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POLT 235 - Political Theory of Human Rights

FC SSCI
4 credits
What is a right, and what is a human right? How do we justify human rights, and are these justifications philosophically sound? How extensive should rights be? This course examines the origins, content, and scope of human rights while considering their political value and challenges to their application. We are concerned primarily with analyzing the normative character of human rights, though the latter part of the semester discusses some of the issues they raise in particular contexts. 
This course is appropriate for new students.



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