- What Are Human Rights?
- Brief History of Human Rights
- International Human Rights Law
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- The Concept of Human Rights Theory and Contestation
- Enforcement of International Human Rights
Specific topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:
- Freedom of Religion/Freedom of Media
- Right to Privacy
- Minority Rights
- Freedom from Poverty (Right to Education, to Health, to Work, the Right to Clean Environment)
- Human Rights of Women/Human Rights of the Child (Modern Slavery)
- Right to Asylum
The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following: lectures, and may include field trips, guest speakers, audio-visual presentations, debates, and individual readings by students.
Evaluation will be based upon the course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the course. Evaluation will be based upon the following:
- Research paper or other written assignment
- Class attendance and participation
An example of one possible evaluation scheme would be:
|Class attendance and participation:||0-10%|
Students may conduct research with human participants as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving human subjects.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Explain the complexity of “human rights” as a concept, an area of study, and as a powerful moral and political discourse.
- Demonstrate sound knowledge of the theoretical and historical origins of the modern conception of human rights.
- Identify and access and the major international declarations, treaties, and covenants governing human rights.
- Explain and evaluate mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing human rights standards.
- Demonstrate analytical knowledge of and critical engagement with significant topics and issues pertaining to human rights.
- Demonstrate and convey competencies in a clear and analytical communication style.
Textbooks will be updated periodically. Typical examples include:
Smith, Rhona K.M. International Human Rights. 9th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (Latest Edition)
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|