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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

What are Social Goods? From the Commons to Moral Revolutions

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
6 hours to complete

Poverty and Development

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
6 hours to complete

Climate Change and Sustainability

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
6 hours to complete

Disease and Global Health Care

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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Top reviews from How to Change the World

By YCSep 7th 2017

Great experience that has changed my perspective of the world and my role in it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank professor Roth for taking on this course and offering it to everyone.

By VPSep 7th 2017

Honestly, my knowledge has broadened quite a lot on social issues face by various individuals today. I loved doing this course because its a real eye-opener.

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About Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

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