Graduate Course List

Primary tabs

  • ISHR 2016-2017 Graduate Courses
  • HRTS GU4215 International Human Rights Movements: Past, Present, Future
  • HRTS GU4230 Refugees, Forced Migration, and Displacement
  • HRTS GU4270 Social Media and Human Rights
  • HRTS GU4500 Socio-Economic Rights
  • HRTS GU4600 Human Rights in the Anthropocene
  • HRTS GU4700 Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare: A Human Rights Approach
  • HRTS GU4810 Religion and Human Rights
  • HRTS GU4900 UN Human Rights Bodies: Impact, Reform, Advocacy
  • HRTS GU4915 Human Rights & Urban Public Space
  • HRTS GU4930 International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • HRTS ​GU4950 Human Rights and Human Wrongs
  • HRTS GR5300 Economic and Social Rights: Policy and Practice
  • HRTS GR5400 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights
  • HRTS GR5404 Human Rights of Women
  • HRTS GR5410 Children's Rights: Selected Issues
  • HRTS GR6020 Introduction to Human Rights
  • HRTS GR6800 International Human Rights Law
  • HRTS GR6990 Human Rights Graduate Research Seminar

As part of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), our students take courses in a range of departments, including Political Science, Religion, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Sociology. Students can also take human rights related courses offered by other schools at Columbia.

Each semester, the program publishes a list of courses of potential interest to graduate students. We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but students should also consult the Directory of Classes, departments offering the course, and school bulletins for additional course information when planning their course schedules.

This course list is subject to change upon receipt of additional course information. If you would like to suggest an addition or modification to this list, please email relevant course information and syllabi to humanrightsed@columbia.edu. Courses that are not on the pre-approved list may also fulfill degree requirements if the student can demonstrate that he or she can complete substantial coursework specifically focusing on human rights in that course.

Before each semester’s registration period, students should confer with the program to verify that courses of interest fulfill degree requirements. Students should submit courses under consideration via the online Course Advising Form.

Approval of a class for the degree does not guarantee enrollment in that course. Students are responsible for following all registration and cross-registration procedures. Consult the Directory of Classes and individual departments/instructors regarding any permission/application/prerequisites needed for a course.

Types of Courses

Pre-Approved Courses

Pre-Approved Courses automatically count towards the degree as an elective human rights course. They fulfill the concentration requirement of the degree, depending on the student’s selected concentration.

Additional courses

These courses are additional courses of potential interest to human rights students. Courses on this list, as well as others listed on the Directory of Classes, may fulfill degree requirements if the student can demonstrate that he or she can complete substantial coursework specifically focusing on human rights. Students who would like to count one of these courses towards the degree should consult with the program.

 

Dept Course # Format Title Instructor(s) Credits
EDPA TC5016 LEC Educational Equality: Role of Law Heubert, J. 3.0
EDPS TC4024 SEM Social Stratification and Education Ready, D. 3.0
HIST GR8924 COL Resistance and the Black Atlantic Lightfoot, Natasha 4.0
HRTS GR6800 SEM International Human Rights Law Cooper, Belinda 3.0
HRTS GR6990 SEM Human Rights Research Seminar Braun, Rainer 3.0
HRTS GU4270 SEM Social Media and Human Rights Perlmutter, Ted 3.0
HRTS GU4500 SEM Socio-Economic Rights: Selected Issues Winkler, Inga 3.0
HRTS GU4600 SEM Human Rights in the Anthropocene Chasin, Noah 3.0
HRTS GU4810 SEM Religion and Human Rights Chuman, Joseph 3.0
HRTS GU4930 SEM International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Cronin, Bruce 4.0
HRTS GU6990 SEM Human Rights Research Seminar Nettelfield, Lara 3.0
HRTS GR9040 - Internship Nettelfield, Lara 1.0
INAF U4420 LEC Oil, Rights, Development Radon, Jenik 1.0
INAF U4759 PRC Human Rights Practicum I Barkan, Elazar 1.0
INAF U6143 LEC Gender, Globalization, and Human Rights Ergas, Yasmine 3.0
INAF U6149 SEM Energy, Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Radon, Jenik 3.0
INAF U6202 SEM Communications Policy in the Digital Age Micek, Peter 3.0
INAF U6352 LEC United Nations and Globalization Jenks, Bruce 3.0
INAF U6373 SEM Gender Policy Practicum Ergas, Yasmine 1.5
INAF U6376 SEM LGBT Rights Internationally Stern, Jessica 3.0
INAF U6495 LEC Policy and Practice Humanitarian Assistance Grogan, Brian D 1.5
INAF U6553 SEM Advancing Human Protection Luck, Edward 3.0
INAF U8180 SEM Human Rights Skills & Advocacy Becker, Jo 3.0
INAF U8785 SEM Gender, Politics, and Development McGill, Eugenia 3.0
INAF U8867 SEM International Enforcement and UN Security Council Lindenmayer, Elisabeth 3.0
INAF U6382 SEM Technology, National Security and the Citizen Wichowski, Alexis 3.0
INAF U6551 LEC Why We Fail: Lessons In Conflict Resolution Luck, Edward 3.0
INAF U6553 LEC Advancing Human Protection Luck, Edward 3.0
INAF U8893 WRK Human Rights and Business Clinic II Bauer, Joanne 3.0
ITSF TC4603 LEC Human/Social Dimensions of Peace Tibbitts, Felisa 3.0
LAW L6276 LEC Human Rights Cleveland, Sarah 3.0
LAW L6357 LEC Public Health Law Goldman, Janlori 2.0
LAW L6459 LEC The Law of Genocide Rosensaft, Menachem 2.0
LAW L6473 LEC Labor Law Barenberg, Mark 4.0
LAW L6511 LEC Education Equality: Role of Law Heubert, Jay 2.0
LAW L8006 SEM Domestic Violence and the Law Leidholdt, Dorchin 2.0
LAW L8044 SEM Human Rights at Home: Domestic Human Rights Advocacy Kaufman, Risa 1.5
LAW L8288 SEM Socio-Economic Rights Ahmed, Kayum 2.0
LAW L8291 SEM Advanced Human Rights Practicum Cleveland, Sarah 3.0
LAW L8607 SEM Seminar the Psychology of Racial Justice and Policing Goff, Phillip A 2.0
LAW L8677 SEM Aging and Disability Law Cremin, K. 2.0
LAW L8816 SEM Transnational Business and Human Rights Ewing, Anthony 2.0
LAW L8941 SEM International Criminal Law Damrosch, Lori 2.0
LAW L9165 SEM Transitional Justice Simpson, Graeme 1.5
LAW L9183 SEM Nuremberg Trials and War Crimes Law Bush, Jonathan 2.0
LAW L9350 SEM First Amendment and the Institutional Press Donnellan, J 2.0
LAW L9383 SEM International Humanitarian Law Rona, Gabor 2.0
LAW L9410 SEM Law and Policy of Homelessness Hopper, Kim 2.0
LAW L9449 SEM Religious Minorities Supreme Court Litigation Lewin, Nathan 2.0
LAW L9827 SEM Schools, Courts and Civic Participation Rebell, Michael 2.0
LAW W8829 COL International Human Rights Advocacy Shamsi, Hina 2.0
PUAF U8353 SEM Race Policy American Politics Greer, Christina 3.0