POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 008 The Politics of Human Rights
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
30
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will examine the influence of human rights on the political arena in several countries around the world. We will begin, though, by exploring the historical development of human rights, while underscoring their theoretical basis and how they are conceived within different cultures. Next, we will look at a series of case studies-from the Middle East, United States, Asia, and Latin America. Examining pertinent international human rights conventions, we will inquire why it is difficult to enforce international laws. Simultaneously, we will consider the work of non-governmental organizations and emphasize the strategies they develop in order to struggle against the violation of human rights. Finally, we will discuss the limits of human rights and evaluate their contribution to a more ethical politics.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
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16655
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41Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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19133
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15Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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22452
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10Ugrd
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M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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004 (REC)
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22551
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3
7LSA Hnrs Jr>
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: LSA Honors JR & SR and department honors students by permission of department only
005 (REC)
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22578
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1Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 302.002
006 (REC)
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23627
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2LSA Hnrs
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with HIST 302.001
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23752
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5Ugrd
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: 1
008 (REC)
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28026
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69One POLSCI Crse
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
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28213
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4Ugrd
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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25909
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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25910
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
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25912
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2Ugrd
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
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25913
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1Ugrd
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
014 (REC)
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28721
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Environ 313
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