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Understanding International Relations Theory

International Relations

Platform: Coursera, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Level: Intermediate

Over the duration of 4 weeks (or 24 hours), you will learn about the main assumptions of the international relations theory by using both a historical approach and analysing current political problems.

Interested? Find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-relations-theory?

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Principles of Economics

Economics

Platform: edX, Stanford University

Level: Beginner

If you have no prior experience in economics this course is the perfect introduction to economics! At first you will study microeconomics and later on also macroeconomics all in a period of only 8 weeks and with only 5-10 hours of work a week!

Here is the link: https://www.edx.org/course/principles-of-economics

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Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics

Economics

Platform: edX, Seoul National University

Level: Beginner

Learn more about the major concepts of macroeconomics! The good news is that no prior knowledge is required. Overall, the course covers 6 weeks with four to five hours of work a week.

This is the link if you want to find out more: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-economics-macroeconomics

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Macroeconomics – The Basics

Economics

Platform: edX, Doane

Level: Beginner

Over the duration of 8 weeks, you will learn about the following:

  1. basic economic concepts
  2. variations in different economic systems
  3. macroeconomic statistisc (e.g. GDP)
  4. the uses of monetary and fiscal policies
  5. macroeconomic challenges

Interested? Find out more here: https://www.edx.org/course/macroeconomics-literacy

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Microeconomics: The Power of Markets

Economics

Platform: Coursera, University of Pennsylvania

Level: Intermediate

This course will introduce you to the microeconomic theory. As the course is directed at people who already have some experience, I would recommend the course only if you have studied microeconomics previously. However, if you have this course is really great because if only takes around 9 hours to complete!

Explore this course further at the following link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/microeconomics-part1?

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The Global Financial Crisis

Economics/Finance

Platform: Coursera, Yale

Level: Intermediate

Over the course of four weeks, or 24 hours, you will learn about the causes, events, policy responses, and the aftermath of the recent financial crisis.

Interested? Click on this link to learn more: https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-financial-crisis?

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Game Theory

Economics

Platform: Coursera, Stanford University + the University of British Columbia

Level: Beginner

This course will provide you with the basics of Game Theory:

  1. representing games and strategies
  2. the extensive form
  3. Bayesian games
  4. repeated and stochaistic games

+ a lot more!

The good news is that this course only takes around 12 hours to complete, or around three weeks!

Here is the link for more information: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

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Contemporary China

Country-related

Platform: edX, Harvard University

Level: Beginner

During this course you will study the history of contemporary China from the rise of Deng Xiaoping in 1978 to present-day China. Additionally, this course also covers the Taiwanese model and Taiwan’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China. The duration of this course is 15 weeks, but with only about one to three hours of studying per week.

Explore this course here: https://www.edx.org/course/contemporary-china-the-peoples-republic-taiwan-and

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The EU and Human Rights

International Relations

Platform: edX, KU Leuven

Level: Intermediate !!!

Expand your knowledge on how the EU works and what it does! Then, use your newly acquired knowledge to study not only how the EU affects human rights, but also what steps the EU can take in the future to promote human rights worldwide. This course takes 7 weeks to complete, with four to six hours of studying each week.

Interested? Find out more here: https://www.edx.org/course/the-eu-and-human-rights

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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