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Human Rights and Human Diversity

The Honours BA in Human Rights and Human Diversity (HRHD) addresses the human rights revolution in Canada and around the world. It prepares you for careers and further study by equipping you with an understanding of human rights (their origins, the laws and institutions designed to protect them, the range of rights, and controversial issues), human diversity (the forces and processes that are diversifying societies, policies that have been put in place to manage and accommodate diversity, as well as issues and opportunities that are accompanying diversity) and transferable skills that employers are seeking.

Laurier Brantford's HRHD single and combined honours BA programs examine the key forces that will shape students' futures as individuals, workers and Canadians. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the origins and the laws and institutions designed to protect human rights as well as the processes diversifying cultures and the policies that have been put in place to manage and accommodate this diversity.

To add to your human rights major, we offer specializations in international development and non-profit career skills. You may also take graduate certificates through Conestoga College in Human Resources Management, Management in Community Service, Event Management, Project Management or Career Development Professional – while you're still at Laurier.

Community Service-Learning

Community Service-Learning (CSL) offers you the opportunity to integrate service in the community with academic content. Through service-learning placements or projects at local organizations, you will fuse classroom learning with hands-on experience. You can do CSL through HR261, as well as through electives.

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Your Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Explore the Human Rights and Human Diversity experience and career guide to learn ways you can extend your classroom experience into the world and the career opportunities available to you.