AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Section: 009 Human Rights & Social Justice Organizing in the U.S.
Term: WN 2007
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Recently, social justice organizations, particularly those with a racial justice focus, have begun to work within a human rights frame. They regard human rights as a framework that challenges U.S. hegemony, and also provides an opportunity for U.S. based social justice organizations to make transnational linkages with social justice movements globally. This course would focus on case studies of social justice organizations in the U.S. that are utilizing a human rights framework to assess how the human rights framework impacts organizing around disparate social justice issues. In some cases, this framework helps U.S.-based social movements develop linkages transnationally with non-U.S.-based human rights groups. In some cases, this framework has led to transnational organizing limiting itself to U.N. fora and advocacy at the expense of other forms of transnational organizing. This course will look at what have been the benefits and the costs of building a U.S. Human Rights movement in terms of furthering the cause of social justice. The course will explore how social justice organizations have changed in their stance on human rights, and how they have addressed these initial critiques within their movements. The course will also include guest speakers from diverse social justice movements.

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11240
Open
2
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Note: Mini Course- 1 credit. Meets Feb 13 - Mar 20, 2007
003 (LEC)
P
11242
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 393.001
004 (LEC)
P
27892
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Uses of Trash: Gender, Race & Class at the "Poor White" Vortex. Meets with Women's Studies 344.001
005 (LEC)
 
27902
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with History 363.001
006 (DIS)
P
27904
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
27905
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
P
27906
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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W 5:30PM - 6:30PM
009 (LEC)
 
27912
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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W 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Note: Human Rights & Social Justice Organizing in the U.S. Meets with Women's Studies 343.001
010 (DIS)
P
27916
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
27917
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
27918
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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