UN Declaration


United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Submitted by

Mary Colleen Patterson, English, Slippery Rock University




Social work policy course; research methods course, intro to sociology; intro to political science; intro to social work; cultural diversity in SW; cultural pluralism in the U.S., macro practice in Social Work; intro to criminal justice; deviance; seminar in CJ; community corrections; juvenile justice

What it offers

The wording and context for the passage of the Declaration in 1948.

How used

I’ve used this as both a foundation and one of the “bullets” I mentioned Thursday.


To put the discussion of inequality and injustice and freedom and justice into a broad context, in part, to “legitimize” my discussion of these topics. I can point to particular reference points within and use the wording as a writing prompt or even as a question for a reading check.