PACS 123: Human Rights in a Changing World
This course discusses key concepts associated with international studies, including nation, culture and globalism. Its primary aim is to develop students’ learning skills through readings, discussion, examinations, and assignments. It encourages intellectual growth and stimulates students’ critical thinking. Students develop deeper understanding about the actors, processes, and events of the international systems from multiple perspectives. It equips students with learning tools that help them understand and interpret the world and ultimately develop their own judgment about the system. Students identify key distinction among various core disciplines and learn about their implication for understanding the world. This diverse knowledge helps students think beyond disciplinary boundaries and make interdisciplinary connection in learning about the contemporary international system. After completing the course, students are expected to achieve a greater level of global awareness and to understand the complex relationships among the global, regional, national and local systems.