Special Course Descriptions
Political Science



POL 394-13 SpTp: Human Rights and Social Justice
Professor Wade

This course examines the international human rights movement through an exploration of contemporary cases that address human rights and social justice, such as women's human rights, minority rights, genocide, food security, extreme poverty, globalization, torture, and sustainable peace. Through a careful examination of human rights treaties and regimes, and organizations charged with assessing accountability, promoting reconciliation, and protecting the abused, students will consider the philosophical and political positions underlying the debates that are central to the promotion of human rights.

Prerequisite: Political Science 104.