Sep 26, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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ANTH 5620 - Human Rights, Law and Justice


Applies anthropological perspectives to issues relating to human rights, law, and justice with special attention to themes of peacekeeping and peace building, democracy and the rule of law, and the politics of truth, justice, and reconciliation in conflict and post-conflict countries. Examines particular cases from Latin America, South Asia, Africa, and Southeast Asia to consider some of the questions facing countries that are emerging from periods of significant human rights violations, including how to attribute responsibility and guilt, how to deal with perpetrators, and how to provide proper redress to victims.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Think anthropologically about human rights issues in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Think critically about how understandings of human rights and movements for law and justice at the local level are impacted by transnational processes associated with globalization.
  • Understand how anthropological perspectives have contributed to human rights theory and practice, including shaping movements for truth and justice in conflict and post-conflict settings.
  • Understand human rights, law and justice comparatively, including their many variations across different local contexts.
  • Understand human rights, law and justice holistically, including their relation to other institutions such as society, culture, law, politics, and family in complex modern societies.



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