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HRS 101 - Introduction to Human Rights Studies

Prerequisites: Completion of remedial courses in MAT, ENG and RDG.

Description: Introduction to Human Rights Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach incorporating sources from United Nations reports, human rights documents, legal documents, literature, film, art and media to encourage critical thinking in the study of international human rights. This course investigates what human rights are, how they are monitored and defended by governments, international agencies and NGOs and what happens when human rights are violated. (Important case studies will be examined). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

HRS 105 - Introduction to Peace Studies

Description: This interdisciplinary course examines theories of war and non-violence; literature of domestic and foreign peace movements; the gender-military/war/peace connection; and global, national, and local organizations committed to non-violent conflict resolution. With both domestic and global components, the course would satisfy credit requirements in both Global/Non-Western and Pluralism and Diversity categories. Writing is an integral component of the course, as is the use of other media, including art, music, and film. SUNY GEN ED-N/A; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

HRS 294 - Human Rights Studies Internship

Prerequisites: HRS101 and permission of the department.

Description: Supervised placement in a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), corporation or other setting relevant to the study of Human Rights and the student's area of interest in order for the student to gain "hands on" experience in the field of Human Rights Study as well as enrich the theoretical practices and concepts explored in the classroom. Expenses may be incurred as a result of travel to the work site. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies