School of Law and Political Sciences

Minor in Human Rights

15 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


The minor in human rights is an option for students who are interested in this rapidly developing field of the 21st century. 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. In the minor, students receive interdisciplinary instruction in domestic and international issues relating to human rights and civil liberties.
2. Students will have the opportunity to explore the history and structure of formal human rights and international law.
3. Students will have the opportunity to 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. Analyze and assess critically contemporary challenges related to international human rights.
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