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5 free courses on equality and non-discrimination

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is an online course offered by ESSEC Business School of France, Singapore and Morocco. The class is taught entirely in English over a period of four weeks. Through the class, students will learn how to accept the differences of others in the workplace and how to manage teams in a way that fosters diversity and inclusion. Four modules are required for the class: Diversity Perceptions, Disrupting with Diversity and Diversity and Inclusion around the World. Each of the modules includes online video lectures, supplemental readings and short assignments and quizzes.

Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom

Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom is an online course offered by the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. The course lasts for five weeks and is taught in English through instructional videos and supplemental reading assignments. Each week students will complete one course module. The modules included on the syllabus are Problems of legal and political philosophy, happiness and welfare, justice, equality and freedom. During the class, students will have an opportunity to explore the writings and ideas of great political thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Peter Singer and John Stuart Mill.

Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity

Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity is an online course offered by the Universidad Diego Portales of Chile. The class is self-paced, meaning that students can begin the course at any time and progress through the modules at their own pace. A total of six hours’ worth of course material is provided, broken into thirty 12-minute lessons. Through the course, students will learn what gender equality and sexual diversity mean and have the opportunity to explore the history of the fight against discrimination due to gender and sexual orientation. Current public policies and institutional norms are also discussed.

Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today is a free online course offered by Royal Holloway at the University of London in the United Kingdom. The course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in women’s rights or voting rights history and has no prerequisites, making it open to all. Taught in English through online videos and supplemental readings, the class lasts for three weeks and will require three hours of study time weekly. The class explores how the women’s suffrage movement began during the 19th century and how it evolved over time.

SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work

SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work is an online course offered by the Universidad Carlos iii de Madrid in Spain. The course is taught entirely in English through a series of online videos and supplemental readings. Students will complete one module per week for a five-week period. The modules include New challenges for Decent work (I). Digital Economy; New challenges for Decent work (II). The impact of robot revolution on employment.; Diversity management; Decent work and protection against poverty and New forms of work, well-being, and work health. Each module requires two to three hours of study time to complete.

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