Catalog Year : 2021-22


Political Science

Political Science


POLS 4517 01 - Global Human Rights
Credits: 3.00
The issue of human rights is not a new one. Instead, its roots can be traced to antiquity, beginning with the Magna Charta. However, the importance of human rights in global relations if a post-World War Two phenomenon. The genocidal acts committed by Hitler’s Germany placed human rights on the international agenda. Since then, the significance of human rights in the global system has grown. In addition, the study of human rights has become a major area of intellectual inquiry. Against this background, this course is designed to examine some of the major issues in the human rights field—ranging from the conceptual and methodological tool boxes to critical issues such as the right to work, the right to education, torture, genocide, the rights of women and children, minorities, indigenous peoples, and the responsibility to protect. Importantly, these issues will be examined within the context of morality, international law, and realpolitik.

Lecture: 3.00
College: University College
Department: Civic Engagement & Public Svc.
Campus Carrollton Campus
Start Date JAN 08, 2022 End Date MAY 10, 2022
Days Taught MON WED Time of Day 09:30 am - 10:45 am Location TLC -TECHNOLOGY LEARN CTR 1200
Instructor(s):Kathleen  Barrett Open Seats:2 of 25 as of 01/25/2022 09:18:10
Pre-requisites: POLS 1101
Additional Information: Instructional Method: Technology enhanced (T)