Non-profit Career Skills Specialization
Many students are interested in Human Rights and Human Diversity (HRHD) because they intend to positively impact on the world through careers in the non-profit sector. The Specialization in Non-profit Career Skills is intended to enable Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity students to develop career-relevant transferrable skills that will be valuable to them both in obtaining positions and progressing within this sector. Completion of the specialization will result in a "Non-profit Career Skills Specialization" designation appearing on students' official university transcripts.
All HRHD majors are eligible to apply to have a specialization or specializations (two maximum) added to their Honours major beginning in Year 2 of their program. To do so, students must complete and submit the appropriate program selection form. After a student's eligibility has been confirmed, the specialization(s) will be added to their program.
To graduate with this specialization, students must:
- complete the requirements of the HRHD Honours BA or Honours BA in Combination with another Honours BA Program; and
- complete the courses described below.
- Students must complete all of the following courses (2.0 credits):
HR322/OL322 - Non-Governmental Organizations
HR305 - Fundraising
HR306 - Human Rights Education
MB207 - Introduction to Financial Accounting or BU127 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Students must complete at least two courses selected from among the following courses (1.0 credit):
CC315/OL315 - Evaluation Research
HR223/JN223 - Understanding Public Policy for Issue Advocacy
HR312/JN312 - Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice
HR252/JN252 - Designing Digital and Social Media
OL251/HR251 - Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
OL370 - Power and Governance in Organizations
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
HR394* - Extended International Internship/Field Placement
MB105 - Business in a Networked Society
OL481 - Project Management
Senate Addition April 13, 2016: New Specialization; effective September 1, 2016.