(College of Letters & Science)
The Human Rights Studies Minor provides students with an opportunity to explore human rights as a critical element of our contemporary world.
Courses in the minor approach human rights as a problem for humanity, policy, advocacy and humanitarian action, as well as a subject for historical, ethical, social scientific and cultural study. Students will examine moments of terrible human rights abuse: genocide, slavery, colonialism, Apartheid, and sexual and gender-based violence. They will also learn about movements to protect and promote human rights, including the elaboration of the contemporary human rights régime, efforts by international and local non-governmental human rights organizations, and artistic and literary responses to human rights challenges.
The minor is administered by the Human Rights Studies Program.
In addition to completing HMR 134, students must take three additional Core Courses and one course from the Elective Course list.
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