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Fall 2012-2013
STC 398 (SA)   na, npdf

Health and Human Rights in the World Community

Allen S. Keller

This seminar will examine the relationship between health and human rights. It will provide an overview of human rights violations in the world today and an analysis of their health consequences. The course will consider how individual and community health can be improved by protecting and promoting human rights. The seminar will also evaluate the role of the health professionals in caring for victims of human rights abuses, documenting the health consequences of human rights violations, and participating in human rights advocacy and education.

Sample reading list:
Claude & Weston, Human Rights in the World Community Issues and Action
Herman, Judith, Trauma and Recovery
Twenty Five Human Rights Documents, Center for the,
Study of Human Rights,
Medicine Betrayed: The Participation of Drs in Human...,
Amnesty International Ethical Codes and Declarations...,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: approximately 75 pages/week. Writing: take-home midterm, consisting of 2 essays (5-7pages each). 20-page term paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Other information:
Guest speakers with expertise in diverse fields relating to health and human rights will be invited to discuss their work. Non-science as well as science majors encouraged to enroll.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22673 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Frist Campus Center   309   Enrolled:20 Limit:25