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Courses in Human Rights (HMR)

Lower Division

1. Human Wrongs/Human Rights (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Human Rights and the problems they seek to address. Using key episodes of inhumanity like slavery, genocide, and racism. Examines how international movements for social justice led to the emergence of the international Human Rights system. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Watenpaugh

Upper Division

120A. Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Study of human rights as they relate to art, architecture, and cultural heritage. Examines museums, art collections, and cultural-heritage management, their relation to the cultural prerogatives of communities and indigenous groups, and protection of cultural heritage during war and conflict. (Same course as Art History 120A.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, DD, VL, WC.—(W.) Watenpaugh

130. Special Topics in Human Rights (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 134 or Religious Studies 134 recommended. Thematic study of human rights. Topics may include contemporary or historical issues in the promotion, protection, and violation of human rights; human rights and the arts, religion, literature are possible topical areas. No credit for students who have completed Religious Studies 90. (Same course as Religious Studies 134) May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WC, WE.—S. Watenpaugh

131. Genocide (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Comparative and critical study of the modern phenomenon of genocide from religious, ethical and historical perspectives. (Same course as Religious Studies 131.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, VL, WC, WE.—W. (W.) Watenpaugh

134. Human Rights (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the origins, evolution, denial and protection of Human Rights. No credit for students who have completed Religious Studies 90. (Same course as Religious Studies 134.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Watenpaugh

136. Human Rights in the Middle East (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Study of the experience of Human Rights in the modern Middle East, with special attention to the Human Rights issues raised by events of Arab Spring; Palestine-Israel conflict; history of genocide, mass killing and totalitarianism in the region. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WC, WE.—S. (S.) Watenpaugh

138. Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Gender and sexuality in the context of human rights. Topics include women's participation in the public sphere, the right to change gender, the right for family privacy, and the right to marriage. (Same course as Religious Studies 138.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) O'Keefe

161. Human Rights in Latin America (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. History of the origins, denial and protection of Human Rights in Latin America. Emphasis on dictatorships, political violence, social resistance, democracy, justice, accountability, truth commissions, memory. (Same course as History 161.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, VL, WC, WE.—S. Schlotterbeck

198. Directed Group Study (1-4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study on focused topics in human rights. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Opportunity for advanced undergraduate students to work with a faculty member in a focused manner on a topic or topics of human rights. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

200A. History, Theory and Criticism of Human Rights (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Introduces the advanced study of Human Rights and the theoretical and practical elaboration of the international Human Rights system. Seminar will engage with criticism of Human Rights and develop research and teaching within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frameworks. (Same course as Study of Religion 231E.) Offered in alternate years.—W. Watenpaugh

200B. Memory, Culture, and Human Rights (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Explores the multiple convergences among memory, culture, and human rights. Discusses diverse approaches to how societal actors in different historical, cultural, and national settings, construct meanings of past political violence, inter-group conflicts, and human rights struggles. (Same course as Cultural Studies 210.) Offered in alternate years.—F. Lazzara

298. Group Study (1-4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Group study on focused topics in human rights. Four-unit courses may serve as electives for the Designated Emphasis in Human Rights. May be repeated up to 16 units for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Individual Study (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Individual study for the designated emphasis in human rights. (S/U grading only.) May be repeated for credit.

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