Minor in Human Rights


The minor in human rights is an option for students who are interested in this rapidly emerging field. The curriculum reflects the growing interest in human rights throughout the world – even as violations persist, and debate continues over the meaning and understanding of human rights. Many of the courses in the minor have an international approach. This program helps to prepare students for a career in research, working in NGOs that advocate for and monitor human rights compliance, or government agencies.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Students will receive interdisciplinary instruction in domestic and international issues relating to human rights and civil liberties.
2. Students will explore the history and structure of formal human rights and international law.
3. Students will study a large number of historical or contemporary human rights struggles.
4. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the impact of international legal practices and organizations.

Program Outcomes

a. Understanding the key functions and significance of human rights and international justice in the international legal order.
b. Acquiring a solid knowledge of international human rights procedural and substantive norms and related institutions.
c. Acquiring the skills to identify national and international violation in the context of case study on alleged prohibited conducts.
d. Analyzing and assessing critically contemporary challenges related to international human rights.

Minor Requirements

DRG210.1     General Constitutional Law     3
DRG340     International Humanitarian Law     2
DRG393.1     Civic Liberties     2
DRG395     International Human Rights     2
DRG426.1     International Public Law     3
DRG463     International Criminal Law     3
Total           15
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