Students learn the historical evolution of human rights standards in the world and explore the principles and practices of human rights norms at the global and regional levels. They explore the significance of international conventions, global and regional instruments, and multiple dimensions of human rights in a globalized context. They also learn about the key debates on the issue of universality and cultural relativism, responsibility to protect, right to development, war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and gender discrimination.

Course Notes

Students who receive credit for POL 250 cannot receive credit for POL 350.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

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