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Minor Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 19 credits, including the introductory and capstone courses, two courses from the Core Course lists, and three additional elective courses. A maximum of 3 of the core and elective courses be from the same prefix (e.g. CS, HST).

Required Courses (4 credits)

  • HRT/PLS 105: Introduction to Human Rights or HNR 263: Theory and Practice of Rights, 3 credits 
  • HRT 450: Reflection on Human Rights, 1 credit 

Core Courses (6 credits)

Take two courses (3 credits each), one each from Core Courses List A and B; each course must have a different prefix.

Core List A (choose 1 course)

  • CJ 325: Criminal Justice and Human Rights, 3 credits 
  • HST 378: Contesting Human Rights, 3 credits 
  • PLS/HRT 316: Human Rights in International Politics, 3 credits 
  • LIB/HST/HRT 319: Human Traffic and Trafficking, 3 credits 

Core List B (choose 1 course) 

  • PLS/HRT/HNR 335: Theory of Human Rights, 3 credits 
  • LIB/HRT 320: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, 3 credits 
  • PLS 240: The Holocaust, 3 credits 
  • AAA 341: Civil Conflicts in Africa , 3 credits 

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Take three courses (3 credits each) from Elective Courses List, with no more than two courses from a single major/designator. Courses from Core Courses List A and B may also be counted as elective courses, but a single course may not count both as a core course and an elective. 

African/African American Studies 

  • AAA 352: Black Women's Cultures and Communities, 3 credits 

Anthropology 

  • ANT 345: Perspectives on Globalization, 3 credits
  • ANT 370: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Gender, 3 credits

Classics

  • CLA 367: Thinking Like a (Roman) Lawyer, 3 credits

Criminal Justice 

  • CJ 305: Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties, 3 credits
  • CJ 320: Crimes Against Women, 3 credits
  • CJ 482: Culture, Crime and Justice, 3 credits

Economics 

  • ECO 350: Economics of Gender, 3 credits

English 

  • ENG 335: Literature of American Minorities, 3 credits
  • ENG 336: Lesbian, Gay and Queer Literature, 3 credits
  • ENG 392: Language and Power, 3 credits

Geography

  • GPY 335: Globalization an Development, 3 credits
  • GPY 351: Geography of Africa, 3 credits

History 

  • HST 316: U.S. Civil Rights Movement History, 3 credits
  • HST 318: History of Democracy in America, 3 credits
  • HST 332: Modern India, 3 credits
  • HST 333: Modern China,3 credits
  • HST 336: Africa After, 3 credits
  • HST 371: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities, 3 credits
  • HST 386:20th Century Europe, 3 credits

Honors 

  • HNR/PLS/WGS 334: Sex, Power, and Politics, 3 credits

Human Rights

  • HRT 380: Special Topics in Human Rights, 1-3 credits 
  • HRT 389: Study Abroad in Human Rights, 3 credits 
  • HRT 399: Independent Study in Human Rights 1-3 credits
  • HRT 490: Internship in Human Rights, 3 credits
  • HRT 499: Independent Research/Thesis, 1-3 credits 

Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • IDS 350:Civil Discourse, 3 credits

Legal Studies 

  • LS/WGS 370: Women and the Law, 3 credits

Liberal Studies 

  • LIB 325: LGBTQ Identities, 3 credits
  • LIB 342: Food Matters, 3 credits
  • LIB 350: The Immigrant Experience in the U.S., 3 credits

Middle East Studies 

  • MES 370: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East: The Model Arab League, 3 credits

Philosophy

  • PHI 320:Social and Political Philosophy: Liberty and Justice, 3 credits
  • PHI 370: Sex Matters: Feminist Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 3 credits

Political Science

  • PLS/WGS 302: Women, Politics, and Public Policy, 3 credits
  • PLS/AAA 319: African Politics,3 credits
  • PLS 338: Citizenship, 3 credits

Sociology 

  • SOC 317: Sociology of Gender, 3 credits
  • SOC 318: Sociology of Sexuality, 3 credits
  • SOC 333: Sociology of the Civil Rights Movement, 3 credits
  • SOC 382: Race and Ethnicity, 3 credits
  • SOC 385: Social Class Inequality, 3 credits

Women and Gender Studies 

  • WGS 310: Sexual Orientation and the Law, 3 credits
  • WGS 320: Crimes Against Women, 3 credits
  • WGS 350: Family and Gender in the Developing World, 3 credits