The Human Rights and Public Service Minor provides Montevallo students with the opportunity to pursue an emphasis in the field of human rights studies. While the program of study is interdisciplinary and open to any student at the University, it may be of particular interest to Political Science majors and minors who would like to emphasize human rights and public service in their curriculum. The minor should help students to prepare for graduate studies or careers in the fields of human rights, political science, and international relations, or simply to expand their citizenship skills through civic action and public service.
Requirements To receive recognition for the minor, students are expected to earn at least a B in all required courses. Required courses include three chosen from the following:
POS 200: American National Government
POS 360: Citizenship & Public Service
POS 330/HIST330: Civil Rights Movement
POS 385: Modern Political Thought
POS 450: Global Policy Studies
POS 475: Constitutional Law
and one additional course chosen from:
SWK 203: Introduction of Social Welfare and Social Work
PHIL 320 Feminist Philosophy
SOC 324: Social Stratification
Other appropriate courses may be substituted by permission of the Human Rights and Public Service advisor, Dr. Scott Turner.
Internship/Project Students must complete an approved internship or major project in the field of human rights and public service, for which they may earn 3 credit hours (POS 495).
Thesis Students must complete a major research paper, for which they may earn three credit hours (POS 490 or UR300/400). Ideally, the thesis is closely integrated with the internship/project.
For more information about the Human Rights and Public Service minor, contact:
Jeter Hall, Office 1-A
Montevallo, Alabama 35115