Human Rights in Theory and Practice OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Human Rights Course by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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'Human Rights in Theory and Practice' is offered through the OpenCourseWare program at MIT. Through this undergraduate-level course, students will gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights movement. This course is intended for students interested in Sociology, International Relations, Political Science and related fields.

Human Rights in Theory and Practice: Course Specifics

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Human Rights in Theory and Practice: Course Description

'Human Rights in Theory and Practice' is an OpenCourseWare taught by Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Topics covered include a variety of human rights issues such as gender and race discrimination and church and state relations. Students will study issues related to law, sociology, international relations and political science. This undergraduate-level course offers an in-depth analysis of human rights issues in countries around the globe, including Algeria and the United States of America.

Course materials include a downloadable PDF file of the class mid-term project, a list of readings and links to online resources. To learn more about this course, visit the human rights theory and practice course page.

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