Mary P. Callahan
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.
"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.
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Class assignments and grading
Evaluation will be based on mid-term and final examinations, group projects and one individual writing assignment.