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Spring 2019  |  SOC 5170 Section 001: Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation (66265)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4170 Section 001
GLOS 4406 Section 001
GLOS 5170 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 130
Enrollment Status:
Closed (1 of 1 seat filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system.
Class Notes:
1 seat reserved for sociology grad through 12/4/18. Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC5170+Spring2019
Class Description:

What is international law, where does it come from, and how does it work? Does it have a real impact on the day-to-day lives of individuals? When is it followed; when is it ignored? This course takes a broad sociological view of international law. We begin with an analysis of the actors and processes that constitute international law and then focus on particular substantive areas, including human rights, economic development, environmental concerns, trafficking, and drug interdiction.The course grade is based on two take-home exams, one paper (draft and final), and a group presentation. Graduate students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of students.

Who Should Take This Class?:

Undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in Law, Criminology & Deviance or Global Studies; Masters students studying Human Rights

Learning Objectives:

Deepen understanding of the "social construction of reality" by exploring gaps in a system in which nationallaws regulate globalphenomena, including crime, human rights violations, health, and business.

Explore "American exceptionalism," its pros and cons, and its implications.

Gain entrée into different ways of thinking about the world through sociological theories of globalization.

Become more informed about the world and international law.

Develop critical thinking and writing and presentation skills.
Grading:
10% Reading Reflections
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
20% Essay
15% Class Participation/Peer Review
15% Group Presentation
Exam Format:
In-class short essay exams
Class Format:
40% Lecture, film clips, audio clips
50% Discussion of readings, in-class assignments
10% Group presentations and guest speakers
Workload:
60-75 Pages Reading Per Week
16 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
Group presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66265/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 October 2018

Fall 2016  |  SOC 5170 Section 001: Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation (36012)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4170 Section 001
GLOS 4406 Section 001
GLOS 5170 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system.
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC5170+Fall2016
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/36012/1169

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