This seminar will examine the law and policies that address human rights, including defining human rights and applying those definitions to international and domestic case studies, both historical and contemporary. The course goal is to expand students’ knowledge of rights violations from civil rights to human rights and examine the implications of human rights for the development of law and public policy. Students will scrutinize the effectiveness and enforcement of human rights conventions and make recommendations for improvement including areas for future research and inquiry. This course satisfies the upper level writing requirement and Policy & Perspectives requirement.
This is an elective course.