Introduction to Human Rights
Human Rights is a hot topic discussed daily in the news and media around the world. Find out what it means and where it all started.
What will I learn?
- Explore the issue of human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Consider the history and philosophy of human rights, and contemporary human rights principles.
- Examine major human rights instruments and institutions, and human rights in national and international law
- Use new concepts to analyse human rights discourse through case studies of current issues in the field.
What could this lead to?
This course is one of 4 subjects currently offered by the University of Wollongong. Students who have successfully completed the assessments can apply for entry into the Masters of International Studies at the University of Wollongong. This subject provides students with foundational knowledge for further research and/or advocacy in the field of human rights.
To learn this course you'll need access to the internet, a blog to record your activities and learning, and a Twitter account (or WikiEducator account and WENotes) to communicate with other students.