Saturday, January 11, 2014

Free 6-week online class based on the Social Good Summit.

"How to Change the World"
From the bulletin: 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 to understand better how to initiate positive change.

Week 1: What are social goods? From the Commons to Moral Revolutions.
Week 2: Poverty, Prosperity and Aid
Week 3: Climate Change and Sustainability
Week 4: Disease and Global Health Care
Week 5: Women, Education and Social Change
Week 6: Education, Social Networks and Activism

Readings will be presented as PDFs or as links to other sites.

Instructor is Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University.

Classes are free and begin Monday Jan. 20.

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based on 2013 Summit launches Jan 20 -- sign up here:

If we have enough people sign up perhaps we can have a discussion group meeting to discuss the class issues.


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