Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
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Human Rights and Human Diversity Program

Program Co-ordinator: Andrew Robinson, PhD, 519-756-8228, ext. 5743, arobinson@wlu.ca

The Human Rights and Human Diversity Honours BA programs and minor, and HR courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Laurier Brantford's Human Rights and Human Diversity single and combined honours program, examine the key forces that will shape students' futures as individuals, workers and Canadians. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the origins and the laws and institutions designed to protect human rights as well as the processes diversifying cultures and the policies that have been put in place to manage and accommodate this diversity.

Human Rights and Human Diversity Articulation Agreements

  1. Students in the Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity program may specialize in Human Resources Management in Year 3 of studies through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College.
    Under this agreement, students who have successfully completed 10.0 credits, including 4.5 credits of:
    BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299
    HR100, OL224, HR/SOJE260, HR261, CC233/HS233/OL233
    with a minimum GPA of 5.00 in Honours HRHD and 5.00 overall, shall be eligible to enroll in the Human Resources Management graduate certificate program through Conestoga College on the Brantford campus. If students complete these courses with an average of 70% or better, they will receive 5.0 senior credits as follows: 1.0 200 level OL credit, 1.0 200 level WORK credit, 1.5 200 level HR credit, 1.0 300 level HR credit, 0.5 credit – HR300.

    Students are strongly advised to complete 2.0 more credits of HR required courses prior to attending Conestoga College in consultation with Academic Advising and the Program Coordinator to ensure that all graduation requirements are met in Year 4. 
  2. Contact Academic Advising regarding program requirements and application procedures.
  3. Students in the Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity program may specialize in Community and Social Service Management in Year 3 of studies through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College. Under this agreement, students who have successfully completed 10.0 credits, including 4.5 credits of: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299, HR100, OL224, HR260/SOJE260, HR261, CC233/HS233/OL233 with a minimum GPA of 5.00 in Honours HRHD and 5.00 overall, shall be eligible to enroll in the Community and Social Service Management graduate certificate program through Conestoga College on the Brantford campus. If students complete these courses with an average of 70% or better, they will receive 5.0 senior credits as follows: 1.0 200 level OL credit, 0.5  300 level OL credit, 1.0 200 level SOJE credit, 1.5 300 level HR credit, 0.5 credit – HR300, 0.5 credit – HR305.
    Students are strongly advised to complete 2.0 more credits of HR required courses prior to attending Conestoga College in consultation with Academic Advising and the Program Co-ordinator to ensure that all graduation requirements are met in Year 4. 
  4. Contact Academic Advising regarding program requirements and application procedures.

 
HR Course Notes

The following HR courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HR100 Human Rights and Human Diversity 0.5
HR163 Introduction to International Development 0.5
HR214 Politics, Advocacy and Journalism 0.5
HR219 Critical Disabilities Studies 0.5
HR223 Understanding Public Policy for Issue Advocacy 0.5
HR231 Human Rights and the Environment 0.5
HR232 Women, Rights, and Equality 0.5
HR251 Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century 0.5
HR252 Designing Digital and Social Media 0.5
HR260 Introduction to Human Rights 0.5
HR261 Multiculturalism 0.5
HR263 The Developing World 0.5
HR300 Professionalization Seminar 0.5
HR301 Development Theories, Strategies and Issues 0.5
HR305 Fundraising 0.5
HR306 Human Rights Education and Advocacy 0.5
HR312 Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice 0.5
HR313 Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights 0.5
HR319 Children/Youth and Disabilities: Inclusion and Human Rights 0.5
HR320 Children’s Rights 0.5
HR322 Non-Governmental Organizations 0.5
HR323 Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter 0.5
HR324 Human Trafficking and Other Contemporary Forms of Slavery/Forced Labour 0.5
HR325 Crimes Against Humanity 0.5
HR326 Transitional Justice 0.5
HR328 The United Nations in the 21st Century 0.5
HR329 Global Health and Social Justice 0.5
HR332 Victims, Rights and Social Justice 0.5
HR333 Law, Intellectual Property and Human Rights 0.5
HR335 Labour Law and Labour Rights 0.5
HR336 Immigration, Refugees and Human Rights 0.5
HR355 Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equality 0.5
HR360 Special Topics I 0.5
HR361 Special Topics II 1.0
HR365 Immigrant and Ethno-Racial Youth 0.5
HR370 Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice 0.5
HR375 Sexual Minorities and Human Rights 0.5
HR391 Canadian Internship/Field Placement 0.5
HR392 International Internship/Field Placement 0.5
HR393 Directed Studies I 0.5
HR394 Extended Internship/Field Placement 1.0
HR401 Philosophy of Human Rights 0.5
HR402 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human Rights 0.5
HR460 Special Seminar in Human Rights and Human Diversity 0.5
HR493 Directed Studies II 0.5
HR494 Directed Research Experience 0.5