Human Rights and Social Justice
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Human Rights, International Studies, Social Policy, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module provides an overview of human rights and social justice issues in Ireland and around the world.
It addresses: > The origins of human rights,
> Their current status in international and domestic law, and
>How they are used to advance the goals of social justice movements.
We will look at human rights in theory and
in practice, exploring how standards are formulated in the first place and how those ideals are translated
into real change.
Graduates who have completed at least 15 credits of undergraduate electives offered by the
School of Social Justice will have this noted on their UCD transcripts as the completion of Structured
Electives in Social Justice.
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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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.