American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Minor Requirements

The American University of Central Asia (AUCA)

Human Rights Concentration 

Approved by the department

January 22, 2015





The minor in Human Rights program is specifically designed for AUCA students that are not majoring in human rights and who are willing to gain more knowledge about this relatively new field of specialty. Students will be able to take various courses within the ambits of an innovative four year degree program that introduces students to the increasingly important and fascinating field of human rights by employing a multi-disciplinary approach. Students shall complete a total of 42 credits for the minor in Human Rights, which includes one core course and six elective courses.


It should be noted that students are eligible to apply/proceed with a Minor in Human Rights only if they receive “B-” or higher grade for a core course (Intro Human Rights).


To receive a minor in Human Rights students must have permission of their department chair and the coordinator of the Human Rights Concentration. Students must have a GPA of 2.70 or higher and a “B-” grade or above in all courses that will count towards the minor. Only successful candidates, whose transcripts will meet all the requirements of the program, will be granted a minor in Human Rights.


To obtain a permission of the Coordinator of Human Rights Concentration for the minor in Human Rights, students shall submit the following documents:

  • Application letter requesting consideration for a minor;
  • Copy of current transcript (GPA shall be of 2.7 or higher).

Course requirements[1]:

One core course:

  • Introduction to Human Rights

Six courses from the following:[2]

  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Visual Legal advocacy Human Rights in the digital world
  • Public International Law I
  • International Humanitarian law
  • International Criminal law
  • International Human Rights law
  • Development aid and politics
  • Anthropology of violence
  • EU and Human Rights
  • World Trade organizations and human rights
  • Refugees law
  • Elections as an Institution of Democracy and Participation politics
  • Human Rights law and criminal justice
  • Multicultural societies: religious and social conflicts in Europe


[1] For the Minor in Human Rights, no less than 2 courses should be outside of law curriculum.

[2] [*] If schedule proposes other courses not listed in current table, please contact to program coordinator to define whether these courses are counted towards the minor in HR. You shall contact program coordinator via email ( and beforehand (at least one week prior the end of registration) so the places in the courses will be available.

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