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Michael Forman
TCSIG 452
Tacoma Campus

Political Theory of Human Rights

Examines understandings and influence of idea of human rights. Considers conflicts and contradictions between human rights claims and national sovereignty, cultural difference, democracy.

Class description

Many think that human rights "talk" may be the means of redefining how such issues as sovereignty, citizenship, labor, sustainability and development enter the public sphere under conditions of globalization. This course examines the sources of human rights discourse and how it is being redefined in our day.

Student learning goals

* What are the defining concepts and categories of human rights discourse?

* What are the key political issues in defining human rights?

* How do concepts of human rights continue to evolve?

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Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Forman
Date: 02/15/2008