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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 430 - Human Rights

The history, theory, and defense of human rights from their articulation in the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration to the present will be the focus of this course. In-depth case studies of human rights violations around the world will provide the basis for examining the legal and philosophical basis for human rights, as well as the function of both political and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their implementation and defense. The practical aspects of the topic will be stressed through guest lectures, site visits, teleconferencing, and direct action/service learning.  Satisfies the Social Science core requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
One social science course or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)