GS111: Human Rights in a Global Perspective
Each fall, the current Oak fellow teaches a one credit, non-graded seminar class on human rights. In the seminar, the Oak fellow teaches not only basic human rights concepts, but also shares personal background to give students a prominent example of human rights advocacy.
GS111 Course Description (Fall 2012): Offered by Colby’s Oak Human Rights Fellow, Zandile Nhlengetwa, an examination of the struggle for peace and justice in South Africa with close attention to the violence that kills many young men and the patriarchy that subjugates young women. How did the Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa, and more recently in Sierra Leone. How are communities coping with youth violence? What are they doing about “ukuthwala” (abductions for forced marriage)? Nongraded. Optional practicum for an additional credit.
Students also have the option to add a one credit lab practicum in addition to the GS111 seminar.
GS111L: Students will apply their developing knowledge of human rights issues in South Africa by designing and implementing a civic engagement project. Possible projects will be defined in conjunction with our 2012 Oak Fellow. Nongraded.