Mini-Mesters

Started in the Fall of 2019, Mini-Mesters are 1 credit hour, 5-week long course offerings that occur during the normal academic semester with the goal of introducing students to non-traditional classroom material. Students are able to explore different passions and interests outside of their major to gain a greater breadth of knowledge across academic disciplines. With the goal of making Tech’s curriculum more personalizable, the Fall 2020 semester will be broken up into three terms of Mini-Mesters, allowing students to sign up for the one(s) they want without overloading their schedule. More information can be found here.

Summer 2020

Mini-Mester Terms
Summer Early Short: May 11th – June 12th
Summer Late Short: June 17th – July 21st

Course TitleInstructorCRNTermCourse Numbers
Personal and Organizational Resilience: Overcoming Chronic Stressors and Acute Shock EventsSonia Alvarez-Robinson57165, 57167 (GT 4801)
57166, 57168 (GT 8801)
Early Short & Late ShortGT 4801, 8801

Fall 2020

Mini-Mester Terms
Term 1: August 19th – September 18th
Term 2: September 21st – October 23rd
Term 3: October 26th – December 1st

Registration open during Phase I and Phase II

Course TitleInstructorCRNTermCourse Numbers
Personal and Organizational Resilience: Overcoming Chronic Stressors and Acute Shock EventsSonia Alvarez-Robinson92966, 91968, 91970 (GT 4801)
92967, 92969, 92971 (GT 8801)
1 & 2 & 3GT 4801, 8801
Undergraduate TA PrepMary Elizabeth Peek 868311CETL 2000
Deep OceansAnnalisa Bracco 899471EAS 4801
Intro to Podcasting: Audio as Scholarship, Communication, and Creative PlatformCharles Bennett92032/920331GT 2801/GT 8801
Open Data with RThomas Jay Forrest and Ameet Doshi92439/924401GT 4801/GT 8801
Global Philanthropy and Sustainable Development in Global SouthKirk Bowman902201INTA 4811
How to Walk on Water and Climb Up WallsDavid Hu92027/920491 & 2ME 2801
Responsible Conduct of ResearchJason Borenstein 84767, 84768, 847691PHIL 6000
Engineering our Climate Future Kim Cobb922832EAS 4801
Field Skills and Measurements Heather Chilton and Meg Grantham91918/919202EAS 4801/EAS 8801
Ivan Allen College Data Boot CampThomas Jay Forrest and Ameet Doshi92441/924422GT 4801/GT 8801
Data Visualization and Communication with Python Thomas Jay Forrest 92443/924442GT 4801/GT 8801
*Community OrganizingRebecca Anne Watts Hull 928612HTS 3801
Introduction to Intellectual PropertyCynthia Kutka and
Lisha Li
92034/920353GT 2801/8801
Three Dimensional DynamicsWayne Edward Whiteman 905463ME 2205

*HTS 3801: Community organizing and mobilization have long been recognized as key to the impact of social movements on society. In a democratic society, an “organized” citizenry is better able to develop, articulate, and assert its shared interests in order to advance equity, accountability, and effectiveness in social institutions. What is community organizing, and what knowledge, skills, and practices help leaders mobilize and organize large numbers of people around a shared idea, concern, or interest? In this course we will explore several different models or frameworks that are widely used to guide community organizing practices in the U.S. Students will have the opportunity to practice a number of key organizing skills, including storytelling and “strategizing.” We will explore and practice community organizing frameworks in relation to contemporary climate change engagement, at Georgia Tech and beyond.