International Human Rights


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and an individual take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the basic actors, and treaties in the international human rights field
  • problems in human rights theory and philosophy
  • the outlines of the historical development of human rights
  • ranges of ongoing global issues related to problems of human rights.



The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing cultural, social and political problems from a human rights perspective
  • analyzing central problems in debates and controversies about human rights.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • reflecting on and describing the human rights implications of international impasses and problems
  • communicating about issues in international human rights in a clear, well-formulated written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInternational Human Rights
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives.

The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner and censor.

Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternationale menneskerettigheder
Module codeBALISE2019
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities