Welcome to Human Rights & Equity Studies

Students in Human Rights and Equity Studies explore the ethical principles of human rights as well as the roots and impact of human rights violations and efforts at redress. Problems of physical, social and economic security, cultural autonomy, and political rights and freedom of expression are examined.

Students seeking the BA take a major of 36 credits including AP/HREQ 2010 6.00 Introduction to Human Rights and Equity Studies; AP/HREQ 3010 6.00/AP/POLS 3255 6.00 Human Rights and the Global Economy; AP/HREQ 3100 6.00/AP/MIST 3100 6.00 Research Methods in Equity Studies; AP/HREQ 3120 3.00 Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; 9 credits from a list of specialized courses dealing with human rights and equity issues (see below); and 6 credits from an extended program list.

BA Honours students take an additional required 6 credits, AP/HREQ 4450 6.00 Social Theories and Human Rights beyond the 36 required for the BA.

Specialized Honours students take a total of 60 credits including AP/HREQ 2010 6.00 Introduction to Human Rights and Equity Studies; AP/HREQ 3010 6.00/AP/POLS 3255 6.00 Human Rights and the Global Economy; AP/HREQ 3100 6.00/AP/MIST 3100 6.00 Research Methods in Equity Studies; AP/HREQ 3120 3.00 Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; AP/HREQ 4450 6.00 Social Theories and Human Rights; AP/REI 4600 6.00/AP/HREQ 4600 6.00 Research Seminar; 15 credits from a list of specialized courses dealing with human rights and equity issues, and 12 credits from an extended program list.

Students wishing to pursue graduate study can combine Human Rights and Equity Studies with a second major in a discipline.