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How to Change the World

How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to help us understand better how to initiate positive change.
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Rating 4.4 based on 40 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Feb 25 (next week)
Cost $49
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Instructor Michael S. Roth
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Personal Development Philosophy

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michael roth in 3 reviews

Michael Roth is generally quite captivating, and the contecnt overall id good and interesting.However, I feel the videos are at times very unnecessarily dragging.

The lectures, leaded by Prof. Michael Roth, showcase interesting conversations with other experts about their attempts to make positive change in the world, and the weekly assignments are a good way for students to synthesise the learning of each week.As a downside, I found very little participation in the discussion forums.

Finally, I would like to say thanks to Prof. Michael Roth for its incredible effort in bringing together all the guest speakers and for making available this course for everyone in the world.

It brings me a view from social engagement point for building a better society :)) Michael Roth is an extraordinary profesor.

climate change in 2 reviews

Taboo topics such as animal agriculture (which is the main driver for climate change) are not addressed at all.

This course begins with an introductory week about social goods and then goes on to cover 4 major problems the world faces over 4 weeks: poverty, climate change, disease, and gender inequality.

Discusses issues as diverse as the commons, poverty, climate change and sustainability, disease and global health care, women education and social change.

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Wesleyan University

Rating 4.4 based on 40 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Feb 25 (next week)
Cost $49
From Wesleyan University via Coursera
Instructor Michael S. Roth
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Personal Development Philosophy