Bullet points not showing using coursepress pro theme

Unordered bullets are not showing when rendered in unit description, section description or text content (text but no discs)
Ordered bullets are not showing numbers in unit description (text but no numbers)
They appear correctly in the visual editor but not when published

This was an issue back in 2015 and a workaround was posted
https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/coursepress-theme-doesnt-render-bullt-lists-on-the-front-end#post-883505

This fixes the section description but doesn't for the text content or unit description. In unit description there's also a large amount of space between bullets.