Human Rights

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All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website:


For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2016–17, please contact the department for more information.

Unless otherwise noted, these courses are open to students with upper-division standing and to any student who has taken at least one quarter of a college writing course, including HUM 1–5; MCWP 40, 41, 50, or 125; DOC 1–3; WCWP 10A or 10B; MMW 11–15, 21, or 22; or CAT 1–3 or 125.

HMNR 100/HITO 119. Introduction to Human Rights and Global Justice (4)

Explores where human rights come from and what they mean by integrating them into a history of modern society, from the Conquest of the Americas and the origins of the Enlightenment, to the Holocaust and the contemporary human rights regime.

HMNR 101/ANSC 140. Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues (4)

Interdisciplinary discussion that outlines the structure and functioning of the contemporary human rights regime, and then delves into the relationship between selected human rights protections—against genocide, torture, enslavement, political persecution, etc.—and their violation, from early Cold War to the present.