Sep 26, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Rights and Humanitarianism Interdepartmental Concentration

Structure of the Concentration

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.

Framework Courses

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.

ANTH 246 - Refugees/Humanitarian Response  
ENGL 265 - Literature and Human Rights      
INTL 245 - Introduction to International Human Rights 
POLI 221 - Global Governance  
POLI 323 - Humanitarianism in World Politics  

Specialized Courses

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.

AMST 301 - Critical Prison Studies  
ANTH 358 - Anthropology of Violence  
ANTH 362 - Culture and Globalization  
HIST 224 - Enslavement, Resistance, and Emancipation in Comp N Amer and Caribbean Perspectives  
HIST 378 - War Crimes and Memory in East Asia  
INTL 335 - Global Generosity   
INTL 352 - Transitional Justice  
MUSI 155 - Music and Freedom  
POLI 207 - US Civil Rights and Civil Liberties  
POLI 141 - Latin America Through Women’s Eyes  
POLI 245 - Latin American Politics 
SOCI 280 - Indigenous Peoples’ Movements in Global Context  

INTD 421 - Human Rights and Humanitarianism Colloquium  

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 

INTD 421 - Human Rights and Humanitarianism Colloquium , may count as an elective along with another 2-credit course, internship, or independent study, with permission from the Program Director.