Jun 27, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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CJ 230 - International Human Rights


Topics covered include: the ethical and philosophical sources for human rights; debates such as whether human rights are universal or relative; the current international human rights regime, including its legal basis and enforcement mechanisms; and specific case studies, such as the “dirty” wars in Latin America and the struggle against Apartheid. The course culminates in a reading and discussion of Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, a fictional account of the Soviet Show Trials of the 1930s that examines the horrors that occur when a political movement and its leaders define the “individual” simply as “a multitude of one million divided by one million.

Credits: 3



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