Human Rights and World Politics


Examines the role of human rights and global justice in world politics. We will consider questions such as whether human rights are universal, what role human rights and global justice should be play in U.S. foreign policy, which strategies are most effective in promoting human rights and global justice, and which risk inciting backlash. The course will cover topics including civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; genocide, torture, humanitarian intervention, and the international criminal court.

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Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 129FS
  • ICS 128FS
  • PUBPOL 181FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only