Law, Public Policy and Human Rights

Track Chair

The goal of the Nexus in Law, Public Policy and Human Rights is to provide students with the tools necessary to form a deep understanding of how complex relationships between local and national political processes both create public policies and shape legislation and its interpretation. This Nexus provides students with both an academic and experiential lens. Students will choose courses from several departments including politics, economics, history, and sociology in order to examine how both law and public policies are imbedded in much larger social, historical, and economic realities.

Courses

Preview courses students have taken to create individual plans of study.

Students are strongly encouraged to take a course in statistics and/or quantitative analysis.

  • Economics 220, Introduction to Econometrics
  • Psychology 201, Statistics
  • Sociology 225, Survey Research and Data Analysis
  • Statistics 140, Introduction to Statistics

Anthropology

  • 216 Anthropology and Human Rights
  • 245 Global Health and Humanitarianism
  • 316 The West and the Rest
  • 316 Ethnographies of Law
  • 319 Risk

Economics

  • 203 Environmental Economics
  • 206 Economics of Health Care
  • 213 Economic Development
  • 310 Public Finance

Education

  • 301 Education in South Africa
  • 340 Researching the Enterprise of Education

Environmental Studies

  • 241 Environmental Issues
  • 341 Science and Power in Environmental Governance

History

  • 230 History and Law
  • 265 Interpreting Nature
  • 301 Segregation: Origins and Legacies
  • 371 The Revolutionary Generation, 1776-1800
  • 375 American History: Age of Emancipation
  • 381 America since the Great Depression

International Relations

  • 225 Resource Scarcities, Global Environmental
  • 237 International Human Rights
  • 262Transnational Social Movements
  • 333 Just War and Jihad
  • 337 International Human Rights Advocacy in Theory and Practice (linked with Spanish 330 The Other and New Media)
  • 362 European Politics

Philosophy

  • 210 Logical Thought
  • 225 Symbolic Logic
  • 232 Ethical issues in Complex Organizations
  • 235 Medical Ethics
  • 240 Environmental Ethics

Politics

  • 207 Women and the Law
  • 219 World Legal Traditions
  • 235 Constitutional Law
  • 236 Civil Liberties
  • 247 International Law and Organization
  • 250 Black Urban Reform
  • 266 Environmental Politics
  • 300 The New Democracies
  • 313 Politics of Poverty
  • 314 Political Violence
  • 327 Transitional Justice
  • 346 Seminar in Public Policy
  • 347 Race and Urban Political Economy
  • 348 Community Development
  • 353 Politics of Work
  • 366 International Migration
  • 367 Decision Making

Religion

  • 220 Ethics and Public Policy
  • 267 Buddhist Ethics

Russian and Eurasian Studies

  • 242 Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Sociology

  • 230 Sociology of Immigration
  • 234 Social Problems
  • 332 Sociology of Criminal law and Justice