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SCSU Diversity Courses

Each student must complete three courses designated as Diversity courses and one course which satisfies the Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR).  Students may take no more than one Diversity course from any one department. In many cases, the course that satisfies RIGR also counts as a Diversity course.

The diversity requirement will be prorated with the number of LEP credits a student transfers to the university.

  • 0-19 LEP credits transferred - students take 3 diversity courses; 1 is RIGR course

  • 20-29 LEP credits transferred - students take 2 diversity courses; 1 is RIGR course

  • 30-39 LEP credits transferred - students take 1 RIGR course

  • 40+ LEP credits - students take 1 RIGR course

The following courses are pre-approved to fulfill the Diversity requirements and further indicate what goal area(s) of the Liberal Education Program (LEP) or Racial Issues Graduation Requirements (RIGR) the course fulfills;

Anthropology
ANTH101 (8), Introduction to Anthropology, 3 Cr.
ANTH130 (5), Introduction to Prehistoric Cultures, 3 Cr.
ANTH140 (3): Human Origins, 3 Cr.
ANTH188 (5), Indians of the Americas, 3 Cr.
ANTH250 (5) (8), Introductory Cultural Anthropology, 3 Cr.

Art
ART131 (6) (8), Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World, 3 Cr.
ART433 (6) (8), Asian Art History, 3 Cr.
ART434 (6) (8), African Art History, 3 Cr.
ART435 (6) (8), Art History of the Americas, 3 Cr.
ART490 (6) (8), Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art, 3 Cr.

Astronomy
ASTR120 (3) (8): Archeoastronomy, 3 Cr.

Biological Sciences
BIOL106 (3): Cultural Botany, 3 Cr.
BIOL107 (3): Biology of Women, 3 Cr.

Child and Family Studies
CFS260 (8), Children in a Changing World, 3 Cr.

Criminal Justice Studies
CJS111 (5), Crime and Justice in America, 3 Cr.

Community Development
CMTY222 (5) (7) (RIGR), Diversity in the American Experience, 3 Cr.

Communication Studies
CMST330 (8), Intercultural Communication, 3 Cr.

Community Psychology
CPSY384 (7) (RIGR), Cultural Competence in Human Services, 3 Cr.

Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD130 (5) (7), Introduction to Human Communication Disorders, 3 Cr.

East Asian Studies
EAST250 (5) (8), Introduction to East Asia, 3 Cr.

Economics
ECON350 (8), Economics of Developing Countries, 3 Cr.

English
ENGL203 (6), Gender Issues in Literature, 3 Cr.
ENGL215 (6), American Indian Literature, 3 Cr.
ENGL216 (6) (7) (RIGR), African American Literature, 3 Cr.
ENGL305 (6), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature, 4 Cr.

Ethnic Studies
course (7) (RIGR), Race in America, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), Introduction to Ethnic Studies, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), Introduction to Chicano(a Studies, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), Introduction to American Indian Studies, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), Introduction to Asian American Studies, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), Introduction to African American Studies, 3 Cr.
course (7), African American Cultural Expressions, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), American Indians in the Social Science Curriculum, 3 Cr.
ETHS335 (5), Asian Pacific American Women, 3 Cr.
ETHS345 (5) (6), Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
course (7), Major Works in African American Studies, 3 Cr.
ETHS425 (5), Contemporary Asian Pacific American Issues, 3 Cr.
course (7) (RIGR), The Black Community, 3 Cr.

Environmental and Technological Studies
ETS183 (5) (8), Technology and Third World Development, 3 Cr.

Geography
GEOG111 (8), Introduction to Global Geography, 3 Cr.
GEOG270 (6), Introduction to Cultural Geography, 3 Cr.

Gerontology
GERO208 (5), Introduction to Gerontology, 3 Cr.
GERO405 (5), Aging and Diversity, 3 Cr.
GERO415 (5), Women and Aging, 3 Cr.
GERO420 (9), Ethics in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 3 Cr.
GERO470 (5) (8), Global Aging, 3 Cr.

Gender and Women's Studies
GWS201 (5), Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, 3 Cr.
GWS220 (7) (RIGR), Race and Gender in the U.S., 3 Cr.

History
HIST106 (5) (8), Historical Studies, 3 Cr.
HIST109 (5) (7) (RIGR), Race in America, 3 Cr.
HIST140 (5) (7), America to 1865, 3 Cr.
HIST141 (5) (7), United States Since 1865, 3 Cr.
HIST150 (5) (8), Twentieth Century World, 3 Cr.
HIST352 (5) (7), American Indian History, 3 Cr.
HIST358 (5) (7), Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, 3 Cr.
HIST420 (7), Colonial North America, 3 Cr.

Human Relations and Multicultural Ed.
HURL102 (7) (RIGR), Human Relations and Race, 3 Cr.
course (9), Non-Oppressive Relationships I, 3 Cr.

Japanese
JPN101 (6) (8), Elementary Japanese I, 4 Cr.
JPN102 (6) (8), Elementary Japanese II, 4 Cr.

Jewish Studies
JWST180 (7), Anti-Semitism in America, 3 Cr.

Learning Resources and Services
LIB290 (8), Social Media in a Global Context, 3 Cr.

Mass Communications
MCOM146 (6), American Television and Cultural Diversity, 3 Cr.
MCOM275 (6), Documentaries of the Holocaust, 3 Cr.

Music Musicianship
MUSM125 (6) (8), Music in World Culture, 3 Cr.

Philosophy
PHIL111 (6) (8), Multicultural Philosophy, 3 Cr.
PHIL211 (6) (8), Philosophy and Feminism, 3 Cr.
PHIL328 (9), Bioethics, 3 Cr.
PHIL329 (9), Ethics in Professional Communication, 3 Cr.

Psychology
PSY225, (5) Psychology of Women, 3 Cr.

Political Science
POL310 (7) (RIGR), U.S. Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, 3 Cr.
POL320 (9), Women in Politics, 3 Cr.
POL335 (8), African Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
POL337 (8), Emerging Political Issues in the Nonwestern World, 3 Cr.
POL434 (8), Politics of the Arab Peninsula, 3 Cr.
POL436 (8), Southeast Asian Governments and Politics, 3 Cr.

Religious Studies
REL100 (6) (8), World Religions, 3 Cr.
REL180 (7), Religion: Race and Racism, 3 Cr.
REL225 (8), Asian Religions, 3 Cr.

Sociology
SOC111 (5) (9), Social Problems, 3 Cr.
SOC200 (5) (10), Environmental Sociology, 3 Cr.
SOC211 (5), Crime Myths and Media, 3 Cr.
SOC268 (7) (RIGR), Race and Ethnicity, 3 Cr.
SOC273 (5) (8), Sociology of Gender, 3 Cr.
SOC276 (5) (8), Families and Globalization, 3 Cr.

Special Education
SPED203 (5), Exceptionalities and Human Diversity, 3 Cr.