Special Course Descriptions
POL 394-13 SpTp: Human Rights and Social Justice
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.