Very informative and detailed. Prof. Sachs covers all aspects of sustainable development in detail. Though the course was designed in 2013 hence does not cover the latest development to SDGs to date.
This course was perfect for those wanting to explore the world of development, broad enough to include all interlinked themes, with sufficient reading materials to spark one's specializing interests.
By Alexander H R•
Professor was quite knowledgeable, and covered a breadth of topics. However, he often presented his political opinion as scientific fact. The quizzes/tests were also based on regurgitation of data/knowledge, rather than higher-order thinking such as application or synthesis
By Anna L Z•
The course is really interesting and covers all basic topics in sustainable development. However the course material and data is outdated from 5 years ago. As sustainability is crucial and changing so fast these days, important discussions are missing.
By Macson A•
Course content, especially the maps and data referred to in the tests are outdated. Otherwise, this is an excellent course for anyone to understand the theory behind sustainable development and the major global issues associated with achieving it.
By Márton D S•
started quite good, but slow videos and the last quiz was about just numbers. it is good to know what are the measurements, but if we won't teach about that too, the more concrete informations and not numbers would be more informative and useful.
By Horacio N T•
Información de suma importancia para el aprendizaje, recomendaría traducir las pruebas y sub titular las presentaciones; des afortunadamente solo algunos de los vídeos cuentan con sub títulos en español.
By Katharina B•
Great content wise but many source links are outdated and websites have changed! Especially for quizzes and the final exam some sources were thus not adequately available. Recommend updating these :)
By D. Y Y d S•
This course not updated and leaves out a lot of developments from 2020. Overall good course to get a general idea of what SD is. Like, let's talk about SDGs and less of MDGs ?
By Maxton P•
Excellent content and lecturer, however the links are in bad need of an audit as they effect the outcome of exams as they are either out of date or no longer work.
By Anna W•
loved the professor but most of the links on the quizzes are outdated and the forums are often not helpful. needs to be updated completely
By José I M E•
Hi, I loved this course. However I'm a bit surprised that didn't got a certificate for doing it. That's why I didn't put 5 stars.
By Jack H G•
Some of the links are no longer functioning and thus, gaining access to exact information for the past (2013) is not possible.
By Nikolaos G•
If this course there still be on coursera why there isn't certificate.
It is unbelievable that you don't have certificate.
By Salam A•
The course is too long. Videos are also too long and are not so interactive so students could get bored.
By Kate M•
Great course but content and quizzes need updating. Certificate would be nice.
By Ian M•
Some of the information is very outdated and some is no longer available
By simge s•
some of the referred data are not applicable anymore
By Nitul D•
not been updated since 2015
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By Sorav M•
Indeed an important subject that needs to be further discussed and brought to the frontlines of our global economic policies and development. This course provides an outline however, only addresses one side of history with regards to industrial revolution, economic growth and poverty. Dealing with a topic like this should showcase all areas of the global community.
By Guy W•
The course was great - but it was note clearly outlined that there would be no certificate in the end. I'm doing this to prove my interest in the area to make a career change so I'm very frustrated that this wasn't made clear after all this time.
By Harish D K•
It was a really a eye opening course for me. It helped me in understanding SDG's and other aspects in detail. Would rate 5 if you could add a certification.
By Elena M•
often this course is giving a basic idea of the lesson for too many minutes without going to the core of the message, Really boring
By ashok k p•
Very Informative course but without Certificate. After spending so much time and efforts it should provide a certificate .
! You do not get a certificate for the 14 week course !
Apart from that an interesting but also outdated course from 2012.
By Melissa P•
Great lectures, but the quizzes and exams are outdated and the questions are confusing. This was very frustrating.