Fall 2019 Human Rights Courses

Below are the HRP courses and Elective Cognates offered for Fall 2019. These courses count toward the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights. Please check the site frequently for any changes or additions.

Core courses

The following are required courses for the Minor and the Certificate in Human Rights.

CodeCourse nameInstructor(s)
HR 200Introduction to Human Rights Required for both the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights. Open to all students. Offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Babatunde Olugboji
& Stephanie Farrior
HR 250Human Rights Internship Practical internship with NGO, not classroom instruction, mandatory CR/NC, required for both the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights, limited to HRP students. Offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.Staff
HR 260Human Rights Internship Seminar  Limited to students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights. Offered in the Fall semester.Jessica Neuwirth


Fall 2019 HRP Elective Cognate Courses

CodeCourse nameInstructor(s)
 HR 220.23The Philosophy of Human Rights (Fall 2019)Joshua Keton
HR 220.21 Human Trafficking and the Law (Fall 2019)Dorchen Leidholdt
HR 220.15Freedom from Fear: A Women of Color Perspective (Fall 2019)Ejim Dike
HR 220.22Contemporary Global LGBT Human Rights (Fall 2019)Tanya Domi
HR 220.24The Death Penalty: Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Fall 2019)Larry Cox
HR 220.25Human Rights in China (Fall 2019)Mark Shulman in Collaboration with Teng Biao, Grove Scholar in Residence

Approved Permanent Elective Cognates from Hunter Academic Departments and Programs

Note: Following is a complete list of approved elective courses from other departments that count toward the Minor and the Certificate in Human Rights.  Approved courses offered for the Fall 2019 semester have been highlighted at the time of this posting, but please go to the specific departments for their most current information on course schedules and instructors.



Note: Courses scheduled for Fall 2019 are highlighted, but please check online in each respective department for the most current information.


CodeCourse nameInstructor (s)
AFPRL 390.40Institutional RacismMark Payne
ANTHC 218.00The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.David Hodges
ANTHC 30N02Grassroots Movements and Social Change        (Fall 2019)Marc Edelman
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and EthnographySarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00

Rural Societies


Marc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of Memory                                               (Fall 2019)Yukiko Koga

ANTHC 320.01/

WGSL 306.00

Gender and Migration                                            (Fall 2019)


Catherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees and AnthropologyStaff
ANTHC 320.75

Law and Anthropology


Mark Drury
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the Indigenous                           (Fall 2019)Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell
ANTHC 321.65

Politics of Reproduction


Aminata Maraesa


ANTHC 351.51Stories and Silences: Justice and Reconciliation After Imperial ViolenceYukiko Koga
ANTHC 401.01Language and NationalismRobert Greenberg
ANTHC 401.85Latin American MigrationRocio Gil
ANTHC 401.98

International Human Rights


ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian IdentityStaff

ASIAN 330.08/

ENGL 317.55

Muslim Diasporas                                                  (Fall 2019)



ASIAN 390.02/

POLSC 317.01

Asian American Civil Rights and Law                 (Fall 2019)Staff

ASIAN 490.00/

URBS 403.96

Immigration PolicyStaff
ECO 330.00Economic Development                                         (Fall 2019)                                                   Staff

ENGL 325.00/

COMPL 381.66

Post-Colonial Literature in English                       (Fall 2019



ENGL 329.82World Literature and the Question of Human RightsNico Israel
HIST 250.13History of Humanitarian Aid in Africa                    (Fall 2019)Jill Rosenthal
HIST 341.20Women and Gender in IslamKaren Kern
HIST 341.33Indigenous Movements in Latin American HistorySteven John
HIST 341.6220th Century Latin American RevolutionsSteven John
HIST 382.04Historical Studies Seminar: Gandhi                                                                                                            Manu Bhagavan
HIST 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth CenturyStaff
HIST 382.28Refugees and the Making of the Modern World  (Fall 2019)                                                                              Jill Rosenthal
HIST 384.61Hitler’s GermanyBenjamin Hett
HIST 384.65 / HIST 492.09The Dreyfus Affair: French Anti-Semitism before the HolocaustLaura Schor
HIST  774.36Human Rights in the Non-Western WorldManu Bhagavan
HONS 301.46Violence and Ethnic Conflict in South AsiaRupal Oza
HONS 301.67South Africa & Southern Africa After ApartheidStaff
LACS 330.55Human Rights Research                                       Staff
MEDIA 386.00Media EthicsGregory Morris
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01Political Philosophy                               (Fall 2019)     Staff
PHILO 248.00International EthicsStaff

PHILO 252.00/

POLSC 317.54

Problems of Law and Morality    (Fall 2019)



PHILO 255.00Environmental PhilosophyOmar Dahbour
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of JusticeCarol Gould
PHILO 348.00Philosophy of Human RightsCarol Gould
PHILO 394.75Democratic TheoryCarol Gould
PHILO 394.86Immigration and Human RightsCarol Gould
POLSC 202.00Modern Political Thought (1600-1900)Norman Finkelstein
POLSC 204.01/ PHILO 246.00Political Philosophy                         (Fall 2019)Staff

POLSC 209.00/

WGS 209.00

Women & Gender In Western Political Thought  (Fall 2019)                                                                     

Sumru Atuk (Sec 01)

Emily Crandal (Sec 02)

POLSC 217.46The Bill of RightsWalter Volkomer

POLSC 219.00/

WGS 219.00

Women and the Law                       (Fall 2019)


Rosa Squillacote
POLSC 221.00Immigration PolicyLina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements In American PoliticsJulie Hollar

POLSC 261.00


Globalization and Opposition MovementsRoger Karapin

POLSC 263.00


Government and Politics in the Middle East       (Fall 2019)            


Jill Schwedler
POLSC 270.00Int’l Relations: Conceptual Foundations & Current IssuesMichael Lee
POLSC 271.00

International Politics in the Americas                   (Fall 2019)                       


Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 272.11The Politics of DevelopmentIan Jones
POLSC 272.25Comparative LGBT Politics                                     (Fall 2019)             Julie Hollar
POLSC 272.26Government/Politics of AfricaCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 273.22

The Politics of International Human Rights Enforcement


Robert Jenkins
POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global Economy                              (Fall 2019)             Michael Lee
POLSC 276.00Global IssuesCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 278.00International OrganizationsMichael Lee
POLSC 282.00

International Security


Cynthia Roberts
POLSC 283.00Politics of Terrorism                                                 (Fall 2019)             Zachary Shirkey

POLSC 294.01/

SOCSC 297.01

International Relations: MODEL U.N.                  (Fall 2019)            Christopher McCallion
POLSC 303.00Democracy and EmergencyLeonard Feldman
POLSC 304.77Violence, Justice and Reconciliation

Alex Zamalin


POLSC 304.81Democracy and Political EthicsJohn R. Wallach
POLSC 305.00Democratic Theory/Problems of DemocracyJohn R. Wallach

POLSC 309.00/

WGS 309.00

Feminist Political TheoryRobyn Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human RightsJohn Wallach
POLSC 317.01/ ASIAN 390.02Asian American Civil Rights and LawGlenn Magpantay
POLSC 317.15LGBT Rights – Law & PolicyMichael Fisher

POLSC 317.54/

PHILO 252.00

Law and MoralitySteven Ross
POLSC 317.74Politics of CriminalizationSanford Schram
POLSC 341.00Constitutional Law: Civil RightsJames Bacher
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First Amendment                  (Fall 2019)             Rosa Squillacote

POLSC 353.00


Soc Mvmnts, Civil Soc & the State in Latin AmericaKenneth Erickson
POLSC 372.18Protest and DissentJill Schwedler
POLSC 372.43Post Conflict Peace-Building and State BuildingRobert Jenkins
POLSC 373.15Refugees and Global PoliticsErika Iverson
POLSC 374.00International Human Rights                                    (Fall 2019)             Carolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International Law                                                      (Fall 2019)Zachary Shirkey
PSYCH 384.02

Developmental Psychology and Human Rights


Roseanne Flores
PSYCH 385.01Social Psychology and Human RightsRoseanne Flores
PH 714.00Public Health and Human RightsStaff
REL 208.00Religion and Social Justice                                       (Fall 2019)Gail Tirana
REL 209.00Religion and Human Rights                                     (Fall 2019)Harold Bruinius
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilDavid Cerequas
POLSC 294.01International Relations: MODEL U.N.                  (Fall 2019)Christopher McCallion
SOC 218.00Social Inequality

Raymond Scannell


SOC 219.00American SocietyJack Hammond
SOC 307.00Migration                                                                   (Fall 2019)

Nancy Foner


SOC 315.00Work and SocietyJack Hammond (Sec 01 & Sec 02)
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil Rigths                                   (Fall 2019)             Calvin John Smiley
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental SociologyJack Hammond
SOC 325.38Hunger in AmericaJanet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food and SocietyStaff
SOC 361.00Development and Modernization                          (Fall 2019)             John Hammond 
SOC 364.00Globalism / NationalismJoong Oh
SPAN 371.08

Memory of the Dictatorships of Argentina & Chile


Maria Fischer
URBP 787.27Environmental JusticeSamara Swanston
WGS 200.71AIDS and SocietyStaff
WGS 200.83Gender, Islam and Rights in South AsiaDina Siddiqi

WGS 209.00/

POLSC 209.00

Women & Gender In Western Political Thought

Sumru Atuk (Sec 01)

Alison Park  (Sec 02)


WGS 219.00/

POLSC 219.00

Women and the LawJames Bacher
WGS 244.00 Transnational Feminisms                                      (Fall 2019)Rupal Oza
WGS 300.27Transgender Theory and PoliticsBenjamin Persky
WGS 300.40Gender, Politics and PowerStaff

WGS 309.00/


Feminist Political TheoryRobyn Marasco
WGSL 200.04Gender and Human RightsNomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGSL 206.00Gender and ImmigrationCatherine Raissiguier

WGSL 306.00/ ANTHC 320.01


Gender and Migration                   (Fall 2019)             Catherine Raissiguier
WGSP 200.70 / 290.07Prison, Human Rights and GenderSusan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S.                           (Fall 2019)             Michael Fisher