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Special Topics in Human Rights

HRTS 5005 - Special Topics in Human Rights

In-depth investigation of an issue in human rights research. With a change of topic, students may enroll up to three times for a maximum of 9 credits.

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HRTS 5095 - Special Topics

Special Topics

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HRTS 5254 - Managing the Future of Social Enterprise

Developing and managing market-based approaches to global human rights and social issues. Strategizing how companies create value both for society and business, including role of forprofit businesses as agents for positive social impact in changing legal, regulatory, policy, and market environments. Regulatory and business strategies that serve markets and promote long-term economic viability, sustainability, and human rights. Managerial perspectives on social innovation, statutory benefit corporations, corporate social certifications, social investment, shared value, strategic philanthropy and business opportunities serving emergingmarkets.

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HRTS 5301 - Contemporary Debates in Human Rights

Key Debates in Human Rights will introduce students to the main modern debates in the academic field of human rights. It is interdisciplinary in scope, including recent intellectual contributions from philosophy, law, political science, sociology, anthropology, literature and history. It will address a number of central issues and questions, including the normative philosophical foundations of human rights, whether human rights are universal or relative, whether human rights can be held collectively, and the justifications for women’s rights and cultural rights.

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HRTS 5390 - Economic Rights

Economic rights include the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to work, and the right to basic income guarantees for those unable to work. These rights are grounded in international law – particularly in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. This class will explore the conceptual bases, measurement, and policy applications of economic rights. Specific topics will include: child labor, the right to development, non-governmental initiatives, and the institutionalization of economic rights (e.g., constitutionalization versus statutory implementation versus discretionary policies).

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HRTS 5899 - Seminar in Human Rights

Variable topics in the study of human rights. With a change of topic, students may enroll up to three times for a maximum of nine credits.

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