Oct 31, 2019
Absolutely incredible course in diplomacy that gives you a perfect glimpse of understanding how diplomacy works in practice and what achievements you need to posses in order to become a good diplomat.
May 28, 2020
Great course. I had a general interest in diplomacy and wanted a little taste of what it was, this course has provided me just that. It has amazing resources to help enhance our knowledge of diplomacy
By Marina A M•
Sep 21, 2018
Interesting yet far simpler than expected. I would recommend having more course materials.
By Md. F R•
May 13, 2020
It is very important of all level of people.and concern about world politics.
By Shawnna R T•
Jun 10, 2016
It was a great experience! Definitely gained more knowledge about diplomacy.
By Roeland H•
Jul 17, 2017
Nice introduction but very general, could have done with more depth.
By Ritha L P L•
Aug 8, 2022
The course was fine. I just cannot seem to find my certificate.
By Batuhan Y•
Jul 10, 2022
There should be more contemprary reflections of diplomacy.
By peter o•
Jan 14, 2018
It was a good introduction but felt kind of shallow.
By Rajan K•
Jun 9, 2020
How can I get certificate? is not if free?
By Ian G•
Jul 26, 2018
Pretty good, but very easy.
May 9, 2020
Good to start with.
By Raul R M•
Jul 3, 2017
Jul 7, 2020
I insist there be added a few quizes on the reading material. It has been given no weightage at all.
This course seems like a compilation of perspectives on diplomacy-success,failures and the worth of trust, by various professors and a few luminaries.
More qualitative content can be added I feel, because the people who speak do not seem to be prepared and speak ad lib. This is however good since what then would come out would be from the deepest recesses of their valuable experiences and stuff. But this is a course on diplomacy. People must walk out of having become better at diplomatic skills.
A little focus has to be given to developing that.
A portion of international history would also be helpful since all speakers talk about so many important agreements yet there is no content available from the course on all that. Yeah we can google it out but I think there can be a more narrativity in the interview like environment that the course teacher creates for the interviewees.
Thank you for the compilation!
By Kollin R•
Sep 30, 2016
The lectures were not very interesting or instructive. The reading materials were much more so. However, the assignments in the class were based much more on the lectures and on self-reflection than on the materials. I learned a little bit, and as such found the course worth the time I put into it, but I almost think one could get through this course with little difficulty without reading any of the written materials, and thus derive very little benefit from it. I would encourage the makers of this course to do a significant revamping.
(In addition to greater incorporation and emphasis on the written materials, I think more real-life examples of diplomatic successes and failures would be a far more effective and entertaining use of the lecture time than the esoteric philosophising that seems to characterize it in this edition.)
By Koh X W•
Dec 9, 2020
While I appreciated that there are many distinguished speakers that shared their unique insights every week, I find that it is rather conversational without much learning points for us. We are also graded based on peer review, and sometimes other classmates do not give the minimum feedback of 50 words and the review may also be uninformative and unproductive to learning, which is unhelpful to the essay we craft for every assignment. The topics are also rather entry-level and provided little insight about contemporary situation and the evolving issues surrounding diplomacy. Overall it lacks the depth, breadth and rigour that I would like to have experience in this course.
By SHASANK V•
Jul 11, 2020
The course is average till the fifth module, the fifth module was too long with almost 15 short videos asking the same question " what is diplomacy according to them" and next question is what is successful and unsuccessful diplomacy. I can say is a very basic course and to be very straight i do not recommend this course.
They should remove the fifth module and add some interesting videos about diplomacy.
By Paula P•
Jul 30, 2020
Extremadamente introductorio y mediocre. Cero participación de los docentes, todos hombres, quienes a lo más compartían un video de 5 minutos a la semana, lecturas desfasadas y absolutamente ninguna comunicación con docentes encargados. Recomendado para estudiantes de escuelas secundarias, mas no para profesionales tratando de incursionar en el campo de la diplomacia.
By Donovon K•
Jun 9, 2017
Although the interviews were interesting, I had expected much more from this course. It was not academically rigorous at all and I can't say I learned very much at all at the end of the course.
By SC H•
Oct 10, 2016
Not as advanced as other Coursera courses, this course if for participants who do not have any background in international relations and diplomacy. Wish they would have made it more advanced.
By Jonathan G•
Sep 23, 2017
This course was long, tedious and boring. Although some aspects were interesting, a lot of it was redundant. Way too many written assignments.
By Ahmad M E•
May 15, 2022
poor matirial and lack of it, almost no intro and short !
By Joe S•
Feb 3, 2021
Very little information shared
By Mocha W•
Apr 11, 2022
None of useful information.
By Linda I•
Jul 10, 2022
I think the course is more set to sensitize than it is to really teach. I can’t say I learned anything major apart from the very basics of what defines diplomacy. I feel like the content was also repetitive (videos) throughout but I’m glad reading material was provided for in depth understanding .
Otherwise it was my first course on Coursera and it was a good starter.
By Mi N•
Sep 1, 2020
I do not want to sound mean, the interviews were interesting but the course did not feel engaging for me, I felt like doing it because it was short and I already had started, but it does not get deeper in any subject, the reading are too long or the link doesn't work...
By Ellen W•
Sep 15, 2020
Very poor course, nothing to learn from here. It virtually doesn't contain any videos and only contain some suggested readings which are too academic and difficult to understand without previous background.