Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Human Rights & Human Diversity

The Honours BA in Human Rights & 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. The program must include a minimum of 11.0 credits in approved courses, including at least 9.0 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 (7.0 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
9. Methods: CC233/OL233, CT221 and one of: CC315/CT315/OL315, OL334, OL335

Elective Courses
At least 4.0 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. In choosing from the following list of elective courses, 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
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 - Disabilities
HR350/OL350 - Multicultural Competence
HR361 - Special Topics in Human Diversity
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
HS311 - Multicultural Views of 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.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revisions January 19, 2010: HR321/JN321 New course; CT260 Cross-listed with HR260; EN280 added to Cat II; OL301 cross-listed as HR301; effective September 1, 2010.

Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CC313 Cross-listed with HR313 and LY313; CT315 cross-listed with CC315 and OL315; CT355 cross-listed with HR355; CT370 cross-listed with HR370; HR212 cross-listed with JN212; HR320 cross-listed with CO320; HR325 cross-listed with CC325; HR326 cross-listed with CC326; HR329 cross-listed with HS329; LY323 cross-listed with HR323; OL350 cross-listed with HR350; effective September 1, 2010.

Senate Revisions May 12, 2010: Category 1 and 2 courses added; OL233 cross-listed with CC233; effective September 1, 2010.

Senate Revision May 26, 2010: HS219 cross-listed with HR219; effective September 1, 2010.