Top Courses to Help You Become a Better Global Citizen

Education has the power to change individuals, and individuals have the power to change the world. But where do you start? Forming educated opinions about today’s critical global issues is a valuable step you can take towards becoming a better global citizen—and a world changer. Whether you’re looking to get informed ahead of the U.S. election or want to start making a difference in your community and beyond, we have course options for you.

Browse our lookbook highlighting courses that will help you build your perspective on world politics and globalization, climate change, the justice system, public health, and the economy.

World Politics and Globalization

If you’re looking to get a broad perspective on the world today and don’t know where to start, consider a course in world politics. Explore major issues in world politics, dive into globalization and how it can shape your perspective of today’s challenges, or learn about the world’s shared plan to make the world a better place.

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Climate Change

From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production to rising sea levels that increase the risk of flooding, climate change brings challenges with far-reaching impacts on the world. Whether you want to learn about the science behind climate change, explore the solutions currently being implemented, or get strategies for communicating as a change agent, there’s a course for you

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The Justice System

The justice system in the U.S. has been thrown into the spotlight this year, and other countries around the world are facing their own justice challenges, too. To start forming educated opinions about your system, take a broad look at justice in the context of moral and political philosophy or take a deep dive into the improvements being implemented in one area.

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Public Health

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. However, it affects more than just you and your local community. It can have far-reaching impacts on a global scale, as we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Understanding those impacts is one of the first steps you can take to start building your perspective on this critical global issue.

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  • Build an understanding of the value of health as not just a benefit or right of individuals, but as a global public need in Global Public Health from SDGAcademyX.
  • Prepare to confront the opioid epidemic by gaining a broad perspective of the causes of, effects of, and solutions to it in The Opioid Crisis in America from HarvardX.

The Economy

From unequal development to the disruption technology has caused in the job market, there are a number of challenges facing the global economy today. Take a deep dive into one of these issues and explore the changes we can make to overcome them together.

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