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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: 

HRTS:2115 Introduction to Human Rights 
Analysis and evaluation of the international human rights program; relationship between human rights and international law.

HRTS:3906 Global Crises in Human Rights 
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:3910 Human Rights Advocacy 
Theoretical foundations and critical issues for international human rights advocacy and international humanitarian movements.

HRTS:3920 Seminar in Human Rights Praxis: Supervised Internship
Supervised internship in human rights praxis; focus on field-based advocacy and human rights frameworks.

HRTS:3905 Topics in Human Rights
Topics courses examine emerging human rights issues from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Examples of Topics offerings include: 

  • Human Rights @ Iowa 
  • Human Rights, Social Justice, and Business in a Globalized World
  • Epidemic Disease and the Future of Work
  • One Community, One Book 
  • Democracy and Human Rights