ANT452H1: Anthropology & Human Rights


The concept of human rights in its universal claims rises fundamental questions for anthropology as it challenges a central value of the discipline: cultural relativism. Students are asked to consider epistemological and theoretical questions and case studies (e.g. claims of rights by ethnic collectivities).


ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 or PCJ260Y1 or PCJ360H1, and one 300 level course in Society, Culture and Language

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)