Sociology and Anthropology of Human Rights

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology and Anthropology of Human Rights

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], group campaign file (3 or 4 students) [40%], group presentation based on the campaign file [10%] [all elements of assessment must be passed]
    This module looks at specific human rights abuses and analyses the sociological and social psychological research which has been carried out in each area. Its aim is to link theory to practice through the introduction of these substantive areas and the analysis of research carried out by social scientists in these areas. The core text will be Human Rights: An Introduction, by Darren O'Byrne (London: Prentice-Hall, 2002). Topics covered include: theorising human rights; regulating human rights; censorship; political prisoners; torture; the death penalty; apartheid; slavery; genocide; refugees; human rights and social movements.

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