"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
The study of human rights draws on multiple disciplines and perspectives. The International and Global Human Rights concentration is intended for undergraduate students who want to focus their studies on understanding—in critically considered, multidimensional, and applicable ways—the foundations of freedom, justice, and peace as they relate to the protection of the dignity and rights of human beings around the world.
The International and Global Studes Program offers a major degree. International & Global Human Rights may be selected as a concentration for either the Major or Minor in IGS. Courses range from introductory surveys on human rights issues to advanced studies seminars. Students may also take up to 3 hours of course work in US-related human rights issues. Students may choose from courses with Human Rights content in a broad variety of disciplines and taught by faculty affiliated with the Human Rights Research Network. All courses for the concentration must meet the approval of the IGS Director.
Please contact us for further information on this concentration.