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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-379
Topics in Human Rights, Identity, and Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics focusing on the intersection of human rights, identity, and culture. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260 or SISU-270.

SISU-379
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Human Rights, Identity, and Culture (3)

Human Rights and the Media

Through the close study of documentary films and other audio-visual material, this course introduces the concept of human rights issues. The course features close study of films and readings, with guest speakers drawn from the fields of documentary and human rights to explore specific human rights issues, such as the development of human rights strategies in U.S. foreign policy, the use of military force in the name of human rights, the role of the United Nations in human rights promotion, and the changing nature of human rights activism, and examines how audio-visual material, especially the documentary form, play a global watchdog role and both inform and persuade human rights stakeholders.