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Human Rights

Human Rights Program Committee
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
2211 Dunton Tower
613- 520-2600 ext 2363
carleton.ca/iis/human_rights.html

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations, including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars. (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ).

Students in the Human Rights program are exempt from the B.A. Breadth Requirement.

Students should consult the Human Rights Program Committee when planning their program and selecting courses.

Some of the Human Rights Electives have prerequisites that are not explicitly included in the program. Students should plan to have credit for the prerequisites of each course in their program or ask to have the prerequisite waived.

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Program Requirements

Human Rights
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 Credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from HUMR 1001 [1.0] , FYSM 1104 [1.0], or FYSM 1502 (specifically the section on Global Governance and Human Rights), or approved FYSM;
  2. 0.5 credit in HUMR 2001;
  3. 0.5 credit from HUMR 2202, LAWS 2105, PHIL 2103, PSCI 3307;
  4. 2.5 credits, comprised of 0.5 credit from each of the five Thematic Groups (see list under Course Categories);
  5. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level from Thematic Groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
  6. 3.5 credits from Thematic Groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits):
  1. 11.0 credits in free electives.
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Human Rights
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 Credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from HUMR 1001 [1.0], FYSM 1104 [1.0], or FYSM 1502 [1.0] (specifically the section on Global Governance and Human Rights), or approved FYSM;
  2. 0.5 credit in HUMR 2001;
  3. 0.5 credit from HUMR 2202, LAWS 2105, PHIL 2103, PSCI 3307;
  4. 2.5 credits, comprised of 0.5 credit from each of the five Thematic Groups (see list under Course Categories);
  5. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level from Thematic Groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
  6. 1.5 credits from Thematic Groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
  1. Additional Credit Requirements (13.0 credits):
  1. The requirements for the other discipline must be satisfied;
  2. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits total for the program.
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Human Rights
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 Credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from HUMR 1001 [1.0], FYSM 1104 [1.0], or FYSM 1502 [1.0] (specifically the section on Global Governance and Human Rights), or an approved First-Year Seminar);
  2. 0.5 credit in HUMR 2001;
  3. 0.5 credit from HUMR 2202, LAWS 2105, PHIL 2103, PSCI 3307;
  4. 2.5 credits, comprised of 0.5 credit from each of the five Thematic Groups (see list under Course Categories);
  5. 1.0 credit at the 3000- or 4000-level from Thematic Groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
  6. 1.5 credits from Thematic groups and/or Human Rights Electives (see lists under Course Categories);
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 Credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in free electives.
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