Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5005. Special Topics in Human Rights

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

In-depth investigation of an issue in human rights research.

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5095. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5254. Managing the Future of Social Enterprise

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 5254.

Grading Basis: Graded

Developing and managing market-based approaches to global human rights and social issues. Strategizing how companies create value both for society and business, including role of forprofit businesses as agents for positive social impact in changing legal, regulatory, policy, and market environments. Regulatory and business strategies that serve markets and promote long-term economic viability, sustainability, and human rights. Managerial perspectives on social innovation, statutory benefit corporations, corporate social certifications, social investment, shared value, strategic philanthropy and business opportunities serving emerging markets.

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5270. History of Human Rights

Also offered as: HIST 5270

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers the field's classic texts, controversies, and recent topics. Incorporates political, social, intellectual, and cultural history.

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5301. Contemporary Debates in Human Rights

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Key Debates in Human Rights will introduce students to the main modern debates in the academic field of human rights. It is interdisciplinary in scope, including recent intellectual contributions from philosophy, law, political science, sociology, anthropology, literature and history. It will address a number of central issues and questions, including the normative philosophical foundations of human rights, whether human rights are universal or relative, whether human rights can be held collectively, and the justifications for women's rights and cultural rights.

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5390. Economic Rights

Also offered as: ECON 5128, POLS 5390

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed HRTS or POLS 5390

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the conceptual bases, measurement, and policy applications of economic rights. Specific topics will include: child labor, the right to development, non-governmental initiatives, and the institutionalization of economic rights (e.g., constitutionalization versus statutory implementation versus discretionary policies).

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5499. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5899. Seminar in Human Rights

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Variable topics in the study of human rights.

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