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Fall 2018  |  POL 5485 Section 001: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (20385)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5885 Section 001
POL 4485 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue 06:20PM - 08:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+POL5485+Fall2017
Class Description:
This class is aimed at graduate students interested in both applied and theoretical human rights analysis and policymaking. No background in human rights is necessary, although total novices to the field may want to do some advanced reading; please contact the instructor, James Ron, at jamesr@umn.edu, for suggestions.

In this class we familiarize ourselves with basic human rights documents, principles, laws, and policies, and then discuss the domestic and international actors that seek to promote compliance. We use as many real-world and hands-on examples as possible, and our substantive topics span the full range of human rights issues, including personal integrity rights (torture, murder, imprisonment); civil and political rights (assembly, political participation, discrimination); and economic and social rights (health, education, water, sanitation, and food). Students learn how to define human rights problems; analyze their severity and scope; and offer concrete solutions based on the actions of international organizations, governments, and civil society.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Advanced undergraduates (seniors only, please). It would be best if you have already taken at least one course in human rights, such as human rights advocacy with Barb Frey in global studies.
Class Format:
This class meets once a week for two hours and 45 minutes. The short instructor lecture is then followed by intense, focused class discussion, often using the Socratic method, as well as short student presentations. This class is participation-focused.
Workload:
Moderate-to-heavy; please make sure you have sufficient time in your schedule.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=POL5485~001&term=1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5885_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 August 2017

Fall 2017  |  POL 5485 Section 001: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (17599)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5885 Section 001
POL 4485 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue 06:20PM - 08:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+POL5485+Fall2017
Class Description:
This class is aimed at graduate students interested in both applied and theoretical human rights analysis and policymaking. No background in human rights is necessary, although total novices to the field may want to do some advanced reading; please contact the instructor, James Ron, at jamesr@umn.edu, for suggestions.

In this class we familiarize ourselves with basic human rights documents, principles, laws, and policies, and then discuss the domestic and international actors that seek to promote compliance. We use as many real-world and hands-on examples as possible, and our substantive topics span the full range of human rights issues, including personal integrity rights (torture, murder, imprisonment); civil and political rights (assembly, political participation, discrimination); and economic and social rights (health, education, water, sanitation, and food). Students learn how to define human rights problems; analyze their severity and scope; and offer concrete solutions based on the actions of international organizations, governments, and civil society.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Advanced undergraduates (seniors only, please). It would be best if you have already taken at least one course in human rights, such as human rights advocacy with Barb Frey in global studies.
Class Format:
This class meets once a week for two hours and 45 minutes. The short instructor lecture is then followed by intense, focused class discussion, often using the Socratic method, as well as short student presentations. This class is participation-focused.
Workload:
Moderate-to-heavy; please make sure you have sufficient time in your schedule.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=POL5485~001&term=1179
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5885_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 August 2017

Fall 2016  |  POL 5485 Section 001: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (18586)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 4485 Section 001
PA 5885 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue 06:20PM - 08:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 125
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+POL5485+Fall2016
Class Description:
This class is aimed at graduate students interested in both applied and theoretical human rights analysis and policymaking. No background in human rights is necessary, although total novices to the field may want to do some advanced reading; please contact the instructor (Prof. James Ron, jammers@umn.edu) for suggestions.

In this class we familiarize ourselves with basic human rights documents, principles, laws, and policies, and then discuss the domestic and international actors that seek to promote compliance. We use as many real-world and hands-on examples as possible, and our substantive topics span the full range of human rights issues, including personal integrity rights (torture, murder, imprisonment); civil and political rights (assembly, political participation, discrimination); and economic and social rights (health, education, water, sanitation, and food). Students learn how to define human rights problems; analyze their severity and scope; and offer concrete solutions based on the actions of international organizations, governments, and civil society.

Please note that the attached syllabus is from last year (fall 2015); the syllabus for fall 2016 will be similar, but different in some respects.
Class Format:
This class meets once a week for two hours and 45 minutes. The short instructor lecture is then followed by intense, focused class discussion, often using the Socratic method, as well as short student presentations. This class is participation-focused.
Workload:
Moderate-to-heavy; please make sure you have sufficient time in your schedule.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=POL5485~001&term=1169
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5885_Fall2016.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 April 2016

Fall 2015  |  POL 5485 Section 001: Human Rights and Democracy in the World (35857)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 4485 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue 06:20PM - 08:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 130
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
History of ideas about human rights and democracy. Economic, political, psychological, and ideological explanations for repression. prereq: grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=POL5485~001&term=1159
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5885_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)

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