Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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. 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/HR260
4. Second and Third Generation Rights: One of: HR329/HS329, HR331
5. Special Instruments: One of: CC325/HR325, CO320/HR320
6. Philosophy of Human Rights: HR401
7. Institutions and Implementation: HR323/LY323, 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. (Note: Courses listed under both categories (i.e., HR391, HR392, OL480*) can only be counted for one category or the other: i.e., they cannot be double-counted.) 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/HR313/LY313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CC326/HR326 - Transitional Justice
CO320/HR320 - Children’s 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
HR301/OL301 - Development Theories, Strategies and Issues
HR321/JN321 - Journalism, Human Rights and International Development
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HR331 - Human Rights and the Environment
HR360 - Special Topics in Human Rights
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
OL327 - Understanding International Organizations
OL480* - Project Management Practicum
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
CT324 - Encounters with the Global
CT355/HR355 - Reconsidering Race and Oppression
CT370/HR370 - Gender Theories and Cultures
EN211 - Postcolonial Literatures
EN280 - Indigenous Writers in English
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
HR212/JN212 - Journalism and Social Change
HR219/HS219 - Critical Disabilities Studies
HR350/OL350 - Multicultural Competence
HR361 - Special Topics in Human Diversity
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
HS311 - Diversity and Aging
ID201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
OL480* - Project Management Practicum
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
RE212* - World Religions in Cultural Perspective
RE366 - Religion and Violence
WS304 - Women, Migration and Diaspora

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.
  3. 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 OL/CT/MB224 (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: OL250, OL260, OL311, OL312, 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.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.