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POLI 2438 Human Rights (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Do human rights exist? If so, which rights are human rights? Are human rights truly universal, or do our most fundamental rights vary in accordance with the cultures and political systems in which we live? Who is responsible for the enforcement and realization of human rights? What should be done about egregious violations of human rights—and who should do it? This course addresses these questions from the perspective of comparative politics, drawing primarily on cases from the the United States, Europe, and Latin America.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jennie Purnell

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Not open to students who have previously taken POLI1041 Fundamental Concepts of Politics with Professor Jennie Purnell.


Last Updated: 04-Mar-14