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International Human Rights

Course ID: PLSC 213
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: Political Science
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the theoretical foundations of such international human rights as well as their practical implications. It discusses the roles of states, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations in shaping human rights norms and practices. Outcomes: Students will be able to identify assumptions of arguments and critically assess different theories of international human rights; They will also understand practical causes and consequences of human rights policies.

Students will select specific types of human rights and specific countries to conduct individual research on current human rights situations. Much of the course material consists of recent films and documents from websites of international organizations. Students have a choice between completing several short papers or one longer one. Due to the importance of the topic, this course has recently been reintroduced in the permanent curriculum of the in the Law and Politics minor (fulfilling the "International Law" course requirement) and the Political Science and Global Studies majors and minors (as an elective).


Political Science (PLSC): Loyola University Chicago (luc.edu)



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