The B.A. in Political Science: Human Rights program at Anglo-American University is taught by faculty that received training from European, British, and American institutions – bringing many years of dynamic professional experience to the classroom.
This program instructs students through a range of comparative approaches to the study of human rights through assessment of their historical, political and legal dynamics. It specifically instructs students on the origin of contemporary understandings of human rights, on their enforcement through the policies of international organizations, on historical processes of exclusion, on gender equality and the role of women in diplomacy, on civil rights, and on the prevalence of human rights in business ethics.
The Human Rights concentration draws from an interdisciplinary set of literature that stems to international relations, political science, law, and history. In conjunction, instruction of these diverse fields enable students to gain expertise on how human rights can be studied and analyzed throughout different spheres of society, and importantly, instruction is not limited to one regional or country-level context.
Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to develop logically coherent arguments on the historical development of human rights; on how scholars and practitioners categorize human rights according to context; on how different actors operate in the field of human rights including IGOs, INGOs, and NGOs; on the protection of human rights across regional, state, and international levels; on the judicial enforcement of human rights both nationally and internationally.
Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.