Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3171: Human Rights and Human Dignity
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- Introduction to the concept of human dignity: Historical and philosophical origins, post-1945 context, key questions and problems
- Human dignity and human rights: human dignity as foundation of human rights, selected jurisdictions (e.g. Germany, ECHR, EU and UK), significance of human dignity as foundation of human rights; unresolved questions
- Specific human dignity and human rights tensions and synergies, e.g. human dignity and equality, human dignity and privacy – human dignity and life – human dignity and prohibition of torture
- Human dignity conumdrums, crises and potentials, e.g. human dignity v autonomy; ‘illiberal’ models of human dignity; human dignity, time and environmental justice; dignity of the non-humans.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||24||12 x 2 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||4.5||3 x 1.5 hour workshops|
|Guided Independent Study||48||Study group for lecture preparation and work|
|Guided independent study||18||Workshop Preparation|
|Guided independent study||55.5||Independent reading and research|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).