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Courses Offerrings - M.A. in Human Rights


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The African American experience has parallels to the Jewish American experience. Both communities have had to combat hatred, prejudice, and violence. As minorities, they have united against injustice and discrimination. But they have also had major differences that disrupted their shared...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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As the culmination to studying Human Rights, MA students will choose to complete a Capstone Project that reflects a particular aspect of Human Rights, or complete a semester Internship with an organization that focuses on issues of Human Rights.
 

Semester: TBD

The notion that children deserve protection and rights is a relatively modern concept, and historically many societies viewed children as little more than property and a source of free labor. The development of child protection and children’s rights will be studied, as well as to what extent...

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Semester: TBD

This course explores the meaning and extent of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, which defines the essence of civil rights. These include the freedoms and rights guaranteed in the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) and the...

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Semester: TBD

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There are many differing economic systems in the world today, from communism to capitalism. This course explores the relationship between each economic system and how it supports and/or limits human rights in relation to fair pay and financial security for workers.
 

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The First Amendment of the US Constitution gives citizens the right to practice religion freely, the right to free speech, a free press, and the right for the people to assemble to express their grievances. This course examines each of these rights, how they have been variously interpreted, and...

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Semester: TBD

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This course will explore to what extent adequate and affordable health care is considered a basic human right. The differences in levels of health care and access to health care around the world will be studied, as well as the disparity between the wealthy, who can pay for the best and most...

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Semester: TBD

Women are still not accorded the same rights as men in many countries. This course explores the ways in which women are gradually gaining rights, but also studies how women face roadblocks in their efforts to achieve their potential due to continuing discrimination, sexual and physical violence...

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Semester: TBD

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Violence and wars around the world have resulted in thousands of people being displaced from their home countries. This course will discuss the many hardships faced by refugees, including lack of adequate housing, food, and medicine, as well as the discrimination many refugees face.
 

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The belief that there are only two genders which are assigned at birth, male and female, has been called into question in today’s world. This course will study the changes taking place in how people understand their sexual identity, including their right to choose their own sexual identity....

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Semester: TBD

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