Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.


Human Trafficking

Ohio State University via Coursera

This course may be unavailable.


This course will provide a thorough discussion on domestic and global human trafficking from both a social work perspective and a general knowledge based lens. Students will be provided an opportunity to follow the general knowledge track as well as a social work track which will add additional materials focusing on human trafficking from the perspective and expectations of the social work professional.

Students who choose to focus on this course from a general knowledge point of view will be provided with a hefty dose of materials on human trafficking from a non-social work perspective.  

As a whole, students will become familiar with the forms, severity, and extent of various forms of trafficking that exist around the globe. Push and pull factors involved in trafficking as they relate to the major legal, political, social and economic factors that contribute to human trafficking will be discussed. Laws, anti-trafficking policies and rescue and restore programs on human trafficking will be highlighted.

An exploration of the characteristics and special needs of victims (adults and children), their life experiences, and their trafficking trajectories will be discussed.

Last, students will acquire introductory knowledge of the role of world citizens, politicians, law enforcement, the judicial systems, social workers, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), and others in the resolution of human trafficking from a social work and a non-social work social justice perspective.

All lectures and instructional materials developed for this course by the Ohio State University are licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


Week One: Introduction to Human Trafficking
Week Two: Laws and Policies
Week Three: The Impact on the Victim
Week Four: Interventions - From Victim to Survivor

Taught by

Jacquelyn Meshelemiah


3.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

Start your review of Human Trafficking

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was one of the worst ever courses on coursera. No video lessons, no moderators for forums,no literature.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very helpful overview with practical resources. I recommend that all work places require this training and post the national hotline number in rooms of healthcare facilities and hotels for victims to access.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this course very informative, giving clarity on human trafficking is, and it's pervasiveness. It stirs
    anti-human trafficking activism.

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.