Diversity in the curriculum refers to the study of one or more groups that have been historically marginalized on the basis of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religion, age, immigration, and/or geopolitical power. Diversity-designated courses facilitate academic inquiry, analysis and understanding of past and current differences, conflicts, and relations of power, thereby moving the discourse of diversity beyond mere tolerance, celebration, or appreciation.
The Diversity Studies Concentration supports students in critical self-reflection, intercultural literacy, and cross-cultural communication to aid them in critically understanding their own and others’ experiences. By taking courses in a variety of disciplines, students will have been introduced to multiple academic frameworks and approaches that will provide them with competencies and analytical tools fundamental to articulating and navigating the changing demographics and power relations of a diverse world and workplace.
- Students must take at least four courses totaling 20 credits, including at least one core courses (see list below) and one course from each of the three sponsoring divisions: Social Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and English.
- Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 for the classes; only one class can have a pass/no credit designation.
- Students seeking concentrations in the Asian Studies, Black Studies, Gender Studies or the Hispanic Studies may use no more than two courses from those concentrations to fulfill the Diversity Studies Concentration.
Students may choose to complete this concentration of study and have it posted to their transcript ONLY when the student successfully completes the Associate in Arts Degree, AA-DTA . Otherwise, courses taken will transfer to four-year universities on a course-by-course basis only.
Students are urged to consult with their Green River advisor to plan their programs of study. Students are also urged to consult with a representative from the university they plan to attend.
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