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assignment Level : Introductive
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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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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - 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.
  • Week 2 - 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 ...
  • Week 3 - Climate Change and Sustainability
    Discussion about political and economic ramifications of climate change, including how to think big about sustainability
  • Week 4 - 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
  • Week 5 - Women, Education and Social Change
    Discussion of gender issues and the upward mobility of women, across business and education.
  • Week 6 - Looking Back, Looking Foward
    Reflections on where we have been and where we are going
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Instructors

Michael S. Roth

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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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Coursera

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Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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