Human Rights In Global Perspective

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Rights In Global Perspective

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    This course will investigate the role of human rights in global politics today and will partially be framed by the debate over the balance between human rights and state sovereignty. It will address both empirical and normative concerns-both the is and the ought.
    By the end of this programme students will be able to:
    • demonstrate an understanding of the main theoretical approaches to human rights;
    • understand the evolution of the human rights regime;
    • assess the role of a wide variety of actors in human rights ? including individuals, states, and international organizations;
    • advance reasoned and factually supported arguments both orally and in writing;
    • develop appropriate research skills.
    Essay - 60% of final course mark (2,500-3,000 words)
    Human Rights Organisation Group Research Project - 30% of final course mark (1,500-2,000 words/student in the group)
    'Class Participation - 10%, based on attendance, contribution to the class discussions, exercises (e.g. quiz, reading summaries, tasks) and/or presentations. Students will submit written copies of the exercises and/or the presentation. Adjustments and/or alternative modes of assessment

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.


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