Human Rights

Fall Semester 2017

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.A1
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.B1
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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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
Comeau, MichaelT07:00PM-09:50PM
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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.D1
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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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.

Non-Western Perspectives
HMRT.2043.A
Wilkie, RodgerW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course will explore philosophic and religious sources outside the Western canon, on which Human Rights discourse can be and has been based. The culture spheres of interest will be the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This course critically analyzes non-western theories concerning the practice of human rights as a framework for social justice. The course seeks to place Western Human Rights discourse in a global context by drawing attention to ways in which non-Western cultures have addressed questions of individual versus group or state rights, the metaphysical and political sources of rights, and the possibility of universal human dignity.

Crimes Against Humanity
HMRT.3063.A
Szurlej, ChristinaTH02:30PM-05:20PM
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This course will examine strategies to prevent, investigate and punish genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students will explore the protection of victims and their fundamental rights in emergency situations, the rights and duties of relevant stakeholders, and the role of international law in addressing grievous human rights violations.

Moot Court
HMRT.3503.A
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW02:30PM-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
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW02:30PM-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
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW02:30PM-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.

Thesis Proposal
HMRT.3603.A1
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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The purpose of this course is to guide students interested in writing an honours thesis through their initial research process. Students will develop a thesis statement, examine their methodology, conduct a literature review and write a substantial annotated bibliography. Classes will be held throughout the term to assess progress towards the completion of the proposal. A completed thesis proposal is required before moving on in the honours program.

Gender Expression
HMRT.3633.A
Ripley, AJM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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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.

Capstone Seminar
HMRT.4013.A
Szurlej, ChristinaT02:30PM-05:20PM
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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 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT.1006.A2
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.B2
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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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
Comeau, MichaelT07:00PM-09:50PM
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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.D2
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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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 W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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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.

Discrimination and the Law
HMRT.3013.A
Comeau, MichaelM W05:30PM-06:50PM
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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.

Philosophy of Human Rights
HMRT.3033.A
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course will introduce students to philosophical questions concerning the foundations of human rights. What are human rights based on? What makes something a human right? Are human rights universally and permanently valid or is the notion of human rights merely a construct of modern Western culture? The course will familiarize students with alternative theoretical answers to these and other related questions.

Human Rights Internship
HMRT.3073.A
Dipaolo O'Brien, AmandaW02:30PM-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 nongovernmental 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.

Human Rights and Media
HMRT.3203.A
Szurlej, ChristinaT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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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.

Human Rights of the Child
HMRT.3803.A
Kotze, GavinW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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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.

Last Published: Fri Dec 15 06:05:01 2017