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Independent Study

HSA 5300 - Independent Study

Independent study in various topics related to the HSA certificate program as designated and approved by the instructor assigned to oversee and grade the project.

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HSA 5312 - Issues in Humanitarian Studies

This seminar offers an opportunity for students to examine current issues of Global Human Development from the perspective of non-govermental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations, international organizations (IOs), multi-governmental aid and humanitarian assistance agencies, the U.S. military and government spoinsored aid organizations. Students will gain a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of issues facing these organizations and stresses that are currently forcing many to reevaluate their current policies and procedures.

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HSA 5322 - Applied Organizational Management

This course will help students to develop management and leadership skills for working within an organization by understanding and analyzing some rational management techniques, concepts of organization and supervisory skills that are useful for effective organizations.

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HSA 5323 - Community Development for Local Capacity Building

This course provides the student with the essentials of community development and the skills of local capacity building. Local capacity building skills are needed by Humanitarian workers in order to foster sustainable community development.

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HSA 5324 - Gender and International Development

This course provides the student with essential understanding of the factors that shape the social, political and economic roles of women in developing countries. The course will include considerations of specific projects aimed at integrating women into community development and the costs and benefits of various development alternatives as perceived by outside agencies and by the women themselves.

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HSA 5325 - Advocacy and Grassroots Development

This course addresses the importance of advocacy in the sustainable development process. Students will be introduced to the concept of advocacy, its role and functions in a sustainable development and empowerment. Students will be given the opportunity to explore ways and means to develop effective advocacy programs.

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HSA 5332 - International Human Rights

The course will address the evolution of international human rights and of the legal instruments designed for their promotion and protection, It will study the theoretical foundations of the idea of human rights in various civilizations and cultures, evaluate its legacy within the western and non-western traditions, and examine its meaning and relevance in the contemporary world.

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HSA 5377 - Environmental Compliance & Regulations

Compliance and knowledge of a whole new generation of environmental regulations is required of all managers. This course begins with general compliance obligations, common law, trespass, nuisance and negligence. The major Federal environmental laws affecting companies and agencies are reviewed along with even more stringent State and local regulations. Also presented is a view of the severe civil and criminal penalties liabilities attached to environmental regulations, and a discussion of the sharply increasing punishments for non-compliance. The final section of the course will outline strategies for compliance with specific comments on proactive environmental management as a method for reducing legal exposure from environmental issues. It is required of managers. It empowers private citizens.FM-8/13/02

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