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These are the top 100 Social Sciences courses found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
Game Theory Course
Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents.
Stanford University
Matthew O. Jackson
3 reddit posts
62 mentions
#2
Model Thinking Course
We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and governments whose behaviors aggregate to produce novel, unexpected phenomena.
University of Michigan
Scott E. Page
0 reddit posts
57 mentions
#3
Economics of Money and Banking Course
The last three or four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the institutions that comprise the modern monetary system.
Columbia University
Perry G Mehrling
3 reddit posts
80 mentions
#4
The Power of Macroeconomics Course
Economic Principles in the Real World
In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of macroeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students.
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Peter Navarro
1 reddit posts
25 mentions
#5
Microeconomics Principles Course
Most people make the incorrect assumption that economics is ONLY the study of money.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. José J. Vázquez-Cognet
1 reddit posts
28 mentions
#6
Moral Foundations of Politics Course
When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West.
Yale University
Ian Shapiro
0 reddit posts
17 mentions
#7
Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization
Identify interesting questions, analyze data sets, and correctly interpret results to make solid, evidence-based decisions.
University of Amsterdam
Matthijs Rooduijn
0 reddit posts
42 mentions
#8
An Introduction to American Law Course
This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure.
University of Pennsylvania
Anita Allen
0 reddit posts
12 mentions
#9
Social and Economic Networks Course
Models and Analysis
Learn how to model social and economic networks and their impact on human behavior.
Stanford University
Matthew O. Jackson
0 reddit posts
12 mentions
#10
Academic English Specialization
Writing
The skills taught in this Specialization will empower you to succeed in any college-level course or professional field.
University of California, Irvine
Tamy Chapman
0 reddit posts
29 mentions
#11
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Course
Comparing Theory and Practice
Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age.
Universiteit Leiden
Edwin Bakker
2 reddit posts
7 mentions
#12
The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness Course
Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated.
University of Toronto
Charmaine Williams
2 reddit posts
6 mentions
#13
Understanding Europe Course
Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You
Regardless of where you live, the European Union not only affects your life, but may also transform it.
HEC Paris
Alberto Alemanno
3 reddit posts
5 mentions
#14
Game Theory II Course
Advanced Applications
Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind", game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents.
Stanford University
Matthew O. Jackson
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#15
Copyright for Educators & Librarians Course
Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching.
Duke University
Kevin Smith, M.L.S., J.D.
1 reddit posts
5 mentions
#16
The Power of Microeconomics Course
Economic Principles in the Real World
In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of microeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students.
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Peter Navarro
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#17
Introduction to English Common Law Course
The common law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions.
University of London
Charlotte Crilly
2 reddit posts
10 mentions
#18
Microeconomics Course
The Power of Markets
We make economics decisions every day: what to buy, whether to work or play, what to study.
University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Stein
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#19
Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms Course
Positive psychology meets K-12 pedagogy.
Relay Graduate School of Education
Dave Levin
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#20
Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World Course
Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Tunis to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state.
University of Copenhagen
Dr. Ebrahim Afsah
1 reddit posts
3 mentions
#21
Sports and Society Course
Sports play a giant role in contemporary society worldwide.
Duke University
Orin Starn
1 reddit posts
3 mentions
#22
Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy Course
Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Donald Hornstein
1 reddit posts
2 mentions
#23
The Global Financial Crisis Course
Former U.
Yale University
Andrew Metrick
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#24
Get Organized Course
How to be a Together Teacher
This course is designed for classroom teachers who juggle time-sensitive tasks and often-exhausting teaching schedules.
Relay Graduate School of Education
Maia Heyck-Merlin
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#25
Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century Course
This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.
University of Virginia
Professor Gerry Warburg
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#26
Aboriginal Worldviews and Education Course
Intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners, this course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how they can benefit all students.
University of Toronto
Jean-Paul Restoule
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#27
Introduction to International Criminal Law Course
-- About the Course -- From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law.
Case Western Reserve University
Michael Scharf
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#28
Critical Thinking Skills for University Success Course
In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.
The University of Sydney
Katherine Olston
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#29
Soul Beliefs Course
Causes and Consequences - Unit 1: Historical Foundations
Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Prof. Daniel M. Ogilvie
2 reddit posts
2 mentions
#30
From Climate Science to Action Course
Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century.
The World Bank Group
Alan S. Miller
1 reddit posts
1 mentions
#31
Welcome to Game Theory Course
This course provides a brief introduction to game theory.
The University of Tokyo
Michihiro Kandori
1 reddit posts
2 mentions
#32
Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases Course
This course offers an introduction to the U.
University of Pennsylvania
Professor Kermit Roosevelt, III
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#33
Teaching EFL/ESL Reading Course
A Task Based Approach
This course explores ways of teaching reading skills in English as Second and Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) using a task-based approach.
University of London
Dr Amos Paran
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#34
Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World Course
The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment.
University of London
Dr J. Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#35
Paradoxes of War Course
The Paradoxes of War teaches us to understand that war is not only a normal part of human existence, but is arguably one of the most important factors in making us who we are.
Princeton University
Miguel A. Centeno
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#36
Институциональная экономика (Institutional economics) Course
Этот курс – первый шаг к пониманию институтов и их роли в экономике и обществе, первый взгляд на богатую идеями и результатами область экономического анализа, которую мы называем институциональной экономикой.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Maria Yudkevich
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#37
Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks Course
What can we do to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases from becoming epidemics or pandemic? In this course, you’ll learn the facts about infectious diseases and medical responses.
University of Pittsburgh
Elena A. Baylis
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#38
Democracia y decisiones públicas. Introducción al análisis de políticas públicas Course
¿Qué son las políticas públicas? Son la plasmación más concreta de la política.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Joan Subirats
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#39
A Law Student's Toolkit Course
Whether you are an advanced law student looking to review the basics, or an aspiring law student looking for head start, this course will help you build the foundation you will need to succeed in law school and beyond.
Yale University
Ian Ayres
1 reddit posts
2 mentions
#40
Time to Reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, and Build a Meaningful World. Course
We are in constant relationship with many organizations.
HEC Paris
Rodolphe Durand
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#41
ADHD Course
Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students
This course will provide an overview of ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
University at Buffalo
Greg Fabiano
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#42
Virtual Teacher Specialization
This series of courses provides best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building; effective uses of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies; and data analysis techniques and student performance measurements to in...
University of California, Irvine
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#43
Foundations of Teaching for Learning Course
Planning for Teaching and Learning
The Foundations of Teaching for Learning programme is for anyone who is teaching, or who would like to teach, in any subject and any context - be it at school, at home or in the workplace.
Commonwealth Education Trust
Dr Judy Halbert
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#44
Jewish Diaspora in Modern China Course
Jewish Diaspora in China is a unique experience for world Jewry, as China is the only country in Far East that has had Jews living in its society for over 1,000 years.
Nanjing University
Xin Xu
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#45
Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens Course
This is a course in basic journalism skills, designed for the many people who are now taking advantage of new media to publish news, views and information.
The University of Melbourne
Dr. Denis Muller
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#46
O Poder da Macroeconomia Course
princípios da economia no mundo real (em Português)
Neste curso, você conhecerá os princípios fundamentais da macroeconomia geralmente ensinados em cursos trimestrais ou semestrais para alunos de graduação ou MBA.
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Peter Navarro
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#47
Introduction to Neuroeconomics Course
How the Brain Makes Decisions
Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vasily Klucharev
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#48
Making Sense of the News Course
News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens
Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent.
The University of Hong Kong
Masato Kajimoto
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#49
Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties Course
Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.
University of California, Irvine
Erwin Chemerinsky
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#50
America's Unwritten Constitution Course
An introduction to basic techniques of constitutional interpretation.
Yale University
Akhil Reed Amar
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#51
ELL Success in the Content Classroom Specialization
Teacher Toolbox Series
Plan lessons, activities and assessment with the ELL in mind, and create an engaging and welcoming environment for the ELL and their families.
Arizona State University
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#52
Understanding economic policymaking Course
This is the first of the three courses part of the Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability Specialization.
IE Business School
Gayle Allard
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#53
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning Course
Digital Storytelling
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experiences.
University of Houston
Bernard R Robin
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#54
Social Norms, Social Change I Course
This is a course on social norms, the rules that glue societies together.
University of Pennsylvania
Cristina Bicchieri
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#55
Corruption Course
You can't understand the world today if you don't understand corruption.
University of Pennsylvania
Philip Nichols
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#56
Politics and Economics of International Energy Course
Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts.
Sciences Po
Giacomo Luciani
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#57
Internet Giants Course
The Law and Economics of Media Platforms
This seven-week course will explore the relationship between law and technology with a strong focus on the law of the United States with some comparisons to laws around the world, especially in Europe.
The University of Chicago
Randal C. Picker
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#58
Understanding Korean Politics Course
This course will select six most outstanding issues in contemporary Korean politics and will engage in an in-depth, interactive inquiry of those issue.
Yonsei University
Chung-in Moon
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#59
Introduction to Communication Science Course
Since Antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication.
University of Amsterdam
Rutger de Graaf
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#60
America's Written Constitution Course
An introduction to the main themes of the American Constitution—popular sovereignty, separation of powers, federalism, and rights.
Yale University
Akhil Reed Amar
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#61
Security & Safety Challenges in a Globalized World Course
Security and safety challenges rank among the most pressing issues of modern times.
Universiteit Leiden
Bibi van den Berg
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#62
Social Computing Course
People are social creatures and the modern Internet reflects that.
University of California San Diego
Scott Klemmer
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#63
Aprender Course
¿Quieres conocer tus recursos y niveles de desempeño relacionadas con tu proceso de aprender? ¿Te interesa desarrollar habilidades para aprender más y mejor? En APRENDER conocerás y pondrás en práctica, de forma sencilla y práctica, resultados de investigación recientes sobre los procesos de lectu...
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Guadalupe Vadillo
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#64
The Korean Economic Development Course
You will review the evolution of the Korean economy decade by decade since Korea’s independence from Japan in 1945.
Yonsei University
Doo Won Lee
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#65
Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1 Course
This course, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1, introduces discussions about the public health approach to problems experienced by people affected by disasters, both natural and related to conflict.
Johns Hopkins University
Gilbert Burnham, MD
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#66
Political Economy of Institutions and Development Course
This course is part of the SDG initiative .
Universiteit Leiden
Richard Thomas Griffiths
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#67
International Law in Action Course
A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague
International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal present in The Hague, and it looks at how these institutions address contemporary problems.
Universiteit Leiden
Larissa van den Herik
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#68
Agriculture, Economics and Nature Course
Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive.
University of Western Australia
Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#69
Introduction to the Orbital Perspective Course
The goals of this course are to develop the student’s critical thinking skills, global awareness, and ability to work as an integral part of a team in an increasingly complex global job market.
University of Arizona
Ron Garan
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#70
Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South Korea Course
This course examines the transformation of Korean society beginning around the turn of the 20th century to contemporary times.
Yonsei University
Hyun Mee Kim
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#71
Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law - The Structure of Government Course
This course will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.
University of California, Irvine
Erwin Chemerinsky
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#72
Microeconomics Course
When Markets Fail
Perfect markets achieve efficiency: maximizing total surplus generated.
University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Stein
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#73
Les transitions énergétique & écologique dans les pays du Sud Course
L’Agence Française de Développement et l’ENS lancent la troisième édition du MOOC « Transitions énergétique et écologique dans les pays du Sud ».
École normale supérieure
Gaël Giraud
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#74
The City and You Course
Find Your Best Place
Welcome to The City and You: Find Your Best Place.
University of Toronto
Richard Florida
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#75
Public Economics Course
This course offers an introduction into the public economics theory.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Leonid Polishchuk
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#76
Introduction to Economic Theories Course
Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn...
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Irene van Staveren
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#77
Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part II - Maximize Social Wellbeing Course
If you really care about the big questions in the economies and societies of the 21st century, such as distributive justice - namely, inequality of income or wealth, and its correlation with economic growth - this course is meant for you.
Tel Aviv University
Professor Yoram Y. Margalioth
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#78
Critical Issues in Urban Education Course
Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate.
The University of Chicago
Sara Ray Stoelinga
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#79
Mobilité et urbanisme Course
Le cours présente un tour d’horizon introductif des interactions entre la mobilité et les dynamiques urbaines.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Vincent Kaufmann
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#80
Political Governance and Public Policy in Russia Course
The course is designed to study the features of the political structure of modern Russia.
Saint Petersburg State University
Kirill A. Neverov
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#81
Learning to Teach Online Course
Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies? The Learning ...
UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)
Associate Professor Simon McIntyre
1 reddit posts
2 mentions
#82
Cities are back in town Course
urban sociology for a globalizing urban world
Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities.
Sciences Po
Patrick Le Galès
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#83
Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures Course
Learn about Smart Cities within the context of management of urban infrastructures.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Matthias Finger
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#84
Understanding child development Course
from synapse to society
In this course, we dive into the topic of child development.
Utrecht University
dr. Jorg Huijding
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#85
Genre Course
quels enjeux ? Violences, globalisation, biomédecine, sexualités.
Ce cours propose une introduction au champ interdisciplinaire des études sur le genre, qui depuis 40 ans sont devenues un outil incontournable des sciences sociales.
University of Geneva
Delphine Gardey
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#86
EU policy and implementation Course
making Europe work!
People have become more critical of EU policy and often seem to prefer local policy solutions in response to globalisation problems.
Universiteit Leiden
Bernard Steunenberg
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#87
American Contract Law II Course
Course description: Contracts I & II provides a comprehensive overview of contract law in the United States.
Yale University
Ian Ayres
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#88
American Contract Law I Course
American Contract Law I (along with its sister course Contracts II) provides a comprehensive overview of contract law in the United States.
Yale University
Ian Ayres
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#89
Unraveling the Cycling City Course
Obscured by its apparent simplicity, cycling is a complex phenomenon.
University of Amsterdam
Marco te Brömmelstroet
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#90
Becoming a Sports Agent Course
An immersive experience in the world of sports that will take students through the four stages of a professional athlete's career.
Case Western Reserve University
Peter A. Carfagna
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#91
Understanding International Relations Theory Course
The course aims to introduce the key assumptions of the international relations theory as a part of social science and as an analytic tool, focusing on the problems of war and peace, foreign policy decision-making, etc.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Timofei Bordachev
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#92
Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World Course
One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
David Zweig
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#93
Instructional Design Foundations and Applications Course
This course, Instructional Design Foundations, introduces learners to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of instructional design as well as the analysis aspect of instructional systems design in order to create an innovative instructional solution to performance problems in organizations.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eunjung Grace Oh
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#94
International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice Course
“International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice” is the first MOOC of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law, which is the platform within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University for the research, teaching and dissemination of internation...
Universiteit Leiden
Robert Heinsch
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#95
Qualitative Research Methods Course
In this course you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science.
University of Amsterdam
Gerben Moerman
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#96
Learning Technologies Foundations and Applications Course
This course, Learning Technologies Foundations and Applications, is one of the two four-week MOOC courses that form part of Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wenhao David Huang
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#97
Classical Sociological Theory Course
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will offer the participants an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century.
University of Amsterdam
Bart van Heerikhuizen
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#98
Chinese Politics Part 1 – China and Political Science Course
This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding China that highlights the intersection of politics and economics.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
David Zweig
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#99
Fundamentos de la escritura Course
La redacción de un texto, cualquiera que este sea, implica conocer y dominar las reglas y estrategias que hacen del producto final un escrito coherente, de lectura ágil y adecuado al público que se destina.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Dra. Xitlally Rivero Romero
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#100
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson Course
Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement
The Modern Civil Rights Movement is a significant landmark in United States history.
Emory University
Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
0 reddit posts
3 mentions