International Law of the Sea

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Law of the Sea

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MS101 or MS111 or EC100 or EC101 or EC102 or LW110 or LW111 or LW112 or LW113

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course provides an introduction to the Law of the Sea Convention for non-law students wishing to understand the international framework governing the oceans and their resources. Topics covered include the history of the Convention, ocean zones and the associated rights and duties of States, the rules governing the access to the oceans, the use and conservation of her resources, the protection of the marine environment and other marine uses.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.