This project focused on the development of a college-level course entitled “Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants, and the Internally Displaced,” that will be taught at Thomas Jefferson University in the College of Population Health. This course will analyze unique populations that have been personally affected during conflict or whose story accurately demonstrates an aspect of human rights on a global scale and includes populations with both historic (e.g., native Americans) or current (e.g., Syria) perspectives. The course was developed through methodologies including: a “deep dive” into specific case studies that focus on specific human rights concepts, a collaborative development of weekly course learning objectives centered on student understanding, and the creation of creatively brainstormed and designed assignments to augment the lesson for the week in order to encourage students to reflect on different aspects of human rights. The final product of this capstone project was a syllabus for a course entitled Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants, and the Internally Displaced, which details what will be expected from the students who take this course and provides resources for students to successfully learn the material presented. The syllabus provides objectives for the course, resources for students, a course calendar, and rationale and descriptions for assignments. The developed course is awaiting approval, and once approved, it will be taught at Thomas Jefferson University in the College of Population Health.
Recommended CitationFrancis, Michael, "Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants and the Internally Displaced" (2017). Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations. Presentation 214.