Global Justice

Summary

Admission requirements

Admission to the course requires a minimum of 60 approved credits with a certain progression in one of the following Major Subjects: History with a Focus on European Studies, Human Rights, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, International Relations or Peace and Conflict Studies.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017

Course Code:
MR226L revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
G2F
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
20 June 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
07 March 2013

Entry requirements

Admission to the course requires a minimum of 60 approved credits with a certain progression in one of the following Major Subjects: History with a Focus on European Studies, Human Rights, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, International Relations or Peace and Conflict Studies.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can normally be included as a part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

Purpose

The aim of the course is that the students independently acquire knowledge about central concepts in the field of human rights with a focus on issues concerning global justice and the possibilities of securing economic and social rights in all countries.

Contents

The course’s central themes concern the global division of resources together with the institutional framework and how these affect the state capacities of countries, as well as the possible moral and political responsibility that affluent countries or their citizens might have in relation to the non-affluent – whether there is any such responsibility and what form it might take. The course covers different positions within the contemporary discussion about these issues.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to;

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different theoretical positions within the political and philosophical discussion about global justice;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the tension that exists between national self-determination and global responsibility in the world today;
  • demonstrate an ability to, both orally and in written form, argue about and present the theoretical debate on global justice;
  • demonstrate ability to, within given time frames, identify, formulate and solve questions and problematizations based on applying theories of global justice on issues concerning national self-determination and global responsibility.

Learning activities

The course consists of lectures, seminars and independent study.

Assessments

The course contents and learning outcomes are assessed by written assignments. There are two re-exams available for students who have not completed the course at the ordinary time period and re-exams have the same structure as the ordinary exam.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • Sachs, Jeffrey (2015) The Age of Sustainable Development. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Tan, Kok-Chor (2017) What is this Thing Called Global Justice? London: Routledge.
  • Up to 300 pages of additional material (see the course guide).

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available on the school's web-pages.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information