Minor Requirements

Undergraduates seeking to minor in Human Rights Studies must complete a total of 18 credit hours with a grade of C or higher. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be from courses at the 3000 and/or 4000 level.

 

The minor requires at least 9 credit hours from the following Core courses:

PHIL 3210Social Philosophy

3 credits

PSCI 3240/PSCI 8245The Politics and Practice of Human Rights

3 credits

RELI 4220/CACT 8226/RELI 8226Violent conflicts, Peacebuilding, and the Ethics of Intervention

3 credits

SOC 4740Social Justice and Social Change

3 credits

                                          (Service Learning Component)

The remaining credit hours must be chosen from the following list of courses (or other courses, including independent studies, approved by the Human Rights Committee) and in at least two areas:

Gender and Sexuality

ART 3870Gender & Sexuality in Modern Art

3 credits

BLST 1950/WGST 1950Black Women in America

3 credits

BLST 4260Women of Color Writers

3 credits

CMST 3750/WGST 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

ENGL 4250/WGST 4250/ENGL 8256Introduction to Women's Studies in Literature

3 credits

PSCI 3130/WGST 8135/WGST 3130/PSCI 8135Women and Politics

3 credits

RELI 4040/WGST 4040Religion and Homosexuality

3 credits

SOC 3700Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

3 credits

WGST 3100/PSCI 3100/WGST 8105/PSCI 8105LGBT Politics

3 credits

WGST 3230/PSCI 3230/PSCI 8235/WGST 8235Gender and Global Politics

3 credits


Race and Ethnicity

BLST 2260/ENGL 2260Black Short Story

3 credits

BLST 2360/ENGL 2360Contemporary Black Literature

3 credits

BLST 3120/PSCI 3120The Black Experience in American Politics

3 credits

BLST 3400Issues in Black Communities

3 credits

BLST 3650/BLST 8655Slavery and Race Relations in the Americas

3 credits

CMST 4530/CMST 8536Intercultural Communication-US

3 credits

CMST 4570/CMST 8576Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

3 credits

CMST 4580/BLST 4580/BLST 8586/CMST 8586Communicating Race, Ethnicity & Identity

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3 credits

HIST 4420/HIST 8426The Sioux Tribe

3 credits

HIST 4450/HIST 8456Native American Environmentalism

3 credits

NAMS 1100Introduction to Native American Studies

3 credits

SOC 3900Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

3 credits

SOC 4250/SOC 8256Latino/a Migration in the World Economy

3 credits


Politics and History

BLST 2410African American History to 1865

3 credits

BLST 2420African-American History: Emancipation to Brown

3 credits

BLST 2430African American History Since 1954

3 credits

BLST 3120/PSCI 3120The Black Experience in American Politics

3 credits

BLST 3980Special Topics in Black Studies

3 credits

HIST 4650/HIST 8656History of Modern Ireland

3 credits

HIST 4720/RELI 4160/RELI 8166/HIST 8726The Holocaust

3 credits

HIST 4730/HIST 8736Israel and Palestine

3 credits

HIST 4740/HIST 8746Comparative Genocide

3 credits

HIST 4800/HIST 8806U.S. and the Middle East

3 credits

INST 2130International Studies

3 credits

JMC 4310/JMC 8316Media & Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3130/WGST 8135/WGST 3130/PSCI 8135Women and Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3140/PSCI 8145/LLS 3140/LLS 8145Latino/-a Politics

3 credits

WGST 3100/PSCI 3100/WGST 8105/PSCI 8105LGBT Politics

3 credits

WGST 3230/PSCI 3230/PSCI 8235/WGST 8235Gender and Global Politics

3 credits

BLST 3980 Special Topic: History of Genocide in Darfur and Sudan


Environment, Health, and Economics

BSAD 2100Principles of Sustainability: Impact of Individuals & Organizations on Ecology, Equity & Economics

3 credits

ENVN 4320/CACT 8326Ecological Sustainability and Human Health

3 credits

GEOG 4160/GEOG 8166Urban Sustainability

3 credits

HED 4650Global Health

3 credits

PSCI 4290/PSCI 8296/CACT 8306International Development & Sustainability

3 credits

SOC 3850Society, Environment, and Resource Conservation

3 credits

SOC 4140/SOC 8146Urban Sociology

3 credits



Law, Justice, and Ethics

BLST 1220Law in The Black Community

3 credits

CRCJ 3010Philosophy of Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRCJ 4060Criminal Justice Ethics

3 credits

LAWS 3170Ethics in Business

3 credits

LAWS 4930International Business Law

3 credits

PHIL 1020Contemporary Moral Problems

3 credits

PHIL 2030Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

PHIL 3040Philosophy of Law

3 credits

PHIL 3050Ethical Theory

3 credits

PSCI 4140/PSCI 8146Constitutional Law: Civil Rights

3 credits

PSCI 4190/PSCI 8196Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties

3 credits

PSCI 4240/PSCI 8246International Conflict Resolution

3 credits

PSCI 4260/PSCI 8266International Law

3 credits

RELI 4200/CACT 8206/RELI 8206Comparative Religious Ethics

3 credits

THEA 3750/THEA 8755Theatre and Social Justice

3 credits