Social Justice Minor

The minor in Social Justice (SJ) 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 SJ minor supports the missions of the Institute’s Strategic Plan, as well as the recently announced Quality Enhancement Plan.


Social Justice minor faculty include:

School of History and Sociology Faculty

  • Dr. Laura Bier
  • Dr. Amy D’Unger
  • Dr. Doug Flamming
  • Dr. Kenneth Knoespel
  • Dr. Mary McDonald
  • Dr. Willie Pearson, Jr.
  • Dr. Jennifer Singh
  • Dr. John Smith

School of Literature, Media, and Communication Faculty

  • Dr. Carol Colatrella
  • Dr. Hugh Crawford
  • Dr. Nihad Farooq
  • Dr. Narin Hassan
  • Dr. Kenneth Knoespel
  • Dr. Yanni Loukissas
  • Dr. Krystina Madej
  • Dr. Aaron Santesso
  • Dr. Carol Senf
  • Dr. Lisa Yaszek


Students interested in the minor should consult with their own major advisor and with the Academic Advisor in LMC. 


After completing the prerequisite of ENGL 1102, 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). At least 4 of these classes (12 credit hours) must be at the 3000-level or above. Students in the SJ minor must take all minor courses for letter grades, and they must attain grades of C (2.0) or better in all their minor courses to complete this program of study. Required courses include:

Social Justice Minor

  • Approved History, Technology and Society Courses:

    • HTS 2016: Social Issues and Public Policy
    • HTS 3008: Class, Power, and Inequality
    • 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 3026: Race and Ethnicity
    • HTS 3027: The Civil Rights Movement
    • HTS 3051: Women and Gender in the Middle East
    • HTS 3064: Sociology of Development
    • HTS 3066: Sociology of Politics and Society
    • HTS 3068: Social Movements
    • HTS 3071: Sociology of Crime
    • HTS 3088: Race, Medicine, and Science
  • Approved Literature, Media, and Communication Courses:

    • 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

Total Credit Hours: 15 credits (5 courses)

Students and advisors should review the undergraduate minor guidelines and Institute provisions for changing or adding undergraduate academic minors, as established by the Georgia Tech Registrar's Office.

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