Spring 2023 Human Rights Courses

The following courses, offered in Spring 2023, 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
4 Sections
Catherine Tinker
Babatunde Olugboji
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 350.00Human Rights Capstone Seminar
Offered Spring semester (required of all students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights)
Mark Shulman

Special Topic Courses

HR 220.33
Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities: Issues and Institutions                                            
Siddhi Vyas
HR 220.33Human Rights and Corruption Babatunde Olugboji
HR 220.41Journalism and Human RightsStephanie Fillion
HR 220.40 / AFPRL 2901A
Human Rights and Mass Incarceration Alhaji Conteh 

Approved Permanent Cognate Courses From Other Academic Departments/Programs

Note: Courses scheduled for Spring 2023 are noted in red, but please check online in each respective department for the most current information. (Last update: 11/14/2022)

CodeCourse name Instructor (s)
AFPRL 390.40Institutional Racism Mark Payne
ANTHC 218.00The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Course Description 
ANTHC 331.00Grassroots Movements and Social Change Deborah Leter
ANTHC 303.51Social Movements: Theory, Practice, and Ethnography Sarah Molinari
ANTHC 309.00Rural Societies Marc Edelman
ANTHC 310.01Politics of Memory Yukiko Koga
ANTHC 320.01/ WGSL 306.00Gender and Migration Catherine Raissiguier
ANTHC 320.30Refugees and Asylum Staff
ANTHC 320.75Law and Anthropology Mark Drury
ANTHC 321.59Human Rights of the Indigenous Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell
ANTHC 321.65Politics of Reproduction Aminata Maraesa
ANTHC 351.51Stories and Silences: Justice and Reconciliation After Imperial Violence Yukiko Koga
ANTHC 401.01Language and Nationalism Robert Greenberg
ANTHC 401.85Latin American Migration Rocio Gil
ANTHC 401.98International Human RightsMarc Edelman
ASIAN 230.01Globalization and Gender
Course Description
Jackelyn Mariano
ASIAN 320.01Nation, Self and Asian Identity Spring 2023Maya Jeffereis
ASIAN 330.08/
ENGL 317.55
Muslim Diasporas
Course Description 
Spring 2023Rebecca Qidwai
ASIAN 390.02/ POLSC 317.01Asian American Civil Rights and Law
Course Description 
Spring 2023Glenn Magpantay
ASIAN 490.00/
URBS 403.96
Immigration PolicyStaff
ECO 330.00Economic Development
Course Description 
Spring 2023Staff
ENGL 325.00/
COMPL 381.66
Post-Colonial Literature in English
Course Description 
Spring 2023Cassandra Murray
ENGL 329.82World Literature and the Question of Human Rights Nico Israel
HIST 250.13History of Humanitarian Aid to sub-Saharan Africa Jill Rosenthal
HIST 341.20Women and Gender in Islam Karen Kern
HIST 341.33Indigenous Movements in Latin American History Steven John
HIST 341.6220th Century Latin American Revolutions Steven John
HIST 382.04Gandhi: Power, Protest, and Justice in the 20th Century Manu Bhagavan
HIST 382.17Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century Staff
HIST 7741J (HIST 382.28)Refugees and the Making of the Modern World Jill Rosenthal
HIST 384.61Hitler’s Germany Benjamin Hett
HIST 384.65 / HIST 492.09The Dreyfus Affair: French Anti-Semitism before the Holocaust         Laura Schor
HIST  774.36Human Rights in the Non-Western WorldManu Bhagavan
HONS 301.46Violence and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia Rupal Oza
HONS 301.67South Africa & Southern Africa After Apartheid Spring 2023Larry Shore
HONS 3011WLiterature and the Question of Human RightsSpring 2023Sonali Perera
LACS 330.55Human Rights ResearchStaff
PHILO 246.00/ POLSC 204.01Political Philosophy
Course Description 
Spring 2023Omar Dahbour
PHILO 248.00International Ethics Staff
PHILO 252.00/
POLSC 317.54
Problems of Law and MoralitySteven Ross
PHILO 255.00Environmental Philosophy
Course Description
Omar Dahbour
PHILO 346.00Contemporary Theories of Justice Staff
PHILO 348.00Philosophy of Human Rights Carol Gould
PHILO 394.75Democratic Theory Carol Gould
PHILO 394.86Immigration and Human Rights Carol Gould
POLSC 202.00Modern Political Thought (1600-1900)
Course Description
Francisco Fortuno Bernier
POLSC 204.01/ PHILO 246.00Political Philosophy
Course Description 
Spring 2023Staff
POLSC 209.00/
WGS 209.00
Women & Gender in Western Political Thought
Course Description 
Spring 2023Emily Crandall
POLSC 217.46The Bill of Rights Walter Volkomer
POLSC 219.00/ WGS 219.00Women and the Law
Course Description 
Spring 2022Emily Crandall
POLSC 221.00Immigration PolicyLina Newton
POLSC 228.00Protest Movements In American Politics    Spring 2023Roger Karapin
POLSC 261.00Globalization and Opposition Movements Roger Karapin
POLSC 263.00Government and Politics in the Middle East Jill Schwedler
POLSC 270.00Int’l Relations: Conceptual Foundations & Current Issues Michael Lee
POLSC 271.00International Politics in the Americas Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 272.11The Politics of Development Ian Jones
POLSC 272.25Comparative LGBT Politics Julie Hollar
POLSC 272.26Government/Politics of Africa Carolyn Somerville
POLSC 273.22The Politics of International Human Rights EnforcementSpring 2023

Robert Jenkins


POLSC 275.00Politics of the Global Economy Spring 2023Michael Lee
POLSC 276.00Global Issues Carolyn Somerville
POLSC 278.00International Organizations Michael Lee
POLSC 281.00Drugs, Politics, and Public Policy
Course Description 
Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 282.00International Security Spring 2023Cynthia Roberts
POLSC 283.00Terrorism Spring 2023Chelsea Joliet
POLSC 294.01/
SOCSC 297.01
International Relations: MODEL U.N.Christopher McCallion
POLSC 303.00Democracy and Emergency Leonard Feldman
POLSC 304.77Violence, Justice and Reconciliation Alex Zamalin
POLSC 304.81Democracy and Political Ethics John Wallach
POLSC 305.00Democratic Theory/Problems of Democracy John Wallach
POLSC 309.00/
WGS 309.00
Feminist Political Theory
Course Description
 Robyn Marasco
POLSC 316.00Political Theory of Human Rights John Wallach
POLSC 317.01/ ASIAN 390.02Asian American Civil Rights and Law
Course Description 
Spring 2023Glenn Magpantay
POLSC 317.15LGBT Rights – Law & Policy Michael Fisher
POLSC 317.54/
PHILO 252.00
Law and MoralitySteven Ross
POLSC 317.74Politics of Criminalization Sanford Schram
POLSC 341.00Constitutional Law: Civil Rights James Bacher
POLSC 342.00Constitutional Law: First Amendment Rosa Squillacote
POLSC 353.00Social Movements, Civil Society, and the State in Latin America Kenneth Erickson
POLSC 372.18Protest and DissentSpring 2023 Jill Schwedler
POLSC 372.43Post Conflict Peace-Building and State Building Robert Jenkins
POLSC 373.15Refugees and Global Politics Erika Iverson
POLSC 374.00International Human Rights Carolyn Somerville
POLSC 375.00International Law Zachary Shirkey
PSYCH 384.02Developmental Psychology and Human RightsRoseanne Flores
PSYCH 385.01Social Psychology and Human Rights Staff
PH 714.00Public Health and Human Rights Staff
REL 208.00Religion and Social Justice
Course Description 
Gail Tirana
REL 209.00Religion and Human Rights
Course Description 
Spring 2023Harold Bruinius
REL 315.00The Problem of Evil David Cerequas
SOC 218.00Social Inequality
Course Description
Spring 2023Howard Elterman
SOC 219.00American Society Jack Hammond
SOC 307.00MigrationSpring 2023Kate Binh Pok-Carabalona
SOC 315.00Work and Society Staff
SOC 320.00Law, Society and Civil Rights
Course Description
 Spring 2023Calvin John Smiley
SOC 325.1NEnvironmental Sociology Staff
SOC 325.38Hunger in America Janet Poppendieck
SOC 325.66Seminar: Food and Society Staff
SOC 361.00Development and Modernization
Course Description
Spring 2023John Hammond
SOC 364.00Globalism and Nationalism Staff
SPAN 371.08Memory of the Dictatorships of Argentina & Chile Maria Fischer
URBP 787.27Environmental Justice Samara Swanston
WGS 200.71AIDS and Society Staff
WGS 200.83Gender, Islam and Rights in South Asia Dina Siddiqi
WGS 209.00/
POLSC 209.00
Women & Gender in Western Political Thought
Course Description 
Spring 2023Emily Crandall
WGS 219.00/
POLSC 219.00
Women and the Law
Course Description 
Spring 2023Benjamin Mejia
WGS 244.00Transnational Feminisms
Course Description 
Spring 2023Rupal Oza 
WGS 300.27Transgender Theory and Politics Benjamin Persky
WGS 300.40Gender, Politics and Power Staff
WGS 309.00/ POLSC 309Feminist Political Theory Robyn Marasco
WGSL 200.04Gender and Human Rights Nomvuyo Nolutshungu
WGSL 206.00Gender and Immigration Catherine Raissiguier
WGSL 290.00Family Migration and the Law Amir Rasoulpour
WGSL 306.00/ ANTHC 320.01Gender and Migration Catherine Raissiguier
WGS 200.70/ WGSP 290.07Prison, Human Rights and Gender Susan Rosenberg
WGSS 300.02Reproductive Rights in the U.S. Spring 2023Emily Crandall