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Human Rights Across Cultures

PHIL 272
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 262
Certificates: Muslim Studies, Muslim Studies Minor

Are human rights universal? Do cultural differences matter to judgments about human rights? We will look at the current international human rights institutional framework and at theoretical perspectives from Europe and America, China, and the Islamic world. We will look primarily at philosophical materials but will also pay some attention to the premises of international legal documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the assumptions behind activist organizations such as Amnesty International.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CIVI-MN)(HRAD-MN)(MUST-MN)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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