Human Rights in a Globalized World

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Rights in a Globalized World

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1. Course Overview

    This course brings Human Rights into the international scene by giving importance to students' ability to conceptualize Human Rights and ability to place Human Rights in various dimensions. International and Global Regimes of Human Rights will also be explored in order to see a collective trend of Human Rights movement around the globe for the past ten years. Since Asia is a new avenue for Human Rights proliferation, such potentials will be discussed and examined. This includes various relationships of Human Rights with foreign policy, development, culture, economy and security. Students are expected to understand how these entities have been impacted by Human Rights and vice versa. Case study research and presentation are expected throughout this course. Guest speakers will likely to be invited, to expose students with hands on experience dealing with Human Rights.

    2. Course Requirements

    All students will be provided with reading materials, in which are expected to be digested prior attending lectures. This simply means, attendance is mandatory unless valid reason(s) be notified beforehand. While the lecture will be focusing on the materials, additional perspectives and case studies are expected from the students. In addition, few case studies will be assigned for half an hour presentation and 40 minute discussion in the second part of the course. There will be an in-class midterm and final examination to test on students' grasp on theories and framework of the course.

    4. Course readings

    Reading materials are available for purchase.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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