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Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days
With the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course, learn the top 10 social issues faced by newly elected US President and congress.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 1-2 Hours Per Week
With the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course, candidates get to thoroughly understand the depth & intricacies of the social policy issues constantly facing the newly elected US President & congress. The course, in detail, describes the whole funnel behind a President working with congress to pass new laws and implement social policies that are of very high concern and have a severe impact on human lives and community.
Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days certification course taps into the vast knowledge and ideas of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) faculty and helps candidates examine and understand the most pressing social justice & policy issues which impact the overall population. The pertinent articles concerning the real-time national level issues are regularly provided & the course material is updated after regular intervals to ensure maximum relevance among the candidates related to the course content.
Free to access
1-2 hours of weekly study required
A course length of 14 weeks
Helpful course handouts
Certification by edX
Introductory level course
In association with the University of Pennsylvania
- Video lectures
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
The fee layout for the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course is as follows:
The content of the course is free to access for every individual.
Certification of the course by edX is priced at Rs. 3,670.
GST & other tax charges might not be included in the base fee.
Amount in Rupees
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course is highly recommended for:
Any individual who is interested in understanding the impact of social issues & policies.
Any aspiring policy-makers.
Any individual seeking hands-on experience during the first 100 days.
Certification Qualifying Details
Among all the candidates who opt for the ‘verified track’, only those candidates who score a total of 50% or higher in the assessment conducted after the course, shall be awarded the certification by edX.
What you will learn
Through the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course:
Candidates will get to learn about the pressing social policy issues being faced by the newly elected US President & congress.
Course takers will get to examine the top 10 SP2 Penn issues.
The candidates will be able to receive real-time information & news updates after the election as the first 100 days unfold.
Peers will get to engage in the most productive social policy issue discussions.
Course takers will get to understand how to estimate the impact of social policies on the life of the general public.
Candidates will gain first-hand experience regarding the backend work taking place during the first 100 days.
Candidates will develop their own learning plan regarding social policies.
All candidates will get to develop their own set of top 10 issues and policies.
Course takers will get to examine the policy recommendations as developed by the faculty of Penn’s School of (SP2) Social Policy & Practice.
Candidates will receive real-time updates pertaining to matters of national concern.
The admission procedure for the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course is very simple. Candidates are only suggested to keep their details of billing and payment methods near them.
Candidates may follow the below-mentioned steps for enrollment:
Step 1: Candidates are suggested to visit the overview URL of the course: https://www.edx.org/course/top-10-social-issues-for-the-presidents-first-100.
Step 2: Candidates are required to Sign-in/register themselves on the edX website (if not already logged in).
Step 3: Candidates are then required to click on ‘Enroll’.
Step 4: After pressing on ‘Enroll’, candidates will be asked to choose their way of approach between ‘audit access’ & ‘verified track’. Candidates need to click on ‘verified track’ if they want a shareable certificate, otherwise the ‘audit access’ option.
Step 5: After the payment, candidates will have full access to the course in their ‘My courses’ section.
Welcome and getting started
SP2 Penn Top 10
- Ending homelessness (3 questions)
- Urban food deserts (2 questions)
- Interventions for youth (2 questions)
- Gun policy (2 questions)
- Mandated mental health treatment (2 questions)
- Measuring poverty and wellbeing (3 questions)
- Youth aging out of foster care (3 questions)
- Child poverty and child maltreatment
- Transforming “work” (3 questions)
- Mass incarceration
Your top 10
- Health care reform
- Trans youth and bathrooms
- Your top 10 discussions (1 question)
- Top 10 live events
- Your top 10 list (1 question)
A waiver of 90% from the base course fee is offered by edX but only in elective courses. Candidates are strongly suggested to contact the support team to confirm the eligibility regarding their specific course.
How it helps
The most prominent benefit of the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course is the fact that it is constantly updated. All the course content is regularly updated to maintain relevance with the national issues emerging at the time & the pertaining news articles & course materials are also provided to the candidates for better & deeper understanding. Since the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days certification course unfolds itself during the first 100 days of the tenure of the newly elected US Presidents, the candidates gain hands-on-experience about the work being done in real-time during those first 100 days & how the social policies being made are going to impact the life of the overall country population.
Throughout the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course candidates are provided with helpful handouts, pertaining news articles & voice commentaries to make sure the course takers are updated with the present world scenario at the time. The course covers a very wide range of policies & in various sectors such as immigration, education & even health care reforms.
The Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course encourages the candidates to develop their own personal set of top 10 issues & their policy. The course, although being self-paced, starts on the inauguration day & subsequently runs for the first 100 days to ensure that the candidates can benefit the most in real-time.
The course, apart from the first 100 days schedule is self-paced, so that anyone can access the course anytime.
A weekly input of 1-2 hours per week is highly recommended for this course.
The Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course takers are thoroughly provided with helpful handouts & new articles pertaining to the real-time matters of national concern.
The engaging video lectures have been designed to extend up to 14 weeks.
The course is taught by Dennis P. Culhane (Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice) & Antonio Garcia (Assistant Professor Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice), supported further by a team of 11 professors & assistant professors.
The video transcripts specific to the Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days course are present only in English.
There are as such no technical prerequisites for this course, even the lectures are easily accessible through the edX mobile app.