The International Human Rights Regime – HUMR 501

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course imparts an understanding of the foundations and influence of the modern, post-WWII human rights consensus, or “regime.” Beginning with an overview of key turning points in 20th-century history, the course examines how the human rights consensus emerged alongside the solidification of U.S. hegemony. The course introduces the major agreements, actors, and institutions comprising and enforcing this international consensus, considers the historical and current impact of the international consensus on human rights, and evaluates prominent scholarly critiques of the international human rights regime.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The protection and advancement of human rights is inextricably tied to power. This course represents a step toward equipping students across a wide range of disciplines to steer and guide civil society organizations, governments, and international actors and institutions towards using their power and influence in ways that protect and advance the rights of oppressed. 

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 800 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 – 350 words.

The student will write a 8 – 15 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on the topic of his/her choosing. The paper must include at least 12 scholarly citations with at least one reference to scripture.

The student will write a 18 – 25-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on the topic of his/her choosing. The paper must include at least 20 scholarly citations and demonstrate thoughtful biblical integration.