Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Human Rights & Human Diversity Minor

The minor consists of 3.0 credits: the core courses given below and an additional 1.5 credits in elective courses approved for the program. A minimum of 0.5 credits must be selected from courses listed in Category I (courses relevant to human rights) and 0.5 credits from courses listed in Category II (courses relevant to human diversity). At least 2.0 credits must be senior credits.

Core Courses
HR260/CT260 - Human Rights
HR261 - Multiculturalism
HR360 - Special Topics in Human Rights & Human Diversity

Elective Courses: In choosing from the following list of elective courses, students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites and not all will be offered at the Brantford Campus. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.

Category I
CC306 - Global Justice
HI349 - History of International Relations, 1890-1991
PO491 - International Human Rights (Waterloo Campus)
PO492 - Comparative Genocide Studies (Waterloo Campus)
PO493 - Human Rights and Retrospective Justice (Waterloo Campus)
HR313/CC313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
HR327/OL327 - Understanding International Organizations
HR328/CT328 - Global Issues, Global Governance: The United Nations in the 21st Century
HR329 - The Lottery of Birth: Global Health and Social Justice
PY213 - Legal Philosophy
SY333/AN333 - Human Rights

Category II
EN324 - Canadian Women's Writing
EN325 - Feminist Theory and Cultural Practice: Fiction by Minority Women
HR206/JN206 - The Margin and the Mainstream
HS350/OL350 - Multicultural Competence
ID201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
RE340 - Quest and Conquest
RE366 - Religion and Violence
SY332 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
WS304 - Gender, Race and Transnationalism

Additional Information

  1. No more than 1.0 irregular credit may be counted toward a general degree (only students admitted prior to Sept 1, 2007), and no more than 3.0 toward an honours degree.
  2. Refer also to the Regulations Governing All Minors.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Change: May 10, 2007 HI349, PO491, PO492, PO493 Cross-listing with Global Studies deleted; effective Sept 1, 2007.

August 2, 2007 Editorial Change:  HS cross-listing added to OL350.