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.

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required

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