INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
Winter 2020, Section 001 - History and Practice of Human Rights
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Credits:
4
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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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Schedule

INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
21230
Open
37
125LSA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJO
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
22188
Open
16
1LSA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJO
-
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22189
Open
6
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22190
Open
11
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22191
Closed
0
1LSA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJO
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22192
Open
1
1LSA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJO
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22272
Open
2
2LSA INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJO
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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