Course Description

Course Name

Sociology and Anthropology of Human Rights

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], group campaign file (3 or 4 students) [40%], group presentation based on the campaign file [10%] [all elements of assessment must be passed]
This module looks at specific human rights abuses and analyses the sociological and social psychological research which has been carried out in each area. Its aim is to link theory to practice through the introduction of these substantive areas and the analysis of research carried out by social scientists in these areas. The core text will be Human Rights: An Introduction, by Darren O'Byrne (London: Prentice-Hall, 2002). Topics covered include: theorising human rights; regulating human rights; censorship; political prisoners; torture; the death penalty; apartheid; slavery; genocide; refugees; human rights and social movements.

*Course content subject to change