Classes you can Take:
Paradigms of Genocide, Contemporary International Human Rights, Nationalism and Ethnicity, The Social Documentary & Human Rights Issues, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Social Inequality, International Migration & Human Rights, Human Rights in the Context of Law Enforcement
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As with other minors, the Human Rights and Genocide Studies minor is intended to complement the disciplinary specialization and methodological training inherent in a major. Students will achieve the necessary background for eventual career and graduate study opportunities in advocacy organizations, journalism, teaching, policy analysis, or service in government and intergovernmental entities.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Historians||$54,770 - $100,860|
|Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants||$44,510 - $93,970|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$39,470 - $170,920|
|Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners||$39,550 - $104,910|
|Human Resources Specialists||$41,510 - $121,190|
|Labor Relations Specialists||$19,240 - $196,560|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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Students will achieve an understanding of the origins, theory and practice of international human rights and the treatment of genocide as a crime under international law. Linkages to human rights and genocide prevention organizations and agencies located in the New York metropolitan area will be developed. Students will be encouraged to understand and question the implementation of human rights and genocide prevention theories and policies, as well as to acquire practical work experience through internships and other experiential learning opportunities. The development of communication skills, foreign language proficiency, and participation in study abroad opportunities will be promoted and supported. Student-faculty research projects will be encouraged. Co-curricular opportunities related to human rights will be provided by SSHGS colloquia, guest lectures, and film screening, as well as by events organized by the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Cahill Center will provide valuable assistance in developing meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students.