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Candler School of Theology
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Law
School of Medicine


Description
Human rights are inherently interdisciplinary. The Emory Graduate Certificate in Human Rights is an integrated, innovative, and cooperative approach to human rights scholarship and training. The certificate combines the teaching and research strength of Emory University with the applied programs of our professional partners, including CARE USA, The Carter Center, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among others. The Certificate is open to students in all of Emory’s professional schools: the School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, the School of Law, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Goizueta Business School, the Candler School of Theology and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Requirements
Awarding of the certificate requires students to complete the following:

Graduate Certificate Documentation: You do not need to apply in advance in order to participate in the program. We do advise, however, that you meet with one of our faculty members in order that they might direct your course of study. Please complete the certificate documentation and submit it to the IHR no later than April 1 of the spring semester or November 1 of the fall semester that you intend to graduate.

Core Seminar – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights (POLS585/ GH526/LAW819): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights provides an intensive introduction to human rights theory from a variety of disciplinary perspectives- theological, legal and political, historical and philosophical, cultural, ethical, and health. This course is offered annually in the fall.

Two or three additional approved courses: Students in the professional schools are required to take two additional approved courses (for a total of six classroom hours). Doctoral level student need to complete an additional three approved courses (for a total of nine classroom hours). Approved courses can be found in our course listing.

Research practicum: Students have several options which will fulfill the research practicum requirement. Students may pursue a service-learning internship at a local or international human rights organization. The Institute of Human Rights helps coordinate placements, and students can make use of established relationships between Emory and other Atlanta organizations dealing with human rights. Core faculty facilitate student internship placement. The internship gives students an opportunity to link the theory of human rights to its real-world application, and also offers an opportunity for the expansion of contact between students and human rights professionals and organizations.

Students interested in internship placements should consult with the Executive Director Dabney Evans (dabney.evans@emory.edu) for more information.

Students may also fulfill the research practicum requirement by completing a research paper focusing on human rights or by having a substantive human rights emphasis in their thesis or dissertation. Students should confer with one of our faculty members when decided which option for the research practicum will best fit the student’s needs.

Currently the certificate is available to all students in the Graduate School and the School of Public Health. The Institute is in the process of having the certificate approved by the other professional schools.

Undergraduate students in Emory College can take human rights related courses in a variety of departments, including Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.  The Undergraduate Human Rights Program is designed to compliment Humanities, Social Science, and Physical Science majors.  There are currently a number of courses being offered that have an emphasis on human rights. Please refer to our course listing for available courses.



Courses approved for the graduate certificate program or the undergraduate human rights program.

Emory College
Courses under this section are approved for the undergraduate human rights program; the remainder of the courses are approved for the graduate certificate.
 

African Studies 190: Violence and Memory in Contemporary Africa
Professor Pamela Scully
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Anthropology 190: Living Across Cultures
Professor Bruce Knauft
Frequency offered: annually

Anthropology 352: Globalization and Transnational Culture
Professor Carla Freeman
Frequency offered: almost annually

Anthropology 385: AIDS in Arica through Film
Professor Kate Winskell
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Economics 390: Latin American Economies
Professor C. Monica Capra
Frequency offered: intermittently

Political Science 190J: Conflict and Cooperation
Professor Richard Doner
Frequency offered: intermittently

Political Science 317: Global Human Rights
Professor David Davis
Frequency offered: every two years

Political Science 336: Politics in Russia
Professor Thomas Remington

Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Political Science 337: Islam and Politics
Professor Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Frequency offered: every two years

Political Science 338: Politics of the Middle East
Professor Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Frequency offered: every two years

Political Science 385: Human Rights in Europe
Professor David Davis
Frequency offered: annually, summer program in Paris beginning summer 2007

Political Science 385: Human Rights in Political Philosophy
Professor J. Judd Owen
Frequency offered: intermittently

Political Science 490: Democracy and the Market
Professor Thomas Remington
Frequency offered: every two years, fall semester

 

Political Science 490: Dictatorship and Development
Professor Jennifer Gandhi
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Political Science 490: Globalization and Human Rights
Professor David Davis
Frequency offered: every two years

Political Science 490S: Gender, Islam and Politics
Professor Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Frequency offered: every two years

Religion 354: Religion, Ethics and Public Policy
Professor Edward Queen
Frequency offered: every two years

Religion 370: Religion and Human Rights
Professor Edward Queen
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Sociology 214: Class, Status, Power
Professor Dennis Condron
Frequency offered: every semester

Sociology 245: Individual and Society
Professor Cathy Johnson
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Sociology 247: Race and Ethnic Relations
Professor Regina Werum
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Sociology 389: Religion and Conflict
Professor Sam Cherribi
Frequency offered: intermittently

Women’s Studies 100: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Professor Irene Browne
Frequency offered: every semester

Women’s Studies 342: Globalization and Transnational Culture
Professor Carla Freeman
Frequency offered: almost annually

     
     
Candler School of Theology
 

Church and Community 698: Faith and Health: Transforming Communities
Professor Mimi Kiser
Professor Gary Gunderson
Frequency offered: intermittently

Ethical Studies 698: Issues in Christian Ethics: International Human Rights
Professor Johan Van der Vyver
Frequency offered: intermittently

 

ES 629: Life and Thoughts: Martin Luther King Jr.
Professor Bernard Lafayette Jr.
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Religious Ethics 701R: Seminar in Social Ethics
Professor Jon Gunnemann
Frequency offered: intermittently

Religious Ethics 701R: Social Justice and Social Theory
Professor Jon Gunnemann
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

     
     
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
     
Anthropology 585/ILA 790
Globalization in Practicum

Professor Bruce Knauft
Frequency offered: intermittently

Political Science 585/GH 526/LAW 819: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Human Rights
Professor Dabney Evans
Professor Edward Queen
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Political Science 585: Transitions to Democracy
Professor Jennifer Gandhi
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Religion PC 710G/ ILA 790: After Violence: ‘Futuring’ Victim-Free Society
Professor Thee Smith
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Religion PC 710 – Religion, Conflict Resolution & Human Rights
Professor Thee Smith
Frequency offered: intermittently

 

Sociology 517: Race and Ethnic Relations
Professor Regina Werum
Frequency offered: every two years, fall semester

Sociology 521: Social Movements
Professor Regina Werum
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Women’s Studies: Globalization, Gender and Locality
Professor Carla Freeman
Frequency offered: intermittently

Women’s Studies 585: Feminism and Disability
Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Frequency offered: intermittently

Women’s Studies 751R: Feminist Theory, Feminist Conversations
Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Frequency offered: annually

Women's Studies 751R: Feminist Theory: Human Rights and Genocide
Professor Pamela Scully
Frequency offered: every two years

     
     
Rollins School of Public Health
     

BSHE 565: Violence as a Public Health Problem
Professor Debra Houry
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Global Health 507: Health as Social Justice
Professor Mimi Kiser
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 508: Health and Human Rights
Professor Dabney Evans
Professor Alan Hinman
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Global Health 512: Health and Nutrition in International Complex Emergencies
Professor M. Anderson
Professor B. Lopes-Cardozo
Professor F. Galloway

Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Global Health 526/LAW 819/POLS 585: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Human Rights
Professor Dabney Evans
Professor Edward Queen
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 537: Maternal and Child Health Demography
Professor Rob Stephenson
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 557: Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
Professor Peter Brown
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

 

 

Global Health 563: AIDS – Public Health Implications
Professor Susan Allen
Professor Kristin Dunkle

Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 590R: Communicating for Healthy Behavior and Social Change
Professor Kate Winskell
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Global Health 590R: Faith and Health – Transforming Communities
Professor Mimi Kiser
Professor Gary Gunderson
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

Global Health 590R: Forced Migration and Reproductive Health
Professor Basia Tomczyk
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

Global Health 590R: Gender Sexuality and Global Health
Professor Kate Winskell
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 590R: Legal Regulation of Sexuality and Parenthood
Professor Kay Levine
Frequency offered: intermittently

Global Health 590R: Migration and Health
Professor Rob Stephenson
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

Global Health 591F: Nutrition and Food in Humanitarian Emergencies
Professor Brad Woodruff
Professor Leisel Talley
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

     
     
School of Law
     

LAW XXX: International Women’s Human Rights
Professor Nancy Stafford
Frequency offered: first time offered, spring 2007

LAW 627: Islam and Politics: Constitutional and Human Rights Perspectives
Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im
Frequency offered: annually

LAW 634: International Institutions
Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

LAW 653: International Criminal Law
Professor Johan Van der Vyver
Frequency offered: intermittently

LAW 677L: The Law of International Common Spaces
Professor David J. Bederman
Frequency offered: intermittently

LAW 681: Sexuality and the Law
Professor Martha Fineman
Frequency offered: every two years, fall semester

LAW 690: International Human Rights
Professor Johan Van der Vyver
Frequency offered: intermittently

LAW 692: Transnational Criminal Practices
Professor Bruce Maloy
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

LAW 698L: Constitutional Rights
Professor Michael J. Perry
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

 

LAW 717: International Trade Law & Policy
Professor Robert B. Ahdieh
Frequency offered: every two years, spring semester

LAW 732L: Public International Law
Professor David J. Bederman
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

LAW 736: Health Law
Professor Ani B. Satz
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

LAW 738: International Law and Ethics
Professor Jeff Holzgrefe
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

LAW 750: Religion and Human Rights
Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im
Frequency offered: intermittently

LAW 805: Emerging Markets Law
Professor Robert B. Ahdieh
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

LAW 810: Disability and Discrimination
Professor Ani B. Satz
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester

LAW 819/GH 526/POLS 585: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Human Rights
Professor Dabney Evans
Professor Edward Queen
Frequency offered: annually, fall semester

LAW 836: Reproductive Issues
Professor Martha Fineman
Frequency offered: everty two years, fall semester

     
     
School of Medicine
     
MEDI 553: Medical Decision Making
Professor Bill Eley
Frequency offered: annually, fall and spring semester
  MEDI 645: Human Rights, Social Medicine, and the Physician
Professor Timothy H. Holtz
Frequency offered: annually, spring semester
     
     

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