Graduate Course List

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  • ISHR 2017-2018 Graduate Courses
  •     HRTS GU4215 NGOs & the Human Rights Movement
  •     HRTS GU4230 Refugees, Forced Migration, and Displacement
  •     HRTS GU4270 Social Media and Human Rights
  •     HRTS GR4300 Economic and Social Rights: Policy and Practice
  •     HRTS GU4500 Socio-Economic Rights: Selected Issues
  •     HRTS GU4600 Human Rights in the Anthropocene
  •     HRTS GU4650 Children's Rights Advocacy
  •     HRTS GU4810 Religion and Human Rights
  •     HRTS GU4900 UN Human Rights Bodies: Impact, Reform, Advocacy
  •     HRTS GU4915 Human Rights & Urban Public Space
  •     HRTS GU4930 International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  •     HRTS ​GU4950 Human Rights and Human Wrongs
  •     HRTS GR5404 Human Rights of Women
  •     HRTS GR6020 Introduction to Human Rights
  •     HRTS GR6800 International Human Rights Law
  •     HRTS GR6990 Human Rights Graduate Research Seminar

As part of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), our students take courses in a range of departments, including Political Science, Religion, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Sociology. Students can also take human rights related courses offered by other schools at Columbia.

Each semester, the program publishes a list of courses of potential interest to graduate students. We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but students should also consult the Directory of Classes, departments offering the course, and school bulletins for additional course information when planning their course schedules.

This course list is subject to change upon receipt of additional course information. If you would like to suggest an addition or modification to this list, please email relevant course information and syllabi to humanrightsed@columbia.edu. Courses that are not on the pre-approved list may also fulfill degree requirements if the student can demonstrate that he or she can complete substantial coursework specifically focusing on human rights in that course.

Before each semester’s registration period, students should confer with the program to verify that courses of interest fulfill degree requirements. Students should submit courses under consideration via the online Course Advising Form.

Approval of a class for the degree does not guarantee enrollment in that course. Students are responsible for following all registration and cross-registration procedures. Consult the Directory of Classes and individual departments/instructors regarding any permission/application/prerequisites needed for a course.

Types of Courses

Pre-Approved Courses

Pre-Approved Courses automatically count towards the degree as an elective human rights course. They fulfill the concentration requirement of the degree, depending on the student’s selected concentration.

Additional courses

These courses are additional courses of potential interest to human rights students. Courses on this list, as well as others listed on the Directory of Classes, may fulfill degree requirements if the student can demonstrate that he or she can complete substantial coursework specifically focusing on human rights. Students who would like to count one of these courses towards the degree should consult with the program.

 

Dept Course # Format Title Instructor(s) Credits
HRTS GU4650 SEM Children's Rights Advocacy Becker & Bochenek 3.0
HRTS GU4215 SEM NGOs and the Human Rights Movement: Strategies, Successes and Challenges Bickford, Louis 3.0
HRTS GU4915 SEM Human Rights and Urban Public Space Chasin, Noah 3.0
HRTS GU4950 SEM Human Rights and Human Wrongs Cronin, Bruce 3.0
HRTS GR5404 SEM Human Rights of Women Dauer, Sheila 3.0
ECON GU4480 LEC Gender and Applied Economics Edlund, Lena 3.0
AFAS GU4080 SEM Topics in the Black Experience: MLK and Radical Democracy Gooding-Williams, Robert 4.0
EDPA TC4086 LEC Law and Edu: Issues of Authority, Religion, Free Speech & Safety Heubert, J 3.0
HRTS GR6020 SEM Introduction to Human Rights Ikawa, D. or Chuman, J. 3.0
CSER GU4701 SEM Troubling the Color: Passing, Inter-racial Sex, and Ethnic Ambiguity Jacoby, Karl 4.0
ANTH G6406 SEM The Modern State and the Colonial Subject Mamdani, Mahmood 3.0
HRTS GR6990 SEM Human Rights Research Seminar Nettelfield, Lara 3.0
HRTS GU4230 SEM Refugees, Forced Migration, and Displacement Nettelfield, Lara 3.0
HRTS GR9040 - Internship Nettelfield, Lara 1.0
HRTS GU4300 SEM Economic and Social Rights: Policy and Practice Rosenthal, Mila 3.0
ITSF TC4160 LEC Human Rights in Africa Russell, S 3.0
ARCH A4780 SEM Architecture and Human Rights Scott, Felicity 3.0
ITSF TC4613 LEC International Perspectives on Peace and Human Rights Education Tibbitts, Felisa 3.0
POLS GR6101 LEC Issues in Political Theory Urbinati, Nadia 4.0
HRTS GR6800 SEM International Human Rights Law Winkler, Inga 3.0
HRTS GU4900 SEM UN Human Rights Bodies: Impact, Reform, Advocacy Winkler, Inga 4.0