Each semester, Duke offers undergraduates dozens of courses related to human rights. The courses come from a variety of disciplines, including history, genome science, economics, African and African American Studies and cultural anthropology, among others. This reflects the interdisciplinary nature of human rights as well as the approach of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. While we acknowledge and study human rights through a legal or public policy framework, we are also interested in the subject through the frame of the arts, critical inquiry and the hard sciences, to name a few. As we work toward creating a human rights certificate, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute is committed to developing new courses and involving students in not only the study of human rights, but also its practice.
Click here for a PDF list of Spring 2014 human rights-related courses.