This MOOC provides insight into the refugee phenomenon as one of the most complex, compelling and (arguably) misunderstood features of the 21st century. Taking a global perspective, it will outline the fundamentals of who ‘refugees’ are, where they come from and where they go, as well as delving into the features of the global system for refugee protection and ‘solutions’ for those who have been forcibly displaced. It places the student at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement.
Refugees in the 21st CenturyUniversity of London
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Practice evaluating on-the-ground problems to identify pertinent solutions
- Practice navigating online in order to engage with specialised resources
- Learn to engage with technical concepts language and materials
- Practice sifting complex factual information to identify important features and trends
- Learn to apply technical legal and policy categories to a range of factual scenarios
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week one: Course Introduction and 'A world of refugees'
Week two: Who is a refugee?
Week three: The global 'system' of refugee protection
Week four: Solving the 'refugee problem'
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TOP REVIEWS FROM REFUGEES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
WOW. I really enjoyed this course. It nicely depicts the contents of the refugees in this 21st century. Thanks to the University of London for launching this awesome course.
Covers the very basics of the current refugee crises and the surrounding international efforts to mitigate them. A good balance of accessibility with insightful material and concepts.
I thought this course was really amazing in delivering an overall overview of the Refugee Situation in the 21st Century. Great up-to-date reading examples and good assignment exercises.
The course is for beginners who wish to accumulate fundamental and essential knowledge about refugees, and stateless, and IDP. It has informative readings and interesting assignments.
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