SU Abroad: Religion, Law & Human Rights in Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France. image via:

Strasbourg, France. image via:

November 5, 2017

The Department of Religion would like to that Dr. Yüksel Sezgin (Associate Professor, Political Science / Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program) will be teaching PSC 400/600 Religion, Lawn and Human Rights next summer in Strasbourg, France. This course is open to Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students. Here is a brief description from Dr. Sezgin:

In brief the course aims to introduce students to contemporary debates about the role of religion in modern legal systems through analysis of Western and non-Western judicial systems. The course meets Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11. There will be a take-home midterm and a research paper that will be due one month after the end of the class. The course is listed as 400/600, open to both undergraduate and graduate students. As part of the course, we will visit the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and there will also be guest lecturers (including European academics, judges and lawyers). The course will be a great opportunity for students interested in political science, international relations, judicial politics, law and courts, comparative politics, human rights, international organizations, gender studies, and religion and politics.For interested students there may also be internship opportunities with various European institutions in Strasbourg. Strasbourg is a strategically located beatiful city that offers opportunities for many extracurricular activities as well. Lastly, the course is taught in English. But there will be language classes at the SU Center in Strasbourg for those who would like to take French while in France.

If you have any questions please contact:

Yüksel Sezgin, PhD.
Associate Professor, Political Science / Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program
Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Public Affairs