Political Science 374 - Rights


Kristin Bumiller

TU | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Amherst College
EDST-374-01-2425F, LJST-274-01-2425F

(Offered as POSC 374, LJST 274, and EDST 374) This seminar explores the role of rights in addressing inequality, discrimination, and violence. This course will trace the evolution of rights focused legal strategies aimed at addressing injustice coupled with race, gender, disability, and citizenship status. We will evaluate how rights-based activism often creates a gap between expectation and realization. This evaluation will consider when and how rights are most efficacious in producing social change and the possibility of unintended consequences.

This course fulfills a requirement for the Five College Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (RHRJ) certificate. This course does not fulfill the LJST Research Seminar requirement.

Requisite: Requisite: At least one POSC course (200 level or above). Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Bumiller.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to political science majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Independent research project, group work, readings, written work, oral presentations.

Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.