UC Santa Barbara Courses
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Anthropology 142B: Contemporary Issues in South Asia
Uses film, novels, ethnographies and popular journalism to explore a variety of issues in post-independence South Asia. Topics such as environmental, feminist, and human rights movements; communalism; mass media; and South Asian diaspora, youth culture and development may be covered.
Anthropology 185 (cross-listed as Environmental Studies 185): Human Environmental Rights
Introduction to human environmental rights. Examines the expansion of human rights to include human environmental rights, abuses of human environmental rights, associated social conflicts, and emergent social movements including environmental justice and transnational advocacy networks.
Comparative Literature and Foreign Language
Comparative Literature 36: Global Humanities: The Politics and Poetics of Witnessing
What do literature and critical theory contribute to the reflection on human rights and the analysis of their violation? Inquiry into different ways in which the humanities can reframe the debate on human rights and act as a social force.
Comparative Literature 113: Trauma, Memory, Historiography
How do individuals, communities, cultures, nations remember and/or forget, preserve and/or erase, traumatic events?
French 154D: Torture: Theory, History, Practice
An investigation into the history of torture from classical antiquity to Amnesty International. Discussions focus on its interrelations with literature, law, art history, gender, and violence in the media. Guest lecturers, as available.
Global and International Studies
Global and International Studies 110: Global Culture and Ethics
Explores connections over the last century between global cultural developments and the quest for normative values on a global level. Topics include the communications revolution, cultural ideologies, international migrations and diasporas, the human rights movement, and new cosmopolitanisms.
Global and International Studies 111: Human Rights in World Affairs
Examination of the U.N. declaration of human rights as a universal "sacred text," and the responses to it from Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, and secular philosphic traditions.
History 151R: Latin American Revolutions – Twentieth Century
Analyzes the leading revolutions of the twentieth century in Latin America to explore issues of citizenship, human rights, and ethnic minorities in the region. Highlights the importance of women and peasants in the making of the Mexican, Cuban, Bolivian, and Nicaraguan revolution.
Law and Society
Law and Society 162: Human Rights
Explores the history and development of human rights law, debates over the meaning of human rights, and the influence of human rights on social movements and political struggles.
Law and Society 167: Law and the Latin American/Caribbean Region
Examines legal regimes, criminal justice systems, and human rights politics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Law and Society 258: Torture and Law*
Overview of legal issues and debates relating to torture, beginning with historical, philosophical and global perspectives on the laws and practices of torture, and ending with a survey of some of the literatures generated in response to post-9/11.
Political Science 119: Ethical Issues in International Relations
An examination of the possibility and desirability of normative international political theory and an exploration of the moral dimensions of statecraft; use of force, nuclear deterrence, humanitarian intervention, distributive justice, and human rights.
* Graduate course