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Microcredential

Human Rights

via edX Micromasters

Overview

Please note: the MicroMasters program will conclude in early 2020 and students who wish to gain the MicroMasters program certificate need to ensure they enrol in (and pass) all 3 HRIGx courses by this time.

Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of courses from Curtin University.

Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept.

Human Rights and Development
Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice.

Activism, Advocacy and Change
Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change.

The series is multidisciplinary and will benefit anyone wanting to begin or advance their career across a broad range of disciplines. Gaining an awareness of contemporary issues in human rights is important in professions such as education, health, law, social work and development work, both in the public and private sector.

You can also benefit from human rights knowledge in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace or building a sustainable future.

Successful completion of all three verified courses (in addition to a pre-entry assessment task) provides an entry pathway into the Master of Human Rights degree program at Curtin University, which can be studied on campus or fully online. Subject to meeting Curtin’s entry requirements, you will receive credit for three of the ten units that comprise the degree program.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept.

Course 2: Human Rights and Development
Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice.

Course 3: Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change
Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change.

Taught by

Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Caroline Fleay and Greg Watson

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