Over the last century, the notion of human rights has found its way into the philosophical, academic and political sectors, shaping policies and politics within the international arena, particularly around the topics of education, women's rights, and economic access. Increasingly, over the years, proponents of human rights suggest that economic freedom is the foundation for equal access to support systems and ensures personal and public security. Subsequently, international organizations such as the United Nations, Amnesty International, and other human rights conventions have pressed for state-governed policies to improve the social and economic development of countries that they mark as violating human rights. The purpose of this proposal is to support exploration of this intersection between economics and human rights. The objective of this project is two-fold. The first is to begin exploratory research in order to lay a sound foundation for future projects. The second is to create an experiential class which combines both on-campus and off-campus components.