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Code IR 389
Term 201702
Title Human Rights in World Affairs
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject International Relations(IR)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Kerim Can Kavakl? -kkavakli@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Content

This course introduces students to the foundations of human rights theory and practice. The course analyzes what constitutes as human rights (political, economic, social, and cultural rights) and examines contemporary issues around the globe. The course will also offer a critical analysis of international human rights norms and its enforcement by focusing on major international institutions and the documents that govern the human rights regime as well as the role of states, individuals, NGOs and the media.

Learning Outcome

Survey history of the human rights discourse
Explore various critiques of the concept of human rights
Analyze the relationship between International Humanitarian Law and human rights perspectives
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of efforts to promote and protect human rights by individuals, non-governmental organizations, states, and international organizations.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 2
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 4
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 3
Political Science Program Outcomes Core Electives I
1 Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 5
2 Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 4
International Studies Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 2
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 4
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

Chapters from academic books and articles from peer-reviewed journals