622015 Seminar Contemporary History: Human Rights debates after 1945

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 11.10.2021 Place course on memo list
Seminar Contemporary History: Human Rights debates after 1945
SE 2
each semester

Students deal with new themes in selected key areas. They understand and evaluate them as well as argument with regards to scientific dynamics and trends of the respective key areas. They understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different methodological approaches. They gain competences in independent formulating of questions and argumentations.

The course focuses on discourses on human rights issues after 1945. Students will deal with case studies, which will be discussed and analyzed in the seminar on the basis of central sources. The focus will be on the challenges resulting from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948. The possible topics range from human rights violations by Warsaw Pact states to current debates in the context of the Corona Crisis.

Lecture, reading, discussion.

Regular attendance, active participation in discussions, required readings, oral presentation, written paper.

Will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Positive Assessment of modul c313 (PS Zeitgeschichte)

Online-enrollment starting on Sept. 1st, 2021!