The Human Rights Minor  

Students enrolled in the Human Rights Minor at Purdue will develop a comprehensive knowledge of human rights history, theory, and practice.

Those engaged with literature, history, political science, philosophy, art, culture, or religion will have their understanding improved and research deepened by understanding how human rights concepts have been practiced, the philosophical tensions at their foundations, and the historical circumstances of their development. Human rights concepts remain central to international relations and development work. Anyone who wants to work in these fields, or study their history and nature, would benefit from the Human Rights Minor. This minor will not only be useful to students in disciplines that have traditionally taken human rights as an object of study, but also for students whose professional goals involve international business, science, agriculture, and sustainable development.

For more information on the Human Rights Minor requirements, please see the detailed Plan of Study.

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