3325 Human Rights and Democracy

Program Offering:

  • Interdisciplinary Minor in Human Rights and Democracy

This program offers students an avenue to take advantage of the rich offerings in the areas of human rights and democracy available across several departments in the College of Arts and Science. The minor addresses the needs of students interested in a multidisciplinary, non-traditional introduction to issues and skills surrounding human rights and democracy.

Minor Coordinator: Ryan Carlin (rcarlin@gsu.edu)

Program Admission

A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance (see below). Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Academic Advisement for Undergraduate Students

Academic advisement for undergraduate students is provided through the University Advisement Center (freshman through junior status/fewer than 90 hours) and the college’s Office of Academic Assistance (senior status/90 or more hours). See section 3040 for additional information.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to The Interdisciplinary Minor section 3030.40 of the course catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Students who wish to minor in Human Rights and Democracy should choose courses in consultation with faculty advisor. This minor is open to all students. A few courses in this program have prerequisites.

Area H: 

No more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline. All courses must be at the 3000-4000 levels. Students must take at least 2 courses from the Foundations area and at least 1 from each of the following thematic areas: Mass Atrocities, Genocide and the Holocaust; Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution; and Identity Perspectives. Other related 3000- or 4000-level courses (in any college) may be approved in advance by the faculty advisor. No courses will be approved after a student has enrolled in the course. (* Denotes course with prerequisites)

  1. Foundations (6-7)
    Choose two courses from the following:

  2. Mass Atrocities, Genocide and The Holocaust (3-4)
    Choose one course from the following:

  3. Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution (3-4)
    Choose one course from the following:

    • AAS 4180/POLS 4157 Politics of the Civil Rights Movement (3)
    • ANTH 4114 Language and Social Justice (3)
    • CRJU 4040 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
    • ENGL 3900 Irish Literature (Topic: Conflict Resolution) (3)*
    • ENGL 3350 Literature and War (3)
    • ENGL 3945 Literature and Global Conflict (3)*
    • HIST 4855 Transnational Social Movements in Historical Perspective (4)
    • MES 4210/POLS 4260] Politics of the Middle East And North Africa (3)
    • PHIL 4800 Social and Political Philosophy (3)*
    • PHIL 4855 African-American Ethical and Legal Issues (3)*
    • POLS 3200 Comparative Politics (3)
    • POLS 4130 American Constitutional Law (3)
    • POLS 4215 Politics of Peace (3)
    • POLS 4220 Comparative Legal Systems and Politics (3)
    • POLS 4422 NGOs and World Politics (3)
    • POLS 4250 Latin American Politics (3)
    • POLS 4258 Government and Politics of South Asia (3)
    • POLS 4422 NGOs and World Politics (3)
    • POLS 4425 Politics of International Criminal Justice (3)
    • POLS 4900 Ethical Concerns In World Politics (3)*
    • PSYC 4800 Seminar-CTW (Topic: Psychology and Social Justice) (3)*
    • RELS 4680 War, Peace and Religion (3)
    • SOCI 3220 Activism, Protest and Revolution (3)
    • SOCI 4366 Law and Society (3)
    • WGSS 4760 Activism: History And Theory (3)*
  4. Identity Perspectives (3-4)
    Choose one course from the following: