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2024 Spring > UGRD > WGS > WGS 401

Advanced Topics in Human Rights

Course #: WGS 401

This seminar aims to provide students with a deeper knowledge of human rights as both an intellectual discourse and a realm of political action. The first part of the course deals with the emergence and institutionalization of human rights in the 20th century. Beginning with an overview of its roots in political theory, moving to the first and second generation of rights, to debates over universality and cultural relativism and ending with exploration of human rights frameworks' applicability and implications across nations and cultures, the course offers an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of the field and its practices. Topics of study include torture, genocide, race gender and law, visual culture, humanitarian intervention, and protection.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 8578 W
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Nnaji,Chioma O Wheatley W01-0061
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2024 - 05/08/2024
Capacity: 12
Enrolled: 11
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: International, World Cultures