Full list of core and elective courses



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

CodeCourse TitleInstructor(s)
HR 200Introduction to Human Rights (required for both the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights). Offered in fall and spring semesters.Joeseph Chuman         Carla De Ycaza                Babatunde Olugboji       Mark Shulman
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)TBA
HR 260Human Rights Internship Seminar – Offered in the fall semesterTBA
HR 350Capstone Seminar (required for the Certificate in Human Rights) – Offered in the spring semesterTBA



The following are approved elective courses that count toward the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights. Please check with the relevant department to find out whether a course is currently offered.

CodeCourse TitleInstructor(s)
AFRPL 390.40Institutional RacismMark Payne
ANTHC 218.00Anthropology of the Civil Rights Mvmnt in the U.S.David Hodges
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, & EthnographyStaff
ANTHC 309.00Rural SocietiesMarc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of MemoryYukiko Koga
ANTHC 320.01/ WGSL 306.00Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees and Asylum Staff
ANTHC 320.75Law & AnthropologyStaff
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the IndigenousStaff
ANTHC 321.65Politics of ReproductionAminata Maraesa
ANTHC 321.66Anthropology of ViolenceYukiko Koga
ANTHC 351.51Stories and Silences: Justice and Reconciliation After Imperial ViolenceYukiko Koga
ANTHC 401.01Language & NationalismRobert Greenberg
ANTHC 401.85Latin American MigrationRocio Gil
ANTHC 401.98International Human RightsAbigail Ruane
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self & Asian IdentityJennifer Hayashida
ASIAN 330.08/
ENGL 317.55
Muslim DiasporasRebecca Farrah Qidwai
ASIAN 390.02/
POLSC 317.01
 Asian American Civil Rights & LawGlenn Magpantay
ASIAN 490.00/
URBS 403.96
Immigration PolicyPeter Kwong
ECO 330.00Economic DevelopmentAparna Anand
ENGL 325.00/
COMPL 381.66
Post-Colonial Literature in EnglishRamesh Mallipeddi
ENGL 329.81Utopian Fictions: Literature & Human RightsSonali Perera
ENGL 329.82World Literature and the Question of Human RightsNico Israel
HIST 250.13History of Humanitarian Aid in AfricaJill Rosenthal
HIST 341.20Women and Gender in IslamKaren Kern
HIST 341.33Indigenous Movements in Latin American HistorySteven John
HIST 341.6220th Century Latin American RevolutionsStaff
HIST 382.04Historical Studies Seminar: GandhiManu Bhagavan
HIST 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth CenturyLaura Schor
HIST 382.28Refugees & the Making of the Modern WorldJill Rosenthal
HIST 384.61Hitler’s GermanyBenjamin Hett
HIST 384.00 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 & Ethnic Conflict in South AsiaRupal Oza
HONS 301.67South Africa & Southern Africa After ApartheidLarry Shore/Carolyn Somerville
LACS 330.55Human Rights ResearchStaff
MED 386.00Media EthicsBernard L. Stein
PHILO 246.00/
POLSC 204.01
Political PhilosophyOmar Dahbour
PHILO 248.00International EthicsCarol Gould/Omar Dahbour
PHILO 252.00/
POLSC 317.54
Problems of Law and MoralitySteven Ross
PHILO 255.00Environmental PhilosophyStaff
PHILO 346.00Justice in Contemporary SocietyCarol 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)Nathan Wallace/John Wallach
POLSC 204.01/
PHILO 246.00
Political PhilosophyStaff
POLSC 209.00/
WGS 209.00
Women and Gender In Western Political ThoughtEmily Crandall
POLSC 217.46The Bill of RightsWalther Volkomer
POLSC 219.00/
WGS 219.00
Women and the LawPaige Berges/Rosa Squillacote
POLSC 221.00Immigration PolicyLina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements in America PoliticsRoger Karapin
POLSC 261.00Globalization and Opposition MovementsRoger Karapin
POLSC 263.00Government and Politics in the Middle EastJill Schwedler
POLSC 270.00International Relations: Conceptual Foundations & Current Issues Bann Seng Tan
POLSC 271.00International PoliticsKenneth Erickson
POLSC 272.11The Politics of DevelopmentIan Jones
POLSC 272.25Comparative LGBT PoliticsJulie Hollar
POLSC 272.26Government & Politics of AfricaCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 273.22The Politics of International Human Rights EnforcementRob Jenkins
POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global EconomyMichael Lee
POLSC 276.00Global IssuesCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 278.00International OrganizationsMichael Lee
POLSC 282.00International SecurityCynthia Roberts
POLSC 283.00Politics of TerrorismZachary Shirkey
POLSC 294.01/ SOCSCI 297.01Model U.N.Jason Abrams
POLSC 303.00Democracy & EmergencyLeonard Feldman
POLSC 304.77Violence, Justice and ReconciliationAlex Zamalin
POLSC 304.81Democracy and Political EthicsJohn Wallach
POLSC 305.00Democratic Theory/Problems of DemocracyJohn Wallach
POLSC 309.00/
WGS 309.00
Feminist Political TheoryRobin Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human RightsJohn Wallach
POLSC 317.01/
ASIAN 390.02
Asian 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 RightsWalter Volkomer
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First AmendmentStaff
POLSC 353.00Social Movements, Civil Society & the State in Latin AmericaKenneth Erickson
POLSC 372.18Protest & DissentJill Schwedler
POLSC 372.43Post War Peace-BuildingRobert Jenkins
POLSC 373.15Refugees and Global PoliticsStaff
POLSC 374.00International Human RightsCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International LawStaff
PSYCH 384.02Developmental Psychology and Human RightsRoseanne Flores
PSYCH 385.01Social Psychology and Human RightsRoseanne Flores
PH 714.00Public Health & Human RightsStaff
REL 208.00Religion and Social JusticeCharlee Huffman
REL 209.00Religion & Human RightsDavid Hawk
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilDavid Cerequas
SOCSCI 297.01  POLSC 294.01Model U.NJason Abrams
SOC 218.00Social Inequality Staff
SOC 307.00Migration Staff
SOC 315.00Work & SocietyJohn Hammond
SOC 320.00Law, Society, & Civil RightsStaff
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental SociologyJohn Hammond
SOC 325.38Hunger in AmericaJanet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food & SocietyJeffrey London
SOC 361.00Development & ModernizationJohn Hammond
SOC 364.00Globalism & NationalismJoong Oh
SPAN 371.08Memory of the Dictatorships of Argentina & ChileMaria Fischer
URBP 787.27Environmental JusticeSamara Swanston
WGS 200.71AIDS & SocietyStaff
WGS 200.83Gender, Islam, & Rights in South AsiaDina Siddiqi
WGS 209.00/
POLSC 209.00
Women & Gender In Western Political ThoughtEmily Crandall
WGS 219.00/
POLSC 219.00
Women and the LawStaff
WGS 244.00Transnational FeminismsNomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGS 300.27Transgender Theory & PoliticsBenjamin Persky
WGS 300.40Gender, Politics, & PowerStaff
WGS 309.00/ POLSC 309.00Feminist Political TheoryRobin Marasco
WGSL 200.04Gender and Human RightsNomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGSL 206.00Gender & ImmigrationCatherine Raissiguier
WGSL 306.00/ ANTHC 320.01Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
WGSP 200.70 / 290.07Prison, Human Rights, & GenderSusan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S.Michael Fisher