INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001 - History and Practice of Human Rights
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
4
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

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, the course outlines the longer winding history of human rights as both a regime of inclusion and exclusion. 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.

Intended Audience:

Priority given to International Studies majors.

Schedule

INTLSTD 301 - Topics in International Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
19444
Open
11
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
21860
Closed
0
 
1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
21861
Open
5
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
21862
Open
4
 
-
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
21863
Closed
0
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
21864
Closed
0
 
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
21865
Open
2
 
-
M 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for INTLSTD 301.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for INTLSTD 301 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)