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Approx. 32 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

What are Social Goods? From the Commons to Moral Revolutions

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 148 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Genealogy of the Idea of Social Good23m
Reciprocity and Giving Back to the Commons19m
From Legitimate Communal Regulation to Pressures for Exploitation23m
Fisheries Forests and Sustainable Productivity22m
Cultures of Trust and Reinforcing the Commons by Practicing Cooperation21m
From Copyright to Communities of Cooperative Practice16m
1 reading
Recommended Readings1h
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Poverty and Development

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 165 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Varieties of Poverty and Development22m
Listening to the Poor to Find Out What Works24m
Multi-Pronged Effort: Private Enterprise, Government and Inclusive Growth24m
Systematic Efforts to Find Out What Works Best19m
Breaking out of Cycles of Suffering23m
Inclusive Economic Growth and a Global Movement to End Poverty24m
1 reading
Recommended Readings1h
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Climate Change and Sustainability

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 196 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Global Challenges and Local Responses23m
Making a Difference and Varied Challenges17m
Grassroots Politics and Climate Change (1)22m
Politics and the Disruption of Ecosystems21m
Conversation with a Climate Economist on Risk Management21m
Risk, Assessment and Reducing Likelihood of Disaster16m
Conversation on Energy, Sustainability and Solution Science23m
Solution Science and What We Can Do26m
1 reading
Recommended Readings1h
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Disease and Global Health Care

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 191 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Democracy, Health and Engagement20m
Major Health Challenges and Responses (1)27m
Major Health Challenges and Responses (2)31m
Testing our Work to Make it Most Effective25m
Care, Organization and Making a Real Difference38m
Motivating Change and Holistic Responses to Poverty25m
1 reading
Recommended Readings1h

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