HR 20000 - Introduction to Human Rights: History, Discourse, Practice (W)
Pluralism and Diversity
An introduction to the study of human rights. It explores the historical, philosophical, and legal roots of human rights as a political idea and institutionalized practice. It also addressed the contested nature of human rights as an idea and practice in contemporary societies. In addition to providing an introduction to the subject, the course is a requirement for students minoring in Human Rights or pursuing a Human Rights Certificate.
In order to pursue a Human Rights minor or Certificate, a student must receive at least a B (3.0) in this course. Students should take this introductory course in their sophomore year but must take it no later than the first semester of their junior year. This is a writing intensive course.
prereq: ENGL 12000 or equivalent; one course in ethics, political philosophy, political theory, sociological theory, or permission from the instructors.
fall and spring; summer when possible