- social science
Caring for Others Specialization
Understand Care & the Human Condition. Master strategies to understand care and the human condition in your personal and/or professional lives.
What you will learn
Develop language to describe the experience of being a care worker, the recipient of care, and/or certain concepts to talk about care
Identify caring professions, describe the motivations for entering caring professions, and identify pathways into caring professions.
Understand the individual experience of suffering and care in a larger social context
Develop a deeper appreciation of the centrality of care in human society
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will complete 3 short reflection papers throughout this specialization that are tailored to their own interests and/or professional goals. Learners are invited to explore several controversies within care work and the helping professions, including how digital media may desensitize suffering, issues surrounding humanitarian aid, re-humanizing care work, and other topics.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
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