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Welcome to the Institute for International Multicultural Studies and Ethics. In this
course catalogue, you will find information about enrollment and technology
requirements, course schedules, executive track programs, course descriptions, and
It is our hope that you will find our curriculum of value to your academic or professional
goals. Our programs are developed around meeting the needs of professionals,
academics, and advocates who seek to develop in a specialized skill-set, experience, or a
particular knowledge base within humanitarian studies.
At IMSE, we offer 21 Executive Certificate Tracks in specialty areas with over 100
courses, and were still growing! If we can be of any help to you in review of our
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We wish you the best with your endeavors, and we hope to see you online at IMSE!
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GENERAL ADMISSION FOR EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OR COURSES
Students should have completed an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from a U.S.
accredited college, and or a CHEA recognized internationally accredited institution.
CRITERIA FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED EQUIVALENT
Presently, we offer training for professionals with a high school diploma or GED
equivalent if they work for a NGO or non-profit organization, military ( including
retired), and state or federal agency. Also, other candidate types include, those that have
successful completed 3 years of verifiable non-profit volunteer service.
To register on-line, students first need to select their course or track offering. Once, this
is done, students will then be prompted to create a user account, by selecting a
username and password for course access. Once the account is created, students can
then continue the course or track selection process and make payment with a major
Personal technology skills should be at the level of intermediate in accessing the internet, sending
e-mail, as well as working within integrated applications such as Microsoft Office. In addition,
each student should:
• Have access to a computer and internet.
• Have the ability to store assignments and resources on a personal computer, and or
external storage device.
• Have openness for sharing with the instructor, and classmates in relative subject matters.
• Have the ability to interact via online posts, webinars, and chat room setting.
• Have the self-discipline to manage assigned curriculum and study time.
• Have the ability to strategically and critically think through subject matters.
• Have a good understanding that quality education can be performed through distance
• Please also refer to the IMSE Student Handbook for more information on enrollment
• A computer running a Windows operating system. Preferably, 2000 or XP with a
processor running at 500MHz or better.
• At least 256 MB of RAM (higher is highly recommended)
• The ability to connect to the Internet at a speed of at least 56 kbps
• A higher connection speed is highly recommended as some courses will not function at
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the lower connection speed
• A web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Flock, Safari, Netscape 7.2 or higher, or
Firefox 1.5 or higher)
• A sound card, speakers, and access to a telephone may be required for some courses that
are interactive with whiteboards. Webcam is optional.
2010-2011 TUITION AND FEES
I. Cost per course: $1550.00
II. Application for admissions fee: $35.00
III. Administration and Technology Fee: $50.00
IV. Transcript orders: A $5.00 charge is assigned to the student, after first two free copies are
About IMSE’s Executive Certificate Schedule: Each course section runs 7 days, from Tuesday
through the following Monday. Courses open at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and end at 5:00 p.m. the
The 1st Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including, Course
The 2nd Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including,
Course Track B:
The 3rd Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including,
Course Track C:
The 4th Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including,
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EXECUTIVE TRACK DESCRIPTIONS
o STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 1000
In today‟s organizations, learning how to make good decisions, and plan effectively is essential
for organizational success. In this executive track, students will learn the SWOT Analysis,
strategic planning methods and models, forecasting, goal setting, environmental scanning,
implementation of organizational strategies and strategic management. Students will also discuss
and compare strategic practices of global humanitarian organizations, and put into practice the
SWOT analysis through case studies.
o GLOBAL CIVILIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 2000
The Global Civilization and Human Rights executive track explores the challenges that exist
within globalization, and addresses each international issue within the framework of human
rights and international law. Students will learn about different international systems in order to
compare and problem solve each concept and idea within a global context. Emphasis for this
course will be in: leadership, communications, economics, politics, religion, culture and
international legal systems.
o HOMELAND SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK : 3000
Formed in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security has become one of the most centralized
defense organizations within the United States. This program prepares students to not only be
informed global citizens, but develop a keen awareness of public safety issues. The course work
includes, engaging in theory and practices of Homeland Security, understanding Homeland
Security departments with processes, examining international security issues within the
framework of the human rights agenda, and analyzing global mechanisms for response and
defense with international actors. Areas of specialization include: public safety, security
management, cyber security, emergency preparedness, international terrorism studies, and global
o HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
EXECUTIVE TRACK : 4000
The Human Rights and Communications executive track introduces students to theories and
practices of organizational communications and mass media within the context of human rights.
Students will learn about organizational development, change, diversity, leadership, types of
media, conflict management, ethics, as well as explore crisis communications cases for non-
profits and NGO‟s.
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o INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 5000
The International Human Rights Law Executive Track explores global treaties, conventions,
laws, organizations, and related topics and theories, including universal human rights. This track
is diversely composed of important human rights topics, such as human trafficking,
sustainability, indigenous peoples‟ study, and international systems, which will allow the student
to engage fully in understanding international human rights law.
o UNITED NATIONS HISTORY
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 6000
The United Nations History Executive Track provides students with a well-rounded
education in understanding the UN from its inception, to its present day status. This track
also studies UN involvement in conflicts, wars, mediation, diplomacy, and peacekeeping.
o INDEPENDENT STUDIES
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 7000
The Independent Studies track centers around forming a specific program for students who
are not able to meet during the assigned classroom time, or have another special need for
training outside the course offering. In order to participate in the Independent studies track,
students can make the request via the IMSE registration form.
o SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 8000
Our planet is in peril, population is over six billion, food and water is paramount to satisfy
the increasing demand. More customers are demanding from companies‟ responsible
products and services that will lessen the impact over our society and the environment. This
new executive track is designed to increase awareness with a global system of thinking. This
program entails a theme of clear sustainable strategies, leading individuals to act locally on
behalf of corporations, non profits, NGOs, governments, and academia. This course of study
invites immediate changes to the way everyday business transactions are handled. The first
course of this track will provide all the fundamentals of, history, definitions, organizations,
and trends in sustainability. The second course will present tangible sustainable strategies,
corporate social responsibility strategies, stewardship programs and other sustainable
strategies as competitive advantage. Finally, the third course is a call to the students about
their important role as a global citizen, ethics, and working within the sphere of sustainability
alongside of multicultural constituents.
o ADVANCED CHILD TRAFFICKING
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 9000
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Advanced Child Trafficking allows students to focus specifically on learning about
diagnosing, stopping, and prosecuting child trafficking crimes. This track teaches about child
trafficking in the framework of U.S. domestic laws, and international laws where child
trafficking is dominant.
o CHRISTIANITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 10000
In this executive track students will study the role of Christianity in the evolution of
universal human rights, beginning with the role of the Catholic Church and social justice.
Students will learn about international law, sustainable business practices, multiculturalism,
and „tent-making,‟ as a means of discipleship. This program is geared toward supporting the
role of Christian missionaries exploring the 10/40 window.
O GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, HUMAN SERVICES, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 11000
In this executive track, students will have a choice of understanding healthcare from the
administrative side including researching and developing policies, or from the human services
perspective as a healthcare provider serving the global community. This program also provides
students with an understanding of global healthcare systems, policies, and decision making
processes affecting the international communities.
O INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 12000
This executive track centers on teaching the NGO and non-profit community about the value of
investing in, and implementing technology as a means of sustainable business practice. Students
will learn in this program about, critical technology decisions that affect the NGO and non-
profit organization on a global scale. In addition, about types of internal applications that will
enhance delivery of products and services, to the concept of automation as a means of saving
time and organizational resources.
O NGO AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
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EXECUTIVE TRACK: 13000
The biggest challenge for NGO‟s and Non-profit organizations today includes finances and the
ability to properly fundraise in order to meet the organization‟s annual, or 3 year, and 5 year
fundraising campaign. In this executive track, students learn about the fundamentals of
fundraising, including researching and developing organizational donors, building strategic
partnerships, planning fundraising events, marketing, and basic grant writing techniques.
O ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTECTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 14000
This executive track is designed for advocates for animal rights, who want to make a difference
on not only a local level, but global as well. In this program, students will learn about animal
protection agencies, domestic laws and rights, policy research, and mobilizing for animal
O EARTH JURISPRUDENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 15000
Earth jurisprudence is the study of the Earth from the perspective of law, human governance,
values, community, and philosophy. In this program, students will learn about Earth
jurisprudence, laws with advocacy, the role of universal human rights, community building, the
biological processes within the Earth, and ethics for corporate responsibility.
o EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 16000
This executive track caters toward the humanitarian organization designing educational resources
for the public, as well as their own organization. In this program, students will learn about
important laws that effect education delivery systems, available funding for NGO‟s and non-
profits, and using instructional technology to teach both externally and internally, for the NGO
and non-profit community.
O U.S. LEGAL SYSTEMS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
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EXECUTIVE TRACK: 17000
The focus of this executive track is to research, analyze, and compare the U.S. legal system in
comparison to International Law, in order to provide students with a solid understanding of
laws, policies, and practices around the world. Emphasis for this course will also center on U.S.
immigration policy, law, and present U.S. immigration issues.
o INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
EXECUTIVE TRACK : 18000
This track offers students a dynamic opportunity to further their interest for international
business leadership. The program caters toward new and existing leaders working beyond the
U.S. borders, providing both insight and training on effective business practices and standards.
Emphasis for this course will be in: business leadership practices, ethics, multiculturalism, and the
role of international trade in the human rights agenda.
o ADVANCED STUDIES- INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 19000
Advanced Studies in the International Human Rights Law executive track has a prerequisite of
taking the International Human Rights Law Track 5000. However, exceptions can be made for
international lawyers, JD‟s, and paralegals, which can document relative training.
o EFFECTIVE WRITING AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 20000
This program focuses on developing critical writing, editing, and media presentation skills for the
NGO and non-profit professionals. Students will learn how to develop their writing voice, and
perform technical editing for different types of messages. In addition, students will learn about
important media types that can be used to effectively communicate with leaders, institutions,
peers, and clients. Course topics include, proposal writing, business writing, academic writing,
technical editing, self-publishing, and how to use media for business presentations.
o INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 21000
This executive track offers students opportunity to study indigenous people around the world,
with a special focus on exploring native societies, cultures, practices, and laws. Emphasis for this
track includes: The history and plight of Native Americans, human rights and international law,
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o PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE NGO AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
EXECUTIVE TRACK: 22000
In this executive track students will engage in project management theories, principles, ethics,
and practices, which can serve to be advantageous in the daily operations of the NGOnon-
profit organization. This executive track is geared toward developing new PM practitioners in the
fundamentals of foundational standards of project management, and how it interfaces with
strategic planning for accomplishing the organizational mission, goal, and objectives.
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Course Title and Code Course Description
This introductory course teaches students about past and present leadership
models, as well as helping students to assess their own leadership skills. Students will
also learn about decision making processes for leaders, as well as the role of ethics in
for NGO‟s and
This course centers on preparing the non-profit, or NGO professional in
understanding the role of strategic planning in their environment, and how to
implement strategic vision, mission, guiding principles and processes.
In this course students will learn how to write successful grant proposals by
understanding the needs component, methodology for grant writing, budget and
time lines. Students will learn, request for proposals (RFP), letter of intent (LOI),
grant research, and the fundamental role marketing plays before and after the grant
Partnerships for Non-
In this course students will learn comprehensive methods and processes in
the art of fundraising. In addition, students will learn about the supporting role of
strong strategic relationships, both individual and organizational, and how they serve
to enhance the fundraising process.
The Role of Project
Management in Strategic
This course teaches about theories and practices in project management for leaders,
and how to integrate project management methods to carry-out the organizational
strategic plan successfully.
Ethics in Leadership
In this course students will learn about ethical standards, values, and practices of
leadership. Topics include: ethical perspectives of leadership, expectations of leadership
ethics, and historical standards.
This course is designed to help students to develop their leadership skills by identifying
their leadership style, and performing an assessment of their management skills in order
to perform effectively in the workplace.
In this introductory course students will learn the basics about important
definitions, concepts, and theories in sustainable development. Other topics
include, understanding water usage, recycling, managing natural resources, and
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This introductory course embraces all the major cultures, traditions and
religions of the world, in order to teach students about the concept and benefits of
This course studies the significant role of Indigenous people, and their
major contributions to sustainability. Emphasis will be placed in this course on Native
Americans, their culture, traditions, and concepts in
Do you want to help save the planet? The Earth Jurisprudence executive
track can help you meet your goal, as well as network you with other advocates in order
to make a solid difference with the environment. This is a dynamics course offering,
which examines both the philosophy with human value component of environmental
law. Course emphasis will be in: environmental advocacy, legislation, legal systems,
social responsibility, and ethics. Students will review the work of Thomas
Berry, as well as the Earth Charter.
This course examines the integrated processes of economic, cultural, social
value systems, and how they are now merging into one transnational system for civil
Analysis of the
In this course students will analyze transnational systems, and the role it
plays in the human rights agenda. Special emphasis for this course will include
evaluating regional, national, and international globalization.
This course evaluates the ethical and philosophical value systems of a
global civilization. Emphasis for this course includes understanding social, political,
and economical factors, which contribute to establishing a global civilization.
This introductory course studies the Homeland Security organization, its
role in national security, and response to shared global security issues. Emphasis in
this course will be placed in learning case law and statutes that governs Homeland
Security, understanding the main operations of the organization, and it role in public
This course will learn and examine concepts, ideologies, goals, strategies,
tactics and methods used by terrorist groups in the current and historical framework.
Emphasis will be placed on studying major terrorist organizations, media and
terrorism, law and terrorism, the military response to terrorism, counter-terrorism and
anti-terrorism approaches, and governmental responses to terrorism.
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This introductory course will investigate various catastrophic emergencies
with responses, as well as policies with procedures by Homeland Security. Emphasis
for this course will be placed in the following areas: emergency management,
hazardous risk analysis, social dimensions of disaster, and bio-defense mobilization.
Weapons of Mass
In this course students will explore the history and use of weapons of mass
destruction. Emphasis will be placed in: understanding key concepts such as:
nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons with biological and chemical
This introductory course teaches about corporate and organizational
communications within the framework of non-profit human rights
organizations. This course will focus on: theories and models in
communications, organizational culture, change, barriers to effective
communications, and techniques to improving communications.
The Role of
Mass Media and
Mass media plays a central role in most organizations today. In this course,
students will learn about the history of mass media in advocating human rights
issues, the benefits of mass media in crisis situations, as well as how to implement
mass media technology on behalf of your organization.
This is an advance course in communications, which examines crisis
communications theories and processes, strategic management in crisis situations, risk
communications practices, operational planning, and media management. Students
will use case studies and practical exercises in this course.
In this course students will learn about the fundamentals of conflict
resolution which include: theories, methods, and practices of managing internal and
external organizational conflicts. Emphasis for this course will be placed on:
diagnosing the problem, mediation, leadership, and resolutions at the individual, group
or organizational level.
Ethics in Journalism
For those students pursuing journalism or are freelance reporters, this
course sets the pace for understanding how critical it is today to operate in journalistic
integrity. Emphasis for this course will be on learning important ethical principles, and
laws in journalism domestic to the U.S., as well as abroad.
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Good public relations are essential to the strategic plans of today‟s NGO
and non-profit. In this course, students will identify the role and work of the public
relations specialist. In addition, learn about more effective ways to help their
organization, including, modern techniques through information technology in order
to improve the communications performance of their organization.
This course is geared toward developing the values, ethics, standards, and
practices that help to make a successful corporate communications group. Students
will learn about methods for external and internal correspondence, how to build
dynamic teams, and establishing the organizational culture, which supports the
mission and goals of their company.
Managing the Global
This course focuses on the management of communications processes for
organizations, which interface with numerous international organizations or
departments. The goal of this course is to demonstrate concepts of streamlining
communications, organizing groups, and creating clear messages, which can
effectively work on behalf of executives and team leaders.
This course focuses on teaching students about the freedoms and rights of mass media
in the U.S. legal system. Beginning with the constitution, students will delve into the
rights, responsibilities, and protection of the free press.
In this course students will learn about scholarly research methods for the field of
communications, based on three main paradigms; social scientific,
interpretive, and rhetorical critical. Students will also learn how to critically think and
assess research regarding communications theories, methodologies, and practices.
This course explores the form, function, and development of communications theories
in mass media. Topics include: defining communications for contemporary society,
examining classic theories in communications, and comparison with analysis of human
This course provides students with an introduction to international human
rights law. Emphasis in this course will be placed on six core human rights treaties,
and state obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. Students will also
look at the mechanisms in place to monitor the right to water, including the role of
the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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This course offers a practitioner‟s perspective for understanding diplomacy,
by evaluating key concepts, methods, and interests of contemporary global
organizations. Emphasis in this course will be placed on: peacekeeping, the role of
world affairs, international actors, and foreign policy.
In this introductory course students will learn about the problem of human
trafficking around the world within the framework of international law. In addition,
students will learn how to identify traffickers, learn the history of various
organizations in human trafficking investigation, as well as learn about after-care for
victims of human trafficking.
This course is an introduction to the crime of commercial sexual
exploitation of children in the United States. Topics covered include:
Introduction of CSEC, prosecution and prevention, victim restoration, important
legislation and recommendations.
This course will study the evolution of globalization in relations to the
world‟s economy. Emphasis for this course will be placed on studying Latin America,
the U.S., and European trade systems, in order to effectively understand the present
evolution of globalization.
and Human Rights
This course focuses on understanding human rights violations for women
and children, as well as learning about their plight for justice within the
framework of international law. Special emphasis for this course is on learning
international protocols, conventions, and laws which protect women and children
in the global community.
In this course, students will gain a well rounded understanding of
humanitarian law, learning both about humanitarian NGO‟s and the legal statutes,
which guides them daily. Other areas of focus include, humanitarian intervention
and relief, and learning about preventive measures in armed conflict.
Within the Scope of
In this course, students will learn about the identification of different types
of refugees, the role of the United Nations in assisting refugees, and relief found
through international law. Emphasis for this course will be placed on understanding
contemporary refugee law and policy.
Ethics for Human
Students will learn about international law as a practice, and how to
research cases, and build strategies for international human rights violation, which
exist domestically in the United States, as well as abroad.
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Legal Systems and
In this course students will learn about the U.S. legal system, and how it
works to the benefit of international human rights cases. In addition, students will
engage in case studies to get a full understanding of how to apply U.S. federal law
to types of human rights violations.
the United Nations
and World History
This introductory course studies the United Nations from its inception,
through every major critical period up until present times. Students will study in-
depth about the UN mission, background, and evolution of its operations within
the global community.
The Philosophy of
This course studies the role of philosophy in human rights, and the
evolution of philosophical practices with theories, which has laid the
foundation for universal human rights.
Ethics and Human
Ethics plays as central role in the fundamental understanding of human
rights. This course focuses on understanding the different dimensions to ethics
within the scope of human rights, as well as the integration of other essential
components such as cultural value, morals, philosophy and law.
This is an advance course within the United Nations track, which provides
students with a well-rounded understanding of the origin and development of United
Nations conventions, treaties, and protocols. Students will have a thorough
understanding of the United Nations at the end of this course. Other topics include
the role of the UN in conflict, war, mediation, diplomacy, peacekeeping, and
promulgation of international law.
Strategies for the
This course is an introduction to basic concepts in sustainability. Topics
covered include: origins of sustainability, sustainable development defined, the three
pillars of sustainability, sustainability timeline, and sustainable development.
This course presents different models and strategies in sustainability within
the framework of competitive advantage. Topics covered include: sustainability and
competitive advantage related, sustainable development principles (case studies),
leadership behaviors in sustainability, environmental management systems and
PDCA, ISO 14001, corporate social responsibility, strategies and stewardship
This course outlines universal principles related to global citizenship and
sustainability. Topics covered include: human values and sustainability, global
leadership and culture, global leadership and communications, diversity and
ethical understanding in business.
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ISO 9000 Systems
This course is an introduction to the international standards in quality
assurance and continuous improvement ISO 9000. Topics covered include: history of
ISO 9000, the Family ISO 9000, ISO 9000 implementation, the process of
certification, auditing the quality system ISO 9000, ISO 9000,
and its relation with continuous improvement practices.
Students will learn in this course the philosophies behind sustainability,
which includes becoming a value centered organization, becoming community
oriented, operating ethically, and abiding by sustainable business practices in order
to forge a stronger economic position for the NGO and non-profit organization.
for NGO‟s and Non-
This course focuses on teaching NGO‟s and non-profits how to transition
into the „going green‟ organization. Upon completion of this course, students
will be able to identify and implement „green‟ practices and strategies that will
enhance and benefit their organizations culture and environment.
This course teaches students about economical development, and how to
implement change that will foster economic, social, political, and sustainable
methods to the benefit of domestic and global populations.
Managing Venues in
In this course students will learn about ecological processes, and how to
create natural low impact areas, that can sustain their communities through eco-
tourism. This course also demonstrates the importance of communities getting
involved to preserve nature for the next generation.
of Global Warming
In this course students will learn about the effects of global warming on the
Earth including, greenhouse gases, deforestation, increase in sea levels, species
extinction, agricultural issues, and glacier problems. Emphasis for this course will also
be placed on learning the Kyoto Protocol and understanding recent Assessments
Reports by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change.
Panel on Climate Change.Human Trafficking in
Haiti: The Restavek
This course describes the life of children in Haiti called restavéks, meaning
“to stay with” in Creole. In Haiti, traffickers will approach rural families and promise
to feed, educate, and care for their children in exchange for domestic work.
Unfortunately, these children often end up being sexually abused and exploited,
forced into slavery, overworked, given meager food rations, and rarely receive
This course is an introduction to the crime of the commercial sexual
exploitation of children in the United States. Topics covered include:
introduction of CSEC, prosecution and prevention, victim restoration, important
legislation and recommendations.
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Child Trafficking and
the Law (Analysis of
the U.S. and
This course includes an analysis of the United States' Trafficking Victims
Protection Act (TVPA), and its subsequent reauthorizations, various state legislation
including, Safe Harbor legislation, as well as international treaties such as the Palermo
This course is a required introductory course for the Christianity and
Human Rights Executive Track. Beginning with Catholicism, an exploration into
the role of the Catholic Church and social justice system sets the pace for this
course. Students will further explore great theories behind the social justice system,
as well as examine the history of human rights, beginning with foundational
principles, laws, conventions, and NGO organizations.
This course provides an in-depth understanding into the human rights
agenda for missionaries dedicated to the 10/40 window. This course covers,
understanding universal human rights, international law, conventions and protocols,
and UN history. Students will also learn about advancing their missionary work
abroad through learning about different facets of international law that will help to
strategically prepare for organizing missionary work outside of the United States.
Justice and Human
This course revolves around Catholic social justice and how it correlates
with the human rights agenda. Students will gain more insight into the social justice
system, exploring from the 1800‟s to present day times, with an emphasis placed on
the Catholic Social Teachings.
The Role of Christian
Leaders in Human
This course focuses on providing training for the role of the Christian
leader, which includes; core values and ethics development, team creation and
management, decision making, and strategic planning. Students will also learn about
adapting their organization to change, and how to integrate new processes into their
environment, and build a value based ministry.
Diplomacy for missionaries is an essential course for developing a knowledge base and
skills for working abroad in multicultural settings. This course provides introduction to
diplomacy and negotiations, history, law, and case studies in diplomacy. In addition, this
course examines world perspectives of concepts for multiculturalism, and the
significant role it plays in international relations.
This course provides an introduction for missionaries in understanding,
planning, and organizing fundraising for mission trips, and special projects. In
addition, students will learn about the fundamentals for marketing their fundraising
agenda, in order to successfully meet the needs of their projects, activities, and daily
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Practices for Churches
In this course students will explore sustainable business practices for their
organization, which includes; introduction to indigenous practices of sustainability,
understanding the role of values in implementing sustainable business measures, and
how to develop an organization consciousness for green development. “Tent Making”
concepts for eco-green development will also be introduced in this course.
Comparative Studies of
the New Testament and
In this course students will learn about the role of the biblical principles, and the
foundation it has set throughout history for not only Catholic Social Justice, but
international law. Students will analyze through a biblical lens, the history of social
justice to international law with a special focus on the Inter-American and European
Origins of International
In this course students will explore the framework behind international laws, and they
how they have evolved into today‟s legal system. Emphasis for this course includes,
understanding the European, African, and Inter-American legal Systems, and Universal
Strategic Planning for
This course teaches students about the fundamentals of strategic planning, and how to
implement strategic planning methods for successful mission projects both domestic
Introduction to Global
Human Services and
In this introductory course students will learn about the correlation which exists
between the global health care industry, global human services, and human rights.
Topics includes, evaluation of world healthcare systems, learning policies and
procedures for specialized adult care, and understanding healthcare within the frame
work of human rights principles with international law.
in Healthcare and
Students will learn about the guiding principles of diversity, and establishing a diverse
workforce, as well as attending to multicultural patients. Focus for this course also
includes: establishing and implementing diverse practices, learning multiculturalism in
the work place, and understanding anti-discrimination policies, procedures, and laws.
Value and Ethics for
Healthcare and Human
This course focuses on creating a value centered environment, which is managed and
supported with ethical healthcare standards. Topics include: evaluating organizational
value systems, reaffirming ethical standards, and policy development for healthcare and
human services practitioners.
for the NGO and
This course has no prerequisites and is open to any professional who is looking
to learn and apply information systems to their organizations operations.
Students in this course will learn about business applications, management of
information technology, and daily planning operations utilizing technology.
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Today‟s organization has many advantageous when it comes to technology.
This course provides insight into creating automated roles within an
organization, in order to streamline activities, costs, and employee workload.
Cyber threats are one of the biggest concerns of most organizations,
especially, how to defend employees, and company data alike from cyber predators.
In this course, students will learn about cyber security methods, practices, policies,
and types of data protection which can be institute for organizations and individuals.
This course sets the foundation for understanding development methods
for NGO's and non-profits. In this course students will learn about basic
fundraising types and practices, development fundamentals, fundraising through
planned events, and building a donor audience for annual giving.
This course focuses on teaching non-profit professionals how to research,
prepare, and implement grant proposals for organizational fundraising agendas.
and Marketing for the
NGO and Non-Profit
In this course, professionals serving in the NGO and non-profit arena will
learn how to create strategic plans with the SWOT analysis, and implement marketing
techniques to assist in meeting the organizations development plan.
for the NGO and
In this course, students will learn the next level of fundraising which
includes, performing organizational assessments, in-depth fundraising planning,
building an audience of supporters, and handling stakeholder conflicts.
This introductory course provides insight into the world of animal
advocacy. Students will learn about principles of advocacy, international animal
rights protection agencies, how to create campaigns around critical animal rights
violations, and U.S. domestic law for animal protection.
Policy Analysis for
Students learn in this course how to effectively research animal protection
laws, build public interest around specialized causes or species, and create global
campaigns to educate both the animal advocate, and non-animal advocate.
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This course focuses on building strategic alliances and partnerships for
animal rights advocates that will help to advance animal rights protection. Students
will learn how to research prospective partners, establish joint missions, set targeted
goals, boundaries, and expected partnership outcomes.
This introductory course sets the foundation for students in understanding
environmental law, and its bridge philosophies of Earth Jurisprudence. Students
will study the work of great Earth advocate Thomas Berry, and learn about different
value systems and ecological principles, which are at the root of Earth Jurisprudence
The Role of
Human Rights in the
This is an essential course, which teaches about the role of the environment
in human rights and international law. Students will learn about the correlation of
human rights systems with environmental advocacy, and how domestic as well as
international law can be used to be used to protect the environment and foster
In this course students will learn advance practices and present day theories
in Earth Jurisprudence and Earth governance. Emphasis for this course will be in:
examination of policies, treaties, conventions, and laws which
support environmental protection. In addition, students will analyze ancient or
indigenous systems of environmental protection, with present day methods.
for the NGO and
In this course, students will learn how to create, implement, evaluate for
effectiveness, educational programs which are based on solid learning models and
curriculum standards for seminars, webinars, presentations, and workshops.
This course focuses on researching and evaluating types of funding
available for educational objectives of the NGO and non-profit
This course provides students an understanding in creating educational
programs both domestic and internationally. Students will learn about legal criteria‟s
for various types of instruction, and framing their educational programming
objectives around laws and policies.
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This courses teaches about instructional design and curriculum development for
educational programs with a global audience.
This course teaches about the role of strategic planning for developing, implementing
and managing educational programs for NGO non-profit professionals and
organizations. Emphasis for this course includes, strategic planning theories, models,
This course teaches students about the fundamentals of organizations designing and
implementing effective training strategies using instructional technology methods and
project management practices. Topics include, seminar and conference theme
development, and intranet training of employees.
U.S. Legal Systems and
This course sets the pace for learning U.S. legal systems, and how it
differentiates from international law in respects to handling human rights violations.
Students will study the U.S. Constitution, Amendments, Civil Rights and the
European legal system.
Comparative Studies of
This course focuses on performing analytical comparisons of human rights
violations, such as human trafficking, from the perspective of international legal
U.S. Immigration Law
In the Framework of
This course provides students with insight into U.S. immigration law,
policies, procedures, and compares these processes to the European legal system of
immigration. Students will also spend time reviewing recent U.S. immigration
challenges, in order to perform case research and make recommendations of viable
How to use Legal
Research Tools for Case
Students will learn about utilizing software for legal research, analysis, and
writing. Other topics include, creating legal briefs, legal memos, and basic case
and Human Rights
This course focuses on learning about international trade and its significant
role in the human rights agenda. Students will learn about basic trade rules, labor,
immigration, and economic citizenship.
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Practices for the
This course looks at standards of business practices, which exist for the
international organization. Emphasis for this course includes ethical
standards, corporate culture, general agreements, contracts, and arbitration.
The Role of
Leader in the
This course examines the challenges of social impact for international
leaders, and how to adhere to best business practices with corporate
for Creating and
This course is designed to provide a framework for leaders, as well as
decision making personnel, in the shaping of the organizational culture by
learning how to create and manage strategies, which will match
organizational values, mission, vision, teams, and services.
Students will learn in this course, methods of creating, transitioning, and
strengthening their organization with sustainable business practices. Topics
also include: business plan development, creating an environment of
adaptable change, and fostering the business culture to support strong
This course introduces students to concepts and models of corporate
citizenship with organizational values. Emphasis for this course revolves
around social impact for the global community.
This course focuses on establishing boundaries through effective
communications for the NGO and non-profit professional, their
organization, and audience. Students will learn how to effectively
communicate goals, priorities, and establish boundaries in order to meet,
build, and strengthen their organizational mission. Emphasis for this course
is on people and program alignment.
This course provides a solid foundation for understanding business
concepts, principles, and models, which can help propel the NGO and
non-profit into sustainable business practices.
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This course studies the important role of understanding multiculturalism
within today‟s diverse workforce. Students will learn about theories and
practices of multiculturalism, and how to effectively build and manage a
This course teaches about utilizing project management methods in the
daily operations of the non-profit organization. Topics includes:
Theories in non-profit management, project management methods, and
integrating project management processes into the non-profit
Exploring the law
Social and Cultural
This course provides an in-depth study of the United Nations
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
(ICESCR).Students will engage in case studies surrounding the
Conventions main principles of right to good health, education, living
conditions and fair labor.
Purpose of the
Covenant of Civil
This course provides an examination of freedom of speech, religion, and
right to life under the United Nations International Covenant of Civil and
Political Rights (ICCPR).
and Practices of
This course focuses on the fundamentals of international lawyering. Topics
Include, values and ethics for lawyering, human rights case assessment,
evaluating case standing, and determining appropriate remedies for human
This course teaches about foundational theories and principles in academic
writing. Emphasis for this course will be placed on learning the APA and
Chicago style of writing, and drafting academic papers or articles for
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How to Create
In this course students will learn how to use multimedia for professional
presentations by exploring theories and methods of effective presentations,
as well as how to use software to enhance the public message. Microsoft
PowerPoint is required for this course.
This course focuses on helping professionals write and self-edit effectively in
the workplace. Topics include: understanding business grammar, writing
clear and concise messages, and self-editing.
Writing and Editing
This course focuses on developing writing and technical editing skills for
self-publishing. Emphasis in this course includes: critical thinking,
developing strong academic submissions, proof-reading, grammar, and
In this course students will learn how to use wining strategies for RFP (
request for proposal) submissions. Topics include, identifying RFP
requirements, selecting the proper approach, writing clearly, and avoiding
The History of
This course teaches students about the history of digital media, including
concepts and principles applied to publishing digitally based projects.
Writing with Digital
This course teaches how to create professional writing projects with digital
media, and publish for internal and external audiences. Emphasis for this
course includes understanding principles of visualization, using interactive
multimedia and content development.
and Writing IMSE
In this course students will learn about quantitative and qualitative research
methods for academic writing. Topics include: theories in qualitative and
quantitative studies, understanding and applying theories to research, and
interpreting research methods.
This course teaches students how to apply project management principles to
writing projects. Topics include: theories in project management, organizing
writing schedules, working in teams, and using software to meet deadlines.
Creative Writing for
This course focuses on teaching methods of creative writing to work
through writers block. Students will learn about identifying writers block,
creating writing schedules, focusing for submissions, and using creative
techniques to complete writing tasks.
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This introductory course examines the cultural history, traditions, and
societies of Native Americans. Emphasis for this course will include studying
the Sioux, Cherokee, Navajo and Chippewa tribes.
in Native American
In this advance course, students will delve further into Native American
cultures studying the Canadian and Latin American tribes with their laws,
customs, and present day issues.
In this course students will study the legal framework which offers support
and protection for indigenous cultures in the U.S. and around the world.
Topics include: International Law, National Congress of American Indians,
Permanent Forum of Indigenous People, Indian Child Welfare Act, and the
Native American Constitution.
This course provides a foundational examination of understanding diverse
cultures, religions, and ethnicity through a global lens. Topics include:
theories of multiculturalism, dismantling discrimination, and reinforcing a
positive multicultural environment.
Theories for the
NGO and Non-
This course provides an introduction into the world of project management
for the NGO and non-profit Organization. Topics include: project
management theories, methods, and current practices.
the NGO and Non-
In this course students will learn how to develop strong communication
skills with project stakeholders, design effective strategies for project success,
implement risk analysis, and managing cross-functional teams.
Ethics, Values, and
In this course students will learn about ethics, values, and responsibility of
project managers and how to implement these standards into the project
environment. Emphasis for this course includes: code of ethics for project
managers, understanding risk with responsibility, and fostering an
environment of trust for the project environment.
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This course teaches students how to implement, maintain, and manage
projects which have a global audience. Topics include: exploring methods in
project management, understanding international practices, implementing
virtual teams, and case studies.
This course teaches essential leadership skills for project managers to help
propel them successfully with each project task and team member. Topics
include: understanding the role of leadership, handling crisis situations,
building quality teams, and establishing protocols for each project.