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Human Rights

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

MODULE: Human Rights

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 27 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Human Rights

This program examines various legal, politics, and moral issues at the national and international levels. The goal is to identify the ideological and political motivations underlying global and regional regimes and Human Rights organizations. Also, it analyses how nations and political parties adapt the doctrines of Human Rights to their own interests. The program highlights some key aspects for developing methods that ensure the practical application of Human Rights principles internationally.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Human Rights
Human Rights Public Policy
Human Rights & Public Institutions
Comparative Human Rights Law
Protection of Human Rights
International Legal Procedures
World Politics & Globalization
International Public Law

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: Yemi D. Ogunyemi
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Human Rights

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Human Rights (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 9 courses from this specialization module in Human Rights.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Human Rights (130 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Human Rightsdistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 43 credits or 14 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Human Rights (35~50 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Human Rightsdistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Human Rights (45~70 Academic Credits)
27 credits for 9 Specialization Courses in Human Rightsdistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional online university courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Human Rights

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives

This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.

Instructor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

 

Human Rights

This course explains the key issues and the foundations of human rights theory. It studies the normative foundations of human rights in political theory and philosophy. It seeks to develop an analytical and critical understanding of the purpose of human rights and a view about what can and cannot be appropriately be called a human right.

Instructor: Margarita Trejo Poison

 

Human Rights Public Policy

This course concentrates on the key problems that arise from incorporating human rights concerns into policy. It considers human rights norms, their interaction with civil and political rights, the role of such norms in international and domestic law, the observance and enforcement of human rights, and the problems of including human rights concern as an integral part of a country's policy.

Instructor: Philipose Daniel

 

Human Rights & Public Institutions

This course explores the functioning of institutions on the formulation and implementation of human rights policy. It analyses why institutions adopt different human rights agendas, why and how they select implementation options, and what is the best form of assessing the successful pursuit of a human rights policy.

Instructor: Antoine K. Abou Assaf

 

Comparative Human Rights Law

This course explores and compares different backgrounds in the key legal instruments, the institutions, and the provisions related to human rights. It studies the controversies in the concept of human rights and the problems involved in asserting universal moral standards across political and cultural divides.

Instructor: Margarita Trejo Poison

 

Protection of Human Rights

This course analyzes the problem of implementing human rights law within political systems and reconciling supervision by international bodies with national sovereignty. It examines specific types of rights and their protection (e.g., right to free speech, privacy, and free association, etc...). It presents the methods used of advocating human rights at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

Instructor: Philipose Daniel

 

International Legal Procedures

This course studies the problems of international legal procedures in private and governmental practices as affected by international relations; the law applicable to different conflicts; interpretation of laws, treaties, and other international agreements; jurisdiction of nations; as well as the formation, operation, and function of international agreements, international claims, arbitrage, and dispute resolution.

Instructor: Antoine K. Abou Assaf

 

World Politics & Globalization

This course discusses the great power relations in the 20th century. Several critical issues of world equilibrium are analyzed, as well as notions of national power, the paths to power, balance of power, and collective security. It presents the instruments of international peace and order. It examines the following topics in international politics: massive destruction arms control, wars of intervention, the environment, global interest versus self-determination, and peace management.

Instructor: Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

 

International Public Law

This course examines the scope and role of administrative regulation of governmental agencies. It explores the constitutional principles that limit administrative power and the administrative laws that govern conflict between administrative agencies and their constituencies; rulemaking, judicial review, and informed regulatory processes of importance to public officials.

Instructor: Antoine K. Abou Assaf

 

 

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Professionally recognized and validated degrees.

Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

Non formal and independent education.

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