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Continuing Education Program

Parami Institute of Continuing Education is organized to deliver short courses, free of charge, to any adult learners or even young students, who wish to further the horizon of their education. Parami University currently provides two offerings: Modular Courses, and English Language Courses. 


All the courses, offered by the Parami Institute of Continuing Education, are not licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission. The courses are non-credit bearing and are offered, free of charge, to students as part of the service of the University.

Modular Courses

Every semester, Parami offers modular courses in various fields of discipline such as Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, and Sciences. Students have a wide range of courses to attend, based on their interests. Below are a few selected courses that have been offered within the Parami Institute of Continuing Education. 

Human Rights Issues

by Mark Brown, Ph.D.

There are 9 core human rights treaties. In this module, we will examine a selection of those treaties and consider the real-world issues that those treaties seek to address. First, we will look at the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, followed by the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Then, we will study the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Lastly, we will examine one final treaty of the students' choice. Case studies and a practical understanding of human rights issues are key to this module.

Taking Your First Steps as a Social Impact Leader

by Kazutoh Ishida, Ph.D.

Through this course, students will 1) explore the social innovation field and paths of becoming a social impact leader, 2) foster an innovative mindset and learn innovation tools, including design-thinking; 3) reflect on and develop their leadership skills, and 4) deepen their understanding of civic engagement and community development to bring positive social change. Students will be encouraged to connect the themes of this course to social issues that they care about in their communities. At the end of the course, students will reflect on their learning and share actions that they can take to make positive social change.

Statistics and Probability

by Win Maw Hlaing Oo, Ph.D.

This course is designed to give quantitative reasoning skills necessary in decision-making. During the course, you will learn the fundamentals of probability and statistics and how to use these ideas in decision-making in real-world situations. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will be used heavily throughout the course and you will learn a comprehensive set of spreadsheet skills and tools.

Writing for Clarity

by Alaire Rieffel, B.A., J.D.

Effective communication is vital to success in the world of work. This course will focus on communicating effectively through e-mail, memoranda, reports, and other forms of writing in the workplace. Because spelling and grammatical errors detract from meaning, emphasis will also be placed on editing and proofreading. Extensive writing and reading will be required.

Ethical Leadership

by Will Buckingham, Ph.D. and Hannah Stevens, Ph.D.

In this course, we will explore what it takes to lead small and large organizations for the greater good. We will ask how organizations work, how they are guided and directed to reach their goals, and the ethical challenges along the way. And we will explore how ethical leadership can help us flourish as individuals, organizations, and societies.

English Courses

Currently, Parami University offers English Language courses in collaboration with the United States Embassy. Under this initiative, Parami offers four courses below, as well as other informal conversation classes. All of these courses are provided free of charge.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


EAP will provide students with step-by-step support and practice to improve their English language essay writing skills. Students will learn to organize an essay and write logically for university, create good thesis statements, find reliable sources, develop an essay structure, and use evidence.

English for Vocational Purposes (EVP)


EVP is customized for people working in industries with cross-cultural interactions such as hospitality, tourism, sales, or customer services. This course will prepare students to develop English communication skills used in different situations such as placing an order, making a phone call, etc.

English for Professional Purposes (EPP)


EPP is well-tailored for professionals who want to improve their English language skills while upgrading their professional skills. This course will allow students to improve English language skills, explore best practices for managing projects, develop reports, and more.

English for Study Abroad (ESA)


ESA is designed for anyone searching for university life and developing cross-cultural skills. This course will help students prepare for the cultural adjustment of living overseas while building their English.

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