The certificate is available to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students at institutions that do not have formal programs in human rights, as well as those that do, may apply for the certificate.
Students must complete five courses in human rights at any OSUN institution. These courses include:1) one introductory course in human rights law, theory, history, advocacy, or practice;2) one course that examines human rights as a transnational or global practice or phenomenon;3) one course taught from a perspective other than that of law or politics;4) two OSUN Online Courses, Network Collaborative Courses, or Summer Courses in human rights. Students must participate in five extra-curricular events, including lectures, panels, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, or other public programming.Students must engage in a minimum of fifteen hours of sustained work in the field of human rights through an internship, leadership of or participation in a student initiative or community project, or an independent research project. Students must submit a final critical reflection paper on a key question, challenge, or paradox that they confronted during their studies or practical work.
Thomas Keenan, Co-Founder, Center for Human Rights & the Arts, Bard College[email protected]