Law & Human Rights
International human rights concerns have become one of the most salient, cross-cutting global issues today. This concentration provides students with insights and tools to critically examine human rights issues in comparative contexts, and analyze how legal reforms and processes are integrally tied in with ensuring rights. Through the various required and elective courses, students will examine different perspectives on political, social, economic, and legal concerns within the international arena, providing a rich, interdisciplinary focus to understanding the inherent possibilities, priorities and challenges of addressing and enforcing global legal agreements and human rights protocols. They will learn about the historical development of human rights as a philosophical and legal concept, the ways states understand and assert their global relationships and priorities, the increasingly important role played by official development assistance (ODA) in doing so and prioritizing law and human rights, and the role of international organizations, states, and other stakeholders involved in implementing and responding to global human rights concerns.
Students graduating with this concentration will have a foundation valuable for a wide range of experiences and careers as practitioners, policymakers, and analysts, as human rights activists at domestic and international human rights organizations and within intergovernmental bodies such as various UN organizations, and as law students leading to international careers in areas that concern relations between governments, states and global human rights networks.
INTL 370 International Human Rights
INTL 422 Aid to Developing Countries *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
ANTH 314 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
GEOG 445 Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
GEOG 463 Geography, Law, and the Environment
INTL 323 Islam & Global Forces
INTL 360 International Cooperation & Conflict
INTL 421 Gender and International Development *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 423 Development and the Muslim World
INTL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
INTL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
INTL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
INTL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
LAW 415 Human Rights, Law, & Culture
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 418 Intro to Public Law
PS 399 Sp St Palestine/Israel
PS 399 International Peacekeeping
PS 420 International Organizations
PS 485 Civil Rights and Liberties
SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
**LAW 671 International Law
**LAW 693 Human Rights and Environment
**LAW 610 Human Rights Law
**Special registration process required