Human Rights

Program Structure

Major

The requirements for the Major are 36 credit hours in human rights, including the following 21 credit hours.

HMRT-1006. Introduction to Human Rights

HMRT 2013. Research Methods

HMRT-3033. Philosophy of Human Rights or HMRT– 3043 Human Rights in Theory and Practice

HMRT-3113. The Rights Revolution or HMRT- 3013. Discrimination and the law in Canada

HMRT-3123. International Human Rights or HMRT 3063. Crimes Against Humanity

HMRT-4013. Capstone Seminar


Students must also complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in elective courses from the following human rights courses:

HMRT-2023.  Human Rights and Literature

HMRT-2103.  Non-Western Perspectives on Human Rights

HMRT-3013.  Discrimination and the Law in Canada

HMRT-3033.  Philosophy of Human Rights

HMRT-3043.  Human Rights in Theory and Practice

HMRT-3063.  Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity

HMRT-3073.  Human Rights Internship

HMRT-3113.  The Rights Revolution in Canada

HMRT-3123.  International Human Rights

HMRT-3133.  Activism and Social Justice

HMRT-3203.  Human Rights Advocacy through Social Media

HMRT-3503.  Moot Court

HMRT-3543.  Human Rights and Foreign Policy

HMRT-3633.  Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

HMRT 3803.  Human Rights of the Child

HMRT-3903.  Corporate Social Responsibility

HMRT-4023.  Human Rights Independent Study

HMRT-4043.  Special Topics in Human Rights

HMRT-4053.  Human Rights Leadership

In addition, students must complete 3 credit hours from the following list of cross-listed courses:

ANTH-2533. The Anthropology of Gender

CRIM-2253. Crime and Society in Historical Perspective

CRIM-2743. Social Protest in Canada

CRIM-2123. Criminal Law

CRIM-2223. Youth Justice

CRIM-3003. Government and the Criminal Justice System

CRIM-4143. Hate Crime

CRIM-4403. Feminist Legal Studies

ECON-2203. Community Economic Development

ECON-2223. Political Economy of Women

ECON-2303. Women in the Third World

ENVS-3013. Environmental Policy

ENVS-3023. Environmental Praxis

ENGL-3443. World Literature. India

ENVS-2023. Introduction to Perspectives on the Environment

GRID-2006. The Quest for the Good Life

GRID-2206. Human Nature and Technology

GRID-3306. Justice

GRID-3506. Freedom

HIST-2913. Historical Roots of Contemporary Canada

HIST-3563. History of Western Feminism

HIST-3873. Immigrants in Canada 1870 – Present

NATI-3223. Native Environmental Ethics and Ecology

NATI-3813. Native Cultural Identity

NATI 3823. Native Peoples and Racism

NATI-3903. Native People and the Law I

NATI-3913. Native People and the Law II

NATI-3923. Aboriginal Rights. The Land Question

NATI-3933. Aboriginal Peoples and International Law

PHIL-2213. Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL-2233. Contemporary Moral Philosophy

PHIL-2243. Current Issues in Ethics

PHIL-2253. Ethics of Sustainability

POLS-1603. Global Politics

POLS-2803. Western Tradition of Political Philosophy I

POLS-2813. Western Tradition of Political Philosophy II

POLS-3503. Human Rights and International Relations

POLS-3613. Model United Nations

SOCI-2416. Inequality in Society

SOCI-2443. Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCI-2613. Sociology of Gender

SOCI-3043. Qualitative Research Methods (HMRT, RELG, SOCI)

SOCI-3313. Sociology of Law

SOCI-3323. Sociology of Women and Law

SPAN-4923. Collective Memory, Culture and Texts in Argentina

STS-2403. Science, Technology and War

STS-3303. Sex, Science, and Gender

STS-3503. Feminism and Technoscience

Students should consult with the Director of the Human Rights Program to ensure that their program meets all requirements.

 

Minor

The Minor in Human Rights requires the 6 credit hour introductory course and 12 additional credit hours in Human Rights.

Honours in Human Rights

Please note you need to be accepted into the honours program. Please send an email to Dr. Amanda DiPaolo (dipaolo@stu.ca) for permission before enrolling in the thesis proposal course.


Candidates will be expected to maintain a 3.3 GPA in the Honours subject.


Completion Requirements

Students completing an Honours in Human Rights require a total of 54 credit hours in human rights, including the following required 39 credit hours of courses:

  • HMRT-1006. Introduction to Human Rights 
  • HMRT-2003. Research Methods
  • HMRT-3033. Philosophy of Human Rights
  • HMRT-3043. Human Rights in Theory and Practice
  • HMRT-3113. The Rights Revolution in Canada
  • HMRT-3013. Discrimination and the Law in Canada
  • HMRT-3123. International Human Rights
  • HMRT-3063. Crimes Against Humanity
  • HMRT-3133. Activism and Social Justice
  • HMRT-3603. Thesis Proposal
  • HMRT-4013. Capstone Seminar
  • HMRT-4063. Honours Thesis            

Students must also complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in elective courses from the following human rights courses. Students should consult the program director if substitution of cross-listed courses is requested.

  • HMRT-2023.  Human Rights and Literature
  • HMRT-3073.  Human Rights Internship
  • HMRT-3133.  Activism and Social Justice
  • HMRT-3203.  Human Rights Advocacy through Social Media
  • HMRT-3503.  Moot Court
  • HMRT-3543.  Human Rights and Foreign Policy
  • HMRT-3633.  Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
  • HMRT 3803.  Human Rights of the Child
  • HMRT-3903.  Corporate Social Responsibility
  • HMRT-4023.  Human Rights Independent Study
  • HMRT-4043.  Special Topics in Human Rights
  • HMRT-4053.  Human Rights Leadership