Fall 2023 Human Rights BC3360 section 001

Our Bodies and the Struggle to Define Pe

HUMAN RIGHTS & BODILY AUT

Call Number 00016
Day & Time
Location
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
111 MILSTEIN CEN
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Widney Brown
Type SEMINAR
Course Description

One of the most hotly debated issues of today is the extent to which the state can legitimately dictate or impinge on one’s bodily autonomy. This is a long-running debate in the area of sexual and reproductive rights, but also is relevant to such current debates as the right to die / right to death with dignity; the right to use drugs for recreational or ritual purposes; engaging in hunger strikes as a protected form of freedom of expression; and the debate about whether the state can mandate vaccines. It is a debate that is highly gendered but also raises questions about how political power and socio-economic status influences how governments act on individuals and communities.

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Department Human Rights (HRTB)
Enrollment 23 students (24 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number BC3360
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Section key 20233HRTS3360X001