Why minor in diversity studies?

  • With guidance from your advisor, you will tailor your curriculum to include courses in humanities, science, literature and more.
  • You’ll develop a broad understanding of diversity – tackling issues of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, religion, aging and disability.
  • You’ll be well prepared for careers that address diverse populations, including ones in business, industry, education, social welfare, health and medicine.

Diversity Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Diversity Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor.

The Diversity Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study allowing students to develop a broad understanding of the components of diversity in society, which include race and ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, religion, language, social class, and aging and disability. This minor is of relevance to any career that involves diverse populations of people, such as business, industry, education, social welfare, health and medicine.

  1. Introduction to Diversity: ANT 100(3) or EDC 345(3) or SWK 219(3).
  2. Three courses from the following six content areas with three different course codes to total nine hours:
    1. Race and Ethnicity: AAS 100(3), ANT 365(3), SOC 336(3).
    2. Culture: ANT 303(3), GBL 250(3), SOC 150(3).
    3. Gender and Sexuality: GST 170(3), PSY 307(3), SOC 337(3).
    4. Religion: REL 100(3), REL 110(3), REL 131(3); REL 390 or SOC 390(3).
    5. Communication: ANT 306(3), COM 260(3).
    6. Aging and Disability: DAS 100(3), GER 375(3), PSY 304(3), SOC 375(3).
  3. Six additional hours from:
    1. Race and Ethnicity: CRM 415(3), ENG 354(3), ENG 355(3), HST 331(3), HST 332(3).
    2. Culture: ANT 325(3), ANT 327(3), ART 273(3), CFD 305(3), DTN 332(3), ECO 346(3), ECO 456(3), ENG 362(3), MGT 447(3), MKT 474(3), PSY 411(3), SOC 420(3).
    3. Gender and Sexuality: ENG 282(3), ENG 580(3), GST 315(3), KIN 405(3), PHI 319(3), PLS 319(3).
    4. Religion: REL 315(3), REL 345(3), REL 370(3).
    5. Communication: COM 307(3), COM 390(3), COM 412(3), ENG 494(3), ENG 592(3).
    6. Aging and Disability: BMS 260(3); GER 470(3) or SWK 470(3); GER 354(3) or PSY 354(3); GER 480(3).

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