WHAT IS HUMAN RIGHTS?
This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group
What are human rights? How has the concept of human rights evolved? How and why have human rights been violated, both in the United States and abroad? How have people struggled against human rights violations and with what success? What protections against violations of human rights exist, and how can these protections be enhanced and made more effective? These are the type of questions that human rights students are encouraged to pursue. In the human rights major and minor, students receive instruction in theoretical, comparative, and historical perspectives on human rights through classroom courses and gain valuable practical experience in the human rights field through a supervised internship.
The Human Rights major is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary plan of study. As a second major, the HRTS major requires another, primary major in a different discipline.
HOW TO DECLARE:
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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HRTS 1007 - Introduction to Human Rights (Not major requirement but HIGHLY recommended) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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