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This course gives an overview of the concept of human rights and a deeper understanding of human rights agendas and issues in the context of the European Union. It looks at different conceptions of human rights, human rights regimes particularly in a European context, and human rights issues around the world. A particular focus of this course is to discuss the role of the European Union as a normative actor and review human rights discourse in relation to the European Union from both an internal and external dimension in relation to global civil society.
This course will provide an overview of the concept of human rights and a deeper understanding of human rights agendas and issues in the context of the European Union.The content of this course incorporates elements which are of an introductory nature in relation to human rights and then examines this concept more closely incorporating discussion of the EU and current challenges in the area of human rights. It will examine: different conceptions of human rights, human rights regimes particularly in a European context, explore human rights issues around the world, and review human rights discourse in relation to the European Union from both an internal and external dimension in relation to global civil society.The course content is divided into three thematic blocks: 1. the concept of human rights; 2. the EU human rights regime; 3. agendas and issues in human rights, with a particular focus on the EU and external action in relation to human rights. The course will be delivered as an intensive summer school comprising lectures, interactive workshops, and online reflection to support your learning.
Learning outcomes you can expect to achieve include the following: an assessment focus that is research based develop skills in critical analysis use technology as a research tool learn to reflect on your own learning deliver presentations writing in a report style as part of the research essay develop analytical skills and the ability to synthesise informationOn completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate: the ability to analyse the impact of human rights, in relation to current political, social and economic developments; critically evaluate emerging trends in relation to the EU and human rights; review the impact of human rights and the development of the idea of global civil society; discuss the links between human rights and contemporary challenges to the individual, member states, the EU and the international community.
Any 15 points in EURA or EURO 100-level courses OR any 45 points at 100-level in Arts, Commerce, Law OR any other 45 points at 100-level with the approval of the Course Coordinator.
And visiting speakers (human rights practitioners / researchers)
No textbook. Course materials made available via LEARN.
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $732.00
International fee $2,975.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences.