Human Rights and Social Justice

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Rights and Social Justice

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This 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.

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 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.


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