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
I really enjoyed the course, the reading materials are foundational to understand the topic and provide a good learning experience. The discussion groups are also very useful. Thanks!
Refugees in the 21st Century is an eye opener to the world of refugees beyond the Conventional understanding. I would do it again and again because of how interesting it is.
Very insightful course providing detailed information on refugees and migration. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in refugees and migration field.
Thanks a lot, a must for people interested in social science, it gives an approach as to how governments, ONG's and UNHCR address these topics, the background and the challenges ahead
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