11.164J / 17.391J / 11.497
Human Rights At Home and Abroad

Provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the history, foundation, structure, and operation of the human rights movement. Focuses on key ideas, actors, methods and sources, and critically evaluates the field. Addresses current debates in human rights, including the relationship with security, democracy, development and globalization, urbanization, equality (in housing and other economic and social rights; women's rights; ethnic, religious and racial discrimination; and policing/conflict), post-conflict rebuilding and transitional justice, and technology-related issues. Requires prior coursework, work experience, or community service that demonstrates familiarity with global affairs or ethics in social justice issues. Students taking graduate version expected to write a research paper.