Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

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

The Combined Honours BA in Human Rights and Human Diversity is only available at the Brantford Campus. It consists of 20.0 credits of which no more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level (6.0 credits if it is combined with a Faculty of Arts program). The program must include a minimum of 7.5 credits in approved courses, including at least 6.0 senior credits and a minimum of 0.5-credit online course (available through Online Learning). Students must also complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) major program (as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses (5.5 credits)
1. Year 1 Courses: HR100, CT121, CT122
2. Human Diversity: HR261
3. Civil and Political Rights: CT260
4. Second and Third Generation Rights: One of: HR329, HR331
5. Special Instruments: One of: HR320, HR325
6. Philosophy of Human Rights: HR401
7. Institutions and Implementation: HR323, HR328
8. Capstone Course: One of: HR402, HR460

Elective Courses:
At least 2.0 additional credits chosen from the list of approved elective courses (refer to Honours program), of which at least 0.5 credit must be selected from Category I and at least 0.5 credit must be selected from Category II. Students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites, not all will be offered at the Brantford Campus, and some may require prior permission of the Faculty of Arts. 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
CC313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
EN210 - Literature and Social Change
EN330 - Human Rights in Contemporary Cultural Forms (Waterloo Campus)
HI202 - Europe, 1789-1871: War, Protest and Revolution
HI330 - Slavery and Emancipation in the United States
HI338 - Canadian Labour History
HI349 - History of International Relations, 1890-1991
HR320 - Children’s Rights
HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
HR326 - Transitional Justice
HR329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HR331 - Human Rights and the Environment
HR360 - Special Topics in Human Rights
OL301 - Development Theories, Strategies and Issues
OL327 - Understanding International Organizations
PS270 - Social Psychology
PS374 - Applied Social Psychology
SY333 - Human Rights I: Canadian Responsibility (Waterloo Campus)

Category II: Human Diversity
AN200 - Key Concepts in Contemporary Anthropology
CT355 - Reconsidering Race and Oppression
CT370 - Gender Theories and Cultures
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
HI271 - Survey of European Women's/Gender History
HI293 - History of Canada since Confederation
HI325 - Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy
HI374 - Jews, ‘Witches’ & Heretics: Persecution & Toleration in pre-Modern Europe c. 1050-1700
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HR361 - Special Topics in Human Diversity
HS219 - Disabilities
HS311 - Multicultural Views of Aging
ID201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
JN212 - Journalism and Social Change
OL350 - Multicultural Competence
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
RE212* - World Religions in Cultural Perspective
RE366 - Religion and Violence
WS304 - Gender, Race and Transnationalism

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. 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 Revision April 14, 2009: Program content revised; effective September 1, 2009.