HUMS641: Foundations of Policy and Practice in Humanitarian Action

Course at a glance

Next Start Date

January 4, 2022

Subject Level


Course Description

Analyzes the moral, ethical and legal basis for humanitarian action. Examines the history of humanitarian policy and practice, and considers its future trajectory in domestic and international contexts. Analyzes humanitarian actors and associated funding, coordination and accountability mechanisms and their influence on humanitarian practice. Examines principles of humanitarian action and efforts to professionalize humanitarian practice. Investigates the fundamentals of effective humanitarian action, including the modalities and the inter-relationship of assistance and protection. Pre-requisites: One of DEMN502, CAMN502, HSPB500, JUST502.

Course Credits

  • 3.00

General Studies Offerings

General studies courses may be eligible for internal transfer credit into their related programs.

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 4, 2022 March 6, 2022 TBD Online
May 9, 2022 July 10, 2022 TBD Online