ISA1006 - Global Ethics and Human Rights


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

In today's world national states and the human population are increasingly interdependent and interconnected. The globalisation 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 globalisation and human welfare. The course examines welfare rights as a component of human rights using a mixture of normative, theoretical and empirical tools. The course includes knowledge of human rights, global ethics and social welfare. UN sustainable development goals, in addition to migration and borders of human mobility, will be addressed. Questions about ethical responsibility and different ethical principles and dilemmas are analysed and discussed.

The course is a subject area course for programmes within the study area social sciences. Check the programme description for each study programme for information about requirements.

Learning outcome


The candidate has knowledge:

  • of theories of global ethics and globalisation
  • of UN's sustainable development goals
  • about human rights principles, relevant code of ethics and international institutions
  • 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


The candidate can:

  • analyse and discuss human rights and ethical dilemmas in relation to poverty and social exclusion, racism, migration, gender, children and sustainable development
  • identify personal and professional values, ethics and dilemmas.

General competence

The candidate can:

  • understand the meaning of human rights
  • analyse the role of global ethics and human rights in issues related to human welfare.

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 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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