Available Human Rights Classes at FSU

Although the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights is not itself an academic department, it partners with colleges and departments throughout FSU to sponsor the creation of human rights-related courses. The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights is now offering the Human Rights and Social Justice Major through the Department of Religion at FSU for the 2022-2023 School Year. More Information can be found on the Department of Religion’s website.

Below is a list of human rights courses currently offered at FSU that are within the Human Rights and Social Justice Major, as well as courses with a human rights framework offered at FSU. Information on major requirements can be found on the Department of Religion page above. For more information or to set up a meeting for academic advising, contact Professor Joseph Hellweg.


Fall 2022 Undergraduate Human Rights and Social Justice major courses


  • COM 3420- Media, Culture, and the Environment by TBA
  • RTV 4291- Advocacy Video Theory and Practice by Dr. Andrew R. Opel
  • RTV 4332- Documentary Video Production by Dr. Malia Bruker



Educational Leadership and Policy

  • EDF 2082- Introduction to International Development in Education by TBA
  • LDR 2213- Leadership for Social Justice by Robert Cvornyek
  • LDR 3215- Leadership and Change byMarianne E. Lorensen




  • GEA 1000- World Geography
  • GEO 4357- Environmental Conflict and Economic Development by Dr. Nick Quinton
  • GEO 4404- Black Geographies by Aaron Mallory
  • GEO 4412- Environment and Gender by TBA


  • EUH 4241- The Holocaust in Historical Perspective by Robert Gellately
  • IDS 3415- Guns, Drugs, and Slaves: The History of Trafficking in the Modern World by Jonathan Grant

International Affairs


Political Science


Social Work


The following are core classes of the Human Rights and Social Justice major that are not offered until the Spring of 2023:

  • PHM 3351- Philosophy of Human Rights by Maria Morales
  • IDH 2611- Race and Religion in America Today: The Legacies of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements by TBA
  • IDS 3392- Just Torture by TBA
  • IDS 3671- Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fate, and the Problem of Evil by TBA
  • REL 3194- The Holocaust by TBA
  • REL 3345- Chan/Zen Buddhism by TBA
  • REL 3431- Critics of Religion by TBA


40+ human rights courses have been offered in the following FSU colleges and departments over the years:

  • Askew School of Public Administration and Policy
  • College of Communication & Information
  • College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • College of Law
  • College of Motion Picture Arts
  • College of Music
  • College of Social Work
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of History
  • Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Religion
  • Humanities Department
  • The English Department
  • School of Theatre