- independently plan and within a given time frame conduct a defined academic investigation and present it as an academic essay
- critically and independently analyze theories on human rights and/or their practical relevance and consequences
- communicate, in writing, advanced knowledge on a specific theme related to the field of human rights
- formulate a constructive assessment of others‘ texts and work on their own texts according to such an assessment.
The course entails writing an essay on a chosen issue within the field of human rights. Human rights have become a dominant framework for how states and citizens/individuals should act in relation to each other. At the same time, there are concerns raised that the language of human rights is insufficiently flexible in terms of specific cultures, and may support oppressive structures. The essay is written within this field of research in an academic way.
Forms of Study
- 60 credits within history, religious studies, sociology, political science or international relations, and English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge. No knowledge of Swedish is required
All teaching is web-based. Seminars and lectures are scheduled at specific times, and active participation is required at the seminars. The student requires a computer, headset, webcam, and internet connection or equivalent technical equipment to take the course.