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Spring 2020  |  SOC 5104 Section 001: Crime and Human Rights (65582)

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:
SOC 4104 Section 001
SOC 4104H Section 001
GLOS 4104 Section 001
GLOS 4104H Section 001
GLOS 5104 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 255
Enrollment Status:
Open (1 of 2 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations (laws and institutions), and consequences of these efforts. Special attention will be paid to the impact interventions have on representations and memories of atrocities on responses and the future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
Class Notes:
1 seat reserved for Soc PhD student through 12/4/19. Click on this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?savel001+SOC5104+Spring2020
Class Description:
This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations (laws and institutions), and consequences of these efforts. Examples are crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Special attention will be paid to the impact interventions have on memories of atrocities as such memories are likely to affect the future of cycles of violence. Section I provides an overview of the basic themes of this class and their interconnection: atrocities, legal and other institutional responses, and the ways responses mediate memory. Section II addresses a series of cases in which responses to past atrocities included criminal prosecution and trials: the Holocaust, the Balkan wars, and the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. A special focus will be on the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. Section III will examine cases in which a major response to atrocities was truth commissions, at times combined with trials and compensation programs. Special cases include South Africa, Argentina, and post-Communist Eastern Europe. Section IV addresses the consequences of interventions and memories for ending cycles of violence. Honors and graduate students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
Grading:
40% Weekly two-page reaction papers
40% Twenty-page seminar paper
20% Exams
Exam Format:
Short answer and essay
Class Format:
65% Lecture
10% Film/Video
10% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
Workload:
About 80 pages reading per week plus exams and writing assignments
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65582/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 September 2017

Spring 2018  |  SOC 5104 Section 001: Crime and Human Rights (52546)

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:
GLOS 4104 Section 001
GLOS 4104H Section 001
GLOS 5104 Section 001
SOC 4104 Section 001
SOC 4104H Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 230
Enrollment Status:
Closed (5 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs.
Class Notes:
Click on this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?savel001+SOC5104+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations (laws and institutions), and consequences of these efforts. Examples are crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Special attention will be paid to the impact interventions have on memories of atrocities as such memories are likely to affect the future of cycles of violence. Section I provides an overview of the basic themes of this class and their interconnection: atrocities, legal and other institutional responses, and the ways responses mediate memory. Section II addresses a series of cases in which responses to past atrocities included criminal prosecution and trials: the Holocaust, the Balkan wars, and the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. A special focus will be on the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. Section III will examine cases in which a major response to atrocities was truth commissions, at times combined with trials and compensation programs. Special cases include South Africa, Argentina, and post-Communist Eastern Europe. Section IV addresses the consequences of interventions and memories for ending cycles of violence. Honors and graduate students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
Grading:
40% Weekly two-page reaction papers
40% Twenty-page seminar paper
20% Exams
Exam Format:
Short answer and essay
Class Format:
65% Lecture
10% Film/Video
10% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
Workload:
About 80 pages reading per week plus exams and writing assignments
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52546/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 September 2017

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