Human Rights

HRTS 1007: Introduction to Human Rights

Course Description: Three credits. Exploration of central human rights institutions, selected human rights themes and political controversies, and key political challenges of contemporary human rights advocacy. 


Student Eligibility Guidelines for HRTS 1007: 

Successful completion of two years of high school social studies courses, or consent of the instructor, is recommended. 


 Instructor Certification Requirements: 

The minimum requirement for certification in Human Rights is a Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, or a related field such as Global Studies, Political Science, or History.  Preferred applicants will have an interdisciplinary and global academic background, a master’s degree with graduate level coursework relevant to human rights, and/or engaging in global humanitarian programs, international organizations or other related work throughout their careers.  Instructors must provide compelling evidence that their proposed course is equivalent in rigor and scope to its equivalent at the University of Connecticut.

Instructor Resources:

Sample HR1007 Syllabus