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Human Rights

  • Course Code :
    PSC 110
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    University Requirments

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Combine and evaluate the development of human rights framework and multi- disciplinary character of the field as an area of the study. Demonstrate professional responsibilities, ethical, cultural and societal aspects of Human Rights, the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and all related agreements. Deal with the state of human rights in Egypt and the Arab world. Analyze the requirements to develop human rights framework. Use modern techniques to study the role of civil society. Use effectively communication skills.

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Human Rights

The course examines the conceptual foundation of human rights, the development of human rights framework and multi- disciplinary character of the field as an area of the study. It covers on details the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and all related agreements. It will also touch on the state of human rights in Egypt and the Arab world

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Human Rights

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify the links, contests and conflicts between (largely, but not exclusively, economic) globalization and human rights
2- Identify the ways of promoting and protecting human rights implications, particularly as they relate to Egypt in the Middle East as well as global contexts
3- Discuss power relationships and roles of diverse actors, including civil society
4- Explain the human rights icons efforts during last decades

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Determine measurement criteria to differentiate between two texts
2- Evaluate information
3- Analyze texts through graphic organizers
4- Relate their knowledge
5- Predict proposal content using visuals

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Run different soft skills by oral, written, presentations and visual means in a professional way
2- Implement technical reports according to professional standards

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Carry debates effectively with people about globalization and ways of promoting and protecting human rights
2- Communicate effectively with others
3- Participate in small teams
4- Present any of the key themes of the course
5- Use and discuss topics based on the readings

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Human Rights

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Development of the concept of human rights 2 2
Nature and sources of the rights 2 2
Types of rights 2 2
Universal declaration of human rights 2 2
International organization involved in human rights issues 2 2
United Nations 2 2
Mid Term Exam 1
Monitoring human rights on the national and the international level 2 2
Monitoring bodies 2
Enforcing human rights on the national level 2 2
Role of civil society 2 2
Overall assessment for human rights practices world wide 2 2
Project presentation 2 2
Final Exam 2

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Human Rights

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including discussion
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)
Case Studies/Project
Others (Participation)

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Human Rights

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final Exam 40.00 14
Midterm Exam (s) 30.00 4
Others (Participation-Attendance) 10.00
Research and Reporting 10.00
Team Work Projects 10.00

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Human Rights

Books:

Book Author Publisher
No Book no no
Textbook on International Human Rights Rhona K. M. Smith Oxford

Course notes :

Others (Participation-Attendance)

Recommended books :

• Maogoto, Jackson Nyamuya, War Crimes and Realpolitik: International Justice from World War I to the 21st Century. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004. • Wheeler, Nicholas J., Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Web Sites :

• TED Talks • www.ekb.eg

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