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 in Canada 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 2033 Human Rights in Theory and Practice

HMRT 2103 Non-Western Perspectives on Human Rights

HMRT 3013 Discrimination and the Law in Canada

HMRT 3033 Philosophy of Human Rights

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 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 2123 Criminal Law
CRIM 2223 Youth Justice

CRIM 2253 Crime and Society in Historical Perspective
CRIM 2743 Social Protest in Canada
CRIM 3203 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: Selected Topics
ECON 2303 Gender in the Global South
ENVS 2023 Environment and Society II: Perspective on Human-Nature Relations
ENVS 3013 Environment & Society III: Policy, Power, and Politics
ENVS 3023 Environmental Praxis
ENGL 3443 World Literature in English: India
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 to Present
NATI 3223 Native Environmental Ethics and Ecology
NATI 3813 Native Cultural Identity and Cultural Survival
NATI 3823 Native Peoples and the Canadian Form of 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 The Ethics of Sustainability: Thinking, Acting Green
POLS 1603 Global Politics
POLS 2803 The Western Tradition of Political Philosophy I
POLS 2813 The Western Tradition of Political Philosophy II
POLS 3503 Human Rights and International Relations and Foreign Policy
POLS 3613 Model United Nations
SOCI 2416 Inequality in Society
SOCI 2443 Racialization, Racism & Colonialism
SOCI 2613 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3043 Qualitative Research Methods
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 Techno-science

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 the Director of the Human Rights Program 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 2013 Research Methods
  • HMRT 2033 Human Rights in Theory and Practice
  • HMRT 3033 Philosophy of Human Rights
  • HMRT 3113 The Rights Revolution in Canada
  • HMRT 3013 Discrimination and the Law in Canada
  • HMRT 3123 International Human Rights
  • HMRT 3063 Genocide, War Crimes, and 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 Independent Study
  • HMRT 4043 Special Topics in Human Rights
  • HMRT 4053 Human Rights Leadership