Global and International Studies

Human Rights

Human Rights
The HUMAN RIGHTS option examines the history, development, enforcement, and violations of concepts of the basic rights of humanity. Whether through questions of torture, freedom of conscience, trafficking of women and children, agreements about prisoners of war, human rights constantly need redefining and rethinking if they are to be broad enough to cover everyone on our planet and specific enough to have a real effect on human behavior.

Courses for Spring 2024

Course NumberCourse Title
ADTED 300Social Movements and Education: Global Perspectives
AFAM 100NBlack Freedom Struggles
AFAM/HIST 211Slavery and Freedom in the Black Atlantic
ASIA 457Hiroshima and the Holocaust in History and Memory
CAS 321Rhetoric and Law
CAS 426WCommunication Ethics
CMLIT 101Race, Gender and Identity in World Literature
CMLIT 143Human Rights and World Literature
CMLIT 197Political Theatre
COMM 403Law of Mass Communications (only allows COMM majors)
EDTHP 401 / CIED 401Introduction to Comparative Education: Making Sense of Policy, Research, and Data in Globalized Education
ENGL 228Introduction to Disability Studies in the Humanities
ENGL 245Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
GER 123Genocide in Global Perspectives
GER 128The Holocaust in Film and Literature
HIST 465The Post WWII Civil Rights Movement
HIST/JST 439Women and the Holocaust
JST/HIST 121History of the Holocaust 1933-1945
JST/SOC/ANTH 457Jewish Communities: Identity, Survival, and Transformation in Unexpected Places
LGWR 520Global Workers' Rights (This is a Masters level course--undergraduates should email the instructor to request permission to enroll.)
PHIL 105Philosophy of Law
PHIL 108Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 408WSeminar in Social and Political Philosophy
PLSC 414Dictators and Their Demise
PLSC 451The Politics of Human Rights
PLSC/JST 450HGenocide and Tyranny
PUBPL 120NState, Society, and Public Policy
SOC 119Race and Ethnic Relations
WMNST 200Global Feminisms
WMNST 301Sexualities, Gender and Power: Feminist Thought and Politics
WMNST 428Gender and Politics

Approved Courses in the Human Rights Pathway

Course NumberCourse Title
ADTED 300Social Movements and Education: Global Perspectives
AFAM 100NBlack Freedom Struggles
AFAM/HIST 211Slavery and Freedom in the Black Atlantic
AFR 310/APLNG 310Language Rights, Policy, and Planning
AFR/PLSC 464Extractive Industries in Africa
ASIA 457Hiroshima and the Holocaust in History and Memory
CAS 321Rhetoric and Law
CAS 426WCommunication Ethics
CAS 455Gender Roles in Communication
CMLIT 101Race, Gender and Identity in World Literature
CMLIT 143Human Rights and World Literature
CMLIT 197Political Theatre
CMLIT 455Ethics, Jusice, and Rights in World Literature
CMLIT 497Special Topics
COMM 403Law of Mass Communications (only allows COMM majors)
EDTHP 297Special Topics - Cross-Cultural Perspective
EDTHP 401 / CIED 401Introduction to Comparative Education: Making Sense of Policy, Research, and Data in Globalized Education
EDTHP 435Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy
EDTHP/SOC 410The Global Impact of Education
ENGL 226Latina and Latino Border Theories
ENGL 228Introduction to Disability Studies in the Humanities
ENGL 245Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
ENGL 312Globality & Literature
GEOG 30 / 30NEnvironment and Society in a Changing World
GEOG 426WGendered Worlds
GEOG 433Geographies of Justice
GER 123Genocide in Global Perspectives
GER 128The Holocaust in Film and Literature
GER/RUS 143The Culture of Stalinism and Nazism
HIST 320Contemporary World History
HIST 465The Post WWII Civil Rights Movement
HIST 479History of Imperialism and Nationalism in Africa
HIST/JST 426Holocaust
HIST/JST 439Women and the Holocaust
JST 474/ASIA/HIST 457Hiroshima & the Holocaust in History and Memory
JST/HIST 121History of the Holocaust 1933-1945
JST/HIST/RLST 409/RLST 407Antisemitisms
JST/PHIL/RLST 478Ethics After the Holocaust
JST/SOC/ANTH 457Jewish Communities: Identity, Survival, and Transformation in Unexpected Places
LER 400Comparative Employment Relations
LER 475 HLabor in the Global Economy
LGWR 520Global Workers' Rights (This is a Masters level course--undergraduates should email the instructor to request permission to enroll.)
PHIL 105Philosophy of Law
PHIL 108Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 405Seminar in Philosophy of Law
PHIL 408WSeminar in Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 479Critical Theory
PLSC 132The Politics of International Intolerance
PLSC 414Dictators and Their Demise
PLSC 451The Politics of Human Rights
PLSC 464Extractive Industries in Africa
PLSC/JST 450HGenocide and Tyranny
PUBPL 120NState, Society, and Public Policy
RUS 101Russian Film
RUS 144Multicultural Russia: Narratives of Race and Ethnicity in Russian Literature and Culture
RUS 145Putin’s Russia and Its Protest Culture
SOC 119Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 497Solving Wicked Social Problems
WMNST 200Global Feminisms
WMNST 301Sexualities, Gender and Power: Feminist Thought and Politics
WMNST 428Gender and Politics
WMNST 466Lesbian and Gay History

Courses Outside the Liberal Arts

Course NumberCourse Title
COMM 403Law of Mass Communications (only allows COMM majors)
EDTHP 401 / CIED 401Introduction to Comparative Education: Making Sense of Policy, Research, and Data in Globalized Education
EDTHP 435Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy
GEOG 30 / 30NEnvironment and Society in a Changing World
GEOG 426WGendered Worlds
GEOG 433Geographies of Justice

400 Level Courses With No Prerequisites

Course NumberCourse Title
COMM 403Law of Mass Communications (only allows COMM majors)
EDTHP 435Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy

Majors should select 21 credits in the Option courses.

  • 15 credits of these 21 will be in a single Option concentration (no more than 6 credits towards the Option completion are to be from courses in a single department).
  • 6 credits of these 21 are from other Options.
  • At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level or higher.