Spring/Winter Preview of Variable Classes

Published on October, 29 2013 at 12:00am

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 4291: Service Learning Internship   
Requirements: 120 hour internship and seminar course   
Meets 10:10 to 11AM on: 
February 7, 14, and 28 
March 14 
April 4, 11, and 25   

HRTS 4996W: Senior Thesis
HRTS 3298 Section 004: Variable Topics (Thesis Companion Course).  New Requirement! You MUST Sign-up for both classes if you are writing a thesis to fulfill your HRTS capstone requirement.

Thesis companion class will meet on the following dates:   
Meets 10:10 to 11AM on...  
January 24 
February 7, 14, and 28 
March 28 
April 4 and 11 
May 2

Also, the following class is available this winter session (intersession):

HRTS 3212 (Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights).

Instructor: Corinne Tagliarina
MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM - 12:00PM

The subject of human rights is generally organized around several core theoretical concepts, including but not limited to: 1) the divisions between what are called different "generations" or types of rights; 2) the distinction among different aspects of state responsibility for rights; and 3) the spheres in which rights are realized (i.e., public versus private sphere). This course explores and challenges these core concepts by contrasting human rights experiences in different regions and subject areas."
If you are planning to complete a human rights internship or thesis in Spring 2014, please make an appointment with Tina to discuss possible intern sites or Thesis Advisers.