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2009 - 2010 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
|Communication 102||Communication and the Human Community||(3)|
|Counseling 250||Dialogue on US Diversity||(3)|
|English 265||Native American Literature||(3)|
|English 365||Black American Writers||(3)|
|Geography 262||Geography of North America I||(3)|
|History 250||The Civil Rights Movement||(3)|
|History 370||African-American History to 1877||(3)|
|History 371||African-American History Since 1877||(3)|
|Humanities 224||Integrated Social Science Inquiry||(2-4)|
|Indian Studies 121||Introduction to 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 Chippewa||(3)|
|Indian Studies 207||History of the Three Affiliated Tribes||(3)|
|Indian Studies 212||Trade in Native North America||(3)|
|Indian Studies 220||Indians in Children's Literature||(3)|
|Indian Studies 311||Health and American Indian Cultures||(3)|
|Indian Studies 330||Contemporary Plains Indian Culture||(3)|
|Indian Studies 346||American Indian Women||(3)|
|Indian Studies 350||Native American Languages||(3)|
|Indian Studies 370||North American Indians||(3)|
|Indian Studies 371||Reservation Government and Politics||(3)|
|Indian Studies 380||Indians in the 21st Century||(3)|
|Indian Studies 388||American Indians and Ecology||(3)|
|Nursing 490||Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, & Practice||(3)|
|Occupational Therapy 451||Multicultural Competency in OT||(3)|
|Political Science 318||American Political Thought||(3)|
|Psychology 361||Social Psychology||(3)|
|Rehab & Human Srvc 250||Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation||(3)|
|Religion 120||Religion in America||(3)|
|Religion 410||Asian Religions in the United States||(3)|
|Sociology 250||Diversity in American Society||(3)|
|Teaching & Learning 433||Multicultural Education||(3)|
|Women Studies 225||Introduction to the Study of Women||(3)|