Minor in Social Justice

The minor in Social Justice is for undergraduate students who are interested in incorporating an in-depth awareness of social issues into their fields of study and careers.

Humanities and social science classes included in the minor address issues of equity and inclusiveness in relation to historical, cultural, social, economic, political, and/or techno-scientific factors. Students develop the analytic skills, social understanding, and creative mindsets needed to become informed, ethical, and innovative problem solvers and leaders in an increasingly global and technological world. The minor in Social Justice supports the missions of the Institute's Strategic Plan, as well as the Serve-Learn-Sustain program.


Requirements

  • Students select two HTS courses and two LMC courses from a menu of courses in the respective schools, and then select one additional course from those menus (five total classes, 15 hours).  HTS majors with an SJ minor must choose an LMC class for the additional course.
  • Nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • Approved courses include the following:
    • HTS 2016, Social Issues and Public Policy;
    • HTS 3005, American Environmental History;
    • HTS 3006, United States Labor History;
    • HTS 3008, Class, Power, and Inequality;
    • HTS 3011, The City in American History;
    • HTS 3016, Women and Gender in the United States
    • HTS 3017, Sociology of Gender;
    • HTS 3020, Gender and Technology;
    • HTS 3022, Gender and Sports;
    • HTS 3023, Free People of Color;
    • HTS 3024, African American History to 1865;
    • HTS 3025, African American History Since 1865;
    • HTS 3026, Race and Ethnicity;
    • HTS 3027, The Civil Rights Movement;
    • HTS 3031, European Labor History;
    • HTS 3051, Women and Gender in the Middle East;
    • HTS 3064, Sociology of Development;
    • HTS 3066, Sociology of Politics and Society;
    • HTS 3067, Revolutionary Movements;
    • HTS 3068, Social Movements;
    • HTS 3071, Sociology of Crime;
    • HTS 3088, Race, Medicine, and Science;
    • LMC 2200, Introduction to Gender Studies;
    • LMC 3208, African American Literature and Culture;
    • LMC 3210, Ethnicity in American Culture;
    • LMC 3212, Women, Literature, and Culture;
    • LMC 3225, Gender Studies in the Disciplines;
    • LMC 3302, Science, Technology, and Ideology;
    • LMC 3304, Science, Technology, and Gender;
    • LMC 3306, Science, Technology, and Race;
    • LMC 3308, Environmentalism and Ecocriticism;
    • LMC 3314, Technologies of Representation; 
    • LMC 3316, Science, Technology, and Postcolonialism;
    • LMC 3318, Biomedicine and Culture; and
    • SOC 1101, Introduction to Sociology.
  • Three hours taken outside of the list of approved electives may be counted toward the minor, with approval of the SJ minor advisor.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with an overall grade-point average of 2.0.
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research.  Students may not use 6 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • To learn more about the rules and regulations governing minors, visit the Georgia Tech Catalog.
  • For more information on the Social Justice minor, email the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. You can also schedule an advising appointment using the online appointment scheduler.