Human Rights in Intellectual and Cultural Traditions7.5 ECTS credits
The historical and philosophical development of human rights from Antiquity, through the French revolution, to the UN declaration in 1945 is treated, along with the problems, critique, conflicts and challenges associated with ideas of human rights in a contemporary perspective. The course is based on Western cultural traditions but also has a postcolonial component with a focus on the cultural clashes of North and South, East and West. A theme is the tension between human rights and natural rights and between human rights and international rights, as well as between different types of rights such as human and citizen rights, political and social rights and individual and collective rights. Also the relationship between the person protected by rights and the unprotected person and the state's sovereignty vis-a-vis individual need of integrity are treated.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: General admission requirements
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
Course code: KVGAM1
The course is not included in the course offerings for the next period.