Introduction to International Law University of Tsukuba
This course introduces the basics of international law. Students learn history and traditional topics as well as recent issues in international law.
1. Be able to understand the global issues from the perspective of international law. 2. Be able to identify the significance and limitation of international law.
This course is designed to develop the following competencies. General-propose competencies - Communication ability - Critical and creative thinking skills - Internationalism and broad views of things - Team-working, independence, autonomy Special competencies - Understanding international relations - Multidisciplinary Knowledge - Fundamentals of negotiation skills - Policy-related fundamental skills - Cross-cultural awareness skills - Project analysis and completion skills
Students should have a passion for learning international law in English. Prior learning experiences in English is not required.
Contribution to discussion (20%), Weekly assignments (30%), 1000-word Short Final Paper (50%) The final grade will be finalised referring to student's self-evaluation. This may change depends on the number of students upon consultation with them.
The contents of this course are subject to change upon consultation with students.IntroductionInternational Law and UkrainePeace and SecurityWar CrimesUnited NationsHuman Rights, Refugees and Internally Displaced PersonsHumanitarian LawAtomic, Biological and Chemical WeaponsGender and Human TraffickingWrap-up Discussion: To what extent is international law meaningful?
Online Course Requirement
The class will be held face-to-face in principle, but students may be able to take a class online (synchronous) if there is a valid reason. If you wish to take a class online, contact the instructor. Check manaba and university email frequently since the instructor may contact you. Students in any college, school, or programme interested in international human rights law are welcome to take this course. As a non-native English speaker, the instructor welcomes students who are not confident about their English skills. He will assist students in writing the final paper as well. He also welcomes students with disabilities. He tries his best to make this class inclusive. This class will use live transcription and closed caption functions. If you need further assistance, please let him know. It is students’ privilege to use faculty members, so feel free to talk to the instructor and ask any questions. Manaba Registration key: 2930076
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