18. Dez. 2016
It is a well prepared course. Contents are carefully organized and plenty of concepts and examples are included and analyzed. Overall, it is a excellent course to get an overview of sustainability.
28. Nov. 2015
This was my first Coursera course, and I wasn't sure what to expect; but was very pleased with the organization, timescale things were run on, and overall neutrality of the course. Very well done!
von Arthur G•
2. Sep. 2022
It's a great course for learning about sustainability for people who are new to the topic or for someone who is looking to get a refresher. The instructor is great and the content is very comprehensive and interesting. There is a ton of extra reading to dive deeper into any of the topics. The only drawback is that the course was created around 10 years ago, so there have been some developments in some of the topics after that. Overall, highly recommend this course.
von Manuel E P L•
18. Okt. 2015
My congratulations for this course. Was a great experience to learn about this topic and the important for our future.
Additionally, i would like to make some suggestions especially related with approach on developed countries, developing countries and the data stat.
Inside these aspects should be included examples related with Latin America, Asia and another regions that not been included between the classics examples of developed countries.
Thanks for this course.
von 2K20_EE_140 K J•
18. Sep. 2021
An excellent course. This course should be enrolled into by every student, esp. engineers, because the world is taking a sly turn towards sustainable methods. This course helps relate us the present and the upcoming future with the past. I want to thank Dr. Jonathan Tomkin to put so much efforts to provide us such an analytical data and stats. Also, I want to thank Coursera to involve such a wonderful course into the catalogue.
von Eduardo F•
14. Juni 2021
I fully agree with the main message of the course: climate change is real.; it is a worldwide problem that is affecting our wellbeing as well as future generations’ that needs to be faced. Fortunately, we humanity have the technical and economic means to face and manage it. Still, we have to build up the political consensus and tools to do so.
Many thanks for your efforts hope there is a follow up in the near future
von Karen M•
10. Sep. 2017
This was an amazing course. I learned so much about sustainability and feel that I now have the tools to be critical about media news pieces about the environment. Prof. Tomkin explains his topics clearly and concisely. I found his lectures easy to follow without being "dumbed down". I highly recommend taking this course if you want to learn more about the issues affecting the environment and sustainable development.
von Fatima A O•
24. Mai 2018
Great course. I learned so much and the course was the right place to start to learn about environmental policy and sustainability. It explains population, consumption, energy, water, touching on many inaccurate assumptions about the environment and sustainability. most of all, I enjoyed the sections that focused on policy options, which is the main reason I have been looking for that kind of courses.
26. Okt. 2015
I've been a supporter of environmental sustainability efforts for a long time, however, I lacked training/knowledge (as my undergraduate studies are in Business). Passion is great, but in the real world, you need skills to back up that passion. I am proud to say that can now engage in active conversations with people who are working in sustainability related fields! This is a very empowering course!
von Shruti B•
13. Okt. 2020
I loved how the course progresses while explaining the most important issues in sustainability.
The course curriculum is really insightful and helps in building a strong foundation in the field of sustainable development.
I will highly recommend the course to people looking forward to build their knowledge base in the field of sustainability and environmental sciences.
I loved every bit of the course!
von Muhammad H•
6. Mai 2020
This course is a very beginning of an important concept of sustainability. The videos are just more than excellent at communicating useful knowledge to the seeker. The quizzes are designed to take full advantage of one's abilities. The most interesting work in this course is Peer graded assignments. I have learned and enjoyed this course. Hope everyone else who opt it will likewise too. Thumbs up!
von Deborah L•
17. Mai 2020
I really enjoyed the instructor and the class. I am taking Intro to Sustainability at another university and it is completely different than what we learned here. I am not saying it is better or worse but it is interesting the amount of diversity that an intro class can have. I would be very interested to see/hear what Professor Tomkins would have to say about the current pandemic crisis.
von Paul A•
18. Mai 2020
Bast online course I have ever taken. Professor Tomkins did a fantastic job giving a broad and comprehensive overview on sustainability. The reading were excellent, the supplementary videos and case studies were enlightening, and he pushed a little bit with the quizzes, enough to make you feel like your earned the certificate. A great entry point to the entire field of sustainability.
von Ramanan S•
7. Feb. 2016
Really awesome course! Especially the peer review assignments. They give an overall view of what are the problems being faced by everyone around the world! The course structure is really good and is optimal for learning. After the course, one really has a changed perspective towards the earth and you would be inspired with purpose! A purpose to work for the betterment of humankind!
28. Sep. 2020
This is a very serious course of high academic quality. It takes time to follow the lectures, read additional material, make homework and tests, but it is worth it.
The instructor makes the lessons easy to understand, although it sometimes deals with quite complicated topics.
It would be great to hear about an updated course (this is a few years old) or a continuation of this one.
von Ethan C•
11. Sep. 2021
I throughouly enjoyed this course as it was very relevant and had exteremely interesting assignments to do and topics to learn about. Jonathan Tomkin was also a brilliant narrator, and the videos were great quality. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the environment, sustainability or just if they would like to find out something new. Thank you very much!
von David M•
28. Mai 2020
I have both my B.S and J.D. , but it has been years since I have taken a college level course. This was one of the most interesting and engaging I have ever taken. Dr. Tomkins presents the content in a relatable manner that is easy to understand. The information provided has ignited my interest to learn more and continue my education on Sustainability. Highly reccomend!
von Camelia K•
2. Juli 2020
A great introductory course about sustainability that is informative and not too basic that is worthwhile your time if you are interested to more about the statistics, proper concepts and terminology in this field. The information is well-packed and not to difficult to understand but still requires some effort to properly digest the knowledge. Thanks Dr. Jonathan Tomkins!
von Kathleen P•
30. Dez. 2020
Very insightful! Though I have taken AP environmental science course and it has some overlap with this course, I still learned a lot! For me the exam is a little bit difficult, and the video quality is high. I highly recommend everyone to take this course, and I really found myself broadening my horizen and learning to argue from different perspectives. Thank you UIUC!
von Taina S M•
13. Apr. 2021
I am so impressed about the quality of this course, the readings and lectures are super interesting and exciting you want to learn all the time. The Instructor Dr. Tomkin is great, the way he speaks and the data he presents make everything easier to understand the topics. My understanding on sustainability completely changed during the course. Thank you very much.
von Grace M•
10. Feb. 2022
One of the best courses I've done! Covers a huge range of topic, thoroughly explains all the concepts, so easy to follow but it is demanding when it comes to assignments—which is something that I liked. I've learnt a great deal, I understand so much more now, and I do believe that it did help me get into a Master's programme in Environmental Management!
von Chukwunonso O•
14. Mai 2021
This course introduced me to a refined way of thinking about sustainability. Sustainability is not limited to just green movements (i.e. propaganda) but actually analysing the lifecycle of so-called sustainable technology, environmental laws, preventive measures to ascertain that they create a net benefit on the grand scale. I highly recommend it!!!!
von Eleftherios K•
21. Mai 2020
An exceptional course that introduces an abundance of new concepts and points of view. It's engaging and thought-provoking, with very interesting assignments. The workload is considerable but at the end it's worthwhile. I totally feel that I've gained a sense of the current global situation on sustainability for the 21st century! Thank you very much!
von Luis G•
29. März 2021
The course is to recommend to everyone as this is very interesting, well structured, well prepared, well explained and also demanding. I not just learned but I did enjoy it a lot. The course helped me a lot to a better understanding of my day to day work with Funding Agencies like World Bank and its expectations for sustainable development issues.
von Arav D•
14. Aug. 2020
I really liked learning the course material. As an aspiring environmental engineer, I wanted to explore more environmental concepts before applying to colleges, and this course allowed me to decide that I enjoyed learning about environmental concepts, especially sustainability, and made me excited to take more sustainability classes in the future.
von Thuan n•
8. Juni 2020
This course provides very comprehensive set of information about sustainability from beginning to the end. Its content is really broad. To learn well, it requires learners to think and to read a lot. I like the fact that it provides many interesting talks from Ted and other sources. I would really like to see more recent statistics to be included.
von Franklin B•
31. Aug. 2020
Sustainability is one of the most important topics for the future of our own species and for the world in general. This course gives you a point of view strongly supported by science, data and teaches the importance of recognition and exploring the different methods to get involved and visualize the consequences of climate change.