SDGs: Issues in Sustainable Development (8 Weeks) (SDG101)
The course is for anyone wanting to develop a more critical understanding and awareness of current issues in international and sustainable development. Class participants will investigate core issues facing global society and their relationship with other issues. Using interactive methods with a wide array of online readings, class discussions, group work and final presentations, the class will help participants learn more about problems, peoples' needs and possible solutions. This course is useful for: 1) those interested in development issues or wanting to volunteer or work in a nonprofit or NGO/INGOs; 2) those preparing to study overseas; or 3) those who just want to learn more about what is going on in the world.
Sarajean Rossitto is a Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant focusing on NGO skills development training, nonprofit project development, and social issue publication development. She spent 4 years coordinating bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Exchange (JUCEE). Sarajean also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a Master's in International Affairs with a Focus on human rights in East Asia from Columbia University. See her interview here.
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