
Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases.
Stanford University
Maya Adam, MD
1 reddit posts
19 mentions
#12
Divide and Conquer, Sorting and Searching, and Randomized Algorithms
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: asymptotic ("Big-oh") notation, sorting and searching, divide and conquer (master method, integer and matrix multiplication, closest pair), and randomized algorithms (QuickSort, contraction algorithm for min cuts).
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
1 reddit posts
12 mentions
#13
Social and Economic Networks
Models and Analysis
Learn how to model social and economic networks and their impact on human behavior.
Stanford University
Matthew O. Jackson
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#14
Understanding Einstein
The Special Theory of Relativity
In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905.
Stanford University
Larry Randles Lagerstrom
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#15
Game Theory II
Advanced Applications
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
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#16
Greedy Algorithms, Minimum Spanning Trees, and Dynamic Programming
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: greedy algorithms (scheduling, minimum spanning trees, clustering, Huffman codes) and dynamic programming (knapsack, sequence alignment, optimal search trees).
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
0 reddit posts
6 mentions
#17
Giving 2.0
The MOOC
A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, and networks — in any amount, to create a better world.
Stanford University
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#18
Graph Search, Shortest Paths, and Data Structures
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: data structures (heaps, balanced search trees, hash tables, bloom filters), graph primitives (applications of breadth-first and depth-first search, connectivity, shortest paths), and their applications (ranging from deduplication to social n...
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#19
Probabilistic Graphical Models 3
Learning
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
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#20
Probabilistic Graphical Models 2
Inference
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
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#21
Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding
Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding was designed for new mothers and the people who support them.
Stanford University
Maya Adam, MD
1 reddit posts
2 mentions
#22
Health Across the Gender Spectrum
This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families.
Stanford University
Maya Adam, MD
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#23
Stories of Infection
This course introduces learners to a variety of infectious diseases using a patient-centered, story-based approach.
Stanford University
Maya Adam, MD
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#24
Antibiotic Stewardship
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Improving Clinical Outcomes by Optimization of Antibiotic Practices Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by: Stanford University School of Medicine Presented by: The Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine NOTE: ...
Stanford University
Stan Deresinski, MD
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#25
Shortest Paths Revisited, NP-Complete Problems and What To Do About Them
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: shortest paths (Bellman-Ford, Floyd-Warshall, Johnson), NP-completeness and what it means for the algorithm designer, and strategies for coping with computationally intractable problems (analysis of heuristics, local search).
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#26
Organizational Analysis
In this introductory, self-paced course, you will learn multiple theories of organizational behavior and apply them to actual cases of organizational change.
Stanford University
Daniel A. McFarland
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#27
Love as a Force for Social Justice
The objectives of this course are: -To introduce participants to different concepts of love, to empower them to be conscious of the power of love and the possibility of practicing it in everyday life, and to highlight in particular the idea of love as a force for social justice.
Stanford University
Anne Firth Murray
0 reddit posts
3 mentions