Human Rights

Fall Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.A1
Comeau, MichaelM W05:30PM-06:50PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.B1
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.C1
Ripley, AJM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Gender in the Global South
HMRT.2233.A
Solati, FaribaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course will critically examine the role of women in the Third World. It will concentrate largely on the changes in these roles and their correspondence with the transition from traditional to new forms of economic organization,production, and power.

The Rights Revolution
HMRT.3113.A
Comeau, MichaelT06:30PM-09:20PM
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This course will examine the impact of the Charter on rights and freedoms in Canada. After an introductory discussion of the Bill of Rights and the development of the Charter, instruction will focus on a large number of Supreme Court decisions interpreting the meaning of the Charter's provisions.

Activism and Social Justice
HMRT.3133.A
Ripley, AJW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course will identify and explore the operations of the main non-governmental organizations at the international and domestic levels in the field of human rights. Theoretical consideration shall be given to the role of these organizations in the practice of freedom. The practical work of various human rights groups will be considered. Students will be expected to participate in the work of a given human rights group during the course.

Moot Court
HMRT.3503.A
Lewis, KatherineW02:30PM-05:20PM
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Moot court cultivates advanced analytical skills while developing leadership qualities in students with an interest in human rights. Students learn how to develop and deliver oral legal arguments by competing in a Supreme Court simulation where they answer questions from a panel of judges. Students focus on Supreme Court precedent surrounding two different issues each year. Students are required to have permission of instructor to register for the course. No other prerequisites are required.

Moot Court II
HMRT.3513.A
Lewis, KatherineW02:30PM-05:20PM
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Moot court cultivates advanced analytical skills while developing leadership qualities in students with an interest in human rights. Students learn how to develop and deliver oral legal arguments by competing in a Supreme Court simulation where they answer questions from a panel of judges. Students focus on Supreme Court precedent surrounding two different issues each year. Students are required to have permission of instructor to register for the course. No other prerequisites are required.

Moot Court III
HMRT.3523.A
Lewis, KatherineW02:30PM-05:20PM
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Moot court cultivates advanced analytical skills while developing leadership qualities in students with an interest in human rights. Students learn how to develop and deliver oral legal arguments by competing in a Supreme Court simulation where they answer questions from a panel of judges. Students focus on Supreme Court precedent surrounding two different issues each year. Students are required to have permission of instructor to register for the course. No other prerequisites are required.

Gender Expression
HMRT.3633.A
Ripley, AJT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course explores the socially constructed customs and structures of society that enables the legal regulation of gender identity and human sexuality by exploring the history, policies and norms that shapes government action. Basic theories of gender and sexuality studies will be explored before critically examining the same theories in practice through case studies. This course will also explore a variety of other identity issues such as race, age, disability, and class intertwine with gender and sexuality identities. We will also examine how experiences and identities shape the ways in which people resist inequality and lobby for change. This course will enable students to critically evaluate legislative and judicial responses to human sexuality and gender expression.

Human Rights of the Child
HMRT.3803.A
Kotze, GavinT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This course examines the legal human rights structures in Canada and internationally, as they apply to children and adolescents in unique and rapidly evolving ways. The primary focus is on domestic human rights legislation under provincial and federal human rights Acts. Various legal regimes, both local and international, related to immigration/refugee law, privacy law, health law, criminal law, education law, Aboriginal law, child welfare law, and other areas will be surveyed.

Capstone Seminar
HMRT.4013.A
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course will consist of an in-depth investigation of one or more human rights problems. The specific topic will change from year to year. Students will be expected to examine the issue(s) in light of their knowledge of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights as well as their understanding of the fundamental questions of value that surround contemporary social issues. The course is normally reserved for students in their final year of the human rights Major.

Winter Semester 2019

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.A2
Comeau, MichaelM W05:30PM-06:50PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.B2
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.C2
Ripley, AJM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This course will introduce students to the study of human rights by investigating the question what is a human right? The course will proceed primarily through a number of examples and case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the basic instruments, institutions, and ideas relevant to human rights.

Research Methods
HMRT.2013.A
Baker, KellyM W02:30PM-03:50PM
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The purpose of this course is to give students an introduction to research methods used in the study of human rights. The course will include methods of data collection as well as analysis of data. The course will begin with a general introduction to the aims and methods of research projects. Students in this course will do a research project in human rights under the supervision of the instructor. Students will be expected to present periodic reports on the status of their work.

Human Rights Theory
HMRT.2033.A
Barry, ConorM W05:30PM-06:50PM
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This course critically analyzes different theories concerning the practice of human rights as a framework for social justice. A variety of texts from thinkers such as Rawls, Grant, Locke, Marx, DuBois, and De Tocqueville will be used to analyze theories of justice, liberty, equality, solidarity, and legal certainty. This course will also examine the critiques of rights and the limitations of the international human rights movement and framework.

Discrimination and the Law
HMRT.3013.A
Ripley, AJT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course will focus on domestic human rights codes and human rights commissions. Special attention will be given to the New Brunswick Human Rights Code and the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission.

Human Rights Internship
HMRT.3073.A
Szurlej, ChristinaW02:30PM-05:20PM
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This course will provide students with exposure to the practice of human rights by completing a supervised internship with a local non-governmental organization. Students will be required to complete a detailed exit report and research paper that encourages them to reflect on the relationship between that experience and their formal human rights studies.

International Human Rights
HMRT.3123.A
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course explicates the principal international and regional systems in place for the protection and promotion of human rights, including the Inter-American, European, African, and United Nations systems. Students will study the most important human rights instruments, such as the International Bill of Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the American Convention on Human Rights.

Human Rights and Media
HMRT.3203.A
Ripley, AJW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course explores how the rise of social media has both advanced and hindered the protection of human rights by examining how social media provides a platform for instantaneous global information-sharing, rendering it increasingly difficult for state or business interests to shield human rights abuses from public scrutiny. Topics will be examined through a number of case studies. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Last Published: Mon Oct 22 06:15:01 2018