Fall 2024 Human Rights GU4600 section 001

HUMAN RIGHTS IN ANTHROPOCENE

HUMAN RIGHTS IN ANTHROPOC

Call Number 10645
Day & Time
Location
T 10:10am-12:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Noah B Chasin
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description In August 2016, a working group of the International Geological Congress voted to acknowledge a new geological epoch, following 11,700 years of the Holocene, and that it would be called The Anthropocene. The announcement indicated a new era in the earth’s chronology marked by the consequences of human activity on the planet’s ecosystems. Closely related to discussions of sustainability, investigations into the Anthropocene tend to focus on environmental and ecological issues while ignoring its social justice dimensions. This course will investigate how Human Rights has and will be impacted by the Anthropocene, with special attention paid to the human dimensions and consequences of anthropogenic change. Do new and troubling revelations about anthropogenic mistreatment of the earth and its resources modify or amplify the kinds of responsibilities that govern activity between individuals and communities? How do we scale the human response from the urban, to the periurban, to the rural? How must the study of Human Rights evolve to address violence and mistreatment associated not just among humans but also amid human habitats? What sorts of juridical changes must occur to recognize and respond to new manifestations of social injustice that relate directly to consequences of anthropogenic changes to the Earth system? Topics will include discussions of the Environmental Justice movement, agribusiness, access to (and allocation of) natural resources, population growth; its global impact, advocacy for stronger and more accountability through environmental legal change, biodiversity in urban environments, and the growing category of environmental refugees.
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Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 0 students (22 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number GU4600
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20243HRTS4600W001