INTS 362: Social Justice and Human Rights

INTS 362-K01: Social Justice/Human Rights
(Fall 2021)

01:00 PM to 03:40 PM F

Mason Korea G106

Section Information for Fall 2021

INTS 362 - K01: Social Justice/Human Rights

In this course, we will consider the philosophical foundations of human rights, explore the interpretive difficulties relating to identifying what constitutes human rights abuses, and evaluate regional perspectives on human rights. Based on understanding components of global human rights discourses, students will critically analyze institutions that strive to promote and enforce human rights standards, including the United Nations system, regional human rights bodies, and domestic courts. We will also study various human rights issues such as genocide, torture, indigenous rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, labor rights, and women’s rights. Finally, students will research and advocate for a contemporary human rights or social justice issue of their choosing.

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Credits: 3

Considers the philosophical foundations of social justice and human rights. Explores the interpretive difficulties related to identifying what constitutes human rights abuses, and evaluates regional perspectives on human rights. Analyzes institutions that strive to promote and enforce social justice and human rights standards including the United Nations system, regional human rights bodies, and domestic courts. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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