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Current Topics in Human Rights

East Baltimore
1st term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Leonard Rubenstein

introduction to health and human rights and required for the human rights certificate.

Establishes mutual knowledge and shared beliefs for human rights researchers through the presentations and discussions of ongoing efforts in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe key linkages between Human Rights and public health
  2. Differentiate the vital roles of health professionals in promoting human rights, advocating for the protection of human rights, researching violations, and building a culture of human rights
  3. Describe current cutting-edge research in health and human rights and the methods used to carry it out.
  4. Review how public health professionals can bring epidemiology and other methods of public health to investigate, analyze, and document abuses of human rights
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Discussion
  • 50% Reflection

Enrollment Restriction:

JHU-enrolled graduate students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Auditors and non-certificate participants

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.