HIST/HRTS 3201: The History of Human Rights
Tu Th 9:30 - 10:45 am
POLS/HRTS 3430: Evaluating Human Rights Practices of Countries
Tu 5:00 - 8:00 pm
HRTS/ENGL 3631: Literature, Culture & Humanitarianism
The University of Connecticut offers both a major or minor in human rights. Explore this section of the Human Rights Institute's website to learn more about how human rights can become part of your undergraduate education.
What are human rights? How has the concept of human rights evolved? How and why have human rights been violated, both in the United States and abroad? How have people struggled against human rights violations and with what success? What protections against violations of human rights exist, and how can these protections be enhanced and made more effective? These are the type of questions that human rights students are encouraged to pursue. In the human rights major and minor, students receive interdisciplinary instruction in theoretical, comparative, and historical perspectives on human rights through classroom courses and gain valuable practical experience in the human rights field through a supervised internship.