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Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights


The Human Rights program examines human rights in global contexts, as mechanisms to address issues of human dignity, social justice, and global citizenship.  The program explores the origins and rise of human rights concepts, and the continuing evolution of human rights definitions and debates. The program aims to equip students for education and advocacy in human rights, and to understand ways to respond to human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the program is that “human rights” are understood in multiple ways and contexts; the program includes courses from diverse fields such as anthropology, business, conflict resolution, criminal justice, international development, history, philosophy, religious and cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies.

  • 3 year BA in Human Rights
  • 4 year BA in Human Rights
  • Minor in Human Rights

To download the 2022/2023 academic course calendar containing the requirements and options for the programs listed above, please click here.

To download the description of courses that are offered by Human Rights program, please click here.  

To download the 3-year, 4-year sample course mapping in Human Rights program (major), as well as sample course mapping, minoring in Human Rights program, please click here.  

To declare your major in Human Rights, please fill out the Major Declaration Form and submit to us at global.college@uwinnipeg.ca.

To declare your minor in Human Rights, please fill out the Minor Declaration Form and submit it to us at global.college@uwinnipeg.ca.

Human Rights Winter 2024 Term Courses

A list of offered courses and their descriptions are found here.

For more information, please contact us at global.college@uwinnipeg.ca 

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