Understanding Human Rights
Area of Study
Ethics, Intercultural Development, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewUnderstanding Human Rights examines the moral and legal foundations of the contemporary human rights discourse. It explores the philosophical and religious origins of human rights and the development of national and international human rights instruments. The course analyses the claims of Western bias in the human rights discourse and evaluates the effectiveness of historical and contemporary approaches to human rights protection. The course uses contemporary examples of human rights abuse to illustrate the content.
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.