[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 395 - Genocide, War-Crimes and Laws of War

3 credits
Crosslisted: HTY 395 
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing
This course is the second legal-international course and follows up POL 428 : International Law and Organizations, but can also be taken independently. It analyzes the global and historic-legal impact of war-crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, which violate laws of war and international law, but politico-legal limits weaken prosecuting such crimes by national or international tribunals. Case studies and film clips range from the U.S. Civil War to today, with a brief survey of human rights in the United Nations and the European Union.