A Human Rights minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours of coursework, including the required course Human Rights: American's Dilemma (HRTS 3301/HIST 3301). The remaining 15 hours must been taken from the Approved Elective List; at least 9 hours of these must be at the 3000 level or above. In addition to HRTS/HIST 3301, no more than 2 courses from any 1 department may be taken as electives unless pre-approval is given by the Director.
The minor also requires a commitment of students' effort, time and talent in defense of or in advocacy for human rights. Students will complete either a twenty-hour service learning placement with a human rights community-based agency (as a component of HRTS/HIST 3301) or will receive independent credit (HIST 4398, 4399) by participating in an Embrey Human Rights Program sponsored journey to a location where recent human rights violations have occurred or are occurring (e.g., Cambodia, Rwanda, Poland, Argentina, the U.S.-Mexico border) and completing a research paper on a human rights topic related to the site.