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How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to help us understand better how to initiate positive change....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

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Recommandé : 4 hours/week

Approx. 24 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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1

Section
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5 heures pour terminer

What are Social Goods? From the Commons to Moral Revolutions

Discussion about what our social good is, how we define it and how it can be sustainably used....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 148 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Genealogy of the Idea of Social Good23 min
Reciprocity and Giving Back to the Commons19 min
From Legitimate Communal Regulation to Pressures for Exploitation23 min
Fisheries Forests and Sustainable Productivity22 min
Cultures of Trust and Reinforcing the Commons by Practicing Cooperation21 min
From Copyright to Communities of Cooperative Practice16 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings min

2

Section
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6 heures pour terminer

Poverty and Development

Discussion about poverty and the relationship of poverty to philanthropy and to foreign aid, actions taken to mitigate the effects of poverty, of major theorists and economists working in this area and , also, a new approach to this subject through randomized experimentation....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 165 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Varieties of Poverty and Development22 min
Listening to the Poor to Find Out What Works24 min
Multi-Pronged Effort: Private Enterprise, Government and Inclusive Growth24 min
Systematic Efforts to Find Out What Works Best19 min
Breaking out of Cycles of Suffering23 min
Inclusive Economic Growth and a Global Movement to End Poverty24 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings min

3

Section
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6 heures pour terminer

Climate Change and Sustainability

Discussion about political and economic ramifications of climate change, including how to think big about sustainability...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 196 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Global Challenges and Local Responses23 min
Making a Difference and Varied Challenges17 min
Grassroots Politics and Climate Change (1)22 min
Politics and the Disruption of Ecosystems21 min
Conversation with a Climate Economist on Risk Management21 min
Risk, Assessment and Reducing Likelihood of Disaster16 min
Conversation on Energy, Sustainability and Solution Science23 min
Solution Science and What We Can Do26 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings min

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Section
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6 heures pour terminer

Disease and Global Health Care

Discussion about health care and poverty, considering major challenges that disease presents around the world and the global role of healthcare...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 191 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Democracy, Health and Engagement20 min
Major Health Challenges and Responses (1)27 min
Major Health Challenges and Responses (2)31 min
Testing our Work to Make it Most Effective25 min
Care, Organization and Making a Real Difference38 min
Motivating Change and Holistic Responses to Poverty25 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings min
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par 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.

par 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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À propos de 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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