The social justice minor falls under the global politics and societies (GPS) department which includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice. Each of the programs uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members. The social justice minor challenges students to think about power, inequality, diversity, and justice in local, national, and global contexts.
Social Justice Minor
5 courses (20 credits)
• GPS 121: Foundations of Social Justice (4)
• Four additional courses from the list of affiliated courses below. (16)
Each of the four elective courses should be from a different discipline. Only one course can be at the 100-level and one course must be at the 300-level.
What You'll Learn
A Force for Change
My studies at Hollins have motivated my advocacy and inspired my commitment to social justice, compassion for community, and work to eliminate sources of discrimination and inequality.Tyler Sesker '22 will intern at Georgetown University Law Center's Criminal Justice Clinic
Social Justice Advocacy
I learned that fostering community and bearing witness to the experiences of others is key to both feminist research and social justice work.Emily Lauletta '22, who showcased two of her research projects at the prestigious Southeastern Women’s Studies Association annual conference