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2013 Fall United States Diversity (U)
Recognizing that the understanding of diversity is intimately tied to the concepts of culture, race, language, identity, and inter-group dynamics, as well as their applications to complex situations, United States diversity courses place their focus on the theoretical discussion of these concepts as well as the in-depth analysis of complex situations through these concepts.
United States Diversity courses:
- Require students to demonstrate their grasp of theoretical concepts involving culture, as well as to show that they can use these concepts respectfully to analyze both culture in the real world and the rhetoric about culture.
- Involve in-depth, analytical discussions about the concepts of culture, the similarities and differences between cultures, the real-world consequences of these concepts, both historically and contemporarily, and cultural interactions in the United States, both historically and contemporarily.
- Provide in-depth and focused attention to illustrating and analyzing cultural concepts in complex contexts, preferably including different cultural groups.
- Utilize assignments that emphasize some of the following:
- the cultural analysis of complex situations.
- the theoretical concepts of culture as applied to real-world situations.
- reflexivity of students in terms of their own culture and their position in relationship to other cultures.
- the improvement of thinking and writing skills as applied to complex problems.
- the ability of students to think through problems of cultural difference and decide when and when not such difference can be accepted.
For more details regarding the content of United States Diversity courses, please see Social-Cultural Diversity Criteria.
Approved United States Diversity (U) Courses
|Highlighted courses are additional ES options this year|
|Communication 102||Communication and the Human Community||(3)|
|Counseling 250||Dialogue on US Diversity||(3)|
|English 229||Diversity in U.S. Literature||(3)|
|English 365||Black American Writers||(3)|
|English 367||American Indian Literature||(3)|
|Geography 262||Geography of North America I||(3)|
|History 103||United States to 1877||(3)|
|History 104||United States Since 1877||(3)|
|History 250||The Civil Rights Movement||(3)|
|History 332||Women in American History to 1865||(3)|
|History 333||Women in American History Since 1865||(3)|
|History 370||African-American History to 1877||(3)|
|History 371||African-American History Since 1877||(3)|
|History 405||The United States: Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789-1850||(3)|
|History 406||The United States: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877||(3)|
|Honors 101||Inquiry in the Humanities||(3)|
|Honors 102||Inquiry in the Social Sciences||(3)|
|Honors 272||Social Science Colloquium On US Diversity||(3)|
|Honors 372||Advanced Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity||(3)|
|Humanities 224||Integrated Social Science Inquiry||(2-4)|
|Indian Studies 121||Introduction to American Indian Studies||(3)|
|Indian Studies 151||White Images of Native Americans||(3)|
|Indian Studies 171||Hollywood Indians||(3)|
|Indian Studies 201||History of the Sioux||(3)|
|Indian Studies 203||History of the Anishinabe||(3)|
|Indian Studies 207||History of the Three Affiliated Tribes||(3)|
|Indian Studies 221||North American Indians before 1815||(3)|
|Indian Studies 311||Health and American Indian Cultures||(3)|
|Indian Studies 346||American Indian Women||(3)|
|Indian Studies 388||American Indians and Ecology||(3)|
|Nursing 322||Communications, Diversity, Families||(3)|
|Nursing 490||Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, & Practice||(3)|
|Occupational Therapy 451||Multicultural Competency in OT||(3)|
|Philosophy 355||Social & Political Philosophy||(3)|
|Political Science 318||American Political Thought||(3)|
|Recreation & Tourism Studies 260||Inclusion in Recreation Settings||(3)|
|Rehab & Human Srvc 250||Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation||(3)|
|Religion 410||Asian Religions in the United States||(3)|
|Sociology 110||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
|Sociology 250||Diversity in American Society||(3)|
|Teaching & Learning 433||Multicultural Education||(3)|
|Women and Gender Studies 225||The Study of Women||(3)|