Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GOVT 2897 - [WIM: Human Rights at War]

(GB) (GLC-AS, SBA-AS)      
Spring. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2023-2024. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

M. Evangelista.

This course examines the impact of war on human rights and the impact of human-rights law and activism on war. It addresses such topics as genocide and “ethnic cleansing,” the role of international law, the Just War tradition, transnational peace activism, humanitarian interventions, environmental, economic, and resource-related sources of conflict, nonviolent movements for social change, terrorism and counterterrorism. The readings freature approaches from a range of disciplines, including political science, history, ethics, law, anthropology, political ecology, and gender studies. Course work consists mainly of reading, lectures, discussion (in lectures and in sections), and regular writing assignments.

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