In addition to exploring the historical evolution of human rights standards in the world, the principles and practices of human rights norms at the global and regional levels, the significance of international conventions and instruments, and learning about the key debates on human rights issues (i.e. universality and cultural relativism, responsibility to protect, right to development, war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and gender discrimination), students also analyze specific human rights cases, conduct a community outreach project, and complete other higher level of research assignments to earn a 300 level credit in this course.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

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

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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