Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Embedded Certificate in Human Rights Advocacy

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This certificate program is intended to provide academic and practical training for students who intend to work in a range of organizations focused on the issues of human rights. This includes domestic and international organizations. The program integrates classroom learning with practical field experience through a series of courses across three different disciplines. The program seeks to help to fill a need for students seeking work in this field. Human rights advocacy is a rapidly growing area of work among non-governmental, governmental, and intergovernmental organizations around the world. While this program has clear benefits for students in experience and employability is also serves the broader interest of the University of West Georgia in building stronger community partnerships.


Human Rights Advocacy Core: 6 Hours

Students must take both courses listed below:

Elective Courses: Minimum 6 Hours

(minimum 6 credit hours, see below)

Students must take two courses from the following list


Any special topics course in the College of Social Sciences (course numbers vary by department) may be substituted for an elective course with approval of the HRA coordinator.

Practicum: Minimum 3 Hours

(minimum 3 credit hours, see below)

Students must take a practicum course. This shall consist of an approved internship or experiential learning course in any department of the College of Social Sciences (course numbers and names vary by department.) The practicum must include at least three units of credit. All practicum credit must be approved by the HRA coordinator.

Variable credit hours:

It is recognized that special topics courses and practicum courses may be offered for more than the traditional three credit hours. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in certificate courses to qualify for the certificate. Depending on the specific courses taken, the actual credit hours applied may exceed 15 credit hours.

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