ERIC Number: ED244860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Growth of Individual Rights: Ideas and Politics. International Human Rights Syllabi No. 1.
Designed for teachers of undergraduate students with some familiarity with political theory, moral philosophy, and social history, this course outline focuses on individual rights and their realization in the United States and the world at large. The syllabus, arranged in 3 major parts, is subdivided into 16 sections that outline major course topics, usually in the form of 2-8 thought provoking questions, and lists required and recommended readings. Part 1 lists questions and resources concerning the growth of human rights in the modern world, the background of human rights in classical thought, the birth of the modern concept of human rights, the spread of human rights in the 19th and 20th centuries, the British doctrine of rights and the Marxist critique, self-determination and human rights, and human rights in international practice. Part 2 lists additional questions and resources about human rights in the U.S.S.R., Latin America, South Africa, and American foreign policy, and later focuses on the rights of women, and social rights in the United States. Finally, questions and resources in part 3 deal with the future of human rights. Over 170 resources, ranging from the works of Karl Marx in 1859, to works published in 1982 are arranged according to the above topical headings. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for the Study of Human Rights.
Identifiers: Latin America; South Africa; United States; USSR