INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
Fall 2016, Section 001 - Theory and Practice of Human Rights
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
CICS 101 or INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

How did ‘human rights’ become today’s moral language? Visible in the press, social media, blogs, tweets, etc. human rights have become the dominant frame by which recent generations frame their idealism. Contrary to conventional wisdom, ‘human rights’, as a moral lens through which to see the world, did not always exist. Instead, ‘human rights’, both as a practice and a discourse, are a post-WWII phenomenon with roots in the European Enlightenment.

This course focuses on the longer history of how categories such a ‘humanity’ and ‘rights’ came about, how they were combined and put to use in the last two centuries. Herein, special attention is placed on:

  1. the rise of international law in the context of shifting international politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  2. the interaction of various groups with international law and the language of human rights
  3. the challenges that accompany the invention and application of international norms and laws.

It is the goal of this course to perhaps surprise. A critical historical study will reveal the controversial nature of ideals that are generally taken for granted.

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INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
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001 (LEC)
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25075
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1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25076
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3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25077
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3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
25078
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4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
25079
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2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
25080
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6LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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