Graduate Course Descriptions

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5351. Topics in Human Rights Practice

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent. Students may not receive credit for a topic in HRTS 5351 if they have previously passed HRTS 3540 with the same topic.

Grading Basis: Graded

Seminar on topics in theoretical and practice-based knowledge and skills related to human rights. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated with a change of topic to a maximum of nine credits.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2022 17007 Storrs In Person Masud, Catherine 001 Reg Fr 12:20pm‑3:20pm
0/2 3.00 Graded Introduction to the use of human rights archival materials in documentary storytelling. Students will be trained in different documentary techniques and storytelling approaches working with oral history narratives and archival materials. This is the second part of a two-semester practice-based unit; Part I is not a prerequisite for Part II.
Fall 2022 10752 Storrs In Person Masud, Catherine 001 Reg Fr 12:20pm‑2:50pm
2/5 BISH 007 3.00 Graded
Fall 2022 14453 Storrs In Person Majid, Asif 002 Reg Tu 6:00pm‑8:30pm
0/2 DRMU 128 3.00 Graded Can making performance be a social research technique? How does making theatre result in tangible and practical knowledge about a community? This course takes students through an individualized process of outlining research inquiries, identifying a community of interest, and making performance that responds to or integrates social research regarding that community. It draws on a number of theorists and practitioners working at the intersection of performance and the social sciences, each of who wrestles with various topics such as race, inequality, gender/sexuality, age, and religion, both in the United States and further afield. Students will leave this course with a practical understanding of how to deploy performance in future research endeavors, particularly when working with communities. This course centers on a few themes: balancing research and creative activity, generating a strong driving inquiry, techniques for making performance, and handling ambiguity. In this, the course will draw on literature from social fields such as sociology and anthropology, as well as artistic fields like theatre and performance.