Course code: IKF225
Course name: Intercultural Approaches to Human Rights
Academic year: 2023–2024
Credits: 10 ECTS Credits
Single subject: Yes
Application: Apply at our local applicationpage
Required prerequisite knowledge
Higher Education Entrance Qualification and in addition 60 ECT in social science, humanities, journalism, social studies or teacher education.
Recommended prerequisite knowledge
60 ECT in intercultural studies or similar is recommended.
Relevance within study programme
Optional course in the Intercultural Studies bachelor program.
Learning outcomes descriptors
On completion of the course, the candidate should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- has knowledge about the historical and cultural context of United Nations´ Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- has knowledge about the scientific discussion on the universal validity of the declaration
- has knowledge about the scientific discussion on key political and cultural challenges and human rights violations in different cultural contexts, and can update his/her knowledge on human rights violations and human rights work
- has acquaintance with research on characteristics of modern human trafficking and slavery
- is aware of research on various forms of human rights work and how human rights violations can be sanctioned
- can discuss and disseminate knowledge about the cultural background of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the question of the universal validity of the Declaration
- can find, assess, and refer to information and academic literature, and present this to shed light on issues related to political and cultural challenges and human rights violations in different cultural contexts.
- can identify and discuss the characteristics of modern human trafficking and slavery
- can apply his/her knowledge of human rights work, human rights bodies and various forms of human rights violations to assess various forms of work strategies to promote human rights
- has action competence and preparedness for action related to respect for human rights in Norway and internationally
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and seminars including group discussions and exercises.
Ap. 300 hours.
No coursework requirement.
5 days individual home examination, ca 4000 words (+/- 15%).
Permitted aids under examination
Grades are given on a scale from A to E for a pass grade and F for a fail grade.
English or any Scandinavian languages.
No work placement.
10 ECT against IKF 223 Menneskerettigheter.
10 ECT against IKF215 Menneskerettigheter i interkulturelt perspektiv
A course evaluation will be carried out in line with NLA’s quality system.
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