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 two courses from the Foundations area, no more than two from the Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution area, and no more than two from the Identity Perspectives area. 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:

    • AAS 4550 Activism and the Black Freedom Movement (3)
    • AAS 4600/HIST 4280 Enslavement and Resistance in North America (3)
    • AAS 4620/HIST 4290 Enslavement and Resistance in the Americas (3)
    • ANTH 3033 The Anthropology of Violence (3)*
    • ANTH 4370 Forensic Anthropology (3)*
    • HIST 3540 Film and the Holocaust (4)
    • HIST 4640 The Holocaust (3)
    • POLS 4131 Civil Liberties and Rights (3)
    • POLS 4205 Comparative Democratization (3)
    • POLS 4220 Comparative Legal Systems and Politics (3)
    • POLS 4420 International Law (3)
    • POLS 4427 Politics of International Human Rights (3)
    • POLS 4520 Theories on Democracy (3)
    • PSYC 4650 Special Topics (Study Abroad: Human Rights in Argentina) (3)*
    • RELS 4030 Introduction to Human Rights (3)
    • SPAN 3395 Special Topics (Study Abroad: Human Rights, Historical Memory, and Democracy in Spain) (3)
  2. Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution (3-7)
    Choose no more than two courses from the following:

  3. Identity Perspectives. Choose no more than two courses from the following (3-7):