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The Integrated Minor in Human Rights and Resources focuses on topics surrounding how the unequal distribution of natural and cultural resources shapes human experience, both within and beyond the traditional language of human rights.

For students pursuing careers in the sciences, the minor will allow them to place disciplinary expertise in a larger humanistic framework, and for students whose career paths lie outside of the sciences, the minor offers an opportunity to think about pressing global issues in the context of more specific forms of disciplinary knowledge.

The program is directed by Dr. Christopher Mead, Associate Professor, Honors College.

The Minor includes two distinct tracks: Utah and Mexico. The Mexico version of the minor includes 5 weeks of coursework and language instruction in Mexico City and Oaxaca during the summer of 2023. The Utah version of the minor includes an intensive field experience during Fall Break 2022 to locations such as Bears Ears, the west side of Salt Lake City valley, and the Navajo Nation.

If you are an incoming or current Honors College student and are interested, apply to the Honors Human Rights and Resources Integrated Minor (application includes short essay responses).

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Mexico


Who: 10 Honors students, open to all majors

WhatDownload curriculum overview
2 courses Spring 2023: HONOR 2820 IT: Indigenous Ways of Knowing (Mexico focused) + HONOR 2285 Energy

2 courses Summer 2023 intensive: HONOR 2810 Intellectual Traditions: Cross Cultural/Latin America + HONOR XXXX Language Immersion

1 course Fall 2023: HONOR 3200 Honors Research Writing

1 elective (any semester)

Where: 4-week summer intensive Mexico City and Oaxaca.

Cost: $5,830 (estimate will include flight, tuition, room, and board), with need-based scholarships available

PROGRAM FULL FOR 2022 ADMISSIONS. CHECK BACK IN 2023

Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon

 

Utah


Who: 15 Honors students, open to all majors

What: Download curriculum overview
2 courses Fall 2022: HONOR 2820 Place-based IT: Human rights and resources in Utah and the Intermountain West + HONOR 2285 Energy

1 course Spring 2023: HONOR 2110 IT: Borders and Belonging

1 course Fall 2023: HONOR 3200 Honors Research Writing

2 electives (any semester)

Where: Fall break intensive (Oct 7-14, 2022) in locations such as Bears Ears, the west side of Salt Lake City, and the Navajo Nation.

Cost: $500 (estimate includes travel and field costs) covered by a guaranteed scholarship from Honors for all admitted students

PROGRAM FULL FOR 2022 ADMISSIONS. CHECK BACK IN 2023