Human Rights in the Americas


This course introduces students to the history of human rights in Latin America, with a focus on certain regions. We will begin with the Conquest and cover the emergence of independent nation-states; the role of imposed economic policies, including neoliberalism; indigenous protest movements and their relationships to corporate interests; and the influence of the United States on human rights, government formation, immigration and the drug trade. Instructor consent required. Open only to students in the DukeImmerse program. Instructor: Kirk

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 242S
  • LATAMER 246S
  • RIGHTS 245S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring