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SOC 375 Topics in Human Rights

Although a Universal Declaration of Human Rights was introduced by the United Nations in 1948, this was neither the beginning nor the end of the global dialog surrounding the rights associated with being human. This course provides a background on the social context from which this Declaration emerged, including some of the controversies associated with a claim of "universality," and focuses on one specific human rights topic such as human slavery, migration and citizenship, or food security. Existing social science scholarship will be applied to the analysis of a case study, with a focus on evaluation of global to local connections. Prerequisites: SOC 131, SOC 203, SOC 204, or permission of the instructor. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: SS-2, GP. (3)