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Course Overview

This course provides students with a survey of the concept of linguistic human rights. First
included as an international right in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, linguistic
human rights has become an important concept for identifying and furthering the rights of
peoples based on languages. Students will examine the historical and theoretical underpinnings
to this concept as it emerged within human rights discourse and tools which have been
developed from this concept to further human rights aspirations based on language. The
course will look at how this concept has been ¿ and continues to be¿ used with deaf
communities

Credits: 3

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate