American College of Norway Courses Summer 2015 (Courses run May 26 - June 19)
Global Human Rights Issues 3 cr.
HON 382 (Essential Studies Credit: Social Science, Global Diversity)
Professor Darin Kerr, University of North Dakota
Proponents of human rights maintain that in the absence of such rights we cannot realize our full potential as human beings in a physical, intellectual, or spiritual sense. In essence, human rights form the basis through which we realize human dignity. As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
This interactive, discussion based course will be organized as an inquiry into some of the most important human rights issues facing the international community.
Global Environmental Issues 3 cr.
HON 293 (Essential Studies Credit: Math, Science & Technology)
Professor Rebecca Leber-Gottberg, University of North Dakota
Global climate change, deforestation, land and water rights....all of these issues impact countries around the world and have spurred scientific debate, political rhetoric, and governmental policy changes. In this discussion based, interactive course, we will study major world environmental crises and what is being done to address them. We will also discuss the intersection of environmental policies with human rights issues. The course will focus particularly on U.S. and Norwegian approaches to engaging in the global dialogue of environmental crises.