Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2171: Human Rights and Human Dignity
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:
1. Introduction to the concept of human dignity: Historical and philosophical origins, post-1945 context, key questions and problems
2. 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
3. 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
4. Human dignity conundrums, 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||22||11 X 2 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||4.5||3 X 1.5 hours workshops|
|Guided independent study||50||Lecture preparation|
|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).