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Completion of a minimum of 25 units of Human Rights-related coursework
- All students must complete the required gateway course
- Students must complete at least one course across each of three streams to ensure breadth and depth. Students may select courses from a pre-approved list or petition to receive credit for another course.
- Foundations: courses from disciplines including History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science and others that introduce theoretical or historical foundations of human rights
- Contemporary Issues: courses that focus on particular human rights issues such as poverty, gender equality, public health, or the environment
- Practice: courses dedicated to practical application of human rights principles through skills development, advocacy training, and experiential or community engaged learning
- Under the supervision of an Academic Council member, students will propose and complete a capstone project, which should either include a 25-page research paper on a human rights topic approved by the supervising faculty, or some alternative culminating work requiring equivalent effort approved in advance by the supervising faculty. Learn more about the capstone requirement.
- Students may not double-count courses for completing major and minor requirements.
- At least 10 of the 25 units must be completed on Stanford’s campus.
- All courses to be counted toward the minor must be taken for a letter grade.
- All students must maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0 in the classes counting toward the minor, and all courses will be taken for a letter grade except where letter grades are not offered, as required by University policy.