Human Rights: Back to The Future, Looking at Roots and Current Reality of Human Rights


This Focus course introduces students to a brief history of rights as a way to ground our exploration of current human rights challenges and what rights may be envisioned in the future. Rights have never been static. Recent changes in how we see rights include the right to truth in post-conflict societies and animal rights. We'll explore how cutting-edge thinkers contribute to an expanded horizon of rights. We will be engaging with activists, scholars, and artists. Open only to students in the Focus Program.

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Department Consent Required

Drop Consent

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 119FS
  • PUBPOL 115FS
  • RIGHTS 103FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only