Checking date: 02/05/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Law methodology and culture
(16616)
Study: Bachelor in International Studies (305)


Coordinating teacher: CELADOR ANGON, OSCAR

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law



Students are expected to have completed
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Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Consciousness of Law as a system to regulate social relations 2. Consciousness of the Legal System as a whole and consciousness of the necessary interdisciplinary approach to legal problems 3. Ability to use different legal texts (Acts, Bills, judgments and rulings) 4. Ability to use principles and constitutional values in the interpretation of legal system 5. Commitment and understanding of ethical values and principles 6. Ability to take a position on the concept of rights and their role in the constitutional order.
Description of contents: programme
This subject is the first approach of the student to the legal phenomenon. Main Topics: 1. Sources of Law 2. Interpretation and implementation of law 3. Legal Systems: Common Law and Continental Law. 4. Introduction to Human Rights and Human Values (Dignity, Liberty, Equality, Justice) 5. Meaning and Significance of Human Rights 6. What are the rights? Individual and civil rights; Political rights; Economic, social and cultural rights 7. Introduction to International Law 8. Introduction to EU Law
Learning activities and methodology
The course implies practical and theoretical knowledge. With regard to the teaching method, alongside the traditional theoretical seminars, a good deal of practice sessions shall take place (solution of real conflicts, individually or in groups, analysis of facts) that will let the student apply the knowledge acquired to the problems that he might face in his professional life
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Alston, Philip. The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press . 1992
  • Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet. A Short Introduction to International Law. Cambridge University Press. December 2014
  • Jessica Almqvist. Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012
  • Public law Hilaire Barnett, Marinos Diamantides. Public law. University of London International Programmes Publications Office. 2012
  • The Idea of Human Rights. . Beitz, Charles R.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.. 2009

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.