Social Justice and Human Rights (Minor)

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The minor program in social justice and human rights spans the social sciences and humanities to help prepare students to meet the challenges of 21st-century issues of social justice and protection of human rights in local, national, international and global contexts.

Students are introduced to principles and practices of everyday humanitarianism, multimedia advocacy, and theories and practices of social justice and human rights. Classes touch upon issues of advocacy and social change, critical trauma studies, intersectionality and inequality, among many others.

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Social Justice and Human Rights (Minor)

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor in social justice and human rights consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division. There are nine credit hours of core requirements and nine credit hours of electives. 12 credit hours must be taken through courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. All courses used to meet requirements must be completed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 9 credit hours
Elective Requirements -- 9 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in social justice and human rights; BA and BS in justice studies

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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