Spring 2019 Human Rights Courses

The following courses, offered in Spring 2019, 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

Sherrie Russell Brown

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.Jessica Neuwirth
HR 350Capstone Seminar – Offered only in Spring semester (limited to students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights).Mark Shulman

New HRP Special Topic Electives for Spring 2019:

CodeCourse nameInstructor (s)
HR 220.17International Human Rights at the United Nations
Felice Gaer /Christen Broecker
HR 220.18Environmental Human Rights & Sustainable Development
Catherine Tinker
HR 220.19Genocide, Mass Atrocities & the Responsibility to Protect
Sherrie Russell-Brown
HR 220.20
Philanthropy and Human Rights Gara LaMarche


Note: Courses scheduled for Spring 2019 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 2019)Mark Payne
ANTHC 218.00The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.               (Spring 2019)David Hodges
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and  EthnographySarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00Rural SocietiesMarc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of MemoryYukiko Koga
ANTHC 320.01/ WGSL 306
Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees & AsylumStaff
ANTHC 320.75Law and AnthropologyMark Drury
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the IndigenousStaff
ANTHC 321.65Politics of ReproductionAminata 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 401.98International Human RightsStaff
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian Identity
 Jennifer Hayashida
ASIAN 330.08 / ENGL 317.55Muslim DiasporasStaff
ASIAN 390.02 / POLSC 317.01Asian American Civil Rights and Law  (Spring 2019)Glenn Magpantay
ASIAN 490.00 / URBS 403.96Immigration PolicyPeter Kwong
ECO 330.00Economic Development         (Spring 2019)Staff
ENGL 325.00 / COMPL 381.66Post-Colonial Literature in English                                        (Spring 2019)
Tanya Agathocleous
ENGL 329.81/ENGL 767.54Utopian Fictions: Literature and Human Rights                                             (Spring 2019)Sonali 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 Revolutions                                    (Spring 2019)
HIST 382.04Historical Studies Seminar: GandhiManu Bhagavan
HIST 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century  (Spring 2019)Staff
HIST 384.61Hitler’s Germany                         Spring 2019)
HIST 384.00The Dreyfus Affair: French Anti-Semitism before the Holocaust (Spring 2017)Laura Schor
HIST  774.36Human Rights in the Non-Western World                                               (Spring 2019)
HONS 301.46Violence and Ethnic Conflict in South AsiaRupal Oza
HONS 301.67South Africa & Southern Africa After ApartheidStaff
LACS 330.55Human Rights Research (Spring 2019)Staff
MED 386.00Media EthicsGregory Morris
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01
Political PhilosophyOmar Dahbour
PHILO 248.00International Ethics
PHILO 252.00 / POLSC 317.54Problems of Law and Morality  
PHILO 255.00Environmental Philosophy
Omar Dahbour
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of Justice                                                                        
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 2019)Staff
POLSC 204.01 / PHILO 246.00Political PhilosophyOmar Dahbour
POLSC 209.00 / WGS 209.00Women & Gender In Western Political Thought                                                (Spring 2019)
Sumru Atuk (Sec 01)
Alison Parks (Sec 02)
POLSC 217.46The Bill of RightsStaff
POLSC 219.00 / WGS 219.00Women and the Law                       (Spring 2019)James Bacher
POLSC 221.00Immigration Policy                        (Spring 2019)
Lina 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  
Michael Lee
POLSC 271.00International Politics in the AmericasKenneth 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  
Robert 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 Terrorism                   (Spring 2019)
Zachary Shirkey
POLSC 294.01/SOSC 297.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2019)Erica Iverson
POLSC 303.00Democracy and Emergency
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 Theory               (Spring 2019)Robin Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human RightsJohn Wallach
POLSC 317.01/ ASIAN 390.02 Asian American Civil Rights and Law (Spring 2019)
 Glenn Magpantay
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 AmendmentMartin Edelman
POLSC 353.00Soc Mvmnts, Civil Soc & the State in Latin America                                               (Spring 2019)
Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 372.18Protest and DissentJill Schwedler
POLSC 372.43Post Conflict Peace-Building and State BuildingRobert Jenkins
POLSC 373.15Refugees and Global Politics Erika Iverson
POLSC 374.00International Human RightsCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International Law

Zachary Shirkey  Sec 01

Timothy Wilkins Sec 02

PSYCH 384.02Developmental 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 (Spring 2019)Gail Tirana
REL 209.00Religion and Human RightsHarold Bruinius
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilDavid Cerequas
SOCSC 297.01/POLSC 294.01International Relations: MODEL U.N. (Spring 2019)Erika Iverson
SOC 218.00Social Inequality
SOC 219.00American Society                             (Spring 2019)Jack Hammond
SOC 307.00Migration                                           (Spring 2019)Staff
SOC 315.00Work and SocietyJack Hammond (Sec 01 & Sec 02)
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil Rights (Spring 2019)Staff
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental Sociology        (Spring 2019)Jack Hammond
SOC 325.38Hunger in AmericaJanet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food and SocietyStaff
SOC 361.00Development and 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 and SocietyStaff
WGS 200.83Gender, Islam and Rights in South AsiaDina Siddiqi
WGS 209.00/POLSC 209.00Women and Gender in Western Political Thought                                              (Spring 2019)

Sumru Atuk  (Sec 01)

Alison Park (Sec 02)

GS 219.00/POLSC 219.00Women and the Law                     (Spring 2019)James Bacher
WGS 244.00Transnational Feminisms           (Spring 2019)Mignonette Chiu
WGS 300.27Transgender Theory and PoliticsBenjamin Persky
WGS 300.40Gender, Politics and PowerStaff
WGS 309.00/POLSC 309.00Feminist Political Theory            (Spring 2019)
Robyn 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.Michael Fisher