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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction into this course

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 5 readings
5 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
Introduction to Political Economy6m
The Evolution of Political Economy7m
International Political Economy6m
5 readings
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
Reading for International Political Economy30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Data used in Political Economy

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Visualization: World Maps4m
Political Economy and Data6m
Population7m
Visualization: World Map of Population2m
Output (GDP current values)6m
Visualization: World Map of GDP (Current Values)3m
Output (GDP PPP)7m
Visualization: World Map of GDP PPP3m
Poverty8m
Visualization: World Map of Human Development Index3m
1 reading
Reading for Data in Political Economy30m
1 practice exercise
Data used in Political Economy20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Trust

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Measuring Trust8m
Trust results and Criticism8m
Visualization: World Map of Trust3m
Causes and Consequences8m
Correlation and Regression8m
1 reading
Reading for Trust30m
1 practice exercise
Trust20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Society and Fragmentation

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Visualization: World Map of Ethnic Fragmentation2m
Linguistic Fragmentation7m
Visualization: World Map of Linguistic Diversity2m
Religious Fragmentation6m
Visualization: World Map of Religious Diversity1m
Income and Wealth Inequality9m
Visualization: World Map of Income Inequality4m
Inequality, Fragmentation and Trust8m
1 reading
Society and Fragmentation30m
1 practice exercise
Society and Fragmentation20m

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