Human Rights Studies Minor

Description

The interdisciplinary Human Rights Studies minor provides students with a fuller understanding of the origins, theories, and contemporary realities of human rights through the exploration of multiple intellectual spaces of human rights discourse. Having an understanding of human rights will help students to address issues such as migration and refugees, ethnic cleansing and genocide, discrimination, terrorism, poverty, children’s rights, surveillance, torture, humanitarian intervention, armed conflict, punishment, and more. 

Although the breadth of this program complements majors across the disciplinary spectrum, it is particularly valuable for those majoring in fields related to society, politics, and the law, such as Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, History, and Anthropology. Not only is it relevant to those students seeking careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, it is well-suited for those who have an interest in human rights research and advocacy both locally and globally. The Human Rights Studies minor is ideally suited for students who want to put their knowledge and skills to use through local internships and study abroad programs available to UNO students. It will also serve to enhance research skills and experiences for students who plan to pursue further education in graduate programs.

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Human Rights Studies minor must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.

Contact

Dr. Rory J. Conces, Philosophy
ASH 205C
rconces@unomaha.edu

Requirements

Undergraduates seeking to minor in Human Rights Studies must complete a total of 18 credit hours with a grade of C or higher. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be from courses at the 3000 and/or 4000 level.

Core Courses
Select at least 9 credits from the following:9
SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
THE POLITICS AND PRACTICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
VIOLENT CONFLICTS, PEACEBUILDING, AND THE ETHICS OF INTERVENTION
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Service Learning Component
Additional Courses
Select the remaining credit hours from the following list of courses (or other courses, including independent studies, approved by the Human Rights Committee) and in at two areas:9
Gender and Sexuality
GENDER & SEXUALITY IN MODERN ART
BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA
WOMEN OF COLOR WRITERS
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES IN LITERATURE
WOMEN AND POLITICS
RELIGION AND HOMOSEXUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
LGBT POLITICS
GENDER AND GLOBAL POLITICS
Race and Ethnicity
BLACK SHORT STORY
CONTEMPORARY BLACK LITERATURE
THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICS
ISSUES IN BLACK COMMUNITIES
SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE
COMMUNICATING RACE, ETHNICITY & IDENTITY
HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS
ETHNIC LITERATURE
THE SIOUX TRIBE
NATIVE AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
LATINO/A MIGRATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY
Politics and History
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: EMANCIPATION TO BROWN
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1954
THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN BLACK STUDIES 1
HISTORY OF MODERN IRELAND
THE HOLOCAUST
ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
COMPARATIVE GENOCIDE
U.S. AND THE MIDDLE EAST
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
MEDIA & POLITICS
WOMEN AND POLITICS
LATINO/-A POLITICS
PRO-SEMINAR: CULTURE AND SOCIETY 2
LGBT POLITICS
GENDER AND GLOBAL POLITICS
Environment, Health, and Economics
PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY: IMPACT OF INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS ON ECOLOGY, EQUITY & ECONOMICS
ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN HEALTH
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GLOBAL HEALTH
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
SOCIETY, ENVIRONMENT, AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Law, Justice, and Ethics
LAW IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL PROTEST
PHILOSOPHY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS
ETHICS IN BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW
CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
ETHICAL THEORY
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL LAW
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS ETHICS
THEATRE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Total Credits18
1

BLST 3980 Special Topic: History of Genocide in Dafur and Sudan

2

SPAN 4960 Human Rights Literature in Latin America