Academic Programs Catalog

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Minor in Design Justice

The Minor in Design Justice prepares students to address the challenges of global conflict, globalization, climate change and sustainability and how we design for justice and human sustainability. Students will learn to identify, design and implement creative solutions that address and acknowledge human conflict. The minor also offers experiential learning opportunities in community-engaged design projects, education abroad programs and collaborations with organizations working to find solutions to complex design problems at home, at work, in community, and around the globe.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.
Requirements for the Minor in Design Justice

Students must complete a minimum of 16 credits from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
EGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 2
RCAH 205 Transcultural Relations through the Ages: Design Justice 4
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
RCAH 235 Introduction to Language and Culture Studies 4
RCAH 316 Topics in the Arts 3
3. One of the following courses (4 credits):
RCAH 112 Writing, Research and Technologies 4
RCAH 202 Presence of the Past 4
4. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
RCAH 325 Methods in Community Engagement 4
RCAH 326 Topics in Community Engagement 3