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Human Rights, Human Wrongs

International Relations/Development

Platform: edX, SDG academy

Level: Intermediate

During this course you will learn about the establishment of human rights, but also about how human rights influence other global issues related to sustainable development. This course is organized into 11 weeks of study, with about two to four hours per week. The course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. Therefore, I would only encourage those people to complete this course who already have a lot of experience in this field. I would highly recommended those of who are interested to first try out the free version of the course, and only if you find the course load manegeable add the certificate (it costs money).

Here is the link if you want to find out more: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-human-wrongs-challenging-poverty-vuln

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Introduction to Economic Theories

Economics

Platform: Coursera, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Level: Beginner

This lecture series teaches economics from a pluralist perspective. Pluralism in economics is a movement that encourages more openness in its approaches, subjects, and standpoints. This course may therefore be very interesting and different even for those people who already have some knowledge in the economics field. The course takes roughly 42 hours to complete, but is really worth it as over the course of four weeks, you will be introduced to the following four theories:

  1. Social Economics
  2. Institutional Economics
  3. Post Keynesian Economics
  4. Neoclassical Economics

Are you fascinated by this course? Click on this link to find out more: https://www.coursera.org/learn/intro-economic-theories

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Financial Markets

Economics/Finance

Platform: Coursera, Yale

Level: Beginner

The “Financial Markets” course will provide you with an overview of the ideas, institutions, and methods that enable humans to control challenges and stimulate ventures. This lecture series requires roughly 27 hours to complete, and is divided into four weeks.

If you are interested you can find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-markets-global

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Politics and Econonomics of International Energy

International Relations

Platform: Coursera, SciencesPo

Level: Beginner

This course is targeted towards students who are passionate about international relations. During the four weeks of the course, you will learn more about the global trends in energy consumption and production, possible new developments in the future, the evolution of the oil industrym, and the remaining oil reserves on Earth. Additionally, the course will also provide you with background information on natural gas, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy, and the European Union energy policies. In total, the course takes an approximate 28 hours to complete.

Explore this course here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-energy?

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Global Health Diplomacy

International Relations

Platform: Coursera, the State University of New York

Level: Beginner

During this course, you will learn more about the different factors that affect global health decisions and the players that make these decisions. Additionally, you will also look at the challenges these players face and the limitations and opportunities of Global Health Diplomacy . The course spans around 32 hours over the course of four weeks.

If you are captivated, you can find out more information at the following link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-health-diplomacy

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Terrorism and Counterrorism

International Relations

Platform: Coursera, Universiteit Leiden

Level: Beginner

In this course you will dive deeper into the meaning and history of terrorism. The course is divided into the following three parts:

  1. the essence of terrorism as an instrument to achieve certain goals
  2. overview of (counter) terrorism studies
  3. implications and possibilities for policy making

The course is divided into four weeks and takes around 23 hours to complete.

Interested? You can find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/terrorism?

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International Women’s Health and Human Rights

International Relations

Platform: Coursera, Stanford

Level: Beginner

In this course you will learn about women’s health and human rights issues. The course is divided into four weeks and takes around 64 hours to complete.

If you are interested, you can find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/womens-health-human-rights?

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Coursera

Coursera is a online learning platform that offers courses from world-renowned universities and companies. At the end you can earn a certificate of completion. There is a broad range of topics to choose from, as well as different levels so that you can find a course that suits you.

You can find out more information on different courses offered by Coursera under the online courses section on this website.

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edX

Coursera and edX are very similar. edX is also an online course provider through which you can enroll at courses offered by over a 100 leading institutes from all over the world. It brings university-level courses right to your bedroom! There are courses on a broad range of topics and you can earn a certificate of completition.

In comparison to Coursera, I feel like most of the courses offered on edX take a longer time to complete (around 10 weeks). This means that completing a edX course may require more dedication than completing a Coursera course. On the other hand, you are sure to gain a deep understanding on the topic the course is on, and edX definetly offers a lot of interesting courses! In conclusion, if you have the time and patience, definetly go for a edX course if you find one that interests you, even if it takes several weeks to complete. Overcome your fears and challenge yourself!

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Books

Under the books section of this website you will find a list of recommended books related to economics, international relations, politics, and international development. There is even a chance for you to become content creators yourself!