Systems Thinking and Complexity is a free business course offered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The class introduces students to the topic of systems thinking, employing real-world examples to examine systems’ behaviors. Managers who are responsible for problem-solving for organizations in the private and public sector will benefit from the course as well as research scientists and officers of governmental organizations. In addition, activists, students and individuals who have interest in governmental systems will also find the class interesting. The class lasts only for two weeks and requires just two hours of study time per week to view the videos and complete supplemental readings.
Introduction to Data Science with Google Analytics: Bridging Business and Technical Experts is a free data science course offered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The course is beneficial for individuals who work for corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental organizations who wish to increase their online presence. During the class, students will learn about tracking codes and how they can be used to analyze data. No previous coursework is required for success in the class; however, those with at least a basic knowledge of Google Analytics will be at an advantage. The class lasts for two weeks and is taught through videos and supplemental readings. Students should expect to devote two hours of study time to the course weekly.
Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South is a free environmental science course offered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The class can be beneficial for anyone who is concerned about climate change and global justice, and how the two topics intersect. Using the “Manual of Philosophy – A South-South Perspective” published in 2014 as a foundation, this class examines how countries in the global south have employed strategies to combat the factors contributing to climate change and how the rest of the globe can adopt these same practices. Instruction is given through online videos and supplemental readings. The class lasts for four weeks and will require two hours of study time each week.
Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations
Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations is a free social science course offered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This class examines how social research and public policy are instrumental to combatting extreme inequality in various Latin American and Caribbean countries. Students have the option to complete the course in English or Spanish. Both versions of the class include online video lectures, supplemental readings and short assignments. Policy-makers, civil servants, researchers, students, social and industrial action leaders, opinion-makers, activists and journalists can all benefit from the class. Lasting for four weeks, the class includes one module unit per week. Each module requires about three hours of study time to complete.