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J-Term Diaries: El Salvador
J-term In El Salvador
SOCI 250.01 - Human Rights in the Global Village
This service learning course provides students the opportunity to make affordable housing a possibility for those in need while introducing students to the sociology of human rights through an examination of the historical, social, environmental and cultural sources of poverty and suffering using a human rights framework. The materials covered will include a discussion on the social issues surrounding suffering the host country, strategies employed for mobilization and advocacy, and a review of human rights theoretical frameworks. Although it offers a sociological approach to human rights, the course does not presuppose prior knowledge of sociology. Students from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. The course will include two weeks of class meetings at RMC and a two-week international service trip arranged through the Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program. On-site excursions will include various cultural experience events appropriate to our location within the host country.