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Course Description

This course aims to provide the philosophical background and conceptual tools which would enable students to recognize and handle complex contemporary issues and conflicts involving human rights. Topics include: classic and contemporary theories of rights and justice; equity and affirmative action; children's rights; gender, sexual orientation and equality rights; aboriginal, language and cultural rights: human rights and cultural relativism. The course will combine lectures and discussion of selected philosophical readings and case studies.

Relevant Programs

  • Ethics : Electives – Group A (select 2), Electives – Group B (select 3 not previously taken in Electives – Group A)
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Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, it is not scheduled for the Spring 2020 term.

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