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Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights

Minor Requirements

Indiana University-Bloomington doctoral students may obtain a Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights by completing five (5) classes totaling fifteen (15) credit hours, consisting of three (3) core courses and two (2) electives.  Core courses include the Human Rights Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar (I-705), Anthropology of Human Rights (ANTH-E600) and either International Human Rights (LAW-B793) or Seminar in Human Rights (LAW-L793).  Additionally, students must complete two (2) approved elective courses. However, students may request other elective options, in consultation with the Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights Director. Click here for additional course requirements.

  • Human Rights Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar GRAD-I705, offered Spring 2013
    This is the core course for the Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights. Like the minor, it emphasizes a global and multidisciplinary approach that is as theoretical as it is applied. The overall goal of this seminar is to help graduate students generate a framework for research and practice that investigates human rights, incorporates various perspectives and complements students’ disciplinary and regionally specific academic interests. The seminar is designed to stimulate students to think critically about a broad range of theoretical and methodological issues involved in human rights research, including ethics, legalities, relativism and universalism, the intersection of the global and local, and research concerns from different disciplinary perspectives.This course will be offered through the Graduate School and is in the process of being approved.

  • Anthropology of Human Rights ANTH-E600
    This course investigates anthropology's theoretical and practical engagements with global social justice. It examines a number of texts central to the development of the notion of human rights and explores several case studies oriented around a range of historical and contemporary human rights issues.

  • Electives
    Courses which meet the criteria of the Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights come from more than a dozen academic and professional schools. Click here to view the approved elective course list.

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