Spring/Winter Preview of Variable Classes
Preview of Some Variable and Capstone Undergrad Classes Spring/Winter
Variable Course Offering for Spring 2014
DRAM 3138/HRTS 3298* Trends in Contemporary Theatre: Arab Theatre and Film.
Instructed by Visiting Professor Naila Atrach
Tues/Thurs 2:00 PM - 3:15 pm, KNS 302
This class will examine recent trends in contemporary Arab theatre and film, contextualizing them within a broader history of Arab performance. Particular attention will be given to how experimental theatre practitioners have addressed issues of human rights and various forms of state control within their art.
*Counts as an elective in the HRTS major and minor
HRTS 3298 Variable Topics, International Human Rights Law
Instructed by Molly Land
TuTh 12:30-1:45PM AUST 434
This course will survey the theory and practive of international human rights law. We will examine the historical foundations of international human rights law; the primary international and regional human rights instruments; and the domestic, regional, and international forums that human rights advocates use to increase respect for international human rights. The course will also address the roles, activities, and obligations of corporations and non-governmental organizations; mechanisms and strategies of human
rights enforcement; and selected current issues in the field, such as the right to health, international criminal law, trade, national security, self-determination, and women's human rights.
HRTS 3298 Variable Topics Political Violence Latin America
Instructed by Luis Van Isschot
TuTh 9:30-10:45AM OAK 117
This course will explore human rights theory and practice from a Latin American perspective, through history, politics, culture, and the law. There will be a focus on the local derivation, development and impact of the movement for human rights in Latin America. This course will examine the history of popular opposition to political violence in Latin America in the twentieth century. We will look at how human rights activists have organized themselves in the midst of armed conflict in Central America, Peru, and Colombia. We will also consider the history of military dictatorship and the recent criminal prosecutions of former Latin American heads of state, incluing Fujimori, Videla and Ríos Montt. Guerrrilla movements, state security forces, and authoritarian governments across the region have by turns disparaged and embraced the language of human rights. But none have ignored this central debate.
HRTS 4996W: Senior Thesis
Thesis companion class will meet on the following dates:
Also, the following class is available this winter session (intersession):
HRTS 3212 (Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights).
MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM - 12:00PM