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Justice Studies Department

Minor - Human Rights

The Minor in Human Rights is meant to prepare students for careers in relation to international law, human rights advocacy/reporting/organizing, and human rights scholarship. The Minor can supplement the program of students who have interests in (for example) social problems, public policy, social movements and social change, international relations/studies, law and governance, issues of justice, and global cultures.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor15
Required Courses9
JS 025. Introduction to Human Rights and JusticeD33
JS 179. Human Rights Practicum and Seminar3
Complete one course from:
JS 171. Human Rights and JusticeV3
SOCI 118. Sociology of Human Rights and Social Justice3
Additional Courses6
Choose two courses from different departments. Substantive Electives are revised each Fall semester.
Complete two courses from:
AAS 175. Asian American CommunitiesS3
AFAM 120. Sociology of African American Communities3
AFAM 134. The Black Civil Rights Movements3
AFAM 151. Race, Class and the Environment3
AFAM 159. Economic Issues in the Black Community3
ANTH 115. The Emerging Global CultureV3
ANTH 140. Human SexualityS3
ANTH 146. Culture and ConflictV3
COMM 157SL. Community Action/Community ServiceS3
COMM 174. Intercultural Comm & Struct InequalityS3
ECON 112. Economic Development4
ENGL 117B. Global Film, Literature, and CulturesV3
ENGL 122. Topics in Comparative World Literature4
ENGL 126. Holocaust LiteratureV3
ENGL 165. Topics in Ethnic American Literature4
ENGL 169. Ethnicity in American LiteratureS3
ENVS 105. Environmental Change and Problems, San Francisco Bay Area3
ENVS 107. Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy3
ENVS 117. Human Ecology3
ENVS 140. Politics and the Environment3
ENVS 152. Globalization and the EnvironmentR3
ENVS 159. Nature and World CulturesV3
GEOG 112. Nations, Cultures, and Territorial DisputesV3
GEOG 115. Global Development3
GLST 162. Contemporary Global Issues3
GLST 164. Advanced Seminar in Global Citizenship3
GLST 167. Changing Ecologies of GlobalizationR3
HIST 188. History of Women in the United StatesS3
HS 172. Contemporary Environmental Health IssuesR3
HUM 122. Topics in Comparative World Literature4
HUM 126. Holocaust LiteratureV3
JS 122. Drugs and Society3
JS 127. Immigration and Justice3
JS 129. International Crime and Deviance3
JS 132. Race, Gender, Inequality and the LawS3
JS 172. Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery3
CCS 105. Chicanos: United States/Mexico Relations3
CCS 120. Political Economy and Chicana/o Communities3
CCS 130. Chicanas and Chicanos in American SocietyS3
CCS 175. Human Migrations: Global Reach3
MCOM 106. Global Mass Communication3
MDES 144. Middle Eastern Politics4
MDES 156. Islam, Politics and the West3
METR 168A. Global Climate Change I6
METR 168B. Global Climate Change IIR+S+V3
METR 174. Climate Change Solutions3
NUFS 139. Hunger and Environmental NutritionR3
PHIL 122. Social Justice3
PHIL 126. Environmental Ethics and Philosophy3
POLS 130. American Public Policy4
POLS 135. U.S. Environmental Policy3
POLS 147. Globalization4
POLS 150. War and PeaceV3
POLS 152A. International Organizations and NGOs4
POLS 152B. Model United Nations4
POLS 154. U.S. Foreign Policy: Formulation and Administration4
POLS 155. The Wealth of Nations4
POLS 170V. American Politics in Global PerspectiveUSV3
PSYC 145. Community Mental Health3
PSYC 191. The Psychology of PrejudiceS3
SOCI 116. Global Society3
SOCI 118. Sociology of Human Rights and Social Justice3
SOCI 120. Contemporary Social Issues3
SOCI 141. Environmental Sociology3
SOCI 160. Immigration and Identity3
SOCI 162. Race and Ethnic RelationsS3
SOCI 164. Social Action3
SOCI 165. Poverty, Wealth and Privilege3
SOCI 172. Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Studies3
SOCS 137. California History for Teachers3
SOCS 138. US History for TeachersS3
SOCS 139. World History for TeachersV3
WOMS 101. Sex, Power, and PoliticsS3
WOMS 112. Women in the Global Economy3
WOMS 160. Queering Gender, Race, and Class3

Total Units:15