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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

10 videos (Total 70 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
From MDGs to SDGs8m
Who decided on the SDGs?6m
Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations7m
What are the 17 SDGs?9m
Key Characteristics of the SDGs9m
How to remember the SDGs: The 5 Ps9m
Summary1m
6 readings
Lesson Overview2m
Guest Lecturer5m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

People

13 videos (Total 74 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Is Poverty Increasing or Decreasing?4m
Extreme Poverty2m
Interconnected Nature of Poverty6m
Call to Action: Eradicating Extreme Poverty3m
Poverty & Education Part I5m
Poverty & Education Part II7m
Poverty & Gender Equality8m
Case Study: Reforming Health Care in Bahrain Part I7m
Case Study: Reforming Health Care in Bahrain Part II9m
Summary3m
8 readings
Lesson Overview2m
Guest Lecturers5m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz22m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Planet

10 videos (Total 62 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Ecosystem Services and Commoner's Laws of Ecology5m
Climate Change and its Global Effects7m
Climate Change and the Paris Agreement Part I9m
Climate Change and the Paris Agreement Part II7m
Climate Change: Mitigation8m
Climate Change: Adaptation8m
Summary2m
7 readings
Lesson Overview2m
Guest Lecturers5m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz22m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Prosperity

8 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Green Energy8m
Social Innovation and the SDG 2030 Agenda5m
Social Innovation and Sustainable Development5m
Social Innovation and Collective Impact5m
Summary3m
5 readings
Lesson Overview2m
Guest Lecturers5m
Lesson Overview2m
Lesson Overview2m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz34m
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By MNMar 13th 2019

I enjoyed the program due to its relevance for today and tomorrow and composition making smooth learning possible.\n\nThank you

By ACMay 12th 2018

Excellent video structure, clear content and streamlined approach to this deep topic. Engaging and interesting till the end.

Instructor

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Ban Ki-moon

Distinguished Chair Professor
Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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