Undergraduate minor in Human Rights Practice now available

Sept. 2, 2021

A minor in Human Rights Practice is now available to UArizona undergraduates, building upon the BA major that was introduced earlier in 2021. The minor is open to AZ Online, Main Campus, and Global Direct undergraduates.

The Human Rights Practice Program harnesses the expertise in human rights that exists across the University of Arizona campus. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, bringing together 56 faculty from 10 colleges. Because the programs are offered online, they are available to students in other countries who might be prevented by time, financial and visa constraints from traveling to the U.S. for in-person classes. (To read more, please visit: https://sbs.arizona.edu/news/training-human-rights-specialists-around-world.)

The BA major and minor in Human Rights Practice provides students with a focused program of study in an important and growing field that is critical for addressing numerous socio-political issues.  The rigorous, critical, and place-based curriculum offers students extensive opportunities for community engagement including innovative new courses that mentor students in best practices for working with marginalized community members.   

The Human Rights Practice BA minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, 9 of which must be upper-level.  Required courses are:

  • HRTS 200, 3 Credits, Introduction to Human Rights
  • HRTS 305, 3 Credits, Human Rights Stories
  • HRTS 400, 3 Credits, Community Engagement for HRTS

Also required are 9 additional Human Rights Practice upper-division electives from the list below (or other relevant upper-division course, with approval of the Director).

  • HRTS 401: Human Rights Organizations (3 units)
  • HRTS 495A: Human rights across contexts (3 units)
  • HRTS 496A:  Human Rights Crises (3 units)
  • HRTS 496B: Cutting edge advances in Human Rights (3 units)
  • HRTS 497A: Exploring Human Rights through Virtual Field Trips (3 units)

To read more about the Human Rights Practice BA major and minor, please visit: https://humanrightspractice.arizona.edu/human-rights-practice-ba-major-and-minor-requirements