Free Online Course on Human Rights and Development

Curtin University is offering free online course on Human Rights and Development. In this course, applicants will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives.

Applicants will discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice. The course will start on April 24, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 12 weeks
Effort:  8-10 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: Curtin University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $300
Session: Course Starts on April 24, 2017

Providers’ Details

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, with more than 53,000 students from over 130 countries. As a world-class, internationally focused institution, Curtin’s mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

About This Course

In this course, you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.

Next, you’ll explore the ideology behind international aid programs and look at development from both Indigenous and African perspectives. You’ll uncover human rights abuses, environmental issues and challenges to colonialist development, all of which still have an effect to this day.

Finally, you’ll explore the role of international financial and trade institutions in global development.

Why Take This Course?

Applicants will discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand contemporary challenges involving development and human rights
  • Critically evaluate development ideologies and their impacts in society
  • Apply social justice and human rights principles in development practices
  • Contribute to development programs that benefit vulnerable groups

Instructors

Dr. Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

Lecturer and Early Career Researcher, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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