Humanitarian Action (HA)

HA 0298 Humanitarian Action Internship3 Credits

Attributes: HASM Humanitarian Action Minor Skills/Method Course

Students gain first-hand experience through placement with a relevant international organization, non-profit, media and business, or government agency focused on humanitarian crises and disaster response. Typically, an internship requires 10 to 15 hours per week on site. Other requirements include an e-portfolio containing reflections about readings, meetings with internship coordinator and peers and a final reflection paper. An on-site supervisor and Humanitarian Action professor evaluate student work. Open to juniors and seniors only, by permission of the minor director. Requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

HA 0300 Humanitarian Action Capstone3 Credits

Prerequisites: AE 0272 or HI 0270 or PO 0272; completion of three Humanitarian Action electives; junior or senior standing.

This capstone course is a culminating experience for students minoring in Humanitarian Action. It provides students with the opportunity to engage with enduring questions that they have encountered throughout their coursework. Through a process of reflection and discernment facilitated during each class meeting, students will identify a research topic for a major paper that integrates the student's coursework, internship and/or extra-curricular experiences in the minor.