In this class you will write a 6-8 page thesis-based, researched proposal essay in which you a) identify and offer a sympathetic portrayal of a group of people whose human rights have been violated, denied or limited; b) prove that a human rights violation has taken place or is currently taking place; c) argue who or what caused the violation or contributed to lasting negative effects; d) evaluate existing proposals, obstacles to change, and voices of opposition; and e) persuade your audience to take a particular action to improve or change the situation.
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