The UICHR regularly offers undergraduate courses that explore complex issues and subjects related to human rights. These courses are offered through the College of Law as part of the Certificate in Human Rights, but are open to any students at the University of Iowa.
Regular course offerings include:
Foundations in Human Rights
HRTS:2115 Introduction to Human Rights (fall, spring, and summer)
Analysis and evaluation of the international human rights program; relationship between human rights and international law.
Human Rights in Practice
HRTS:3910 Human Rights Advocacy (fall)
Theoretical foundations and critical issues for international human rights advocacy and international humanitarian movements.
HRTS:3920 Seminar in Human Rights Praxis: Supervised Internship (spring)
Supervised internship in human rights praxis; focus on field-based advocacy and human rights frameworks.
Contemporary Global Issues in Human Rights
HRTS:3905 Topics in Human Rights
Topics courses examine emerging human rights issues from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Current Topics offerings include:
- Human Rights @ Iowa (spring 2022)
- Working Locally to Advance Racial Equity and Human Rights (spring 2022, off cycle)
HRTS:3906 Global Crises in Human Rights (fall)
A multidisciplinary course exploring human rights in context of global challenges. Topics change from semester to semester, and may include military conflict, nuclear war, human trafficking, environmental disasters, and other international human rights crises.
HRTS:3903/IS:3903 Technology and Human Rights 1 s.h. (fall 2022)
HRTS:3904/IS:3904 Business, Labor, and Human Rights 3 s.h. (fall 2022)
HRTS:3907/IS:3907 Literature and Human Rights 1 s.h. (fall 2022)
HRTS:3908/IS:3908 Governance and Human Rights 1 s.h. (spring 2023)
HRTS:3909/IS:3909 Human Rights Lab 1 s.h. (spring 2023)
Please visit the UI Office of the Registrar for information regarding registration deadlines for courses or email Jo Butterfield, Advisor Human Rights Certificate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.