Fall 2020 Human Rights Courses

email addresses of HRP instructors for Fall 2020 courses:

The following courses, offered in Fall 2020, count toward the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights.

Human Rights Program: Core Courses

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

CodeCourse nameInstructor(s)
HR 200.00Introduction to Human Rights (four sections)
(required of all students pursuing the Minor and Certificate in Human Rights) – Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
5 Sections:
Stephanie Farrior, Babatunde Olugboji, and Aysen Candas
HR 250.00Human 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 260.00Human Rights Internship Seminar
Offered Fall Semester(required of all students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights)
Jessica Neuwirth

Fall 2020 New HRP Elective Cognate Courses

HR 220.17International Human Rights at the UN, 3 credits                                   Christen Broecker
HR 220.18Environmental Human Rights, 3 creditsCatherine Tinker
HR 220.25/
ASIAN 330.25
Human Rights in China, 3 creditsMark Shulman, in collaboration with Teng Biao, Grove Scholar in Residence
HR 220.29Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy                                                 Joseph Chuman
HR 320.07/
POLSC 372.08
Human Rights Under Authoritarianisms-Totalitarianisms, 3 creditsAysen Candas

Approved Permanent Cognate Courses From Other Academic Departments/Programs

Note: Courses scheduled for Fall 2020 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. Fall 2020David Hodges
ANTHC 30N02Grassroots Movements and Social ChangeMarc Edelman
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and EthnographySarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00Rural SocietiesMarc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of MemoryYukiko Koga

ANTHC 320.01/

WGSL 306.00

Gender and MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees and AsylumStaff
ANTHC 320.75Law and AnthropologyMark Drury
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the IndigenousLilianna Quiroa-Crowell
ANTHC 321.65Politics 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 401.98International Human RightsStaff
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and GenderStaff
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian IdentityStaff

ASIAN 330.08/

ENGL 317.55

Muslim Diasporas              Fall 2020                                    Staff

ASIAN 390.02/

POLSC 317.01

Asian American Civil Rights and Law           Fall 2020Alison Park

ASIAN 490.00/

URBS 403.96

Immigration PolicyStaff
ECO 330.00

Economic Development                               Fall 2020


Ty Turley

ENGL 325.00/

COMPL 381.66

Post-Colonial Literature in English

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 341.33


Indigenous Movements in Latin American History Fall 2020Steven John
HIST 341.6220th Century Latin American RevolutionsSteven John
HIST 382.04

Historical Studies Seminar: Gandhi


Manu Bhagavan
HIST 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth CenturyStaff
HIST 382.28

Refugees and the Making of the Modern World

 Fall 2020


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 301.67

South Africa & Southern Africa After Apartheid


LACS 330.55Human Rights ResearchStaff
MEDIA 386.00Media Ethics                                                        Fall 2020Gregory Morris
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01Political Philosophy                                           Fall 2020

Omar Dahbour


PHILO 248.00International EthicsStaff

PHILO 252.00/

POLSC 317.54

Problems of Law and Morality                        Fall 2020           

Steven Ross


PHILO 255.00Environmental PhilosophyStaff
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of JusticeOmar Dahbour
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)        Fall 2020  Leonard Feldman
POLSC 204.01/ PHILO 246.00Political Philosophy                                            Fall 2020                                         Omar Dahbour

POLSC 209.00/

WGS 209.00

Women & Gender In Western Political Thought   

Fall 2020                                                                              


Alison Parks
POLSC 217.46The Bill of RightsWalter Volkomer

POLSC 219.00/

WGS 219.00

Women and the Law                                              Fall 2020Rosa Squillacote
POLSC 221.00Immigration PolicyLina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements in American PoliticsJulie Hollar

POLSC 261.00


Globalization and Opposition Movements


Roger Karapin

POLSC 263.00


Government and Politics in the Middle East.          Fall 2020


Jill Schwedler
POLSC 270.00Int’l Relations: Conceptual Foundations & Current IssuesMichael Lee
POLSC 271.00International Politics in the Americas           Fall 2020Kenneth 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 EnforcementRobert Jenkins
POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global EconomyMichael Lee
POLSC 276.00Global IssuesCarolyn Somerville
POLSC 278.00International OrganizationsMichael Lee
POLSC 281.00Drugs, Politics, and Public PolicyKenneth Erickson
POLSC 282.00

International Security                                             


Cynthia Roberts
POLSC 283.00Politics of Terrorism                                               Fall 2020                            Zachary Shirkey

POLSC 294.01/

SOCSC 297.01

International Relations: MODEL U.N.         Fall 2020Christopher 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 Law                Fall 2020         Glenn Magpantay
POLSC 317.15LGBT Rights – Law & PolicyMichael Fisher

POLSC 317.54/

PHILO 252.00

Law and Morality                                          Fall 2020       Steven Ross
POLSC 317.74Politics of CriminalizationSanford Schram
POLSC 341.00Constitutional Law: Civil RightsJames Bacher
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First AmendmentRosa Squillacote

POLSC 353.00


Soc Mvmnts, Civil Soc & the State in Latin America


Kenneth 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 2020                            Carolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International LawZachary 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


MEDIA 39932

SOC 325.1Z

Digital Privacy, Surveillance, Security in the Pandemic Age: Implications for Public Policy


Erica Basu
REL 208.00Religion and Social Justice                         Fall 2020Gail Tirana
REL 209.00Religion and Human Rights                       Fall 2020Harold Bruinius
REL 315.00The Problem of EvilDavid Cerequas
SOC 218.00Social Inequality



SOC 219.00American SocietyJack Hammond
SOC 307.00Migration                                                         Fall 2020          

Nancy Foner


SOC 315.00Work and SocietyJack Hammond (Sec 01 & Sec 02)
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil RightsCalvin John Smiley
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental SociologyJack 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 209.00

Women & Gender In Western Political Thought

Fall 2020

Alison Park  (Sec 02)


WGS 219.00/

POLSC 219.00

Women and the Law                                         Fall 2020 Rosa Squillacote
WGS 244.00Transnational Feminisms                                 Fall 2020Mignonette Chiu
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 MigrationCatherine Raissiguier
WGSP 200.70 / 290.07Prison, Human Rights and GenderSusan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S.                     Fall 2020Michael Fisher