Freedom of Thought and Expression amongst Other Human Rights 2401-OG-EN-FoT
1. What are freedom of thought, freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.
2. Freedom of thought and freedom of expression – two sides of the same coin?
3. Freedom of thought and the right to manifest one’s views in Antiquity and Middle Ages.
4. Freedom of thought, conscience and expression in the Renaissance period.
5. The Enlightenment and the question of freedom of thought and expression.
6. The idea of freedom of thought and expression in the nineteenth century.
7. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the case-law of the U.S. Supreme Court.
8. Freedom of thought and conscience and the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
9. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
10. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, cont.
11. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the opinions of the Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
12. Freedom of thought and religion in constitutions of selected countries.
13. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in international human rights documents.
14. Freedom of thought and expression in its relation to the content of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
15. Current challenges to freedom of thought and religion.
Total student workload
Learning outcomes - knowledge
Learning outcomes - skills
Learning outcomes - social competencies
Expository teaching methods
Exploratory teaching methods
- case study
- classic problem-solving
Online teaching methods
- methods developing reflexive thinking
- oral examination: W1, W2, W3
- activity: U1, U2, U3
- oral examination: 70% of the total grade
- active participation: 30% of the total grade
fail – less than 40 pts (less than 40%)
satisfactory – 40-47 pts (40-47%)
satisfactory plus – 48-53 pts (48-53%)
good – 54-60 pts (54-60%)
good plus – 61-66 pts (61-66%)
very good – more than 66%
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