- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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.