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Wesleyan University

How to Change the World

Wesleyan University via Coursera


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.

Taught by

Michael Roth


4.3 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Lindley Walter-Smith is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course materials, and readings, were in themselves fascinating, and I regret having to drop the course.

    However, I dropped the course because a student with clear mental health issues (but who had paid for the signature path) was allowed to run rampant over the forums, filling them with conspiracy theories and attacks on other students (who were ignorant and sociopaths and part of the problem etc.). As a result, intelligent discussion on the forums, a vital part of this kind of subject, was completely smothered.

    This would be a much more effective course if the runners actively moderated the forums appropriately to keep them as a safe space for all students.

  • Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Recommended course focused in very imprtant issues for all of us who think of ourselves as citizens of the world.
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