Spring 2017 Human Rights Courses

The following courses, offered in Spring 2017, count toward the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights.


The following are required core 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). Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Five sections are offered in Spring 2017.Joseph Chuman          Carla De Ycaza          Babatunde Olugboji       Faraz Sanei        Lawrence Moss
HR 250Human Rights Internship (practical internship with NGO, not classroom instruction, mandatory CR/NC, required of all students pursuing the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights). Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter semesters.Lawrence Moss
HR 350Capstone Seminar – Offered only in Spring semester (limited to students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights).Mark Shulman

New HRP elective cognate courses for Spring 2017:

CodeCourse nameInstructor (s)
HR 220.04Health and Human Rights: Concepts & ChallengesJonathan Cohen
HR 220.05Child Rights & Human Rights: Evolution of EmpowermentSharon Riggle
HR 220.06The Plight of Refugees: Can Rights Survive Politics?Roni Amit
HR 220.07Freedom of Expression in the 21st CenturyLee Rowland
HR 220.08Asia’s Human Rights Half-Century: Crimes,  Calamities, & the Pursuit of AccountabilityPhelim Kine
HR 220.09Counterterrorism and Human RightsJamil Dakwar


Note: Courses scheduled for Spring 2017 are noted below (in bold), but please check online in each respective department for the most current information.

CodeCourse nameInstructor (s)
AFPRL 390.40Institutional Racism (Spring 2017)Mark Payne
ANTHC 218.00The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.David Hodges
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and  EthnographySarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00Rural SocietiesMarc Edelman
ANTHC 309.00/ WGSL 306
Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.75Law and Anthropology
Yukiko Koga
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the IndigenousStaff
ANTHC 321.65Politics of ReproductionAminata Maraesa
ANTHC 401.01Language and NationalismRobert Greenberg
ANTHC 401.85Latin American MigrationRocio Gil
ANTHC 401.98International Human RightsAbigail Ruane
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian Identity
Jennifer  Hayashida
ASIAN 330.08 / ENGL 317.55Muslim Diasporas (Spring 2017)Rebecca Qidwai
ASIAN 390.02 / POLSC 317.01Asian American Civil Rights and Law (Spring 2017)Glenn Magpantay
ASIAN 490.00 / URBS 403.96Immigration PolicyPeter Kwong
ECO 330.00Economic Development (Spring 2017)Aparna Anand
ENGL 325.00 / COMPL 381.66Post-Colonial Literature in English (Spring 2017)Anahi Douglas
ENGL 329.81Utopian Fictions: Literature and Human RightsSonali Perera
ENGL 329.82World Literature and the Question of Human RightsNico Israel
HIST 341.20Women and Gender in IslamKaren Kern
HIST 341.33Indigenous Movements in Latin American HistorySteven John
HIST 341.6220th Century Latin American Revolutions
Steven John
HIST 382.04Historical Studies Seminar: GandhiManu Bhagavan
HIST 382.04Jerusalem in the Twentieth CenturyLaura Schor
HIST 384.61Hitler’s GermanyBenjamin Hett
HIST 384.00The Dreyfus Affair: French Anti-Semitism before the Holocaust (Spring 2017)Laura 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 ApartheidLarry Shore /Carolyn Somerville
LACS 330.55Human Rights Research (Spring 2017)Staff
MED 386.00Media EthicsBernard L. Stein
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01
Political Philosophy (Spring 2017)Staff (Sect 01)                        Staff (Sect 02)
PHILO 248.00International EthicsStaff
PHILO 252.00 / POLSC 317.54Problems of Law and MoralitySteven Ross
PHILO 255.00Environmental Philosophy (Spring 2017)
Justin Garson
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of Justice (Spring 2017)
Steven Ross
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) (Spring 2017)Staff
POLSC 204.01 / PHILO 246.00Political PhilosophyJoshua Keton (Sect 01)      Jamie Lindsay (Sect 02)
POLSC 209.00 / WGS 209.00Women & Gender In Western Political Thought (Spring 2017)Sumru Atuk
POLSC 217.46The Bill of Rights (Spring 2017)Martin Edelman (Sec 01)          Walter Volkomer (Sec 02)
POLSC 219.00 / WGS 219.00Women and the Law (Spring 2017)Kathleen Collins Baer (Sec 01)                                            Rosa Squillacote (Sec 02)
POLSC 221.00Immigration Policy (Spring 2017)Lina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements In American PoliticsRoger Karapin
POLSC 261.00Globalization and Opposition MovementsRoger Karapin
POLSC 263.00Government and Politics in the Middle EastJill Schwedler (Sects 01 & 02)
POLSC 270.00Int’l Relations: Conceptual Foundations & Current IssuesMichael Lee
POLSC 271.00International Politics in the Americas
Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 272.11 The Politics of Development
Ian Jones
POLSC 272.25Comparative LGBT PoliticsJulie Hollar
POLSC 272.26Government/Politics of AfricaCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global Economy (Spring 2017)Michael Lee (Sec 01 & 02)
POLSC 276.00Global IssuesCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 278.00International OrganizationsMichael Lee
POLSC 282.00International Security (Spring 2017)Cynthia Roberts (Sec 01 & 02)
POLSC 283.00Politics of TerrorismZachary Shirkey
POLSC 294.01/SOSC 297.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2017)Jason Abrams
POLSC 303.00Democracy and EmergencyLeonard Feldman
POLSC 304.77Violence, Justice and ReconciliationAlex 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 Theory (Spring 2017)Robin Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human Rights (Spring 2017)John Wallach
POLSC 317.01/ ASIAN 390.02 Asian American Civil Rights and Law Ivy Suriyopas
POLSC 317.15LGBT Rights – Law & PolicyMichael Fisher
POLSC 317.54 / PHILO 252.00Law and MoralitySteven Ross
POLSC 317.74Politics of CriminalizationSanford Schram
POLSC 341.00Constitutional Law: Civil RightsKathleen Collins Baer
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First Amendment (Spring 2017)Martin Edelman
POLSC 353.00Soc Mvmnts, Civil Soc & the State in Latin AmericaKenneth Erickson
POLSC 372.18Protest and DissentJill Schwedler
POLSC 372.43Post War Peace-Building (Spring 2017)Robert Jenkins
POLSC 374.00International Human RightsCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International Law
Timothy Wilkins
PH 714.00Public Health and Human RightsStaff
REL 208.00Religion and Social Justice (Spring 2017)Jason Wyman
REL 209.00Religion and Human RightsDavid Hawk
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilHarold Brunius
SOCSC 297.01/POLSC 294.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2017)Jason Abrams
SOC 218.00Social Inequality (Spring 2017)Staff
SOC 307.00Migration (Spring 2017)Staff
SOC 315.00Work and SocietyJack Hammond
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil Rights (Spring 2017)Staff
SOC 325.38Hunger in AmericaJanet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food and SocietyStaff
SOC 361.00Development and ModernizationStaff
SOC 364.00Globalism / NationalismJoong Oh
SPAN 371.08Memory of the Dictatorships of Argentina & ChileMaria 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 209.00Women and Gender in Western Political ThoughtSumru Atuk
WGS 219.00/POLSC 219.00Women and the LawKathleen Collins Baer
WGS 244.00Transnationalism Feminisms (Spring 2017)Nomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGS 300.27Transgender Theory and PoliticsBenjamin Persky
WGS 300.40Gender, Politics and PowerStaff
WGS 309.00/POLSC 309.00Feminist Political TheoryRobyn Marasco
WGSL 200.04Gender and Human RightsNomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGSL 206.00Gender and ImmigrationCatherine Raissiguier
WGSL 306.00/ANTHC 320.01Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
WGSP 200.70Prison, Human Rights and Gender (Spring 2017)Susan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S. (Spring 2017)Michael Fisher