Courses Catalogue

Peace And Human Rights

COURSE CODE: SST2301
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

General Aims.

This course will outline the major historical, philosophical, legal and institutional contexts of peace and Human Rights. It examines how Human Rights are formulated in the key instruments, and the key elements of the various rights, such as women’s, children’s and migrant worker’s rights. The course is intended to equip teachers with knowledge and skills on peace and human rights such that they can in turn sensitize pupils about the same. The course will examine the implementation of Human Rights in Uganda, and focus specifically on the issues relevant to Uganda.

Teaching Objectives.

At the completion of the course at least 99% of the students should be able to:

  1. Describe the historical formation and philosophical rationale of Human Rights.
  2. Detail the contents of the major Human Rights instruments.
  3. Understand the role of advocacy and education in the dissemination of human rights.
  4. Explain major contemporary debates on Human Rights.
  5. Outline Human Rights issues of current importance in Uganda.
  6. Describe protection of human rights by the United Nations, and Human Rights organizations such as Amnesty, and Human Rights Watch.

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