Jan 25, 2021  
2019-2020 Law School Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Law School Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 846 International Human Rights Law Through Film

2 unit(s)
The primary learning objective of this course will be to learn about human rights law as we examine specific cases of human rights violations in the world via the cinematic medium. The substantive legal content of the film will be analyzed through a combination of lecture, reading, PowerPoint, and group discussion. This course provides an introduction to some of the many types of human rights topics and the crucial role of democracy in protecting various human rights. Students will be asked to critically examine film depictions of specific human rights issues, considering their legal structural and narrative elements. Throughout the semester, we will examine the traditional civil and political rights, along with economic and social rights in different countries. As well as, issues surrounding human rights of women. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

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