Public International Law

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public International Law

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Politics, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The purpose of this modile is to introduce students to public international law. In this module, students will learn to:- identify the sources, principles and subjects of public international law; understand how public international law and international bodies regulate the behaviour of State and non-State actors; and apply public international law to hypothetical and actual case studies. Students are expected to attend lectures, contribute in tutorials, and to engage in online learning activities on a regular basis.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Define international law and identify sources of international law
    2. Interpret the relationship between international law and international relations
    3. Illustrate the application of international law to international relations events
    4. Question the role of States and international institutions in the development and application of international law
    5. Determine what changes are necessary to improve the effectiveness of international law

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.