Welcome - Human Rights: Philosophical Issues POLI 5403   Human Rights: Philosophical Issues
An examination of the historical and conceptual development of human rights, this course looks specifically at normative and political issues involved in the emergence of human rights from the 13th century to the present. It covers the shift from natural law to natural right, the emergence of states’ rights to sovereign governance, and the development of specific classes of rights (including freedom of conscience, property rights, women’s rights, cultural rights, animal rights, and socioeconomic rights).
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Permission of the instructor.
CROSS-LISTING: POLI 4403.03, PHIL 3470.03