A concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism consists of five (5) courses selected from two lists of courses: Framework Courses and Specialized Courses. Of these five courses, at least two (2) must come from the list of Framework Courses and at least one (1) from the list of Specialized Courses.
Students are encouraged to pursue internships and take study away courses in the areas of human rights and humanitarianism. These may be counted toward the concentration with the approval of the program coordinator.
These courses provide students with a basic understanding of the international norms of human rights and humanitarianism, the history and purpose of the primary intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the philosophical/historical/intellectual background of the field. Framework courses focus on a limited set of practices as a way of providing a basic, common language for students.
These courses offer students a chance to acquire more detailed mastery of specific topics, themes, or regions in studies of human rights and humanitarianism. Specialized courses offer exposure to the broader array of histories and movements dedicated to the promotion of human dignity and the protection of human rights.
The concentration’s specialized courses also include several recently developed topics course that may be offered again in upcoming semesters: ANTH 194/ENGL 194 Writing Human Rights ANTH 194/FREN 194 Language of Diplomacy ANTH 394 Gender, Power and Sexualities in Africa HIST 394 The Holocaust INTL 394/ANTH 394 Global Generosity