course code

HIST160

credits

3.0

course level

Undergraduate

Explores the evolution of the discourse on human rights, with special attention to the post-mid-20th century era and the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). Examines the international institutional structure supporting human rights, and the relationship between human rights and globalized capitalism. Grapples with human rights debates (e.g., humanitarian war, human rights as rhetoric, and cultural relativism). Explores approaches to, and challenges of, monitoring and enforcing human rights.