Human Rights in Documents

History 24

Fall 2015
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W 3-4P
  • This course does not count for credit toward the History Major but may fulfill other requirements.
  • What are human rights?  Where do they originate?  To whom do they apply?  Human Rights in Documents will explore the evolution and applications of human rights through an examination of primary sources.  From Locke to the Universal Declaration and beyond, this course will invite students to engage with the texts that have created contemporary human rights sensibility.  Readings will be short and will be drawn from a variety of legal, political, cultural, and intellectual sources.

    Daniel Sargent is assistant professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley.  He received his BA from Christ's College, Cambridge in 2001 and his PhD from Harvard University in 2008.  He is the author of A Superpoer Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford University Press, 2015) and a co-author of The Shock of the Global:  The 1970s in Perspective (Harvard University Press, 2010).  Faculty website:  Lynsay Skiba will in 2015-16 be a PhD graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a lecturer in the Department of History.  P/NP.