Human Rights and Peace Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)

New Interdisciplinary Minor in Human Rights and Peace Studies offered by the Anthropology department.

Program Description: 15-Credit Minor in Human Rights and Peace Studies

The Minor in Human Rights and Peace Studies provides students with a unique, holistic, and interdisciplinary approach to the protection of fundamental human entitlements and the development of peaceful social relations. It is a key curricular endeavor of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College. Although the Minor is particularly valuable for those majoring in fields related to society and the law, such as Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, and History, it also complements various professional programs dealing with fundamental human interests and cross-border interactions. The Minor will be housed in the Department of Anthropology.

Degree Requirements

Students will complete the Minor by choosing five of the courses listed below, all of which are substantially concerned with human rights and/or peace studies, for a total of 15 credits. All students must take the introductory course, HRP (PHI) (POL) 218 Fundamentals of Human Rights and Peace. At least three of the four electives must be in courses at the 300-level or higher.

Core (3 credits):

Credits
HRP 218Fundamentals of Human Rights and Peace

3

Electives (12 credits):

Credits
PHI 173Justice and Society

3

AAS 305African Philosophical Thought

3

DST 336Disability, Ethics & the Body

3

POL 369Global Justice

3

ANT 238Selected Studies in Societies and Culture: Latin American

3

ANT 3500Anthropology and Human Rights

3

SOC 309Social Inequality

3

LAC 210Women in Latin America

3

LAC 312Latino Migrations

3

HIU 318History of American Foreign Relations, 1912-Present

3

HIU 330The Civil Rights Movement

3

POL 230Immigration and Citizenship

3

POL 315The Politics of American Poverty

3

POL 339Human Rights

3

POL 343International and Regional Organizations

3

POL 344International Law

3

POL 347The Law of Diplomacy, Treaties, and War

3

POL 348International Conflict and Conflict Resolutions

3

POL 367Political Economy of Development

3

POL 368Global Environmental Politics

3

POL 4720Model United Nations

3 credits. (maximum 6 credits).

HRP 3520Special Topics in Human Rights and Peace Studies

3

HRP 4730Internship in Human Rights and Peace Studies

(Minimum of 8 field hours/week and one hour weekly meeting with a faculty member), 1 semester, 3 credits.