2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 315 - Politics of Human Rights

This course will engage in a critical study of the historical, legal-constitutional, and political bases, origins, and practice of human rights in the contemporary world. Restrictions and abuses of human rights will be explored along with the role of civil society, including international humanitarian law and international judicial bodies. Particular attention will be devoted to examining the role of the state in enhancing or limiting human rights and their protection.

Prerequisite: POL 102  or POL 103  or POL 203  or POL 205  or POL 215  
1 semester 3 credits.