Democratic Development

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Gain an understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy. It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.
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5 years, 10 months ago
This is a long (11 week) course and ii'm not quite at the halfway mark, but i'm glad i enrolled. Why? ... a) The issues of Democracy and democratic stability are particularly important to me as i live in a developing country, democracy? . b) Prof. Diamond does an excellent job of explaining various concepts and aspects of democracy within an organized framework with references to multiple geographical, political and religious contexts. c) The professor and his team are responsive to student input. N.B. I've rated the course "easy" and given it a 3 hour time cost because i've not included the optional Readings in this rating. If you do the Readings as i do, figure on an hour or two more per week, though these would certainly be well-spent hours. I'll update/revise the review when i've completed the course.
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