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Summer Course in Human Rights and World Literature

Stanford University Summer Session
8 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
20 June 2020
Application deadline: Rolling - May 18, 2020, International Applicants April 1, 2027
5,875 USD

Program description

Summer Course in Human Rights and World Literature

This summer course explores literary narratives and films from a wide number of global locations to help us understand human rights. Each story taps into fundamental beliefs about justice and ethics, from an eminently human and personal point of view.

This course has two components. The first will be a set of readings on the history and ethos of modern human rights. These readings will come from philosophy, history, political theory. The second, and major component is comprised of novels and films that come from different locations in the world, each telling a compelling story. Readings include: Amnesty International, Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Andrew Clapham, Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction; James Dawes, That the World May Know; Walter Echo-Hawk, In the Light of Justice; Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide; Bessie Head, Maru; Ursula Le Guin, The Word for World is Forest.

Admission requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the study abroad program
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent
  • Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency below
  • Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) Minimum score of 95 for the iBT TOEFL, International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic) Minimum overall band score of 7.0, or Cambridge Assessment English Minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Advanced, CEFR Level C1.

This program is suitable for undergrad/grad students. 

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Tuition fees

The full tuition price for all students is $5,875 US Dollars.

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Stanford Summer Session

Stanford University Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students to experience Stanford University during its fourth academic quarter. During the eight-week course, Summer Session students are enrolled in the same courses as matriculated Stanford students, and earn...

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Stanford University Summer Session

415 Broadway
Academy Hall, Floor 2, 8853
94063 Redwood City California
United States of America

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