ISA1006 - Global Ethics and Human Rights


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days ALLE

Course content

In today’s world national states and the human population are increasingly interdependent and interconnected. The globalization process has implications for human identity and human relations in several different ways. Accordingly, global ethics and human rights are important to think through and address the ethical challenges produced or intensified by globalisation.
This interdisciplinary course provides knowledge in ethical competence in relation to human rights and ethical dilemmas in the context of globalization and human welfare. The course examines welfare rights as a component of human rights and in relation to human needs using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools. The course includes knowledge of human rights, ethics, social welfare and social justice. UN sustainable development goals, in addition to migration and borders of human mobility, will be addressed. Questions about ethical responsibility and different ethical values, principles and dilemmas are analysed and discussed.

The course is offered as an area subject within the social sciences field of study.

Learning outcome

- Of theories of ethics and globalization
- Of UN sustainable development goals
- About the human rights principles, relevant code of ethics and international instuitions
- About human rights in a legal perspective
- Of the impact of human rights on social welfare and social justice
- About the issues and dilemmas related to human rights and global ethics

- Analyze and discuss human rights and ethical dilemmas in relation to poverty and social exclusion, migration and racism, gender, children and environmental concerns
- Identify personal and professional values, ethics and dilemmas.

Learning methods and activities

The course is organized into lectures, seminars and group work. Students are expected to play an active role by taking part in dialogue in seminars and group work.

Course materials

To be announced on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE

Release 2020-11-23

Submission 2020-11-26

Release 10:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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