Undergraduate Courses

  • ISHR Spring 2020 Undergraduate Courses
  •    HRTS UN3190 International Human Rights Law 
  •    HRTS UN3995 Human Rights Senior Seminar
  •    HRTS UN3996 Human Rights Thesis Seminar
  •    HRTS GU4185 Human Rights & Global Economic Justice
  •    HRTS GU4195 Topics in History, Memory, & Transitional Justice
  •    HRTS GU4270 Social Media & Human Rights
  •    HRTS GU4360 Menstruation, Gender, and Rights
  •    HRTS ​GU4380 Advocating & Campaigning for Social & Econ Rights
  •    HRTS GU4600 Human Rights in the Anthropocene
  •    HRTS GU4810 Religion and Human Rights 
  •    HRTS GU4880 International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights

Each semester, the program publishes a list of pre-approved courses that fulfill major or concentration requirements as well as a list of additional courses of potential interest. Courses that are not on the pre-approved list may also be approved for the degree if the student can demonstrate that he or she can complete substantial coursework specifically focusing on human rights in that course.

The following 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 the relevant course information, including the syllabus if available, to uhrp@columbia.edu.

We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but students should confirm course times and locations with the Directory of Classes  or the department offering the course.

Before each semester’s registration period, students should submit an online Course Advising Form in order to confirm that courses of interest will fulfill remaining degree requirements.

For additional information on requirements and course advising, please see the major and concentration requirements pages.

Major - Pre-approved distributional courses

In order to fulfill the distributional requirement of the major, students must take one course in three of these four categories: Politics and History; Culture and Representation; Political Theory and Philosophy; and Social and Economic Processes. Please see the major requirements for additional information about this program.
The following courses fulfill the distributional requirement of the major. Students wishing to take courses not on this list should refer to course advising procedure mentioned above.

Concentration - Pre-approved courses

All pre-approved distributional courses for the major may be counted towards the concentration.

Additional courses

These are additional courses that may be of 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
AMST UN3931 SEM Race, Poverty, American Criminal Justice Price, Cathleen 4.0
ANTH UN3878 SEM Neoliberal Urban-Poltics of Exclusion Gregory, Steven 4.0
ANTH V3465 LEC Women, Gender, and Politics in Muslim World Abu-Lughod, Lila 3.0
CSER GU4484 SEM Cultural Rights as Human Rights Stamatopoulou, Elsa 4.0
CSER UN3940 SEM Comparative Study of Constitutional Challenges Affecting African, Latino, and Asian American Communities Ouyang, Elizabeth 4.0
CSER W3924 SEM Latino/a and Latin American Social Movements Rockefeller, Stuart 4.0
CSER GU4340 SEM Visionary Medicine: Racial Justice, Health and Speculative Fictions Dasgupta, Sayantani T 4.0
HIST UN3030 SEM Immigration and Citizenship in American History Lee, Jessica 4.0
HIST W4518 SEM Columbia University and Slavery Blackmar, Elizabeth 4.0
HRTS BC1025 LEC Human Rights in Theory and Practice Martin, J. Paul 3.0
HRTS BC3850 SEM Human Rights and Public Health Brown, Alice 4.0
HRTS GU4185 SEM Human Rights & Global Economic Justice Braun, Rainer 3.0
HRTS GU4195 SEM Topics in History, Memory, and Transitional Justice Adler, Nanci 3.0
HRTS GU4270 SEM Social Media and Human Rights Perlmutter, Ted 3.0
HRTS GU4360 SEM Menstruation, Gender, and Rights Winkler, Inga 3.0
HRTS GU4380 SEM Advocating and Campaigning for Social and Economic Rights Rosenthal, Mila 3.0
HRTS GU4600 SEM Human Rights in the Anthropocene Chasin, Noah 3.0
HRTS GU4810 SEM Religion and Human Rights Chuman, Joseph 3.0
HRTS GU4880 SEM Human Rights in the United States Nettelfield, Lara 3.0
HRTS GU4930 SEM Int'l Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Cronin, Bruce 4.0
HRTS UN3190 SEM International Human Rights Law Kempner, Dinah R Po 3.0
HRTS UN3900 SEM Human Rights, Inequality and Poverty Kowalski, Maria 3.0
HRTS UN3995 SEM Human Rights Senior Seminar Rosenblum, Peter 4.0
HRTS UN3996 SEM Human Rights Thesis Seminar Winkler, Inga T 3.0
INAF U4420 LEC Oil, Rights, Development Radon, Jenik 1.0
ITSF TC4160 LEC Human Rights in Africa Russell, S 3.0
POLS BC3254 LEC First Amendment Values Franzese, Paula 3.0
POLS BC3411 COL Building Peace Autesserre, Severine 4.0
POLS BC3601 SEM International Law and UN in Practice Flaherty, Martin 4.0
POLS UN3100 LEC Justice Johnston, David 3.0
POLS UN3922 SEM American Politics Seminar: First Amendment Amdur, Robert L 4.0
POLS UN3962 SEM Ethical Dimensions of International Relations Menon, Rajan 3.0
POLS W3912 SEM Seminar in Political Theory: Power, Rights and Social Change: Achieving Justice Vergara Gonzalez, Camila 4.0
RELI UN3401 LEC Muslims in Diaspora Mancini-Lander, Derek 4.0
SOCI BC3214 LEC Sociology of African American Life Moore, Mignon R 3.0
SOCI UN3915 SEM Stigma and Discrimination Hatzenbuehler, Mark 4.0
SOCI UN3937 SEM Sociology of Human Rights McGunnigle-Gonzales, Rosemary 4.0
WMST BC3132 SEM Gendered Controversies: Women's Bodies & Global Conflicts Jakobsen, Janet 4.0
WMST BC3514 SEM Historical Approaches to Feminist Questions Pittman, Alexander 4.0
WMST GU4506 SEM Gender Justice Franke, Katherine 4.0
WMST GU4506 SEM Gender Justice Franke, Katherine 4.0