Sep 07, 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.
Sep 07, 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.
By Siyad Abdi Elmoge•
Aug 29, 2018
An interactive Course!
By Markus Wimmer•
Mar 23, 2018
By Winnifred R Louis•
Feb 12, 2018
A very interesting analysis of system- or macro-level social change, primarily through the eyes of economists and international aid workers. Reviews change in health, poverty, gender discrimination, etc. by interviewing experts from academia as well as institutions like the World Bank and the UN. I learned heaps, and I am sure that most others would have the same experience.
By Laurie Scharp•
Feb 01, 2018
It is a very broad topic, but I did enjoy the discussion about the topics I personally cared about. I found this to be more of a conversational cocktail party than an actual class. It's certainly not lecture based. The assignments are pretty intense, asking quite a bit. It seems I even failed the class because on the 6th assignment I didn't give it my all, despite getting good marks on all the other assignments.
By jeanne whitlark•
Jan 15, 2018
What a meaningful course. It changed my view, showed me that even though it may be small changes that it makes a difference.
By Frederik Otto•
Dec 21, 2017
Very sympathetic delivery. Michael Roth is generally quite captivating, and the contecnt overall id good and interesting.
However, I feel the videos are at times very unnecessarily dragging. Also, it is very scientific, and has a rather conservative approach towards the global issues. Nobody is addressing radical or very innovative initiatives, and the "what can I do" parts are usually the shortest with not very helpful actions. Taboo topics such as animal agriculture (which is the main driver for climate change) are not addressed at all.
Lastly, I would have loved some presence of representatives of for-profit companies in order to learn about their perspective- As, again, the participants are all form the non-profit or academic sectors- And I'm sure everybody agrees if you don't get the for-profits on-board- Any change is pretty hopeless.
I found the first lesson by far the best, and the Environmental one the weakest, as the one lady only talks about her soil.
By Emma Larkin•
Nov 23, 2017
Loved it! I learned so much, really valuable information with incredible people. I feel very lucky to have has access to all of this material.
By Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Morales•
Oct 31, 2017
A very human course, where the world problems are presented (in various fields of interest) and useful opinions and advice are provided to resanr our living conditions in order to improve our world, now so deteriorated.
By Sara Barberan Martin•
Oct 23, 2017
I have really enjoyed doing this course. It has opened my eyes to some many things happening in the world that I was not aware of. It also gives you the tools to start making the world a better place. I encourage everybody to do it, you will not regret it.
By Pia Droste•
Oct 18, 2017
I liked the course although it only gives a brief overview of the issues. I would have wished for some more solutions or some more advice of what we can actually do. In general I think, that courses as this one are very important for the global community and I am very happy that people take the effort and time to contribute to global learning in this way.