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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-370
Topics in Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including ethics in international affairs, human rights and culture, human rights and the media, and political violence. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-270.

SISU-370
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights (3)

Humanitarian Intervention in Violent Conflicts

This course introduces students to the ever-growing field of humanitarian intervention, particularly in the context of protracted conflict. The first part of the course looks at the theoretical foundations of humanitarian intervention and examines the major ethical, legal, and political arguments for and against military interventions in response to large-scale humanitarian emergencies. The course then introduces students to some of the most important actors in the field of humanitarian intervention, including NATO, the United Nations, and international organizations such as the Red Cross.

SISU-370
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights (3)

Human Rights and Political Change in Digital Age

New media and social media are changing the dynamics of human rights and democracy around the world in many ways, which this course examines critically: new forms of online activism, e.g., in China, new dynamics between disaporic communities and national ones, the effect of video (YouTube) documentation of human rights violations, social media based campaigns such as Kony 2012, governments' increased capacity to spy on their own people including activists, the relationship between online and traditional organizing, as in Tahrir Square, etc.

SISU-370
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights (3)

Film Noir, the Cold War, and the Hollywood Blacklist

This course examines film noir in relation to the history and the political movements that shaped American life in the forties and fifties, in particular the American Left and the anticommunist crusades that it inspired at the start of the Cold War. The course then considers how these issues developed during the decades that have followed, as the New Left emerged in the sixties, and concludes by considering what noir has to say about the politics of the present--or vice-versa. Central to the course is the history of the Hollywood blacklist, which had a major impact on many of the directors and stars associated with film noir, and to which many noirs respond either directly or indirectly. Meets with LIT-346 001.