The Core - Diversity Requirements

core_sciencecore_logoProminent among the educational priorities particular to our times are the need to address the pluralistic character of our own society on the one hand, and on the other to become aware of the significant differences which mark societies whose history and cultural patterns do not conform to those of the West. To address these needs, as a graduation requirement students must normally select one course identified as a U.S. Diversity course and one identified as a World Diversity course, or may in some cases satisfy this requirement through study abroad or other approved educational experiences. These courses may be part of the Core Curriculum, Major or Minor courses, or electives.

Through their completion of these requirements, students will:

  • Come to an appreciation of connections between race, class, and gender
  • Become acquainted with the roles of privilege and difference in U.S. society
  • Acquire a sense of the extent of difference and similarity between Western and non-western societies and cultures