Nov 19, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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AAS 3640 - Comparative Study of Injustice

Will take a look at different approaches to civil and human rights in selected developed and developing countries. There will also be a review of theory of justice and political consequences in chosen countries. A substantial part of the fourteen week semester will be used to examine the injustices of the past apartheid system of South African and comparing it to the struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. In addition, the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide, and the Republic of the Congo genocide will be briefly reviewed and comparisons made. The course will also take a look at the attempts of ethnic cleansing in a number of different parts of the world. Our first review will start in our backyard with a look at how the Native Americans in the U.S. were subjected to a sophisticated genocide perpetrated by the U.S. government and the people of America. Racial injustices suffered by people of color in the United States are interconnected with injustices perpetrated on other people of color throughout the world.

Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will be able to analyze the role (positive and negative) of the United States government and its involvement in a number of other struggles against global injustice.
  • The students will achieve a basic understanding of the historical and legal origins of the injustice of the South African Apartheid system.
  • The students will be able to understand the striking similarities of the injustice of the South African Apartheid system and the Jim Crow system of the United States.
  • The students will complete a brief review of the important international organizations which attempt to play a role in fighting injustice in the global arena (example: United Nations).
  • The students will gain an appreciation for the issue of ethnic cleansing in a number of countries throughout the world, including the United States.

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