Writing About Human Rights

Julie Sullivan

RHET 195
Core A2

Course Description:

What does it mean to have rights? Do all humans share equal access to these rights? And, if they do, then why do we see human rights violations go unpunished throughout the world, including in our own country? In this class we will explore the sometimes broad and overwhelming topic of Human Rights through the different forms of media available. Based on timeliness and interest, the course will explore Human Rights issues in areas such as: Criminal Justice, Employment, Education, Gender equity, Healthcare, Hunger, and Immigration. This class requires all involved to be learners, teachers and individuals willing to voice concerns and create awareness. How you choose to vocalize will be up to you.

Faculty Bio:

Julie Sullivan is an East Coast transplant and loyal Red Sox fan, who has taught writing and speech at USF since 2002. She has also worked as an Academic Success Coach and in nearly all forms of media as a writer, researcher and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from USF and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Human Rights Education. Her undergraduate degree is in Film/TV and Radio (with a second major of Print Journalism) from NYU's Tisch School of Arts. (And she can tell you how to get to Sesame Street.)