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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 320                                    
Course Title: International Human Rights
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A review of the evolution of international human rights and of the legal instruments designed for their protection. A discussion of the main civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights in the International Bill of Rights. An examination of the theoretical foundations of the idea of human rights in various civilizations and cultures. Its legacy within the western and non-western traditions, and its meaning and relevance in dealing with the major challenges posed by international crimes, including genocide and war crimes.

Prerequisite: ENG 102, GOV 101, and junior standing or above. Additional recommended courses: GOV 259/LAW 259 (Comparative CRJ Systems), or GOV 260 (International Relations); junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: