Academic Programs

As an interdisciplinary center, the Pozen Center encourages students from all fields of study to take Human Rights courses to explore critical theories and concepts through distinct disciplines.

Human Rights Curriculum: includes introductory and elective courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, a Human Rights Civilizations Core sequence in the College, and a spring quarter study abroad in Vienna.

Undergraduate Minor in Human Rights: available to any College student. Requirements include one introductory course and four approved electives.

Graduate Teaching Opportunities: teaching assistantships, internships in the Civilizations core, lectureships for self-designed courses, and co-teaching with faculty. 

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Studies: available to doctoral students with approved human rights coursework and research. 

Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellows: a year-long writing and professionalization experience for University of Chicago doctoral students whose research focuses on human rights.