Human Rights Studies - Interdisciplinary
Minor in Human Rights Studies
The Human Rights Studies minor provides students with an understanding of human rights philosophy, norms, law, institutions, and practice. The core courses provide a conceptual grounding of the field along with a critical awareness of fundamental twenty-first century challenges to protect the lives, well-being, and dignity of all individuals, that transcends national boundaries.
The interdisciplinary curriculum will be drawn from the fields of Political Science, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, International Studies, and Literature.
Combined with their related majors, students will graduate with a substantive grasp of human rights, particularly in the context of their major fields.
Required Core Courses: 6 credits (3 per course)
Human Rights I: Philosophy and History
Human Rights II: Politics, Law, and Institutions
Electives: 9-12 credits
Minors must take any 3 approved electives in the field of human rights.
(The list of approved electives is given below)
Total credits: 15 – 18 (this means five courses. The range is because the Center for Workers Education courses count for 4 credits).
The program will also help minors secure an internship with a New York-based human rights organization. Students can receive three elective credits toward the minor for this.
Electives for the Human Rights Minor
|PSC 35800:||Humanitarian Intervention|
|PSC 21300:||Civil Liberties|
|PSC 31162:||Human Rights and Human Wrongs|
|PSC 31171:||Human Rights and the Laws of War|
|SOC 31160:||Latinas and Reproductive Rights|
|SOC 31154:||Undocumented: Life in the Shadows|
|ANTH 32200:||Immigrant & Refugee Movement & Cultures|
|ANTH 32400:||Violation of Human Rights|
|ANTH 35000:||Race & Racism|
|INTL/ANTH 31606||Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Identity|
|ANTH 31110||Islam and Human Rights|
|ANTH 31403||Women and Violations of Human Rights|
|HIST B0912:||The Holocaust|
|HIST B0910 /
HIST 31824 (CWE):
|History of Human Rights|
|HIST B2315:||Genocide in the 20th Century|
|HIST B2316:||Modern Dictators|
|PHIL 34600:||Feminist Philosophy|
|PHIL 34905:||Biomedical Ethics|
|IAS 31115 (CWE):||Immigrant Rights and the Law|
|IAS 31154 (CWE):||Women’s Rights as Human Rights|
|IAS 31407 (CWE:||Childhood Poverty|
|IAS 31504 (CWE):||Forced Migrations|
|MCA 31414 (CWE):||Film and Human Rights|
Please note: CWE courses are offered at the downtown CCNY campus and count for 4 credits.
This list is not exhaustive. Minors may take other elective courses as approved by the Program Director.
For more information contact:
Program Director, Human Rights Program
Office: NAC 4/135