May 14, 2019
Excellent course for those aspiring to be career diplomats. Engages us with a history of diplomacy ever since it was widely practised and accepted as a form of conflict management and resolution.
Sep 20, 2016
This course is interesting where it develops your understanding in International Relations and Diplomacy protocols. I love the course to strengthen my knowledge on Foreign Policy. Happy study
von Roeland H•
Jul 17, 2017
Nice introduction but very general, could have done with more depth.
von Eva B•
Dec 30, 2017
great introduction to the world of diplomacy, the videos are a bit repetitive unfortunately. But still worth my time as I started knowing nothing formal at all.
von peter o•
Jan 15, 2018
It was a good introduction but felt kind of shallow.
von Shawnna R T•
Jun 10, 2016
It was a great experience! Definitely gained more knowledge about diplomacy.
von ibrahim A T•
Nov 19, 2016
It is alright but several people take advantage of the lax review criteria to submit one letter reviews. Better grading system would be good. Material is all fine.
von Zhe L•
Mar 21, 2017
Yeah, this course is REALLY different from other MOOCs. I wonder if I can learn anything from a course that contains such little content.
von Mazigh B•
Jun 24, 2016
Interesting online course as introduction with brief concepts and definitions on diplomacy, its role, influence and interaction in the modern world. Recommend others to attend this online course to gain required intro knowledge on diplomacy.
von Weill S•
Jun 07, 2017
Interesting reading materials and relevant interventions of professionals. I also appreciated the fact that we had to grade and be graded by other students in a "diplomatic" way. Nonetheless, the programme was a little too general to be really demanding and challenging I think, and I would have appreciated more actual reading materials and/or references from the presetn time in the videos.
von Duke O•
Jul 15, 2017
Very limited points and questions are being explored. However it makes use of very knowledgable people, and allows for different points of perspectives in order to formulate your own idea of what diplomacy is.
von Shakthi V D S•
Apr 20, 2017
More timely and relevant text material would have greatly helped in broadening our understanding. Basic and easy for beginners to grasp.
von Raul R M•
Jul 03, 2017
von Suzanne v H•
Oct 10, 2016
Not as advanced as other Coursera courses, this course if for participants who do not have any background in international relations and diplomacy. Wish they would have made it more advanced.
von Kollin R•
Sep 30, 2016
The lectures were not very interesting or instructive. The reading materials were much more so. However, the assignments in the class were based much more on the lectures and on self-reflection than on the materials. I learned a little bit, and as such found the course worth the time I put into it, but I almost think one could get through this course with little difficulty without reading any of the written materials, and thus derive very little benefit from it. I would encourage the makers of this course to do a significant revamping.
(In addition to greater incorporation and emphasis on the written materials, I think more real-life examples of diplomatic successes and failures would be a far more effective and entertaining use of the lecture time than the esoteric philosophising that seems to characterize it in this edition.)
von Jonathan G•
Sep 24, 2017
This course was long, tedious and boring. Although some aspects were interesting, a lot of it was redundant. Way too many written assignments.
von Donovon K•
Jun 09, 2017
Although the interviews were interesting, I had expected much more from this course. It was not academically rigorous at all and I can't say I learned very much at all at the end of the course.
von Preechapak T•
Jan 26, 2017
This course is fun, but the instructor or course admins need to put more videos, contents and information to the course than just a few videos, few topics per week like this. The Global Diplomacy course should provide clearer and deeper about diplomacy than to pose what is diplomacy or what the diplomats do in their very actions of daily routines.
von Yuanxi Y•
Jan 17, 2019
i don't like assignments
von Dennis P•
Jan 11, 2017
I have completed two other Coursera courses for certificates, where I learned much more. The quantity and quality of the content - both video's and reading materials - is significantly lower than that of the other courses, where I really had to take notes and read much more. The assignments are way to general and do not require much preparation, which hardly makes them serious learning exercises. Frankly, I could have done some interviews and research online and make a a course like this myself...
von Cameron M•
Aug 31, 2017
Exceptionally shallow content. The course material consists of different academics giving their opinion on very general questions eg. "What is diplomacy?", "What makes a good diplomat?" Each week's content will take 5 minutes plus a reading, and you will have little to show for your time.
The assignments do not constitute enough of a challenge to facilitate learning or depth of thought. The bar for passing an assignment is "has the candidate made a genuine attempt at answering the question".
I have come to expect a much higher standard from Coursera.
von François G•
Aug 07, 2016
very general ideas about diplomacy but nothing concrete
von Alexander L•
Jan 23, 2017
Very little content on offer other than some short clips and mildly interesting readings. The vast majority of the course is dedicated to short writing tasks that are supposed to get you engaged (i.e. discussing) diplomacy, but the practical effect is at best busy work with little new knowledge or insights gained. Extremely disappointed.
von Donia A•
Jun 30, 2017
The course is only a discussion of diplomacy, it does not provide much structure by way of foundational elements. Also, the fact that to complete the course you're required to submit work and grade three or more people is ridiculous. Glad I did not purchase a course certificate.
von Igor V S•
Sep 14, 2017
Diplomacy is talking french, talking nothing and talking falsehood...
I think crearors of this course mastered at least two major diplomacy skills.
von Pieter V L•
Apr 05, 2018
No content, just some random interviews and peer graded assignments of 100 words.
von Margaret S C•
Oct 01, 2016
Too many speakers. Not very well-coordinated or organized. Very wordy and diffuse. Where is the gist of what they are saying in so many words?