Get your B.A. in Human Rights Practice
About the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights Practice will provide you with the knowledge, insights and skills needed to contribute to a more just and equal world. The curriculum emphasizes acquiring the practical capabilities that will enable you to work with an organization aligned with the principles of human rights and your own personal and professional commitments to social justice.
Coursework in the Human Rights Practice major will enable you to gain a broad understanding of human rights issues around the globe while also offering opportunities to focus on the topics, groups, and locations that concern you the most.
From indigenous rights, to the refugee crisis, to racial and gender equity, to environmental justice and beyond, hands-on learning is a central part of the Human Rights Practice curriculum. Gain such marketable skills as grant writing, gathering testimonies, writing op-eds, and documentary production. Develop a portfolio of your applied work and join a large network of human rights practitioners. Learn from grassroots human rights practitioners through videoconferences, internships, class projects, mentorships, and capstone projects.
Sample courses include:
- HRTS 200: Introduction to Human Rights
- HRTS 250: Current Issues in Human Rights
- HRTS 300: Human Rights in the US
- HRTS 305: Human Rights Stories