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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 79 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 days of intense online debate which you can move in and out of....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction: welcome to the Global Human Rights Teach-Out!

This is the opening of the Global Human Rights Teach Out, starting on the 17th of October 2018, at 9 a.m. Leiden time. In this module you can not only find welcoming words, but also background information and guidance how to join our conversations. The main activity will be in the discussion forums. Do not forget you can start your own threads. Share your personal stories. Be an eyewitness....
Reading
7 readings, 1 quiz
Reading7 readings
Bio Prof. dr. Griffiths & team5m
How does this Teach-Out work?10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Submit your own Idea in audiofile to the Idea Bazaar10m
The Library10m
Calender 17-20 October 201810m
MOOCs in this field from SDG Initiative10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Publication Permissionm
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Is Human Rights a Western concept?

At 10 am 17 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, USA), who will discuss whether Human Rights is a western concept. Please also join us in the discussion forums....
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Bio Prof. dr. Stephen Angle5m
Discuss the podcast10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Legal Mobilization of Human Rights in a Time of Crisis

At 12 PM 17 Oct I am delighted to present Dr. Jeff Handmaker of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, which is part of Erasmus University, in the Netherlands), who will discuss Legal Mobilization of Human Rights in a Time of Crisis. Please also join us in the discussion forums....
Reading
4 readings
Reading4 readings
Powerpoint Slides (Read along with the Lecture, PDF file)10m
Suggested Readings10m
Bio Dr. Jeff Handmaker5m
Discuss the podcast10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The pushback against international human rights institutions and how they may respond

At 2 PM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Jorge Contesse (Rutgers University, USA), who will discuss the pushback against International Human Rights institutions, and how they may respond. Please also join us in the discussion forums....
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Bio Prof. Dr. Jorge Contesse10m
Discuss the podcast10m

Instructor

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Richard Thomas Griffiths

Prof. dr.
Faculty of Humanities

About SDG Talk

SDG Talk is the discussion community of the SDG Initiative. In July 2017, a group of 17 universities from 5 continents and Coursera decided to launch a new learning experience for those who want to turn their learning into real-life impact: help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each of the courses offered as part of the SDG Initiative, allows learners to engage with a dedicated partner organisation, such as a non-profit organisation, humanitarian aid organisation or a UN agency, and to assist them with one of their ongoing projects. The type of hands-on projects differ per course, and range from virtual mapping projects to local activities....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • The online event in the MOOC sphere known as Teach-Out was coined by Michigan University after the teach-in’s of the 1960’s which started at their campus. The main purpose of a Teach-Out is to converse with peers, experts and professionals in the field, about a topic currently in the news that is of fundamental importance for society and SDG’s. You can find a list of Michigan's Teach-Outs at Teach-Out.org.

  • This is a completely free learning experience!

  • Starting on the 17th of October 2018 We will release a podcast, with associated discussion, every two hours. In some cases the instructors will be available to react to your discussions directly (marked LIVE), in other cases it will be just your peers and our mentors. We will close the event with a live debate on Saturdaymorning the 20th in the Hague, which you can attend online, or in person. You can find more details in the syllabus on how to sign up for the live event.,

  • Podcasts are provided on every topic, as well as an extensive library with freely available documentation. The focus of the event is on the discussion forums. You can go into the discussion forums directly, whether for just one particular conversation, or several, but we urge you to listen & read the material available to help shape your position & arguments.

  • What do you take away from a particular conversation? It can be everything from a simple observation to a call to action. You decide.

  • We stick with the community guidelines detailed in the first module of this event. This means we expect you to Participate, Collaborate, Be Respectful, Be Academic and above all Be safe. Further guidance in the day to day conversation will be given by the mentors, trained by Leiden University, who will help e-moderate the discussion. If you have further interest in our position on community management you can reach out to us at mooc@sea.leidenuniv.nl

  • No. There are no quizzes, no grading policy, and we will not be offering a certificate of participation. The only goal of participation is enlightening yourself. We think that is priceless in itself.

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