History and Theory of Human Rights (20559). 2 units. There is a great deal of controversy about the nature and origins of human rights. We will seek to gain an understanding of when and why human rights emerged, how their understanding changed over time, both in terms of substance and in terms of their adequate legal institutionalization. In the first part of the course, we will discuss some leading contemporary historical and normatively focused works on human rights. Seminar participants should be prepared to do a considerable amount of reading for the first part of the course. In the second part of the course, we will focus on the discussion of student papers and their chosen topics. Paper required. Enrollment will be capped at twenty. M. Kumm.