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Spring and Summer courses 2022

Tue. Feb. 1, 2022

Concepts and Convention in Human Rights HR-2100-001 (05/03/22 - 06/09/22 Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3 credit hours, Room 2M72)
This course will explore the key concepts in human rights law, theory and practice. The class will begin with the historical development of international human rights and move through the implementation and expansion of norms. The course will familiarize students with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convention of Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the other core international human rights treaties. Class discussions will take a critical approach to human rights and examine issues including intersectionality, the debate between universalism and cultural relativism, agency and accountability, challenges to human rights accessibility as well other contemporary and emerging human rights issues. 

History of Human Rights in Canada HR-2200-001 (05/03/22 - 06/09/22 Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00, PM, 3 credit hours, Room 3D01; cross-listed: HIST-2512-001)
This course will explore the historical development of Canadian human rights. It will first engage in an overview of human rights in Canada including the human rights movement and the establishment of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Having situated the history of human rights in Canada broadly, students will then be equipped to analyze a variety of important case studies specifically including indigenous rights, women’s rights, cultural rights, labour rights, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBT* rights, disability rights and environmental rights. 

Emerging Issues in Human Rights (08/15/22 — 08/26/22 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM, 6 credit hours, Room 1MS16)
This intensive community-based course with field trips is designed to introduce students to global challenges and opportunities in human rights and global studies, as well as to cultivate foundational skills for academic success. In both classroom and community settings, students will explore global issues through current news items, literature, and social analysis, with particular emphases shaped by research expertise in Global College. The course is structured to strengthen skills in critical thinking and analysis, writing, and oral presentations within a human rights framework, as a foundation for increasing student readiness and confidence in a range of post-secondary academic programs. 

Practicum in Human Rights HR-3510 (05/03/21 - 08/31/20, 3 credit hours or 6 credit hours)
Human Rights students can complete domestic practicum placement in some Winnipeg-based agencies beginning in May. Human Rights students who are interested in enrolling in the practicum placement 'HR-3510' course are strongly advised to contact the Practicum Coordinator Ruth Taronno (at r.taronno@uwinnipeg.ca), who will provide you with a practicum placement application and up to date information about possible placements. Read more about practicum placement. 

Special Topics in Human Rights: Human Rights in Popular Culture HR 3650-001 (07/04/22 — 08/15/22 Monday, Wednesday 1:00 PM—4:00 PM, 3 credit hours, Room 2MS13)
Human Rights in Popular Culture explores critical themes and movements through Grammy-winning artists and Oscar-winning films. Students will see that Human Rights are present in a myriad of cultural sources they love and connect with daily! Rich contexts will captivate and bring to vivid life, inspirational examples of advocates for change and tough realities that demand action. Enroll in this exciting and fascinating exploration of Human Rights in Popular Culture.

Special Topics in Human Rights: Education is a Human Right HR-4650-770 (Online, 07/04/22 — 07/15/22 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM—12:00 PM, 3 credit hours, LIVE Online class; cross-listed: EDUC-5001-770
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Education is a human right. It is fundamental to human, social and economic development and the attainment of sustainable goals and lasting peace.  In this course, we explore the transformative potential of human rights-based education to redress concerns for material conditions and for humanity.  We will engage in critical inquiry into urgent problems of marginalization and historical disadvantage to uncover assumptions, deepen understanding and identify next steps for changing programs, policy and practice. Requisite courses: At least 12 credit hours in Human Rights.