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.
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 Sabina S L•
Fruitful materials for reference, yet the structure of whole course relies on bite-size interviews of scholars, which might seem lack of systematic teaching throughout the whole subject.
By Yasmine O•
This MOOC touches only lightly on Diplomacy. While its title states that it'll be addressing "the modern world", many requested readings are actually from the 20th century.
By Nathalie Z•
The course was very instructive. I appreciated the readings and videos very much. The course could benefit from more videos further explaining the various readings.
By ibrahim A T•
It is alright but several people take advantage of the lax review criteria to submit one letter reviews. Better grading system would be good. Material is all fine.
By Eva B•
great introduction to the world of diplomacy, the videos are a bit repetitive unfortunately. But still worth my time as I started knowing nothing formal at all.
By Zhe L•
Yeah, this course is REALLY different from other MOOCs. I wonder if I can learn anything from a course that contains such little content.
By Shakthi V D S•
More timely and relevant text material would have greatly helped in broadening our understanding. Basic and easy for beginners to grasp.
By MA T Y•
Good to know how many academics and professions think about diplomacy but very few concrete concepts and examples given by lecturers
By Razieh M N•
In comparison with other courses that I have passed, this course was inferior from the material and discussion perspective.
By ADI S P R•
Short and crispy.
It tells us about the functions, qualities and scope of Diplomacy in Modern World
By Marina A M•
Interesting yet far simpler than expected. I would recommend having more course materials.
By Md. F R•
It is very important of all level of people.and concern about world politics.
By Shawnna R T•
It was a great experience! Definitely gained more knowledge about diplomacy.
By Roeland H•
Nice introduction but very general, could have done with more depth.
By peter o•
It was a good introduction but felt kind of shallow.
By Rajan K•
How can I get certificate? is not if free?
By Ian G•
Pretty good, but very easy.
Good to start with.
By Raul R M•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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.