Living in Our Diverse Nation

This component of the University Studies program includes courses that provide students with an understanding of the importance and implications of human diversity. To develop this understanding, courses must provide students with opportunities to study the origins of cultural differences and the “cultural adhesives” that bind people together in the United States of America. Studying human diversity involves an examination of the influences of one or more of the following: race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religious beliefs, or sexual characteristics. Students should explore cultural diversity and interactions in the U.S., including diverse cultural values and viewpoints. Courses in the Living in our Diverse Nation component will expose students to the many facets of a diverse society, while also encouraging students to develop a self-awareness and self-understanding of the importance and implications of diversity in their own lives.


AFN 130 Introduction to Africana Studies
ECN 328 Public Finance
ENG 232 African American Literature
ENG 344 Latino/a Voices in American Literature
ENG 355 Ethnic Literature in the United States
ENG 356 American Indian Literature
ENG 357, 358 African American Literary Tradition I, II
ENG 373 Women’s Literary Traditions
GGY 180 World Regional Geography I
GGY 382 The Regional Geography of the U. S.
GRN 101 Introduction to Gerontology
HST 204 Women in Modern America
HST 280 The History of Surfing
MUS 116 History of Jazz
MUS 117 American Music
MUS 184 Jazz Ensemble
PAR 205 American Philosophy
PAR 225 Women in Religion
PAR 242 Religion in America
PSY 271 Psychology of Human Diversity
SOC 325 Racial and Ethnic Group Relations
SOC 380 Social Classes
SPN 215, 315 Intermediate SPN for Bilingual Speakers I, II
SPN 323 Intro of U.S. Latino Literature and Culture
WMS 210 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WMS 212 Sexuality and Gender

 


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