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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


HRT 335 - Theory of Human Rights

Critical examination of theories of human rights, with emphasis on classical ethical and political thought and the development of modern rights theory. Assessment of arguments both supporting and denying human rights, and applications to contemporary issues of slavery and trafficking, torture, genocide, and rights of women and sexual minorities. Cross-listed with PLS 335. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: PLS 105, or PLS 231, or PLS 232, or HNR 263.

Credits: 3



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