Best Free Social Science Courses

Find the best online Free Social Science Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Learn Social Psychology Fundamentals

Learn the basics of social psychology - how we think about people, make decisions and navigate the social world.

Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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Students: 79659, Price: Free

Finally I'm offering another free psychology course! My other free course, 5 Amazing Psychology Experiments, has more than 2000 students and 50 positive reviews.

For ages, psychologists have wondered about the origins of thought and the structure of the mind. Using solid scientific methods and statistical analysis, we've started to get some answers.

This course serves as a quick introduction to the fundamentals of social psychology. In this introductory course, you'll learn about three major areas of psychology:

1. Accessibility and Priming: How is the mind organized and how can our brains trick us into perceiving the world in biased ways? We cover the notion of a schema and look at several studies on the power of priming.

2. Heuristics and Biases: What are the shortcuts that are brain takes? Whenever we make a decision or form a judgment, we like to think we're being careful and rational, but our minds want quick answers. Sometimes, these shortcuts can lead us astray.

3. Attribution: When we see other people, we often wonder why they do the things they do. Are they responsible for their choices or do we think that they're subject to environmental pressures? Attribution theories try to make sense of it.

In this series of lectures, you'll learn from a trained social psychologist and come to understand the essentials of social psychology. With quiz questions that reinforce your learning and examples that connect the research to your own life, this course is designed to help you quickly master this information. So enroll now and start learning about this fascinating field of social psychology!

**Please note that this is one part of the full introduction to social psychology course (Be a People Expert with Social Psychology) on Udemy. If you want to learn about psychology, and you're not ready to take the plunge for the full social psychology course, this is a great place to start!

The Neuroscience of Reframing & How to Do It

Reframing should be in the water we drink, scientists say. But how does reframing work - and what happens in the brain?

Created by Anette Prehn - Author, Social scientist, Behavioural Expert

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Students: 77215, Price: Free

“One of the best courses on Udemy.”

“A gift beyond measure.”

"If you are looking for inspiration with a science-based foundation this is for you."

"I've long been interested in neuroscience and found this course to be one of the most practical ones to date."

"An incredibly stimulating, enlightening and well-presented course. Anette Prehn's non-technical approach, together with her clear explanations, made this course a joy to follow."

"Truly helpful"

"This woman must be a saint. She gives away so much here that I'm left in utter gratitude."

"This should have been taught in school at a young age"

"WOW!"

More than 800 course participants have reviewed this course over the years. More than 60% give it a straight 5 out of 5 stars, ensuring it an impressive 4.5 out of 5 in total.

Will you be the next one to benefit from this free course?

Reframing should be in the water we drink, scientists say. Reframing is the ability to change your perspective deliberately. But why is it praised like that? What happens in the brain when you reframe? What are the inner and outer effects? And how do you do it?

You are invited to share your most powerful reframings - either as a comment to the group or by contacting Anette Prehn at anette@anetteprehn.com

This course is targeted for professionals, managers and executives which will show in the examples given and the questions asked. However, anyone is free to join so that as many as possible may harvest the benefits of reframing.

Recommended reading: "Play Your Brain" by Anette Prehn and Kjeld Fredens (Marshall Cavendish, 2011 - translated into both Complex Chinese and Russian).

5 Amazing Psychology Experiments

Learn More About Human Nature Through 5 Interesting and Engaging Studies in Social Psychology

Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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Students: 43361, Price: Free

UPDATE: All videos in this course now come with complete English subtitles.

Join more than 7,000 students learning about interesting research in psychology!

If you've ever wanted an easy way to start learning about psychology, this is the course for you!

In this free course, you'll learn about 5 studies in psychology and see how their results reveal interesting things about human thought and behavior.

The studies in this course reveal…

  • how we can persuade someone to do what we want without even providing good reasons
  • why praising some kids for their intelligence vs. their hard word dramatically changed their test scores
  • why people who held a hot cup of coffee instead of an iced coffee automatically started thinking a stranger was especially generous and caring
  • …and more!

Carefully designed experiments tell us a great deal about the choices we make, the ways we behave, and why we think the way we do. I'm a social psychologist myself, and I thought about which studies most interested me early in my education and which studies are my current favorites. I even reached out to my colleagues to ask them what studies have most inspired them and are important for everyone to know about.

So enroll in this fun introductory course and start seeing how simple research in psychology tells us amazing things about human thought and behavior!

This course is a special selection of lectures on experiments in social psychology. For a more advanced course, please check out “Quickly Understand Social Psychology," available here on Udemy.

Introduction to Human Rights

General introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.

Created by José Zalaquett - Lawyer, Human Rights Professor

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Students: 31394, Price: Free

        This course is meant to be a general introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field

                              The first half of the course consists in: An introduction to basic notions of public ethics, the history of Human Rights, international instruments, categories of rights, Human Rights violations, protection and responsibility thereof. 

                            The second part of the course deals with current issues in the human rights agenda such as: Rights of women, rights of the child, rights of indigenous peoples, armed conflicts and terrorism, the environment, transitional justice, sexual minorities. 

      The course consists of 33 lessons, each one lasting about 10 minutes. There's no time limit to complete it. We estimate that completing the course (watch all classes and answer all quizzes) takes about 7 hours in total. 

                  We have experts from all around the world as visiting professors for some classes.

Since December 31, 2018, we will NOT deliver paid virtual certificates from the Universidad Diego Portales, even if it could say the opposite in the first and last video of the course. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Learn Criminal Psychology Fundamentals

Introduction to the Psychology of Crime

Created by Margit Averdijk, Ph.D. - Criminologist

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Students: 17072, Price: Free

Have you ever wondered what some of the psychological causes of crime are? Do you want to understand better why some people commit crime whereas others don’t?

This free course serves as a brief introduction to the psychology of crime. More specifically, we’ll look into the question of which psychological factors can explain why some people commit crime. We’ll look at several main areas:

-          Personality – How does personality play a role in criminal behavior?

-          Mental Disorders – How can mental disorders contribute to crime?

-          Psychopathy – What is psychopathy and how is it related to crime?

-          Developmental Psychology – How do aggression and youth violence develop across the life course?

-          Thoughts and Feelings about Aggression and Crime – What is the role of thinking and moral emotions in aggression and crime?

Each of these aspects will be covered using comprehensive videos and slide presentations. To make things as engaging as possible, I will also provide examples of major studies, experiments, and a case study. In addition, you can test your newly gained knowledge with quiz questions at the end of each module.

This course is taught by a trained criminologist with over a decade of experience and is based on a university curriculum. But instead of having to show up in a lecture room, reading a full textbook, and paying college tuition, you can enroll in this course in your own time and at your own convenience.

I’m looking forward to seeing you inside!

***About half of this free course is part of my full introduction to explaining crime on Udemy; the other half is unique content especially added for this course. If you’re looking to get your feet wet and get a quick intro to the psychology of crime, this is a great place to start.***

English Legal System in 60 Minutes: A Fast Track Summary

A 60 Minute fast track summary of the English Legal System, targeting all common law LL.B examinations!

Created by Shaveen Bandaranayake - LL.B graduate from the University of London

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Students: 16156, Price: Free

The English Legal System in 60 Minutes!

Whether you are a new student or someone who is just about to sit for your English Legal System or Common Law examinations, "The Law Simplified" course on the English Legal System will give you a fast-track summery of the subject.

Many students who study the Law, find it difficult to connect all of the pieces together. Thus, this course will give you a "bird's eye" overview of the entire subject.

What's more, you will have access to 20+ pages of case summaries, specifically designed to help you understand all the legal principles.

This course has been adapted to suit the needs of LLB students worldwide!

Remember, this is not a substitute for thorough learning, but it will be a great resource for students who want to recap the entire syllabus and for those who want a better, clearer and more concise understanding of the principles.

Features:

- Digestible chunks of knowledge: everything you need to know on each topic, simplified

- Downloadable "spider graphs" that will give you the bigger picture of the subject

- 20+ pages of case-law, developed in a simplified and direct manner.

Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity

Overview of the main landmarks and institutions in the fight for gender equality and the rights of sexual minorities

Created by José Zalaquett - Lawyer, Human Rights Professor

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Students: 15303, Price: Free

This course is also available with spanish subtitules, search for "Igualdad de Género y Diversidad Sexual" in Udemy.

From the perspective of human rights and non-discrimination, the course will touch on topics such as the history of the fight for gender equality and sexual minorities’ rights, relevant international norms and institutions, violence and other forms of discrimination, as well as public policies to promote gender equality and sexual diversity.

The complete course consists in 30 video lessons of about 12 minutes each. The course will remain available permanently at Udemy, so you may complete it at your own pace, without time limit.

Since December 31, 2018, we will NOT deliver paid virtual certificates from the Universidad Diego Portales, even if it could say the opposite in the first and last video of the course. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Insights into cybercrime and electronic evidence

A basic introduction for non-technicians with a background or interest in criminal justice.

Created by Steven David Brown - 

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Students: 12648, Price: Free

This is a brief and basic introduction to cybercrime and electronic evidence aimed primarily at those criminal justice professionals who are not computer experts, but who find themselves confronted and confounded by the technological realities of our time. The course may also appeal to students and others who are just curious about the subject too.

The course introduces the main themes, threats, challenges and conundrums posed by this most modern of crime phenomena and explores some of the solutions adopted by criminal justice to try to cope with them.

This is an introductory course and seeks to explain technical concepts in terms of every day, common experience. For this reason some of technical areas have been simplified and rationalised to make them more accessible to and understandable by the uninitiated.

It consists of a series of ten 'Chapters' subdivided into videos that explore key topics. They are supported by a number of quizzes to help learners to check their progress and understanding.

Criminal Investigation in the New Millennium

The Present, the Past, and the Future: A Community Policing Approach

Created by Robert T. Meesig - LtCol, USAF (retired), Ph.D.

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Students: 9261, Price: Free

This FREE course addresses the following issues:

- How good are we at solving crime in the US? (Hint – not so good~~)

- Who are the detectives and what do they do?

- How did we get into this situation, and why?

- What can we expect in the future?

- And just how much can forensics and technology be expected help investigations?

To find answers to these and other questions, we explore the criminal investigation process of the present, the past, and the future.

We present an overview of the subject in a listener-friendly and informative way. It is scripted to be understood by the casual observer, as well as the experienced investigator and the aspiring academic.

This course is rooted in the research literature and is amply referenced and well-cited. It provides some of the most comprehensive and current information available on the process.

It does NOT teach how to be an investigator. Instead, it teaches ABOUT the investigation process itself.

The course consists of about 58 lectures ranging from five to 20 minutes in length (about 12 hours total). The lectures are divided into six sections addressing the following:

(1) Where are We?
(2) Who are the Detectives and What Do They Do?
(3) How Did We Get Here?
(4) Where are We Going?
(5) Where Do We Want to Go?
(6) The Year “2084.”

To guide us through the sections, students will learn to use a HANDY FRAMEWORK to do the following:

1. IDENTIFY a crime problem (in terms of the phases of a crime).

2. DESCRIBE the availability of crime information and sources in each crime phase (in terms of space and time).

3. UNDERSTAND how the various detective models of the past have investigated crime (to see their strengths and weaknesses).

4. MANIPULATE what we learned to project how developments in forensics and technology, and a new detective model, can address the crime problems of the future.

Is American Democracy Broken? Perspectives and Debates

Key challenges to American democracy in today's volatile political climate

Created by Jeb Barnes - Associate Professor of Political Science - University of Southern California

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Students: 8402, Price: Free

A Faculty Project Course - Best Professors Teaching the World

American democracy seems in crisis, as we face legislative gridlock, soaring deficits, negative campaigns awash in donations from anonymous sources, growing public distrust of government, and protest movements on the right and left on the political spectrum. This class provides an overview of competing views on contemporary American democracy and a fresh look at some key issues facing our polity, including campaign finance, the War powers, the politics of deficit spending, and the proper policy-making role of the courts.

Microeconomics – 1: Finding Demand

Theory of Demand through plots and figures

Created by Amit Goyal - 

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Students: 7280, Price: Free

In this course, you will learn about modelling consumer behavior. You will learn how to create a simple model of consumer who wishes to choose the best affordable consumption plan. This course introduces a unique graphical approach for solving the optimization problems. The methods that you will learn in this course are useful for developing an understanding of how to create simple models in Economics.

Course is drawn from the lectures on problem solving approach that I have been teaching to undergraduate Economics students in Delhi for the past 10 years. This course is meant for students who are interested in learning key ideas in Microeconomics through a problem solving approach. No prior knowledge of Microeconomics is needed, but the student must possess liking for Mathematics and have an interest in problem solving. It is recommended that the student should have good exposure to calculus (as is typically covered in high school). Student must be comfortable with algebraic and functional notation for variables, sets, and functions.

Course consists of mostly videos and small quizzes to test your understanding of the content taught in videos.

Topics: Demand Function, Hicksian Demand, Substitution Effect, Income Effect.

Enjoy learning.

Statistics literacy for non-statisticians

Learn the key terms and analysis methods in statistics

Created by Mike X Cohen - Neuroscientist, writer, professor

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Students: 6858, Price: Free

In this short course, you will learn the meaning of key terms in statistics, such as p-value, ANOVA, variance, etc.

By the end of this course, you will feel more comfortable talking about and reading about commonly used statistical analysis methods.

Note that this course does not cover the math of the analyses, nor software to perform statistical analyses.

Corporate Social Responsibility

A Foundation Course

Created by Sharayu Bhakare - Award Winning Researcher and Academician | PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Students: 4831, Price: Free

This course is complete, comprehensive introduction and overview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) taught by Dr.Sharayu Bhakare, Associate Professor in Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce ,Pune, India, PhD  and author in CSR.

In this course you will acquire pertinent insights into CSR planning, strategy and implementation which will give you an edge  as an entrepreneur, employee , executive and prospective  employee.

Every concept of CSR is explained in a clear and effective way, supported by real life examples from the industry. Every module is supplemented with interesting resources  such as interviews of three industry expert, assignments and reference readings.

Propaganda Analysis – How not to get ‘Influenced’ ?

Think. Act. Civilize by learning the science behind Propaganda.

Created by Ayush Dubey - Don Quixote

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Students: 4058, Price: Free

This Course is based on primarily, the Institute for Propaganda Analysis and the book Manufacturing Consent.

Institute For Propaganda Analysis was an Organization in USA, the first section explains what Propaganda is as defined by IPA and also the various devices IPA called out. 

The second section will take you through the findings and model as described by Mr. Edward S. Herman and Mr. Noam Chomsky in their book Manufacturing Consent- The Political Economy of the Mass Media. In this section we will see the Propaganda Model and its filters. 

Note - Whatever I have compiled in this course is readily available on the internet.

The Euro: the History, Issues and Solutions – Alfred Mifsud

A Practical Understanding of Economics, the EMU and the EU, from the Former Deputy Governor of a Central Bank

Created by The Duomo Initiative - Financial Education (as seen on YouTube)

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Students: 3574, Price: Free

The Duomo Initiative presents: "The Euro: the History, Issues and Solutions" with Alfred Mifsud, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta.

Over the past decade, we have seen Europe limp from problem to problem, from crisis to crisis and from bailout to bailout.

But what is the cause of the issues that Europe has been facing and how can they be resolved? 

What is causing the rise of populist movements in nations such as Italy and Greece, that threaten the existence of the European Union itself?

We will explore those questions and much more in this course, including:

  • The history of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) of the EU.

  • The issues that were faced by the EMU during multiple financial crises. 

  • How the European Central Bank (ECB) tackled the crisis situations.

  • The issues and flaws that still remain within the union.

  • Alfred Mifsud's proposed solutions for resolving the flaws and bringing the union towards a stable equilibrium.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from someone with decades of experience in the financial services industry and first-hand knowledge of how policy-making decisions are made at the European Central Bank.

In this course, you'll learn a practical side of economics, monetary policy, fiscal policy and politics by looking at the case study of the euro and the EMU; one of the most ambitious and important economic developments of our time.

The course features over 3 hours of video lectures (40+ modules) presented by Nicholas Puri, in the typical Duomo Initiative style (as seen in our other courses and on our popular YouTube channel), plus over 20 detailed text modules. You will also get access to an audiobook and digital version of Alfred Mifsud's book "The Euro - Cure or Curse for the Future of the EU?"

All the content in this course has been prepared by Alfred Mifsud, based on his many years of experience. Each section starts with a video of Mifsud introducing the topic and explaining why it is important.

Alfred Mifsud was the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta from 2015-2017. During this time, he attended all Monetary Policy meetings of the Governing Council of the ECB, during one of the most eventful and tumultuous times of any central bank in history.

Mifsud is adamant that there are clear solutions to the problems being faced in Europe today. In this course, he will explain them.

Don't miss this unique learning opportunity... Enrol for free today!

Transition towards Democracy and Human Rights

Truth and reconciliation commissions, institutional recognition and specific country cases

Created by José Zalaquett - Lawyer, Human Rights Professor

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Students: 3416, Price: Free

The
Transition towards Democracy can be defined as a period of profound
political change in the history of a country, when it transits from a
state of political violence towards democratic peace, having to take
charge of a legacy of human rights violations.

All
measures of Transition towards Democracy must be guided by the
following principles. First, it must aim to repair and prevent human
rights violations. Second, it is essential to learn the whole truth
about the past in order to give legitimacy to the measures adopted in
the present. Third, the limits imposed by International Law must be
respected in order to avoid two extremes: arbitrary punishments and
impunity. 

In this course we will review these and other Transition towards Democracy concepts, as well as the main experiences throughout the world, including the cases of Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

Since December 31, 2018, we will NOT deliver paid virtual certificates from the Universidad Diego Portales, even if it could say the opposite in the first and last video of the course. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Global Health – The Essentials

Core Concepts in International Population Health

Created by Vageesh Jain - Doctor

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Students: 3187, Price: Free

In this groundbreaking online course you will learn how political, economic, and social issues can affect the health of populations around the world. You will gain valuable skills in critical thinking and be able to speak knowledgeably about key issues in global public health, including the global burden of disease, infectious diseases, and health systems.

Economics is for Everyone

Economics

Created by Wayne Davies - Economist

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Students: 3142, Price: Free

I believe economics courses should target as broad an audience as possible. This is because economics is all around us. Our everyday lives are affected by economics. People even apply economic theory without even realising it. In fact, I believe economics courses should begin with real life examples of how we use economics in our daily lives.

This course will begin by taking you on a quick journey of a hypothetical day. The course will point out where economics is at work and where theory is being applied to make decisions. The discovery part of economics will occur during the first 5 to 6 units of this course.

The next area to be covered will be the theory. Many courses are highly theoretical. This course will focus on the theory, which I believe, is most applicable to most people. The observed use of economics will be revisited in light of what has been covered in the first part of the theory section. The theory section will continue by further shedding light on theory, which is applicable to us. The latter part of the theory section is important for us to understand the broader application of economics.

The remainder of the course will be focused on the application of economics. We will now be armed with a good theoretical background to help explain why certain decisions are made in the world. This part of the course is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on the application and the logic of that application. The second section focuses on the misuse and abuse of economics. The third section discusses how we can use our knowledge of economics to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.

The course will also contain short assessments at the end of each unit (starting from Unit 3). These assessments will contain several multiple-choice questions to help you gauge your understanding of the content. The final unit will discuss the final assessment. The final assessment will contain scenario questions. These types of question put you into particular scenarios where you will be required to use the knowledge you have gained from the course to address the questions.

Introduction to Internet Voting

Uncover the functioning of internet voting with an empirically-based course, showcasing unique data on voting in Estonia

Created by Anna Beitane - Project Manager(J.Skytte Institute)

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Students: 3117, Price: Free

In 2005 Estonia became the first country in the world to have nation-wide local elections where people could cast binding votes over the internet. This world premiere was followed by successful implementation of e-voting at all levels of elections: local, national and European. To present day, Estonia has held eight elections over ten years, where people could cast legally binding votes over the internet.

In this course you will learn, what is the institutional and technical set-up behind internet voting, how does a typical e-voter look like, how fast do people actually vote online and how is it related to their age.  The course will also examine how exactly are costs related to the decision to vote and whether vote verification has increased trust towards e-voting.

By enrolling to the course, you will have an access to the latest findings related to the main developments in the field of e-voting in Estonia. The course relies on the research findings published in the book “E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years” (by our MOOC authors, Dr. Kristjan Vassil and Mihkel Solvak). The course and the book are unique in employing a wealth of empirical evidence - including 10 years of survey data on e-voting, actual log data on voting sessions and aggregate election data - to demonstrate the development and usage of internet voting.

The following course is a mini-version of a 8-week course "Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting" offered by the University of Tartu. If you are interested in accessing the full course and in receiving 2 ECTS credits from the university, please visit the University of Tartu MOOCs page. 

This e-course is created with the support of the European Social Fund programme "Increasing Digital Literacy" and Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. 

Learn Microeconomics- Highly Rated Course by LEEA

Intro to Microeconomics - Totally FREE!

Created by LEEA London Executive Education Academy - Bridging the Gap in Executive Education

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Students: 2868, Price: Free

Learn all the main concepts of Microeconomics through interesting and insightful lectures.

The course contains a detailed overview of the main microeconomics topics and FREE worksheets that you can use to test your understanding.

This course is good for college and university students who need to brush up their knowledge in Microeconomics.

ABOUT LEEA

We are a New Institution with a Proud History

Our directors and faculty have worked for some of the most important business schools in Europe. Our professors are seasoned individuals with backgrounds from LSE, ESADE (Spain), University of Exeter among others.

Our online programs have been developed from existing highly rated courses from triple accredited business schools.

We at LEEA bring experience, quality and innovation to offer programs that with boost your career.

Our programs can help you whether you are a recent graduate with little experience or a mid level management professional. Moreover, we have a flexible set of postgraduate diploma courses that can lead on to further studies at UK universities.

Students can view these lectures at their own pace.

Students will be given regular assignments which need to be completed in order to progress with the course. The professors will engage in online discussions. There will be collaboration and groupwork assignments.

The environment around the world

Our environment

Created by Katerin Salmerón - Teacher

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Students: 2821, Price: Free

In this course you are going to learn every thing about environment, such as, the components that belong to this, and those ones are, the pollutants, which is really important because you will know the meaning that has this term on environment, as well as, the health matter in our life, then we know the different types of pollutants. The oil spill is included in this point of the course, because it is a another way to contaminate our environment, then is produce the global warming, showing us how the pollutants is destroying our world, who are the main factors of this. The natural disaster form part of this because is almost the consequences of those actions, at the end of this course you will find the environmental protection, this one teaches us which are the best ways to protect our world.   

Policy tools: wellbeing impacts and cost effectiveness

How does your policy or programme impact people's wellbeing? Is it good value?

Created by What Works Wellbeing - 

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Students: 2534, Price: Free

This free video-based course is based on a live course delivered to policy makers and practitioners in October 2017. Comprising of theory and practical exercises, it will will teach you a useful new way to measure the direct relationship between any policy or programme and its impact on people's wellbeing. It draws on fresh, practical thinking from Lord Gus O’Donnell, Professor Richard Layard and other leading policy and wellbeing experts to give you the tools to calculate whether your policies or interventions are cost effective.

If you create or influence national or local policy, or run public programmes, you probably already know that improving people's wellbeing is the ultimate goal of any policy or public service. This is true whether it's within employment, health, planning, economics or any other sector.

Yet, until now, there's been no way to understand what's the best value for money when it comes to designing policies and programmes that improve people's lives.

That's why we are excited to announce this course, designed by the LSE and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It lays out what factors determine wellbeing, then dives straight into the big ideas behind this transformative way of making and shaping policy.

How to Choose a College Major

Finally help answering the difficult question WHAT MAJOR SHOULD I PICK!

Created by Sarita Pettus - Learning Engineer

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Students: 2447, Price: Free

This course will ultimately prepare you to pick a college major and career that fit you. You will examine research and theory about the psychology of happiness, motivation, learning, and cognition (how the brain processes and retains information). You will discover what factors influence your motivation and strategies to use to help you be successful in your collegiate career. You will utilize a variety of self assessment inventories such as the multiple intelligence inventory, learning styles, reading styles, and Briggs Meyers to identify your strengths and opportunities for improvement. You are ultimately expected to integrate and apply your new heightened self awareness and learning strategies to your own academic career to select a career path that fits your unique strengths, talents, aptitude, and interests so you can become a more efficient and effective student and subsequently a college graduate. 

Introduction to Child Rights

A basic, yet comprehensive course on Child Rights.

Created by Rainbow Homes Program - Leading Rights based Care Program for vulnerable children

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Students: 2289, Price: Free

A Comprehensive basic course for beginners having passion to work for the betterment of children  on understanding the history and philosophy of the concept of “Child Rights”, its relevance in the Indian context and  a brief description of how children’s laws are formulated/modified based on the rights based approach.

This course is designed for students aspiring to become professionals in the field of Social Sciences, Social Work, Law and any other field dealing with children.

If you are a student with a lot of passion to work with children directly or indirectly and wish to understand how you could do it better, then this is the course for you.

If you are a professional working with children and want to deepen your understanding of the underlying principles of rights based approach then this is the course for you.

  • We will take you through the history of how the movement of child rights came about and the underlying philosophies that drove it

  • The course touches upon the various rights of children as enumerated in the UNCRC

  • You will also learn how policies and laws related to children in India are formulated or modified after India ratified to the UNCRC.

 We offer both theoretical and practical insights on the implementation of Child rights and will equip the participants with the basic knowledge and tools necessary to gain critical understanding of child rights. The course is based on a participatory active learning approach and will be spread over 10 modules/ sessions of 15 minutes with regular assignments and readings provided for each module.

 The 10 modules are divided into three major components, with the first section focusing on the origins and evolution of the Child Rights movement that culminated in the formulation of  United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

The second section will discuss the main categories of rights as per UNCRC, namely Survival, Development, Protection and Participation.

The third section will provide a deeper understanding of the issues related to Child Rights and Protection in the Indian context, with a special focus on the challenges faced by children living on the streets.

 

Fiscal (Micro)Economics

The impact of taxes on markets (+ free certificate)

Created by Piet Gotlieb - Head of Education at UtopiaCraft

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Students: 2199, Price: Free

In this course, you will learn about calculus, how taxes are levied, what their effects are, and whether specific tax policies are ethical. Additionally, you will gain crucial nuanced and intricate reasoning skills, key to any social scientist or intellectual person. But most of all, learning is fun, and you will hopefully have a lot of fun as well. Plus, this course is free!

The course consists of four modules:

- Calculus

- Microeconomics I

- Fiscal Ethics

- Microeconomics II

African Ideas of Liberty Course

Learn about the 10 core principles of classical liberalism/libertarianism from an African perspective.

Created by Feyisade Adeyemi - Course Instructor

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Students: 1732, Price: Free

THE AFRICAN IDEAS OF LIBERTY COURSE

The Mande Charter of Liberty, traced to 1222 AD and passed down through oral tradition is perhaps the earliest African constitution and national human rights declaration. Recognized by the United Nations as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, it is a clear indication of indigenous African ideas of liberty . Besides the Mande Charter and Oral tradition, the writings of Zera Yacob in the 17th century and Anton Wilhem Amo in the 18th century are some of the earliest pro-liberty writings of African origin prior colonization. Presently, Prof. George Ayittey has been a leading light in bringing African Ideas of Liberty back to the fore.

Starting during the colonial era,  a modern African myth developed that the “ideas of liberty”, political and economic freedom are western ideas and are therefore not good for Africa.

Those who hold such views will usually not put it that way. What they usually say is that libertarianism or classical liberalism and particularly capitalism are western or foreign ideologies that must be rejected in favour of indigenous African ideologies which they usually present as African communism/socialism.

Many unsuspecting Africans hear this myth and quickly accept it without realizing that libertarianism or classical liberalism (which is different from neo-liberalism) means ideas of liberty or freedom and that most traditional African societies practiced free market capitalism, not socialism or communism as is often portrayed. The communal-ism of indigenous African societies is different from communism. Communalism is based on the voluntary cooperation of individuals and families, communism is based on the use of force by government.

Clearly, there is no such thing as “The African ideology”.  Instead there are several distinguishable ideologies of African origin. To say that there are no indigenous pro-liberty thinkers in African history is to stray very far from the truth. Indigenous African societies prior colonization, were largely built on pro-liberty philosophy.

Just as Africans have always had various names for river Niger before the Europeans came to name the river “Niger”, Africans have always expressed several original ideas of liberty which we  explore in this African ideas of liberty course.

Those who seek to shut out the ideas of liberty from the African conversation are hardly friends of Africa. Today, more than any other continent, it is just Africa that needs the ideas of liberty the most and if we look with the right perspectives at African history, oral traditions, literature, music and indigenous institutions, we will find an abundance of indigenous African ideas of liberty across the continent. Whatever name we then choose to call these ideas, they will still remain African ideas of liberty.

Let us learn about these African ideas and spread them, because as you will find with a little study, the African ideas of liberty are necessary for peace, prosperity and sustainable development in Africa.

The course is the first of 3 courses that will prepare you for a career in pro-liberty research, education or advocacy to free Africa and the world from poverty, war and misery.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1.     Identify 10 African ideas of liberty  that are synonymous with the 10 core principles of classical liberalism/libertarianism.

2.     Identify African proverbs, stories, songs, history and indigenous institutions that promote each of the ten core African ideas of liberty

3.     Identify at least 10 pro-liberty organizations or think tanks in Africa that you can join, partner with or work for.

COURSE OUTLINE

This course comprise 11 modules which features short videos, text lectures, additional reading materials as well as a quiz after each lesson to check your knowledge before you proceed to the next lesson.

The first ten lessons are devoted to teaching each of the ten African Ideas of Liberty while the eleventh lesson introduces you to the community of of pro-liberty organisations in Africa. The end of course project is very important,completing it will enable you to proceed to take specialization courses in op-ed writing, social media advocacy and policy research.

1 Liberty

2 African Individualism/ African Communalism

3 Skepticism about Power

4 Tolerance

5 Free Markets

6 Spontaneous Order

7 Rule of Law

 8 Peace

9 Civil Society

 10 Limited Government 

11 Advocates for Liberty in Africa

 “For any reform to be permanent and enduring, it must be based on and rooted in the principles of the aboriginal institutions.”

-         John Mensah Sarbah (1864-1919)

 

 

Macroeconomic Policies- Fiscal Policy Introduction

Introduction to Fiscal Policy - A Level & IB

Created by Dr Ali Khan - Alieconomist

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Students: 1593, Price: Free

This course is a great way to understand economic policies in more depth

This course covers an introduction to fiscal policies including:

What is FISCAL policy

How it affects the demand side of the economy

How does it compare to monetary and supply side policies

All courses that we have on Udemy are delivered by Dr Ali who has a wealth of experience in teaching Economics related subjects.

A-level Sociology Revision (Short Course)

Exam strategies for the three AQA Sociology A-level sociology exam papers

Created by Karl Thompson - A level sociology tutor

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Students: 1369, Price: Free

This course explains how you should answer the different exam questions on Papers 7192/1 (Education with Theory and Methods). 7192/2 (Topics in Sociology) and 7192/3 (Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods)

It has been deliberately designed to be as efficient as possible, and thus focuses on exam technique rather than bludgeoning through the content.

Research Methods Using Gorilla Experiment Builder

Attention research using Gorilla Experiment Builder

Created by Joshua Balsters - Client Liaison at Gorilla

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Students: 1213, Price: Free

If you're a researcher, or student, wanting to run an online behavioural (reaction time) experiment quickly and easily, this is the course for you! Gorilla Experiment Builder allows you to create online behavioural experiments using an intuitive graphical interface without needing to code.

On this course you'll learn about the psychological theories and key experiments in the field of selective attention. You'll see step-by-step how to design and deploy a psychology experiment online using the Gorilla Experiment Builder. Finally, we'll walk through both basic and advanced approaches to organising and analysing your data so that you get results fast.

Supporting Dyslexic People with Job Applications

Ways to support with personal statements

Created by Dyslexia Scotland - Enabling dyslexic people to fulfil their potential

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Students: 1213, Price: Free

An introductory guide for Careers Advisers, Employability Workers and other skilled helpers on supporting dyslexic clients to complete personal statement style job applications. Learn about what dyslexia is, how it can affect your clients' job search and career journey, as well as practical ways to guide them in writing a better personal statement when applying for jobs.

Where resources are referred to in the video lectures, you'll find these on the right-hand side of your screen (on desktop) and below, when watching on mobile.

With thanks to the Scottish Government for supporting the development of this course.