Human Rights Minor

In the minor, students receive interdisciplinary instruction in domestic and international issues relating to human rights and civil liberties through classroom courses. Students can gain valuable practical experience in the human rights/civil liberties through a supervised internship.

Requirements:

The minor in Human Rights requires 18 hours. All students must complete PS 459: Human Rights. Of the remaining 15 hours, no more than 6 can be taken from any one discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a 3-hour internship as part of this minor. The following courses are approved for credit towards the Human Rights minor:

  • ANT313 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • ANT317 Peoples and Cultures of Mesoamerica
  • ANT321 Culture and Immigration
  • ANT416 Ethnographic Field Methods

 

  • CMS455 Seminar in Freedom of Speech
  • CMS460 Public Advocacy and Advanced Argumentation

 

  • CJ426 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CJ430 Criminal Procedure
  • CJ431 Enviromental Law
  • CJ482 Criminal Justice Ethics

 

  • ECO327 Economics of Africa
  • ECO336 Survey of International Economics
  • ECO440 Economic Development

 

  • ENG312 Post-Colonial Literature
  • ENG372 African American Literature
  • ENG473 Studies in African American Literature

 

  • GHY331 Cultural Systems in the Environment
  • GHY341 Geography and World Political Affairs
  • GHY402 Middle America
  • GHY403 South America

 

  • HIS374 African American Survey, 1890-Present
  • HIS402 Imperialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization
  • HIS408 African American History in Contemporary Film
  • HIS423 Gay and Lesbian History
  • HIS445 Racial Thought in the Western World
  • HIS456 Nazi Germany
  • HIS474 History of American Indians
  • HIS477 Women in American Society
  • HIS478 Studies in Civil Rights
  • HIS484 The History and Culture of Working Class America

 

  • MCJ355 Minorities and Women in Media
  • MCJ 462 Media Critism

 

  • PHI300 Business Ethics
  • PHI451 Philosophy of Politics
  • PHI457 Environment Ethics

 

  • PS303 American Political Movements
  • PS405 Women and Politics
  • PS453 Politics and Protest
  • PS454 Government and Politics in Africa
  • PS456 Latin American Governments and Politics
  • PS488 Women and the Law
  • PS489 Civil Rights and Liberties
  • PS492 Special Problems*

 

  • REL445 Modern Islamic Thought
  • REL460 Global Religious Ethics

 

  • SOC240 Social Problems
  • SOC301 Wealth, Status, and Power
  • SOC350 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC355 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • SOC415 Sociology of Gender

 

  • SWK300 Social Welfare and Social Problems
  • SWK315 Human Diversity in a Changing World

 

  • WS301 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WS410 Women in American Society**
  • WS420 Women and Politics

 

*PS 492 (Special Problems). Approved by Board of Directors Feb. 3, 2006 with these requirements: (1) a student may apply only three hours of PS 492 toward the minor without approval from the College; (2) applying any 492 credits from a department other than political science requires approval of the Advisor of the Human Rights Minor.

**WS 410 and WS 420 are cross listed courses in History and Political Science.

Dr. Kate Green is the advisor for the Human Rights Minor. Please contact her with any further questions at kate.greene@usm.edu.