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Upon the completion of this module, the students will be able to critically engage in discussions of human rights and apply methodological skills to review human rights sociologically. They will acquire knowledge about main concepts in the sociology of human rights and about major debates in the field. In practical terms, students will be equipped to rethink rigid notions and approaches to human rights, as well as they will have tools to offer fresh solutions to existing issues.Indicative Module Content:
Human rights thought; human rights law; human rights institutions; sociological approaches to human rights; human rights movements; citizenship theories; critical debates in human rights theory; ethical issues of human rights studies.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Journal: Provide a short summary of a selection of three texts assigned for any of the classes.
Maximum 1 page.
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): Complete a short quiz on human rights international documents, institutions, and organisations.||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Write a human rights manifesto as the final essay for the module.
Maximum 2 pages.
|Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Write a 1-paragraph opinion paper about the most important human right, according to you.
Maximum words: 500.
|Week 4||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Feedback is offered in the forms of short comments, grades, and automatically calculated evaluation depending on the character of an assessment component.