This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues. Learners are encouraged to interact with each other through interactive discussions.
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States.
UNIQUE TO THIS COURSE : Can I take this course for free?
Yes, this course is open and fully available for free. In addition, learners will have the option to register for a Coursera certificate for purchase, or through financial aid.
What basic principles form the foundation course?
Because we believe that what we do is important but that the way we do it is more important, we attempt to teach and learn according to a set of principles that will guide the content and processes of the course. These are: compassion, mutual learning, respect, transparency, trust, and truth.
What do I need to take this course?
An interest in health and social justice. It will be useful to have an open mind, willingness to hear different points of view, and a commitment to positive social change.
Access to the Internet. A stable internet connection will also be useful, as much of the other content, including video interviews and lectures will be delivered online.
The course already started! Is it too late to join?
No, you don't have to worry. Because it is an online class, you can comfortably jump into this course at any time. You get to review the material and watch video lectures and interviews on your own time! However, you'll want to get up to speed so you can interact with the other students in this international online community.
Is there a textbook for the class?
The primary text for the class is a book on international health and human rights of women, From Outrage to Courage: The Unjust and Unhealthy Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They Are Doing About It (Second Edition) by Anne Firth Murray. If you are interested in having a copy of the book, you can obtain one from Amazon.com. We will also make individual chapters available online during the course.