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Humanitarian Studies Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

HUST 4001 R11 - The Humanitarian System: Past, Present, and Future
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 2-5 p.m.

The course boldly addresses the complex questions at the heart of modern humanitarian work, including how to decolonize aid, and what is “harm” in the context of the principle of ‘do no harm’. Students will analyze the roles and responsibilities of agencies and actors intervening in natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as the legal framework for intervention, standards and accountability, humanitarian coordination, and the humanitarian project cycle. Students will also critique the logic and limitations of humanitarian action while exploring how it might become more responsive and effective. This course is an introductory requirement for the Humanitarian Studies major and minor, but is open to interested students from other disciplines.

CRN: 12476
Instructor: TBA
4 credits