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Course module: FRRMV16009
FRRMV16009
Topics in the Philosophy of Human Rights
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFRRMV16009
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Humanities; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Filosofie en Religiewetenschap RMA;
Contact personNog niet bekend
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
Nog niet bekend
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Lecturer
dr. H.C. Sauer
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Teaching period
1  (07/09/2016 to 11/11/2016)
Teaching period in which the course begins
1
Time slotA: MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morning
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkCounts towards the fulfillment of the “Topics Seminar” requirement for RMA Philosophy. Well suited to MAE students.
Enrolment periodfrom 22/08/2016 09:00 up to and including 23/08/2016 23:59
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement process(Sub)school
Aims
The intended purpose of this Topics Seminar is for the participating student  (1) to become familiar with positions taken in the current debates over the specific topic area of the course; (2) to appreciate the arguments for and against the positions; and (3) to develop an independent judgment about the most promising approach in this area.     
Content
This "Topics Seminar" explores in depth issues and texts in the area of philosophy of human rights and addresses philosophical questions regarding the existence, content, nature, universality, justification, and legal status of human rights.  The specific topic will be different each time, so as to tailor it to current research developments in the field.
     

Interested M.A. exchange students with a strong background in philosophy may qualify to take the course; however, they should first contact the RMA Philosophy coordinator:  j.h.anderson@uu.nl
Competencies
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Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Humanities
  • Completed all course modules listed below
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Prerequisite knowledge
Broad familiarity with undergraduate-level work in the areas covered in the course. Students from outside the RMA programme who have not completed MA or advanced undergraduate courses in this area should consult the instructor before enrolling.
Private study materials
Will be made available via Blackboard.
Required materials
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Instructional formats
Seminar

General remarks
The course is taught in the form of a seminars in which lecture, close reading, discussion, group work and presentations

Class session preparation
Students are expect to have read carefully the required reading in advance of the seminar meeting and to be prepared to participate actively in the discussion of the texts and related issues.

Contribution to group work
Active participation, including taking responsibility for the discussions in groups.

Tests
Active participation
Test weight0
Minimum grade-

Assignment
Test weight30
Minimum grade-

Assessment
The assignment or examination is assessed for demonstrating understanding of the texts, skills of critical argumentation, and written communication skills.

Deadlines
A written assignment, take-home examination, or in-class examination is due half-way through the term.

Paper
Test weight70
Minimum grade-

Assessment
The final paper is assessed for the quality of the research question, cogency of the argumentation, clarity of written expression, and demonstrated ability to relate the analysis to a clear understanding of the texts for the course.

Deadlines
The final paper is due in week 9.

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