This course addresses a number of specific questions: What are the main issues and debates in international human rights?; What does the international human rights regime look like and how does it function?; What role do domestic and international politics play in shaping the international human rights debate?; How are international human rights norms applicable within the United States? In addressing these questions, the goal of this course is to facilitate your understanding of each of these issues and encourage the application of this foundational knowledge to international human rights both globally and locally. This goal is furthered through the optional Service Learning component of the class. It is helpful, but not required, to have taken International Law prior to taking this course.