Goals and Learning Outcomes
Goals of the Human Rights Concentration
- Development and constant revision of the curriculum that reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of human rights via an in-depth study of scholarly works, legal documents and judicial decisions, political and geopolitical context, historical events, and narratives.
- Strengthening the interdisciplinary dimension of the curriculum that reflects issues and problems relating to the realization of human rights through the prism of an interdisciplinary approach.
- Strengthening the ability of students to develop the resolution of human rights issues and problems based on a cross-disciplinary approach
- Engage students in human rights practice, advocacy, and international human rights networks through various research projects, internships, competitions, and study abroad opportunities.
- Contextualization and internationalization of the program through building domestic, regional, and international partnerships.
Learning outcomes of the Human Rights Concentration
- Identify, analyze, contextualize and evaluate primary and secondary source materials including treaties, cases of human rights committees, tribunals, country reports, and scholarly literature about human rights.
- Analyze country-specific and international human rights issues from multiple perspectives, apply knowledge to new cases contextually and develop human rights-based initiatives and policies.
- Promote human rights through legal, political, social, and other cross-disciplinary means.
- Carry out professional and cross-disciplinary work in the field of human rights, in NGOs, international organizations, think tanks, and governmental agencies.
- Reflectively evaluate the effectiveness of human rights practice and advocacy on domestic, regional, and international levels.
- Transmit obtained skills in the field of human rights through legal action, policy-making, human rights advocacy, and research.