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HRI Minor Program Requirements:

Eleanor Roosevelt Holds the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Complete five upper-division courses:

  • Core course (Starting in Fall 2017, choose one of the following): History 187C, "The History and Practice of Human Rights"; Legal Studies 154, "Human Rights Research and Practice"; or Global 173 (formerly PACS 126), "International Human Rights"
  • Three HRI Minor electives*
  • "The Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor Thesis Workshop" and thesis project

At least three of the courses applied towards the Minor must be taken at UC Berkeley. [Transfer courses or courses not on the HRI Minor elective list must be petitioned for credit. Please see below.]

Other requirements:

Take all courses for a letter grade.

Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the courses used to satisfy Minor requirements.

Complete the Minor within the applicable unit limit for graduation.

Use no more than one course to satisfy requirements for a major or another minor and the HRI Minor.

* Beginning in Spring 2017 (and affecting students graduating in Spring 2017 and after), students will no longer be required to satisfy separate Humanities and Social Science elective requirements; rather, they may choose any three courses on the new and expanded list of permanent electives (in addition to the core course and thesis workshop) to meet HRI Minor requirements. Students may also petition courses not on the list to count for Minor credit.