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Human Rights Project at Nassau Community College: Course Offerings

The Human Rights Project (HRS) promotes an understanding of worldwide genocide and human rights oppression and activism through academic coursework and co-curricular events open to the college and community at large.

Interdisciplinary Studies

HRS 101 Introduction to Human Rights Studies

HRS 101 - Introduction to Human Rights Studies

Prerequisites: Completion of remedial courses in MAT, ENG and RDG.

Description: Introduction to Human Rights Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach incorporating sources from United Nations reports, human rights documents, legal documents, literature, film, art and media to encourage critical thinking in the study of international human rights. This course investigates what human rights are, how they are monitored and defended by governments, international agencies and NGOs and what happens when human rights are violated. (Important case studies will be examined). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3

Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

HRS 105 Introduction to Peace Studies

HRS 105 - Introduction to Peace Studies

Description: This interdisciplinary course examines theories of war and non-violence; literature of domestic and foreign peace movements; the gender-military/war/peace connection; and global, national, and local organizations committed to non-violent conflict resolution. With both domestic and global components, the course would satisfy credit requirements in both Global/ Non-Western and Pluralism and Diversity categories. Writing is an integral component of the course, as is the use of other media, including art, music, and film. SUNY GEN ED-N/A; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI

Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3

Department: Multidisciplinary Studies