Culture and Human Rights Modules: Notes to the Professor
Culture and Human Rights Modules: Notes to the Professor

The scope of this module is limited to these issues, although instructors involved with other issues of human rights (e.g., disability rights) should be able to easily adapt one of the lessons to their issue.  All lessons involve a combination of readings that include the key human rights instruments themselves, as well as critical interdisciplinary analysis of human rights problems.   The module emphasizes group work as well as group exercises in human rights awareness.  The basic content format is for each of the six lessons is to include a primary human rights document/instrument with a related case study or analytical critique. 

I’ve designed the lessons with flexibility in mind, so that each lesson can be more or less pedagogical or activist, depending on what you wish to emphasize.  I recommend striking a balance between the two that you are comfortable with, and use a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activities for each lesson.  The additional readings expand on both the subject and practice of human rights.