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Human Rights in World History - OER Syllabus

Human Rights in World History - OER Syllabus

Course Description Human rights, an idea that has come to mean a set of core practices and values that society believes are inherent to each and every individual, was not a construct that sprang from a vacuum. In this course we will address the development of the term human rights, from ancient times through to the present day. As a class, we will focus on the religious, moral, and social implications of believing in such inalienable rights, the development of the concept of individual rights and responsibilities, the conflicts and complications that made contemporary human rights what they, and the 20th and 21st century struggles that have pushed human rights near to a breaking point. In particular, the class will look at the definition of human rights, ancient societies’ ideas about... Show More


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