Fall 2016 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Fall 2016 Undergraduate Course Offerings

HRTS 1007 001 Introduction to Human Rights
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 PM

Exploration of central human rights institutions, selected human rights themes and political controversies, and key political challenges of contemporary human rights advocacy. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

HRTS 2263 001 Women, Gender, and Violence
Section 001: Olsen, M/W/F 11:15am-12:05pm

Discussion of violence against women in the U.S. and globally, including close examination of various forms of interpersonal and structural violence as well as the social, political and personal meanings of violence.

HRTS 3139 Theatre & Human Rights
World Wide Web

Provides a critical study of theatre production as political discourse in global areas of conflict and how that discourse defines, or is defined by, human rights issues.

HRTS 3200W 001 International Human Rights Law
Tu/Th 12:30am-1:45pm

International and regional human rights law, institutions, and regimes; specialized topics include corporate social responsibility, women’s human rights, truth commissions, humanitarian intervention, international criminal law, monitoring, and compliance.

HRTS 3219W 001 Topics in Philosophy and Human Rights

Tu/Th 11:00am-12:15pm
Collective and cultural rights.

HRTS 3220 001 Philosophical Foundation of Human Rights
M 3:35pm-6:05pm

Ontology and epistemology of human rights investigated through contemporary and/or historical texts. CA 1.

HRTS 3257 001 Assessment for HRTS & Sustainability
W 6:00pm-8:30pm

Interested to apply the principles of engineering design in a way that promotes positive social and economic development while minimizing environmental impacts???
In this course, cross-listed between Human Rights and Engineering, you will learn how companies assess their global supply chains to ensure designs and business practices meet those goals. Topics include foundational concepts of human rights and environmental impacts. Regulations and voluntary standards in engineering-intensive sectors, including biofuels, infrastructure, electronics. Case study analysis of corporate assessment practices for labor rights protection and environmental impacts.

HRTS 3298 001 Variable Topics: The Economics of Gender and Inequality
Tu/Th 2:00pm- 3:15pm
Meets with WGSS 3998-005 & ECON 2498-001

Theories and measurement of gender inequality. Policy questions include gender inequality in political representation, economic opportunities, access to education, and health.

HRTS 3298 002 Variable Topics: Law, Culture and Society

Tu 12:15pm- 3:15pm
Meets with ANTH 3098-003

Examines legal cultures around the world, drawing from legal anthropology and law and society approaches. Key topics include criminal justice, colonial legal institutions, human rights, race and gender and the law, and hate speech. The course will be useful for students who want to understand how law is a model of society and for society and for those students considering law school.

HRTS 3298 005 Variable Topics: Syrian Refugees Crisis: Politics, Ethics and Human Rights
Tu 3:30pm-6:00pm
Meets with POLS 2998-001

Syrian Refugees Crisis: Politics, Ethics and Human Rights

HRTS 3299 Independent Study

Supervised reading and writing on a subject of special interest to the student.

HRTS 3326 Global Health and Human Rights
Tu/Th 9:30am- 10:45am
Meets with ANTH 3098-001

The interconnected fields of global health and human rights, and their core assumptions, current dilemmas, and key debates. Class meets in HBL.

HRTS 3430 Evaluating Human Rights Practices of Countries
Th 6:30pm- 9:00pm
Meets with POLS 3430-001

Examination of the ways in which governments, businesses, NGOs, IGOs, and scholars assess which human rights are being respected by governments of the world. Hands-on experience in rating the level of government respect for human rights in countries around the world.

HRTS 3631 – Literature, Culture, and Humanitarianism
M/W/F 10:10am- 11:00am
Meets with ENGL 3631

Relationships between literature and culture and humanitarian movements, from the eighteenth century to the present.

HRTS 4291 Service Learning Seminar/Internship

Fr 10:10am- 11:10am

Combination of internship work within the larger human rights community with regular classroom meetings for reflection/analysis on the application of human rights concepts and practices. Includes the production of a written/media portfolio of semester’s work.

For more information, please contact Professor Sam Martinez (samuel.martinez@uconn.edu)