Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Human Rights & Human Diversity in Combination with another Honours BA Program

The combined honours BA in Human Rights & Human Diversity consists of 20.0 credits, of which no more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 7.5 credits, including at least 6.0 senior credits, from among the following courses:

Required Courses (5.0 credits):
CT121 - The World in the 21st Century
CT122 - Social and Political Thought
Human Diversity:
HR261 - Multiculturalism
Human Rights:
HR260/CT260 - Introduction to Human Rights
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice: The Lottery of Birth
HR331 - Human Rights and the Environment
Institutions and Implementation:
HR323/LY323 - Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter
HR328/CT328 - Global Issues, Global Governance: The United Nations in the 21st Century
Philosophical Foundations and Issues:
HR401 - Philosophy of Human Rights
HR402 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human Rights

Elective Courses:
At least 2.5 additional credits, of which at least 1.0 credit must be selected from Category I and at least 1.0 credit must be selected from Category II. Of the 2.5, no more than 0.5 may be at the 100-level.
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: Human Rights
EN210 - Literature and Social Change
HI202 - Europe, 1789-1871: War, Protest and Revolution
HI245 - The History of the Canadian Constitution, 1534 to the Present
HI330 - Slavery and Emancipation in the United States
HI338 - Canadian Labour History
HI349 - History of International Relations, 1890-1991
HR313/CC313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
HR320/CO320 - Children's Rights
HR325/CC325 - Crimes Against Humanity
HR326/CC326 - Transitional Justice
HR327/OL327 - Understanding International Organizations
PO111 - Introduction to Modern Politics: Structures and Processes of Government
PS270 - Social Psychology
PS374 - Applied Social Psychology
SY333/AN333 - Human Rights  (Waterloo Campus)

Category II: Human Diversity
CT355 - Reconsidering Race and Oppression
EN211 - Postcolonial Literatures
EN310 - The Politics of Transgression and Desire
EN324 - Canadian Women's Writing
EN325 - Feminist Theory and Cultural Practice: Fiction by Minority Women
EN330 - Global Issues and Contemporary Cultural Forms
HI271 - Survey of European Women's/Gender History
HI293 - History of Canada since Confederation
HI325 - Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HR206/JN206 - The Margin and the Mainstream
HR370/CT370 - Gender Theories and Cultures
HR324 - Federalism, Human Diversity and Human Rights
HS219/HR219 - Disabilities
HS311/HR311 - Multicultural Views of Aging
ID201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
OL350/HS350 - Multicultural Competence
PS100* - Introduction to Psychology[1.0 credit]
RE366 - Religion and Violence
SY101 - Introduction to Sociology
WS304 - Gender, Race and Transnationalism

Additional Information

  1. Students completing the honours program in Human Rights and Human Diversity are required to complete a minimum of a 0.5 credit Online Learning course.
  2. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  3. HR360 and HR460 are irregular courses. Each topic will be assigned to either the Human Rights or Human Diversity category as appropriate.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Jan 15/08: HR326/CC326 added to Category I; effective Sept 1, 2008.

Senate May 29, 2008: Extensive additions made to honours combination program; effective Sept 1, 2008