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Academic Programs

Minor in Human Rights


The human rights minor is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary plan of study requiring 15 credit hours from the following groups:

  • 3 credits must be taken from the Core Courses (Group A);
  • 3 credits must be taken from the Applications and Methods (Group B);
  • 6 credits must be taken of either courses from the Electives (Group C) list or additional Group A or B courses;
  • 3 credits are taken from the Service Learning/Internship (Group D).

Minor Declaration Form
HRTS Undergraduate Major/Minor Brochure Catalog Year 2016-17
HRTS Undergraduate Major/Minor Brochure Catalog Year 2015-16
HR Minor Requirements – Spring 2015 & Earlier

Please note that more than six credits may not be taken in one department.

  • HRTS 1007: Introduction to Human Rights

Institutions and Laws

  • HIST 3202/HRTS 3202: International Human Rights
  • HRTS 3200(W): International Human Rights Law
  • HRTS 3420: Being International – Geopolitics and Human Rights
  • POLS 3212/HRTS 3212: Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights
  • SOCI 3831/HRTS 3831: Human Rights in the United States

History, Philosophy, and Theory

  • ECON 3128: Economic and Social Human Rights
  • HIST/HRTS 3201: The History of Human Rights
  • HIST/HRTS 3207: Genocide after the Second World War
  • POLS/HRTS 3042: The Theory of Human Rights
  • ENGL/HRTS 3631: Literature, Culture and Humanitarianism
  • PHIL/HRTS 3220: Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights
  • ANTH/HRTS 3326: Global Health and Human Rights
  • BADM/BLAW 3252: Corporate Social Impact and Responsibility
  • DRAM/HRTS 3139: Theater and Human Rights
  • ENGR/HRTS 3257: Assessment for Human Rights Sustainability
  • HRTS 3149(W): Human Rights Through Film
  • HRTS 3250(W): Human Rights and New Technologies
  • HRTS 3475: Economic Development and Human Rights
  • POLS/HRTS 3256(W): Politics & Human Rights in Global Supply Chains
  • POLS/HRTS 3428: The Politics of Torture
  • POLS/HRTS 3430: Evaluating Human Rights Practices of Countries.
  • SOCI/HRTS 3835(W): Refugee Camps and Humanitarianism
  • SOCI/HRTS 3837(W): Sociology of Global Human Rights

Africana Studies

  • AFRA/SOCI/HRTS 3505: White Racism
  • AFRA/HIST/HRTS 3563: African American History to 1865
  • AFRA/SOCI/HRTS 3825: African Americans and Social Protest

Anthropology

  • ANTH/HRTS 3028: Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia
  • ANTH 3150(W): Migration
  • ANTH/HRTS 3153(W): Human Rights in Democratizing Countries
  • ANTH /WGSS 3350: Anthropological Perspectives on Women

Art History

  • ARTH/HRTS 3575: Human Rights and Visual Culture

Asian American Studies

  • AASI/SOCI 3222 / HRTS 3573: Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change
  • AASI/HIST 3531: Japanese Americans and World War II

Economics

  • ECON 2126: Philosophy and Economics
  • ECON 2127: Beyond Self-interest
  • ECON 3473(W): Economic Development
  • ECON 2445/HRTS/WGSS 3445: Economic Foundations of Gender Inequality

Engineering

  • ENGR/HRTS/POLS 3209: Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century

English

  • ENGL/HRTS 3619: Topics in Literature and Human Rights History
  • ENGL 3629: Introduction to Holocaust Literature

Geography

  • GEOG 3240: Medical and Health Care Geography

Hebrew and Judaic Studies

  • HEJS/HRTS 2203: The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film

Human Development and Family Services

  • HDFS 3251: Biotechnology, Disability and the Family

History

  • HIST 3100(W): Biography as History
  • HIST 3418: The Holocaust
  • HIST/AASI 3531: Japanese Americans and World War II
  • HIST/WGSS 3562: History of Women & Gender in the United States, 1850-Present
  • HIST/AFRA/HRTS 3563: African American History to 1865
  • HIST 3570: American Indian History
  • HIST 3575/LLAS 3221/HRTS 3221: Latino/as and Human Rights

Human Rights

  • Any HRTS course numbered 2000 or above

Latino and Latin American Studies

  • LLAS/HRTS 3221/HIST 3575: Latino/as and Human Rights
  • LLAS 3271/POLS 3834: Immigration and Transborder Politics

Natural Resources and the Environment

  • NRE 2600: Global Sustainable Natural Resources

Nursing

  • NURS 3225: Ethical Ways of Knowing

Philosophy

  • PHIL/HRTS 2170(W): Bioethics and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • PHIL 2215: Ethics
  • PHIL 3218: Feminist Theory
  • PHIL/HRTS 3219: Topics in Philosophy and Human Rights

Political Science

  • POLS/ENGR/HRTS 3209: Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century
  • POLS 3211: Politics of Water
  • POLS/WGSS 3249: Gender Politics and Islam
  • POLS 3255: Politics of South Africa
  • POLS/HRTS 3418(W): International Organizations and Law
  • POLS 3672/WGSS 3052: Women and Politics
  • POLS/HRTS 3807: Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • POLS 3834/LLAS 3271: Immigration and Transborder Politics

Sociology

  • SOCI 3222/HRTS 3573/AASI 3222: Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change
  • SOCI/HRTS 3421(W): Class, Power, and Inequality
  • SOCI 2503(W): Prejudice and Discrimination
  • SOCI/HRTS/AFRA 3505: White Racism
  • SOCI/HRTS/AFRA 3825: African Americans and Social Protest

Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • WGSS 2255: Sexualities, Activism, and Globalization
  • WGSS/HRTS 2263: Women and Violence
  • WGSS 3052/POLS 3672: Women and Politics
  • WGSS 3105: The Politics of Reproduction
  • WGSS/POLS 3249: Gender Politics and Islam
  • WGSS 3257: Feminist Disability Studies
  • WGSS 3269: Women’s Movements
  • WGSS/ANTH 3350: Anthropological Perspectives on Women
  • HRTS 4291: Service Learning Seminar/Internship

Group D internships are with a human rights-related agency, organization, or group. Students may select an Internship site to fit individual interests and goals. The internship enables students to enrich and assess what they have learned in the classroom through practical experience. The final grade for credits earned in Group D are based on the completion of assignments in which students synthesize their internship experiences with knowledge gained in the course work taken to fulfill the requirements for the Human Rights Minor.

For further information, please contact:

Samuel Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
860-486-4515 or samuel.martinez@uconn.edu

The Human Rights Minor is a program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Content Area One: Arts and Humanities

B: Literature

  • ENGL 3629: Introduction to Holocaust Literature
  • HEJS/HRTS 2203: The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film

C: History

  • AASI/HIST 3531: Japanese Americans and World War II

D: Philosophy & Ethical Analysis

  • HRTS 3200(W): International Human Rights Law
  • PHIL/HRTS 3220(W): Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights
  • HRTS 3250(W): Human Rights and New Technologies
  • PHIL/HRTS 2170(W): Bioethics and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Content Area Two: Social Sciences

  • HRTS/POLS 1007 (recommended for majors, not required)
  • POLS 3211: Politics of Water

Content Area Four: Diversity and Multiculturalism

USA

  • HIST/AASI 3531: Japanese Americans and World War II
  • AASI/SOCI 3221 / HRTS 3571: Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women
  • AFRA/SOCI/HRTS 3505: White Racism
  • ANTH 3150(W): Migration
  • HIST 3570: American Indian History

International

  • ANTH/HRTS 3028(W): Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia
  • ANTH/HRTS 3153(W): Human Rights in Democratizing Countries
  • ENGL 3629: Introduction to Holocaust Literature
  • HEJS/HRTS 2203: The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film
  • HRTS 3200(W): International Human Rights Law
  • HRTS/POLS 1007 (recommended for majors, not required)
  • NRE 2600: Global Sustainable Natural Resources
  • WGSS 2255: Sexualities, Activism, and Globalization