Admission to the course requires a minimum of 60 approved credits with a certain progression in one of the following Major Subjects: European Studies, Human Rights, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, International Relations or Peace and Conflict Studies or similar.
No main field.
The aim of the course is that the students independently acquire knowledge about central concepts in the field of human rights with a focus on the social responsibility of corporations.
The module discusses different theories of what constitutes the social responsibility of corporations with a focus on human rights. It also presents an overview of different international guidelines for the social responsibility of corporations. Moreover, the module describes the debate about the needs for legally binding conventions for multinational corporations.
Upon completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
- knowledge of the content of important international conventions and guidelines concerning the social responsibility of corporations;
- knowledge of different theoretical positions within the debate on corporate social responsibility and the debate on business and human rights, and the ability to present them, both in writing and orally;
- ability to independently analyze questions concerning the social responsibility of corporations, especially in relation to human rights.
The course is designed for full-time study. The teaching in the course is mainly in the form of lectures, seminars and group presentations. The majority of the student’s workload consists of independent study.
Students are responsible for keeping up the reading and for coming prepared to each class. Students are expected to take their own initiatives to form reading groups.
The course contents and learning outcomes are assessed by written assignments.
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.
The Language of Instruction is English