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The UICHR regularly offers courses that explore complex issues and subjects related to human rights. These courses are 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.