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Christoph Giebel
HSTAS 245
Seattle Campus

Human Rights in Asia

Introduction to recent and ongoing human rights issues in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Focuses on how human rights politics have played out in domestic political arenas. Provides exposure to views/insights into the historical context in which human rights claims, abuses, and debates arise. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 245.

Class description

Human Rights in Asia will provide an introduction to recent and ongoing human rights issues focused on East, South and Southeast Asia. No prerequisite is required, although some background on Asian history will be useful. The course will be focused largely on the way in which human rights politics play/have played out in domestic political arenas; it is not intended for a student specifically seeking an in-depth understanding of human rights in international law.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 02/05/2004