Institution: Harvard Kennedy School – Harvard University
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Online Courses
Study Levels: Certificate Program
Duration: 16 weeks
Effort: 3 hours per week
Price: FREE. Certificate for $99.
Harvard University, through its partnership with HarvardX announces an exciting course in American Government. This online course offers a comprehensive introduction to American government and related politics, including foundations, organizations, and policies. It is taught by Thomas E. Patterson, a skilled and renowned instructor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government within Harvard University.
The course is sixteen weeks in length and requires about three hours a week of work, depending on skill level and background. Although it is a free course, a verified certificate may be added for $99. This certificate is official and verified, offering students the option to share it instantly via a resume, portfolio, or online management system such as LinkedIn.
Course material covers all aspects of everyday American lives. It examines the following key questions:
The course explains both theory along with individual cases (such as the Iraq invasion) to provide a thorough understanding of how the American government operates. It is an ideal option for college and advanced placement high school students, educators looking for a way to expand upon their own courses, and citizens both domestic and abroad looking to understand how the U.S. political system functions.
Coursework will also allow students to develop critical thinking skills, citizenship, and the ability to reason analytically and synthesize learned information. Class topics include a sampling of the following:
Students may register for this exciting, self-paced course by visiting https://www.edx.org.
To learn more and apply, click here.