POLSCI 498 - Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics
Section: 002 Human Rights
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior standing; primarily for seniors concentrating in Political Science.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course examines the politics of human rights and repression, focusing on the causes and consequences of human rights violations. The core questions considered include: Are human rights universal? Why do governments choose to repress individuals within their jurisdiction? Have levels of repression changed over time? What strategies have international institutions, non-state actors, and individuals used to uncover and reduce the use of repressive actions? How do we evaluate human rights systematically? Students will learn to identify and critically evaluate human rights issues as they arise in different time periods and regions of the world. Course material will draw from the diverse research methodologies that have been applied to the study of human rights and repression.

POLSCI 498 - Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with INTLSTD 486.
002 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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