Spring 2018 Human Rights Courses

The following courses, offered in Spring 2018, 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       
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.Smita Narula
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 2018:

CodeCourse nameInstructor (s)
HR 220.10From Civil Rights: Community Organizing for Social Change
Rob Robinson
HR 220.11The Migration Crisis: Refugee & Immigrant Rights in Policy in Practice
Roni Amit
HR 220.12The Global Food System: Power, Politics, & Human Rights
Smita Narula
HR 220.13
National Security & Human Rights: Mass Surveillance, Torture, and DiscriminationJamil Dakwar
HR 320.05Resource Extraction, Development, and Human RightsJehanne Henry


Note: Courses scheduled for Spring 2018 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 2018)Mark Payne
ANTHC 218.00The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.           (Spring 2018)David Hodges
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and  EthnographySarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00Rural SocietiesMarc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of Memory                  (Spring 2018)Yukiko Koga
ANTHC 320.01/ WGSL 306
Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees & AsylumStaff
ANTHC 320.75Law and Anthropology          (Spring 2018)
Mark Drury
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the IndigenousStaff
ANTHC 321.65Politics of ReproductionAminata Maraesa
ANTHC 351.51Stories and Silences: Justice and Reconciliation After Imperial Violence (Spring 2018)Yukiko Koga
ANTHC 401.01Language and NationalismRobert Greenberg
ANTHC 401.85Latin American MigrationRocio Gil
ANTHC 401.98International Human RightsStaff
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian Identity
ASIAN 330.08 / ENGL 317.55Muslim Diasporas                   (Spring 2018)Staff
ASIAN 390.02 / POLSC 317.01Asian American Civil Rights and Law          (Spring 2018)Staff
ASIAN 490.00 / URBS 403.96Immigration PolicyPeter Kwong
ECO 330.00Economic Development (Spring 2018)Karna Basu
ENGL 325.00 / COMPL 381.66Post-Colonial Literature in English
Sonali Perera (Sect 01) Leah Light (Sect 02)
ENGL 329.81Utopian Fictions: Literature and 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 Islam (Spring 2018)Karen 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 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth CenturyJill Rosenthal
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 2018)Staff
MED 386.00Media EthicsBernard L. Stein
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01
Political Philosophy (Spring 2018)Carol Gould
PHILO 248.00International Ethics   (Spring 2018)
PHILO 252.00 / POLSC 317.54Problems of Law and Morality   (Spring 2018)Staff
PHILO 255.00Environmental Philosophy (Spring 2018)
Omar Dahbour
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of Justice                                                                          (Spring 2018)Carol 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) (Spring 2018)Leonard Feldman
POLSC 204.01 / PHILO 246.00Political PhilosophyCarol Gould
POLSC 209.00 / WGS 209.00Women & Gender In Western Political ThoughtStaff
POLSC 217.46The Bill of RightsStaff
POLSC 219.00 / WGS 219.00Women and the Law (Spring 2018)Erika Iverson
POLSC 221.00Immigration PolicyLina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements In American Politics (Spring 2018)
Julie Hollar
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 Issues   (Spring 2018)Michael Lee
POLSC 271.00International Politics in the Americas  (Spring 2018)
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 273.22The Politics of Int’l Human Rights Enforcement    (Spring 2018)Robert Jenkins
POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global Economy (Spring 2017)Michael 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/SOSC 297.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2018)Erica Iverson
POLSC 303.00Democracy and Emergency  (Spring 2018)Leonard 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 TheoryRobin Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human Rights              (Spring 2018)John Wallach
POLSC 317.01/ ASIAN 390.02 Asian American Civil Rights and Law (Spring 2018)
 Ivy Suriyopas
POLSC 317.15LGBT Rights – Law & PolicyMichael Fisher
POLSC 317.54 / PHILO 252.00Law and MoralityStaff
POLSC 317.74Politics of CriminalizationSanford Schram
POLSC 341.00Constitutional Law: Civil RightsJames Bacher
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First Amendment (Spring 2018)Martin Edelman
POLSC 353.00Soc 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 Politics Staff
POLSC 374.00International Human RightsCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International Law
Timothy Wilkins
PSYCH 384.02Developmental Psychology and Human Rights   (Spring 2018)Roseanne Flores
PSYCH 385.01Psychology and Human Rights (Spring 2018)Roseanne Flores
PH 714.00Public Health and Human RightsStaff
REL 208.00Religion and Social Justice (Spring 2018)Harold Brunius
REL 209.00Religion and Human RightsJason Wynan
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilDavid Cerequas
SOCSC 297.01/POLSC 294.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2018)Erika Iverson
SOC 218.00Social Inequality (Spring 2018)Staff (Sec 01 &02)
SOC 307.00Migration (Spring 2018)Staff
SOC 315.00Work and SocietyJack Hammond
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil Rights (Spring 2018)Staff
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental Sociology        (Spring 2018)Jack Hammond
SOC 325.38Hunger in AmericaJanet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food and SocietyStaff
SOC 361.00Development and ModernizationJohn Hammond (Sec 01 & 02)
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 2018)Christopher Ewing (sec 01) Rupal Oza (sect 02)
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 GenderSusan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S. (Spring 2018)Michael Fisher