Nov 30, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SO 286 Health and Human Rights

This course explores the relationship between health and human rights through prevailing definitions and understandings of international human rights, and the relevance, scope and depth of issues relevant to health and human rights scholars, practitioners, and advocates. Sociological and interdisciplinary approaches are used to explore the intersection between health and human rights. Key international declarations and conventions are examined, the meanings of “human rights” and “health” explored, specific case studies analyzed, and the intersection between historical and contemporary social issues considered. Potential methods for promoting health by protecting human rights at various levels, and the contemporary human rights issues of university/cultural relativity and accountability are addressed as a way of illuminating possibilities and avenues for improving individual and community health through considering primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in various contexts.

Prerequisite: Sophomore or above.