2020-2021 Catalog

Minor: Politics and Human Rights, 18-19 Credits

The minor in Politics and Human Rights (PHR) prepares students to engage with the major issues that shape our lives, as citizens and as members of a global community. It consists of 9 credits covering the foundations and theory of politics and human rights, as well as 9 elective credits to be chosen in collaboration with a PHR faculty advisor.

Requirements

Foundations (9 credits)

Take all of the following:

PHR 101Foundations of Social and Political Inquiry

3

PHR 310/IS 310Theories of Human Rights

3

IS 150/ECO 150Economy, Society and the State

3

Take 3 PHR Electives (9-10 credits)

Electives are separated into two categories: Governance and Culture. At least one elective must be from each cluster. The third course may be drawn from either cluster, or from the Theory and Methods or Experiential learning menus. At least two electives must be at the 300-level or higher.

Theory and Methods

PHR 371/IS 371Research Methods in Social Sciences

4

SOC 330/PHR 330Great Social Thinkers

3

PS 310Modern Political Thought

3

Experiential Learning

PHR 299Independent Study/Internship

1-6

or

PHR 399Independent Study/Internship

1-6

or

PHR 499Independent Study/Internship

1-6

PHR 333/PS 333Mock Trial

3

PS 336/PHR 336/SOC 336Playing Politics

3

SW 209/PHR 209Practicum in Social Work

4

ART 326/PHR 326Photography and Social Engagement: A Road to Activism

3

AIP 346Reform or Revolution: Radical New York in the Early 20th Century (EP, UP)

3

Course(s) with Service Learning component

Bedford Hills and Taconic College Programs Combined Course

Governance Cluster

HIST 325Cold War America

3

HIST 327/IS 327/PS 327American Foreign Relations

3

PS 106 Introduction to U.S. Politics

3

PS 231/IS 231Comparative Politics

3

PS 262Multiculturalism and Democracy

3

PS 263 Power and Politics in the City

3

PS 311/IS 311Democracy and Its Critics

3

PS 340Political Participation

3

PS 350/ECO 350/IS 350Comparative Economics

3

PHR 357/IS 357Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

3

PS 360The American Presidency and the Electorate

3

Culture Cluster

AIP 336The Politics of Abortion (UP)

3

HIST 255American Women’s History

3

PHR 218/ENV 218Environmental Justice

3

PHR 304/SOC 304Art, Politics, and Society

3

PHR 306/SOC 306Culture and Ideology

3

PS 317Money, Sex and Power

3

SOC 213/PHR 213Women, Society and Culture

3

SOC 359/PHR 359Race and Ethnicity

3

SOC 361/PHR 361Cultural and Social Change

3

SW 384Valuing Difference II: Knowledge and Action for Equity

3

SW 105Introduction to Social Work

3

SW 204VALUING DIFFERENCE