By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand the constitutional, societal and philosophical aspects of the six major challenges central to the course.
- Produce coherent and relevant arguments and respond constructively to counter-arguments.
- Evaluate the quality of other people’s argumentation and propose nuanced solutions in the case of conflicting arguments.
- Relate the six major challenges to your discipline, professional life, and personal situation.
This course brings together all third-year BA students at Tilburg University College to discuss constitutional values in confrontation with complex transnational challenges. These challenges concern manifold global interdependencies like sustainability and artificial intelligence. Constitutional values require a rethinking of rule of law, democracy, and human rights. We will address these themes from two complementary points of view. In our Wednesday sessions we will start from the perspective of the constitutional values of voice, right, and expertise; on Fridays we will continue the same discussion from a philosophical vantage point. The approach to all six challenges brings together theoretical and abstract considerations with real-life experience and application. This course therefore provides you with a set of intellectual tools that will help you better understand the constitutional and philosophical issues related to international societal challenges today. |
Homework assignments: 10%