Human Rights

In addition to the common requirements (see the main Specialization page), students in Human Rights must also complete the following courses:

Specialization Courses

Human Rights

  • LAWS 2105 – Social Justice and Human Rights
  • PHIL 2103 – Philosophy of Human Rights
  • LAWS 3503 – Equality & Discrimination
  • LAWS 3602 – International Human Rights
  • PSCI 3307 – Politics of Human Rights
  • SOWK 3207 – Human Rights Practice in Civil Society

International Bodies (pick one)

  • LAWS 3604 – International Organizations
  • PSCI 3600 – International Institutions

Charter of Rights and Freedoms (pick one)

  • PSCI 4109 – The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • LAWS 3509 – The Charter of Rights Topics

The Basis of Law (pick one)

  • LAWS 3101 – Philosophy of Law: The Nature of Law
  • PHIL 2101 – History of Ethics
  • PSCI 3109 – The Politics of Law and Morality

1 Human Rights 4000-level elective course (see below)
1 Human Rights 3000-level or above elective (see below, doesn’t include above credits)
2 Human Rights electives in general (see below, doesn’t include above credits)

Non-Specialization Courses

Research Methods (pick one group below)

  • Political Science Research Methods
    • PSCI 2701 – Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
    • PSCI 2702 – Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • COMM 2001 – Communication Research

Canadian constitutional law

  • LAWS 2501 – Law, State and Constitution
  • LAWS 2502 – Law, State and Citizen

Human Rights Electives

Law Applications

  • LAWS 2601 – Public International Law
  • LAWS 3401 – Employment Law
  • LAWS 3501 – Law in the Information Society
  • LAWS 3504 – Law and Aboriginal Peoples
  • LAWS 4304 – Policing and Social Surveillance
  • LAWS 4309 – State Security and Dissent
  • LAWS 4603 – Transitional Justice
  • LAWS 4605 – Topics in International Law
  • LAWS 4606 – International Law of Armed Conflict
  • LAWS 4607 – Immigration and Refugee Law

Practice and Organizations

  • EURR 4002 – Post-Soviet States and Societies
  • LAWS 4800 – Environment and Social Justice
  • PSCI 3006 – Social Power in Canadian Politics
  • PSCI 3802 – Globalization and Human Rights
  • PSCI 4205 – Identity Politics
  • PSCI 4505 – Transitions to Democracy

Social, Cultural and Ethical Dimensions

  • EURR 4008 – Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
  • HIST 3506 – Welfare & Poverty in Canada
  • PHIL 2101 – History of Ethics
  • PHIL 2104 – Computer Ethics
  • PHIL 2106 – Information Ethics
  • PSCI 3109 – The Politics of Law and Morality
  • PSCI 3805 – Politics of Race
  • PSCI 4206 – Indigenous Politics of North America
  • SOWK 4300 – Social Work: Persons with Disabilities
  • SOCI 2010 – Power and Stratification
  • SOCI 3010 – Studies in Power and Stratification
  • SOCI 4750 – Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship
  • SOCI/ANTH 2020 – Race and Ethnicity (same course, different codes)
  • SOCI/ANTH 3020 – Studies in Race and Ethnicity (same course, different codes)

Theories and Approaches

  • LAWS 3105 – Theory of Law and Politics
  • LAWS 4101 – Contemporary Justice Theories
  • LAWS 4102 – Controversies in Rights Theory
  • LAWS 4105 – Global Justice Theory
  • ANTH 3025 – Anthropology and Human Rights
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