Human Rights

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For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

HMNR 100/HITO 119. Human Rights I: History and Theory

Explores where human rights come from and what they mean by integrating them into a history of modern society, from the Conquest of the Americas and the origins of the Enlightenment, to the Holocaust and the contemporary human rights regime. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; upper-division standing.

HMNR 101/ANSC 140. Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues

Interdisciplinary discussion that outlines the structure and functioning of the contemporary human rights regime, and then delves into the relationship between selected human rights protections—against genocide, torture, enslavement, political persecution, etc.—and their violation, from early Cold War to the present. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.