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[INAF U6751] International Human Rights Law

March 03, 2018

Cooper, Belinda
[INAF U6751] International Human Rights Law

Professor Cooper is one of the most hardworking and supportive professors I have ever had during my 4 years. She takes work ethics and dedication to a whole new level. The class is 2 hours but you won't get bored because she knows how to keep the students engaged. The readings that she assigns are very interesting and relevant. She would usually lecture on the topic for the first half of the class and then go into the details found in the readings. This is one of the few human rights classes where I actually LEARNED about international law. She takes plagiarism very seriously and would go out of her way to teach her students how to properly attribute information to their original owner (something most professors don't care about but is very crucial for graduate studies).

I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning about international human rights law -- Professor Cooper is a treasure.

Workload:

Weekly readings, one quiz on int'l law key terms and concepts (very useful for human rights majors), 2 in-class debates with 1 paper for each (4-6 pages), one final paper (10-12 pages).

March 04, 2014

Ergas, Yasmine
[INAF U6751] International Human Rights Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I have to say that I find her to be a very interesting person. And outside of class she's great, but I could not handle her teaching style. I truly wish I had waited a semester and taken it with someone else. She's super rambely and unstructured. I rarely felt like the readings mattered to lecture, and she asked for a lot of reading sometimes (this was super weird, some weeks it was 40 pages, others 180, wth?). It wasn't a terrible class, and I did fine, which is sad, considering I felt i could've gotten so much more out it had I had a mores structured and logical approach to the course.

Workload:

Varies slightly on the high side, but not terrible.

December 27, 2011

Ergas, Yasmine
[INAF U6751] International Human Rights Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

The class was pretty laid back. Professor Ergas' lectures felt unstructured at times but I enjoyed the examination of the complex process of creating international law. Some complained that she was too abstract but I think her approach made me more capable of analyzing new scenarios as they arise rather than just understanding individual cases. I feel much stronger reading, thinking about, and discussing IHRL and Human Rights in general now that I've taken this class.

Workload:

Mostly reading - up to about 150/week at the max. She says that others consider it a heavy reading load, but I didn't find it heavier than the reading for plenty of my other classes. An at-home midterm and final in which she emails you the questions at a specific time and you have four hours to email back with your analysis of a given human rights situation based on real events. There's no getting around the reading, but that's the only requirement other than discussion.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Betsy Apple 2012 Spring W / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2012 Spring W / 9:45-10:50 AM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Betsy Apple 2011 Spring W / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2011 Spring T / 2:00- 3:00 PM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2010 Fall R / 5:00- 6:00 PM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Betsy Apple 2010 Spring R / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2010 Spring T / 2:00- 3:00 PM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Yasmine Ergas 2010 Fall T / 2:10- 4:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Betsy Apple 2009 Spring W / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law Yasmine Ergas 2009 Fall T / 2:10- 4:00 PM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2009 Fall R / 6:10- 7:10 PM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: International Human Rights Law 2009 Spring F / 12:10- 2:00 PM 0
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: "Int'L Human Rights Law" Alice Miller, Peter Rosenblum 2006 Fall MW / 9:45-10:50 AM 1
INTA / INAF INTA INAF U6751: "Int'L Human Rights Law" 2006 Fall W / 6:10- 7:00 PM 0