Fall 2015
    Law No.: LAW9254
    Sched. No.: 115821415

Human Rights Study Project (YR)*
Section 1
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Versteeg, Emiliana M.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1540-1740 (WB104A)
Credits:1Type:Seminar
Capacity:8 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:6 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: All classroom sessions for this year-long course occur in the Fall semester. Students will perform fieldwork during the Winter break, and the Spring semester of this year-long course will be devoted to the research and drafting of a paper.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Part of the class will be focused on identifying research topics in advance of a fieldwork trip to a site country to be determined. To that end, we will explore current human rights events and link them to existing themes in the theoretical literature. The second goal of the class is to practically prepare for human rights fieldwork. To that end, we will cover interviewing techniques, fact-finding, and the practicalities of human rights research. The class will likely feature one or more guest speakers.

ENROLLMENT NOTE: Students selected for this year-long course will not be permitted to drop the course.

NOTE REGARDING CREDITS: Of the three credits awarded for this year-long course, one credit will be allocated (for academic load purposes) to the fall semester and two to the Spring. All credits will be awarded at the conclusion of the Spring semester.

Course Requirement:Students will prepare for human rights fieldwork including interviewing techniques, fact-finding, and the practicalities of human rights research. During the Spring semester, after the completion of the fieldwork undertaken during Winter break, students will draft a paper, due on or before the last day of the final Spring semester examination period at 4:30 pm (EST).
This course is on the professional skills course list.