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Human Rights Minor

The Human Rights minor provides students with both intellectual and practical opportunities to engage with human rights in preparation for encountering a wide variety of twenty-first century political issues, social problems, and employment opportunities. The curriculum is distinctively interdisciplinary, mirroring the world of human rights today.

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Why Study Human Rights at Grand Valley?

  • Learn about contemporary topics with both global and local relevance. The 2013 Global Slavery Index estimates that worldwide, 29.2 million people live in slavery with a significant number living in the US  some right here in Michigan.
  • Gain a foundation in human rights while creating your own pathway through this program, which includes electives across the university.
  • Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world around the subject of human rights.
  • Engage in experiential learning connected to human rights through study abroad, internships, and/or service learning.

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Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

  • Face To Face


To complete the minor, students must complete 19 credits including HRT 450, Reflection on Human Rights, a one-credit capstone.

For More Information

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Human Rights
117 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-8110
[email protected]

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