Really enjoyed the course. Some of the recommended reading was no longer accessible and the material was not up to date to 2020. However, it gave a good introduction to the UN and the issues involved.
It was very interesting to get to know better about the UN structure and concepts, and it helped me a lot to get my first opportunity in an UN mission! Starting a new career. Thank you so much.
By Psymon P•
A number of the links and resources are out of date or broken.
By Paulina H•
Very good reading materials. The videos lectures were boring.
Great reading material provided. Overall, a good experience.
By Tianfu Y•
It's a good course to get overview on the world order.
By Michelle M•
Good course, could have been a little more longer.
By Malik A Y K•
A nice attempt to teaching the ins and outs of UN.
By Carla L F V•
very complete course! i love it
By Suhavi A•
Its a very informative course.
By Sultan-Al N H•
A informative course
By Shruti S•
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By Elina M•
This course is excellent in order to obtain a global understanding of the UN system. However, I would appreciate more insights and guidance from the editors (or University) as majority of the content is a compilation of articles and other documents from external sources to be read by the applicant and to be summarize. It would be even more interesting to have a more structured and much more comments and information on the content that we read. Nevertheless, for sure, the reading and writing exercises are already a good manner to grasp some historical background and contemporary problematics.
By Naomi G•
The course covered many interesting issues, and I have a greater understanding of the UN system having completed it. The speakers in the videos were excellent and informative. However, several of the links did not work, and the course relied on reading external material, not all of which seemed wholly relevant to the assignment. It would be more engaging to perhaps have more material taught through videos or course-specific material, rather than other sources.
By Elena T U•
Expected way more from this course... The University of London only provided 5-minute videos including short excerpts of experts' opinion but other than that it was simply links to articles and Youtube videos I could have easily searched and read by myself... I expected more engaging and time-consuming assignments. Maybe including a test type of assignment would help students focus on the content of the course better.
By Amir H D•
This course provides some sources on the topics it offers on the United Nations. Not so much academic learning or innovative ways to teach the subjects. moreover, many links are inaccessible and need to be updated. One more thing, there is no plan offered here to engage the students more into the topics and few conversations take place among the students and the instructors.
By Elora E•
Its nice and gives a good overview. however, you don't have a teacher giving a lecture: there are short videos (5-10 minutes) of the university in the beginning of each week and a list of links. the material in general is nice but is a little old and a lot of the links don't work anymore.
It is a good course for basic level knowledge. However, I recommend you rather go to the UN website and read it through and go to some other articles and read them. This will actually cover everything and more you will get to learn in this course.
By Sakura M•
We can learn some knowledge about what's confronting the UN at present from the diverse points of view. It might be a little hard to summarize and analyze all information uploaded in an appropriate form when you hand in your submission.
By Jonathan G•
Interesting course. However, the assignments were tedious and redundant. Might I suggest having one assignment at the end of the course. Also don't make a seventh module when it is optional! This court was a lot of work and exhausting.
By Jennifer S•
I enjoyed this course however it is out of date; some links to videos/articles no longer exist and news articles are from 2015. Would be great if it was updated to reflect the world today.
By Eva B•
though an interesting course, I believe the course content could be improved to answer in a more relevant way the issues raised. Still worth taking it but do not expect too much.
By Ananya A•
Some of the reading material provided is outdated and not available to access on the websites, especially in Week 6
By P V B P V B•
More content could be given as part of videos. More detailed explanation of the working of UN could have been made
By Lopamudra G•
Coursera has opened up my viewpoint that has enabled me to see a completely new view of the United Nations.
By Ma. P F L•
Would appreciate it if there are more videos not just readings