Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Human Rights & Human Diversity Program

Program Co-ordinator: Andrew Robinson, PhD, 519-756-8228, ext. 5743, arobinson@wlu.ca

The Human Rights & Human Diversity Honours BA programs and minor, and HR courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Laurier Brantford's Human Rights & Human Diversity single and combined honours program, examine the key forces that will shape students' futures as individuals, workers and Canadians. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the origins and the laws and institutions designed to protect human rights as well as the processes diversifying cultures and the policies that have been put in place to manage and accommodate this diversity.

Human Rights and Human Diversity with Human Resources Management

Students in the Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity program may specialize in human resources management through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College.  Under this agreement, students who have successfully completed 10.0 credits, including the 100-level and 200-level required courses in Human Rights and Human Diversity and OL224 (or equivalent), with at least a 5.0 GPA in these courses shall be eligible to enroll in the post-degree/post-diploma human resources management program through Conestoga College. If these students complete these courses with an average of 70% or better, they will receive 5.0 senior credits as follows: OL212, OL250, OL260, OL311, 1.0 miscellaneous HRHD Category I Elective credits, 1.0 miscellaneous HRHD Category II Elective credits, 1.0 miscellaneous senior credits, and the requirement to complete an online course shall be waived.

HR Course Notes

The following HR courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HR100 Human Rights & Human Diversity 0.5
HR163 Introduction to International Development 0.5
HR219 Critical Disabilities Studies 0.5
HR231 Human Rights and the Environment 0.5
HR232 Women, Rights, and Equality [1] 0.5
HR260 Introduction to Human Rights 0.5
HR261 Multiculturalism (with CSL) 0.5
HR262 Multiculturalism (without CSL) 0.5
HR263 The Developing World 0.5
HR300 Professionalization Seminar 0.5
HR301 Development Theories, Strategies and Issues 0.5
HR305 Fundraising 0.5
HR306 Human Rights Education 0.5
HR312 Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice 0.5
HR313 Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights 0.5
HR320 Children’s Rights 0.5
HR321 Journalism, Human Rights and International Development 0.5
HR322 Non-Governmental Organizations 0.5
HR323 Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter 0.5
HR325 Crimes Against Humanity 0.5
HR326 Transitional Justice [2] 0.5
HR328 The United Nations in the 21st Century 0.5
HR329 Global Health and Social Justice 0.5
HR332 Victims, Rights, & Social Justice 0.5
HR350 Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century 0.5
HR355 Reconsidering Race and Oppression 0.5
HR360 Special Topics in Human Rights 0.5
HR361 Special Topics in Human Diversity 0.5
HR365 Immigrant & Ethno - Racial Youth 0.5
HR370 Gender Theories and Cultures 0.5
HR391 Canadian Internship/Field Placement 0.5
HR392 International Internship/Field Placement 0.5
HR393 Directed Studies I 0.5
HR401 Philosophy of Human Rights 0.5
HR402 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human Rights 0.5
HR460 Special Seminar in Human Rights and Human Diversity 0.5
HR493 Directed Studies II 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 15, 2014: OL212 renumbered from OL312; effective September 1, 2014.
Senate Revision May 28, 2014: MB224 (and formerly CT224) de-cross-listed with OL224; effective September 1, 2014.

  1. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: HR232 Cross-listed with LY232; effective September 1, 2014. 

  2. Senate Revision April 15, 2014: HR326/CC326 Description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2014.