Human Rights

Description
The concentration in human rights offers a model for educating and training students through socially embedded, transdisciplinary dialogue, research and practice. Course work in the social sciences, law and the humanities will prepare students to critically examine societal problems and to design culturally congruent and contextually specific solutions to human rights dilemmas in such areas as child welfare; economic development; education; environment; health; indigenous rights; labor rights; violence against women and water and energy resources.

The concentration provides students with historical, legal and philosophical perspectives from which to think broadly and critically about human rights issues. It introduces them to social science and policy research on rights, conflict and governance; to human rights conventions, laws and treaties; and to the institutions that seek to uphold these agreements (i.e., international tribunals, nongovernment organizations). Students gain background and skills needed to work within those professions most closely aligned with human rights, including some aspects of law, nongovernment organizations and other nonprofits and policy development.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • The Interdisciplinary Component area requires 9 hours from at least two of these three areas: States and Conflict; Social Stratification and Human Rights; Marginalization and Human Rights. Courses must be from two or more academic areas.

Global Politics of Human Rights 3 Hours Required
Select one course from the following:

POS 368 Ethics and Human Rights (3)
POS 480 Global Justice, G (3) (Credit is allowed for only POS 480, SBS 480, CMN 598 (Global Justice), JHR 598 (Global Justice) or MAS 598 (Global Justice)

JUS 352 The Global Politics of Human Rights (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 352 or SOC 354)

Human Rights Institutions and Organizations 3 Hours Required
Select one course from the following:

POS 465 International Organization and Law, SB & G (3)
SGS 321 International Institutions and Global Governance (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

JUS 355 Human Rights Organiations and Institutions (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 355 or JUS 394 (Human Rights Organizations and Institutions) or SOC 355)

Interdisciplinary Component 9 hours Required
Select in consultation with a Justice and Social Inquiry advisor.

Students must select 9 hours of electives on current issues in human rights.
Courses must be taken from at least two of the substantive areas listed below and from two or more academic units. Any course listed below may count toward this requirement, as well as other courses as approved by an academic advisor in the School of Social Transformation.

States and Conflict

AIS 494 [*AMER* IND* RIGHT*] 

HST 370 Eastern Europe in Transition, SB, G, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

HST 436 The Soviet Experiment, SB, G, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 55 hours)

JUS 374 The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

JUS 430 Social Protest, Conflict, and Change, (L or SB) & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 467 Terrorism, War and Justice, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 469 Political Deviance and the Law, L or SB, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 494 [*TOR* *WAR* *HUM* RIGHT*]

LAS 481 Dictatorships and Dirty Wars: Latin American Cinema from Resitance to Reconciliation, HU & G (3)

PHI 448 Justice and Reparations (3) (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy undergraduate major; minimum 56 hours; Credit is allowed for only PHI 420 (Jus/Reparations) or PHI 448 or PHI 527)

POS 305 Politics and Film SB (3)

REL 388 Religion, Ethics and International Politics (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only POS 388 or REL 388)

SGS 340 Violence, Conflict and Human Rights (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SGS 341 Humanitarian Crisis and International Intervention (3) 

SPA 472 Spanish American Civilization, HU, H, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314 or 316)

Social Stratification and Human Rights

AFR 304 Islands of Globalization: Caribbean Politics and Political Economy (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 304 (or AFS 304) or JUS 304)

AFR 305 The Global History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, SB, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or HST 109 or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 305 (or AFH 305) or HST 326)

AFR 470 Women's International Human Rights (3) (Prerequisite(s): WST 100 or WST 300 or minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only AFR 470 (or AFS 470) or AFR 494 (or AFS 494) (Women's International Human Rights) or AFR 598 (or AFS 598) (Women's International Human Rights) or WST 471)

APA 350/JUS 365 Inequality and Diversity in Education, L & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): APA 200, AFR 212 (or AFS 210), APA 210, CDE 232, JUS 210, TCL 210 or minimum 30 hours; Credit allowed for only AFR 350 (or AFS 350), APA 350, CDE 350, JUS 365, SOC 350, TCL 360 or AFS/APA/CED/TCL 394 (Inequality & Diversity in Education))

JUS 321 Wealth Distribution and Poverty, SB, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

JUS 325 Globalization and Socio-Economic Justice, SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; minimum 2.00 GPA; Credit is allowed for only JUS 325 or SGS 325 or SOC 325)

JUS 405 Economic Justice, L or SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 477 Youth and Justice, L or SB, (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

POS 471 Constitutional Law I (3) SB (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

WST 365 Women and International Health, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): WST 100 (or WST 300) or minimum 30 hours)

Marginalization and Human Rights

AFR 301/JUS 300 Race and Racism in the Africa/African Diaspora, SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 301 (or AFS 301) or JUS 300)

AFR 420/JUS 421 Race, Ethnicity and Politics in the African Diaspora, SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) and minimum junior standing OR minimum 9 upper-division hours in any classes with the following prefix: AFH, AFS, AFR, APA, JUS, POS, SGS, SOC, WST; Credit is allowed for only AFR 420 or JUS 421)

AIS 455 / WST 331 / HST 369 Human Rights and Cultural Resource Laws (3)) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 455 or 494 (American Indian Cultural Resources)

APA 330 / WST 331: Asian Pacific American Genders and Sexualities ((L or SB) & C) (3) (Pre-requisites:APA 200 or 210 or 30 minimum hours. Credit is allowed for only APA 330 or WST 331)

HST 369 History and Memory of the Holocaust (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 369 or JST 369 or REL 312 or HST 304 (Shoah: History, Memory, and Representation) or HST 394 (History of the Holocaust))

JUS 430 Social Protest, Conflict, and Change (3) ((L or SB) & C) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 36 hours)

JUS 435  Cinema and Justice (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 438 Human Differences: Dilemmas of Justice, L or HU, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours)

JUS 456 Human Rights and Sustainability, L or SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 36 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 456 or JUS 497 (Seminar in Human Rights) or SOC 455 or SOS 456) 

JUS 468 Protest, Justice, Law and the Media, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 36 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 468 or JUS 494 (Protest, Justice and the Media))

POS 472 Constitutional Law, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SGS 343 / REL 379 Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict, HU & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only SGS 343 or REL 379) 

WST 313 Women and Sexuality SB, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): WST 100 (or WST 300) or minimum 30 hours)

WST 345 Gender, Religion, and Global Violence, SB, G (3) (Pre-requisites: WST 100, 300 or minimum 30 hours) 

WST 378 Global Feminist Theory, L, C, G (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or 300 or minimum 30 hours)

WST 477 Women and Violence, SB & C (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or WST 300 or minimum 45 hours)

Experiential Learning 3 hours Required
Select in consultation with a Justice and Social Inquiry advisor.

To better connect classroom learning with practical experience, students will be required to participate in either a for-credit internship with a human rights organization in the U.S. or abroad, or a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) under faculty supervision (honors thesis may substitute). A written component to the internship or REU is required. 

JUS 484 Internship (3)
JUS 498 Topic: Research Apprenticeship (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAHRTEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact