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Minor in Social Justice

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The undergraduate minor in social justice requires a minimum of 15 s.h. of course work, including at least 12 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa. Students must take SJUS:1001 Introduction to Social Justice and 12 s.h. in courses numbered 2000 or above. They may count GWSS:1002 Diversity and Power in the U.S. toward the 12 s.h. requirement. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students may count a maximum of 3 s.h. from another University of Iowa major, minor, or certificate toward the social justice minor.

The minor in social justice requires the following course work.

Foundation courses 6
Human Rights, Diversity, Activism course 3
Social Justice Movements: Politics, History, Culture, Art course 3
Elective 3
Total hours 15

Foundation courses

This course
SJUS:1001 Introduction to Social Justice 3
One of these:
SJUS:2250 The History of Social Justice Movements 3
GWSS:1002 Diversity & Power in the U.S. 3
GWSS:3138 Writing to Change the World 3

Human Rights, Diversity, Activism

One of these:
SJUS:2200 The Racial and Gender Construction of Identity, Citizenship, and Rights in America 3
SJUS:2500 Love, War, Activism: Stories About Women from Across the World 3
SJUS:2571 Visualizing Human Rights 3
SJUS:3130 Blacks and Jews: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in America 3
SJUS:3133 Anthropology of Race 3
GWSS:1002      Diversity and Power in the U.S. (if not used as a Foundation course) 3
GWSS:2045 Working for Social Justice 3
GWSS:2080 The Cultural Politics of HIV-AIDS 3
GWSS:2172 The History of African American Women from Slavery to Freedom 3
GWSS:2800 African American Women, Health, Hair, and Sexuality 3
GWSS:3138 Writing to Change the World (if not used as a Foundation course) 3
GWSS:3326 The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexualit 3
GWSS:4140 Feminist Activism and Global Health 3
HIST:3275 History of Slavery in the U.S.A. 3-4
HIST:4101 History of Human Rights 3
HRTS:3906 Global Crises and Human Rights 3
HRTS:3910 Human Rights Advocacy 3
LATS:3104 Immigration Politics 3
PHIL:3430 Philosophy of Human Rights 3
RELS:3855 Human Rights and Islam 3
SSW:3847 Discrimination, Oppression, and Diversity 3

Social Justice Movements: Politics, History, Culture, Art

One of these:
SJUS:2250 The History of Social Justice Movements (if not used as a Foundation course)      3
SJUS:3250 Literature and Social Justice 3
SJUS:3459 Making Change, Making History: Iowa's Black Activists and Digital History 3
SJUS:3550 Social Justice, Religion, and Spirituality: Faith and Belief Ignited 3
GWSS:2650 Global Reproduction 3
GWSS:3280 Women and Power in U.S. History Through the Civil War 3
GWSS:3282 Women and Power in U.S. History Since the Civil War 3
GWSS:3600 Art, Feminist Practice, and Social Justice 3
AFAM:3053 The Civil Rights Movement 3
COMM:2054 Movements, Protest, Resistance 3
HIST:3232 History of American Inequality 3
HIST:4260          The Sixties in America 3

Elective (3 s.h.)
A course used to satisfy the foundation, social movements, or human rights, diversity, and ethics requirement cannot be taken to satisfy the elective requirement. Find the list of accepted courses here.