International Studies | Human Rights & Social Movements
I204 | 8810 | Lloyd, P.


Course Synopsis: This class will serve as an introduction to the
issue of human rights and the social movements that affect them.
Human rights are those rights to which all individuals are entitled
to in order to ensure their dignity. These rights are an
international phenomenon. When they take place only within a
society, disputes and conflicts over basic rights are generally just
discussions about civil rights. It is generally when they attract
international attention or involve international action that we
begin to talk of human rights. Therefore all of the issues we will
deal with in this course involve action across borders and relations
among countries.