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Sociology of Human Rights

Time: MW 10:30-11:45
Location: DMH 227


Analyze meanings and practices of human rights violation and promotion by exploring the social consequences of issues such as social inequalities (class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality), war crimes (genocide, torture, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, rape), immigration rights, and environmental destruction (refugees, social displacement, climate change), by critical reflection on contemporary moral questions, prevailing power relations and alternative ethical approaches to change the institutions for social justice.