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U-M Courses Addressing Human Rights

Explore the compiled list of University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate courses offerings which address human rights.

Please note: This list may not include recent additions to the curriculum.

U-M Undergraduate Course Offerings

Applied Liberal Arts

ALA 470.001 Organizing for Global Justice - Ashley Wiseman

Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

AAS 104.004 Nonviolence: From Montgomery to the World - Scott A Ellsworth

AAS 104.005 Who is Marcus Garvey? - Nesha Z Haniff

AAS 104.006/AMCULT 103.006/HISTORY 197.005 Say It Loud: Black Culture in America - Stephen Berrey

AAS 200.001 Introduction to Afro-American Studies - Kelow-Bennett, Lydia

AAS 202.001 Introduction to African Diasporic Studies - Sandra R Gunning; Kelly M Askew

AAS 231.001/HISTORY 275.001 - Survey of Afro-American History, II - Jason Randolph Young

AAS 250.001 Law, Race, and the Historical Process, I - Ronald C Woods

AAS/WOMENSTD 304.001 Refugees of Unjust Worlds: Globalization, Gender and Nation - Amal Hassan Fadlalla

AAS 332.001/335.001 Introduction to Environmental Politics: Race, Class and Gender - Omolade Adunbi

AAS 338.001/AMCULT 311.009/ENGLISH 335.001/ENGLISH 379.001/WOMENSTD 313.002 - Literature in Afro-American Culture - Michael Awkward

AAS 358.012 Writing Sex: Contemporary Black Women Writers - Saraellen Strongman

AAS/WGS 365.001 Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction - Amal Hassan Fadlalla

AAS 451.001 Law, Race and Historical Process - Ronald C Woods

AAS 458.003 DAAS IN ACTION - Damani James Partridge

AAS 458.004 In and Out of the Burning National House: James Baldwin in His Time and Ours - Magdalena J Zaborowska

AAS 495.001 Justice in Africa - Adam Philip Ashforth

AAS 495.006 Mass Movements and Mass Incarcerations - Heath Pearson

Department of American Culture

AMCULT 103.006/WOMENSTD 150.004 Race, Gender, Recreation, and Sport in Twentieth Century America - Ava Purkiss

AMCULT 204.009/HISTORY 230.003/JUDAIC 218.001 Israel and America - Bryan Karle Roby

AMCULT/ARABAM 216.001 - Introduction to American Muslims - Nancy Khalil

AMCULT 232.001/ENGLISH 282.001/NATIVEAM 232.001 Native American Literature - Scott Richard Lyons

AMCULT 263.001/HISTORY 262.001 The American South: A History of Race and Culture since Reconstruction - Stephen Berrey

AMCULT/ASIANPAM 301.001 Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the Civil Rights Movement - Roland Hwang

AMCULT 301.002/FTVM 366.008 Media Activism - Umayyah Cable

AMCULT 308.001/HISTORY 315.001  American Constitutional History - Gregory E Dowd; Rebecca J Scott

AMCULT/ASIANPAM 310.001 Filipino American Experience - Emily P Lawsin

AMCULT 310.002/HISTORY 329.001/RCSSCI 316.001 Law and Social Policy - Leila C Kawar

AMCULT 311.002/HISORY 328.003/WGS 341.001 Transgender American Histories - Scott Larson

AMCULT 311.007/RCHUMS 341.001 Empowering Community through Art - Deborah Mae Gordon-Gurfinkel

AMCULT/HISTORY 374.001 - The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties" - Stephen Berrey

AMCULT/LATINOAM/SPANISH 420.001 Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies - Sergio R Villalobos Ruminott

Department of Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 252.001 Law and Culture - Jatin Dua

ANTHRCUL 333.001 Non-Western Legal Systems, I - Maxwell K Owusu

ANTHRCUL 349.001 Indigenous Political Movements - Stuart Kirsch

ANTHRCUL 356.001 Filming the Future of 'Diversity' - Damani James Partridge

ANTHRCUL 439.001 Economic Anthropology and Development - Maxwell K Owusu

ANTHRCUL 440.001 Welcome to the Anthropocene - Stuart Kirsch

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

ASIAN 305.001 Religion and Violence in the Secular World - Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

ASIAN 338.001 Indian Protest Literature: Human Rights in Translation - Christi Ann Merrill

ASIAN 342.001/WGS 332.001 Gender and Power in Southeast Asia - Deirdre Leong de la Cruz

ASIAN 366.001 Controversies in Contemporary China - Miranda D Brown

Department of Comparative Literature

COMPLIT 240.001 HOME, Homeland and Homelessness - Ruth Tsoffar

COMPLIT 300.003 Engaging the Contemporary - Frieda Ekotto

COMPLIT 376.001/PHIL 355.001 Humanitarianism and Morals - Daniel Alan Herwitz

Department of English Language and Literature

ENGLISH 125.043 What is Social Justice? - Molly Lynch

ENGLISH 203.001 Rhetorical Dimensions of U.S. Civil Rights Movements - Alisse Suzanne Portnoy; Mika Kennedy

ENGLISH 270.001/AMCULT 204.008 Race and American Fiction - Walter I Cohen

ENGLISH 275.001 Human Rights in the Premodern World - Annika Joyce Pattenaude

ENGLISH 319.001/AMCULT 311.012/WOMENSTD 343.001 Baldwin in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter - Ruby Christina-Marie Tapia; Joshua L Miller

ENGLISH 318.001 How to Live in a World on Fire: Literary Lessons from Times of Political Unrest and Social Change - Will Potter

ENGLISH 319.001 What Difference Can a Story Make? - Alisse Suzanne Portnoy; Rachel Wilson

ENGLISH 407.002 Literature and Human Rights - Hadji Bakara

Program in the Environment

ENVIRON 222.001 Introduction to Environmental Justice -  M'Lis Bartlett

ENVIRON/RCDIV 270.001 Globalization and its Discontents: Struggles for Food, Water, and Energy - Ivette Perfecto

ENVIRON 304.009 Social Justice in Anthropocene - Ingri d Diran

ENVIRON 306.001 Global Water - Marc E Gaden

ENVIRON 462.006 Environmental Rights, Justice, and Law - Noah Devan Hall

ENVIRON/EAS 475.001 Environmental Law - Noah Devan Hall

Department of Film, Television, and Media Studies

FTVM 485.001/GERMAN 449.003 The Global Screen: Cinema and Migration - Johannes von Moltke

Program in International and Comparative Studies

INTLSTD 101.001/GEOG 145.001 Introduction to International Studies - Howard Tsai

INTLSTD 301.001 History and Practice of Human Rights - Melanie Schulze Tanielian

INTLSTD 301.001 Political Economy of Long-Run Development - Mark Dincecco

INTSLTD 385.00.002/POLSCI 389.40 Political Terror: State Repression of Human Rights - Ragnhild Nordaas

INTLSTD 401.001 Gender, War, and Peace - Greta L Uehling

INTLSTD 401.001 Refugee Voices - Greta L Uehling

INTLSTD 401.001 Human Smuggling, and Human Trafficking in International and Comparative Perspective - Greta Uehling

INTLSTD 401.003 People, Land, and Time - Greta L Uehling

INTLSTD 401.004 Public Health in Conflict and Reconstruction - Anthony Marcum

INTLSTD 401.004/POLSCI 489.001 Sexual Violence and War - Ragnhild Nordaas

Department of History

HISTORY 328.003/INTLSTD 384.001/JUDAIC 318.003/MENAS 332.001/MIDEAST 391.001 Blackness and Jewishness: A History of Encounters - Bryan Karle Roby

HISTORY 230.025/AMCULT 204.007 Charting the African American Experience: Key Topics in African American History - Earl Lewis

HISTORY 345.001/RCSSCI 357.001 History and Theory of Punishment - Heather Ann Thompson

HISTORY 407.002/INTLSTD 401.006/RCSSCI 461.002 The History of Inter-American Human Rights Law - Sueann Caulfield

HISTORY 407.003/INTLSTD 401.007/RCSSCI 361.001/WOMENSTD 435.001 Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law - Sueann Caulfield

HISTORY 411.001/POLSCI 319.001 The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights - Pamela Brandwein

HISTORY 497.003 Making the Modern Mediterranean - Pamela Ballinger

Department of History of Art

HISTART 393.005/RCHUMS 334.005 Art and Resistance: Global Responses to Oppression - Sascha M Crasnow

Honors Program

HONORS 230.010 Violent Environments: Oil, Development, and the Discourse of Power - Omolade Adunbi

Department of Linguistics

LING 102.001 Deafness and Disability - Natasha Renee Abner

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 366.001 Introduction to Political Philosophy - Daniel Lowe

PHIL 441.001/POLSCI 489.001 Black Political Thought - Christian Davenport; Derrick L Darby

Department of Political Science

POLSCI 160.001 Introduction to World Politics - James D Morrow

POLSCI 307.001 - American Political Thought: Late - Anne M Manuel

POLSCI 339.005/ASIAN 428.005 China's Evolution Under Communism - Mary E Gallagher

POLSCI 348.001 Political Economy of Development - Brian Min

POLSCI 364.001 Public International Law - Barbara Koremenos

POLSCI 389.001 American Constitutional Politics - Mariah A Zeisberg

POLSCI 389.006 Law Culture and Rights - Patrick Peel

POLSCI 409.001 Twentieth Century Political Thought - David Myer Temin

POLSCI 489.005/INTLSTD 401.005 Consequences of Contention - Christian Davenport

POLSCI 498.002/INTLSTD 401.009 Human Rights - Christopher Jennings Fariss

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

POLISH 214/REES 214.001 - Rock Poetry and Political Protest in Poland - Piotr Antoni Westwalewicz

SLAVIC 151.001 Rebellion: A Polish Tradition - Piotr Antoni Westwalewicz

Residential College

RCCORE 334.001 Refugee Narratives - Karein K Goertz

RCIDIV 305.001 The Literature of Environmental and Social Justice - Virginia E Murphy

RCDIV 350.001 Detroiters Speak - Craig D Regester

RCHUMS 291.001 The Arts and Social Change - Beth Genne

RCLANG 324.002 Films for Social Change: Visualizing Social Justice - Cristhian Carlo Espinoza-Pino

RCSSCI 360.001 20th Century Detroit History - Stephen M Ward

RCSSCI 360.001 Documentary Photography: Photographing Struggles for Social Justice - David Turnley

RCSSCI 360.002/SOC 295.002 Labor Movements, Inequality and Democracy - Robert Thompson King

Department of Sociology

SOC 208.001 Terrorism, Torture, and Violence - Fatma Muge Gocek

SOC 391.001 Justice in Action: Legal and Social Consequences of a Criminal Case - Daniel Ellman

SOC 461.001 Social Movements: Political Protest and Collective Resistance - Pablo Gaston

SOC 430.001 World Population Dynamics - Barbara A Anderson

Sweetland Center for Writing

WRITING 410.001 Understanding Water Crises - Larissa Lubomudrov Sano

Department of Women’s Studies

WGS 250.001 Race, Gender and Nation - Allison Alexy

School of Education

EDUC 450.001 /INTLSTD 401.005 Education, Peace, and Conflict - Michelle Jannette Bellino

School of Nursing

HS 404.001 Gender Based Violence: From Theory to Action - Michelle Lynne Munro-Kramer

School of Public Health

PUBHLTH 360.001 Community, Culture, And Social Justice (CCSJ) In Public Health - Gary Harper

PUBHLTH 381.001 Public Health Systems: Achievements And Challenges - Melissa Creary

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

PUBPOL 473.003 The Role of Courts in International Human Rights - Hardy Vieux

PUBPOL 474.001 Values & Ethics: Social Justice & Political Conflicts - Yazier Henry

PUBPOL 495.001 Dangerous Peacemaking - Yazier Henry

Ross School of Business

STRATEGY 400.001 Strategies for Sustainable Development - Andy Hoffman

U-M Graduate Course Offerings

Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

AAS 450.001 Law, Race, and the Historical Process, I - Ronald C Woods

AAS 558.001/ANTHRCUL 558.002 Citizenship and Non-Citizens - Damani James Partridge

Department of American Culture

AMCULT/LATINOAM/SPANISH 420.001 Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies - Sergio R Villalobos Ruminott

AMCULT 405.002/DANCE 445.001/DANCE 546.001/WGS 431.003 - Dancing Women/Dancing Queer - Clare Holloway Croft

Department of Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 439.001 Economic Anthropology and Development - Maxwell K Owusu

ANTHRCUL 440.001 Welcome to the Anthropocene - Stuart Kirsch

ANTHURCUL 558.001 Anthropologies of Law and Regulation - Jatin Dua

ANTHRCUL 836.001 Governance, Governmentality, and Care - Damani James Partridge

Department of English Language and Literature

ENGLISH 653.001 Topics in Twentieth Century American Literature - Michael Awkward

Department of Film, Television, and Media Studies

FTVM 485.001/GERMAN 449.003 The Global Screen: Cinema and Migration -Johannes von Moltke

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERMAN 701.001 Cinema and Migration: Ways of Seeing Refugees - Johannes von Moltke

Department of History

HISTORY 407.003/INTLSTD 401.007/RCSSCI 361.001/WOMENSTD 435.001 Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law - Sueann Caulfield

Department of Political Science

POLSCI 409.001 Twentieth Century Political Thought - David Myer Temin

POLSCI 663.001 Proseminar in International Organizations and Law - Barbara Koremenos

POLSCI 688.002 Black Political Thought - Christian Davenport; Derrick L Darby

Department of Sociology

SOC 461.001 Social Movements: Political Protest and Collective Resistance - Pablo Gaston

Sweetland Center for Writing

WRITING 410.001 Understanding Water Crises - Larissa Lubomudrov Sano

Ross School of Business

BL 530.001 Business and Human Rights

TO 560.001/EAS 595.001 Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management - Ravi Anupindi

School for Environment and Sustainability

ENVIRON 462.006 Environmental Rights, Justice, and Law - Noah Devan Hall

EHS 558.001 Environmental Law - Noah Devan Hall

School of Public Health

EPID663: Health, Evidence, And Human Rights - Sioban Harlow

Law School

LAW 419.001 Economic Exploitation and the Abuse of Rights - Nicolas Browne Cornell

LAW 441.001 Topics/ Surveillance: Law and Tech - Margo Schlanger; J Alex Halderman

LAW 464.001 Human Dignity - John Christopher McCrudden

LAW 476.001 Corporations and Human Rights - Steven Richard Ratner

LAW 493.001 Sexual Harassment in Employment and Education: The Law, The Politics, The Movement - Catharine MacKinnon

LAW 518.001 Race and the Law - Michelle Pope Crockett

LAW 536.001 Nat'l Security & Civil Liberties - Barbara Mcquade

LAW 630.001 International Law - Steven Richard Ratner

LAW 724.001 International Refugee Law - James Hathaway

LAW 745.001 Sex Equality - Catharine MacKinnon

LAW 756.001 Comparative Human Rights Law -  John Christopher McCrudden

LAW 805.001 Environmental Justice - Allyn David Kantor

LAW 807.001 Civil Rights Litigation - Michael J Steinberg

LAW 901.001 Civil Rights Litigation Initiative - Michael J Steinberg

LAW 951.001 Human Trafficking Clinic - Elizabeth Anne Campbell; Danielle Nicole Kalil

School of Public Policy

PUBPOL 675 Human Rights and International Policy - Susan Waltz

PUBPOL 710.004 Human Rights, Mineral Extraction, and the Global Supply Chain

PUBPOL 750.003 The Role of Courts in International Human Rights - Hardy Vieux