Fall 2019 HC 434H/431H: Social Justice and Human Rights

Fall 2019-2020

Professor: Cheyney Ryan

4.00 credits

  • CRN 17079: Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ MCK 240B

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill a Social Science Colloquium and a Global Perspective (GP) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and a GP Multicultural class.

We will explore the history and practice of human rights today, and their role in today's political struggles for a better world. Our focus will be both theoretical and practical: we will explore the philosophical underpinnings of human rights, as they emerged from the 20th century experience of war; and we will look at specific conflicts where they now play a role, focusing initially on conflicts around war, genocide, and economic justice.