Conceptualizing Human Rights Through Scholarship and Citizenship

HNR 360 - Conceptualizing Human Rights Through Scholarship and Citizenship

MySlice Info:

Term: Fall 2019
Class #: 13209
Section: M007
Credits: 3

Smith, Danielle

Counts toward:
HNR Soc Sci, Course Global Non-Euro, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
TuTh 12:30pm-01:50pm


Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to conceptual foundations and contemporary issues in human rights. Students will examine the philosophical origins and continuing evolution of human rights; will read and discuss key human rights documents; and will engage in debate of contemporary human rights issues, including their universality and enforcement. Students will examine specific civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and various thematic topics in human rights. An objective of the course is to promote fundamental human rights both at home and around the world. These rights include equality for all citizens, immigrants, refugees and other populations globally, through understanding the issues and advocating for policy reforms. A second objective is to study responses to urgent human rights crises created by environmental disasters, civil war or violence; and social justice initiatives, especially for vulnerable populations, including the poor, minorities, women and children.