U.S. Diversity

Requirement (1 course, 0 additional credit hours)

  • Choose one course from the university approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list.
  • Courses on additional GEP course lists that satisfy the U.S. Diversity co-requisite will have a “USD” co-requisite indicator next to the course.

Double-counting

  • A course taken to satisfy another GEP category may also be used to satisfy the U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on the university approved GEP co-requisite course list.

Rationale

The study of diversity in the United States provides students the opportunity to consider questions of difference and culture, identity and community, privilege and oppression, and power and responsibility in our nation, and to gain an understanding of how these issues affect both individuals and communities.

Category Objectives

Each course in U.S. Diversity will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following:

  1. Analyze how religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age identities are shaped by cultural and societal influences;
  2. Categorize and compare historical, social, political, and/or economic processes producing diversity, equality, and structured inequalities in the U.S.;
  3. Interpret and evaluate social actions by religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age groups affecting equality and social justice in the U.S.;
  4. Examine interactions between people from different religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age groups in the U.S.

Current USD GEP Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date *Co Req/Sub Cat Credit Hours
AFS 241 Introduction to African-American Studies II Jul-09 HUM 3
AFS 344 Leadership in African American Communities Jul-09 HUM 3
AFS/ARS 346 Black Popular Culture Jul-09 HUM 3
AFS/ENG 248 Survey of African-American Literature Jul-09 8.2011 HUM 3
AFS/ENG 375 African American Cinema Jul-09 8.2011 *Co-Req only 3
AFS/ENG 448 African-American Literature Jul-09 8.2011 HUM 3
AFS/HI 372 African-American History Through the Civil War, 1619-1865 Jul-09 6.2012 HUM 3
AFS/HI 373 African-American History Since 1865 Jul-09 6.2012 HUM 3
AFS/HI 455 History of the Civil Rights Movement Jul-09 6.2011 HUM 3
AFS/MUS 230 Introduction to African-American Music Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
AFS/MUS 260 History of Jazz Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
AFS/PS 409 Black Political Participation in America Jul-09 *Co-Req only 3
AFS/PSY 345 Psychology and the African American Experience Jul-09 6.2011 *Co-Req only 3
AFS/SOC 305 Racial and Ethnic Relations Jul-09 1.2011 SS 3
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences Feb-14 1.2014 *Co-Req only 1
ALS 303 Transfer Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences Feb-14 1.2014 *Co-Req only 1
ANT 254 Language and Culture Jul-09 12.2014 SS 3
ANT 310 Native Peoples and Cultures of North America Jul-09 12.2010 SS 3
ARS/AFS 346 Black Popular Culture Jul-09 HUM 3
CNR 250 Diversity and Environmental Justice Aug-16 4.2016 IP 3
COM 417 Advanced Topics in Communication & Race Jan-13  1.2013  *Co-Req only 3
COM/HSS 392 International and Crosscultural Communication Jan-14 6.2013 SS, GK 3
ECD 225 Foundations of Cultural Competence Jun-13  6.2013 HUM 3
ENG 249 Native American Literature Jul-09 12.2011  *Co-Req only 3
ENG 265 American Literature I Dec-14 12.2014 HUM 3
ENG 266 American Literature II Dec-14 12.2014 HUM 3
ENG 267 LGBTQI-Literature in the U.S. Sep-13 8.2013 HUM 3
ENG 342 Literature of Space and Place Aug-17 1.2017

HUM

IP

3
ENG 380 Modern Drama Aug-12  8.2012 *Co-Req only 3
ENG 466 Transatlantic Literatures Aug-17 1.2017 HUM 3
ENG 470 American Literature, Twentieth Century and Beyond Aug-17 12.2016 HUM 3
ENG 476 Southern Literature Feb-15 1.2015 HUM 3
ENG/AFS 248 Survey of African-American Literature Jul-09 8.2011 HUM 3
ENG/AFS 375 African American Cinema Jul-09 12.2011 *Co-Req only 3
ENG/AFS 448 African-American Literature Jul-09 12.2011 HUM 3
ENG/WGS 305 Women and Literature Jul-09 1.2011 HUM 3
ENG/WGS 410 Studies in Gender and Genre Aug-17 12.2016 HUM 3
HESD 230 Horton Dance Technique Aug-16 12.2015 HES 1
HESM 324 Dance and Society Aug-16 9.2014 VPA 3
HI 253 Early American History Jan-16 9.2016 HUM 3
HI 254 Modern American History Aug-15 4.2015 HUM 3
HI 346 Introduction to Civil War & Reconstruction Sep-13 11.2017 HUM or IP 3
HI 360 U.S. Agricultural History Aug-15 4.2015 HUM 3
HI 366 Native American History Aug-12  8.2012 HUM 3
HI 446 Topics in Civil War & Reconstruction Sep-13 9.2013 HUM 3
HI 453 US-Latin American Relations Since 1823 Aug-12  8.2012 HUM 3
HI 462 Social History of the New South Jan-11  1.2011 HUM 3
HI/AFS 372 African-American History Through the Civil War, 1619-1865 Jul-09 6.2012 HUM 3
HI/AFS 373 African-American History Since 1865 Jul-09 6.2012 HUM 3
HI/AFS 455 History of the Civil Rights Movement Jul-09 6.2011 HUM 3
HI/REL 320 Religion in American History Jul-09 11.2017 HUM 3
HI/WGS 447 History of American Women to 1900 Jan-11  1.2011 HUM 3
HI/WGS 448 American Women in the 20th Century Jan-11  1.2011 HUM 3
HI 449 U.S. Labor History to 1900 Mar-14 1.2014 3
HI 450 U.S. Labor Since 1900 Mar-14 1.2014 3
HON 290 Honors Special Topics – Humanities / US Diversity Aug-17 4.2017 HUM 3
HON 297 Honors Special Topics – Interdisciplinary Perspectives / US Diversity Aug-17 4.2017 IP 3
HON 300 Race, Membership, and Eugenics Mar-15 1.2015 3
HON 310 The Creative Process in Science: Analysis, Comparisons and Cultural Perceptions Mar-15 1.2015 IP 3
HON 346 Ethics and Gender Jan-11  1.2011 HUM
IP
3
HON 352 Self, Schooling, and the Social Order: A Critical Examination Aug-14 10.2014 SS 3
IDS 210 Introduction to American Studies Apr-14 5.2014 IP 3
IDS 220 The Science and Art of Happiness Jun-16  5.2016 IP, GK 3
LPS 302 Diversity and Leadership in the Public Sector Aug-15 4.2015 3
M 100 Professionalism, Diversity & Academic Success in Management Jan-10  1.2010 *Co-Req only 1
MUS 206 America’s Music Jul-09 12.2010 VPA 3
MUS 210 History of Rock I: 1950s-1970s Jan-2017 3.2017 VPA 3
MUS 211 History of Rock II: 1980s-present Jan-2017 3.2017 VPA 3
MUS/AFS 230 Introduction to African-American Music Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
MUS/AFS 260 History of Jazz Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
MUS/WGS 360 Women in Music Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
NTR 210 Introduction to Community Food Security Jan-17 2.2017 IP 3
PHI 320 Philosophy of Race Aug-17 4.2017 HUM 3
PHI 422 Philosophical Issues in Environmental Ethics Jul-09 1.2010 IP 3
PRT 238 Diversity & Inclusion in Recreation & Sport Aug-11  8.2011 *Co-Req only 3
PS 303 Race in U.S. Politics Jul-09  12.2016 SS 3
PS 309 Equality and Justice in United States Law Jul-09  9.2016 SS 3
PS 313 Criminal Justice Policy Jun-16 12.2015 3
PS/AFS 409 Black Political Participation in America Jul-09 *Co-Req only 3
PS/WGS 306 Gender & Politics in the U.S. Aug-11 8.2011 *Co-Req only 3
PS/WGS 418 Gender, Law, and Policies Mar-14 1.2014 *Co-Req only 3
PSY/AFS 345 Psychology and the African-American Experience Jul-09 6.2011 *Co-Req only 3
PSY/WGS 406 Psychology of Gender Jul-09 12.2016 SS 3
REL 323 Religious Cults, Sects, and Minority Faiths in America Jan-13 11.2017 HUM 3
REL 423 Religion and Politics in America Jan-13 1.2013 HUM 3
REL/HI 320 Religion in American History Jul-09 11.2017 HUM 3
SOC 202 Principles of Sociology Aug-17 4.2017 SS 3
SOC 203 Current Social Problems Jan-17 9.2017 SS 3
SOC 207 Language and Society Aug-17 9.2017 SS or
IP
3
SOC/AFS 305 Racial and Ethnic Relations Jul-09 1.2011 SS 3
SOC/WGS 204 Sociology of Family Jul-09 4.2017 SS 3
SOC/WGS 304 Women and Men in Society Jul-09 1.2011 SS 3
SSC/HS 428 Service Learning for Sustainable Soil Management Jan-12 1.2012 *Co-Req only 1
STS/WGS 210 Women & Gender in Science and Technology Jul-09 6.2010 IP 3
SW 201 Introduction to Social Work Jan-17 2.2017 3
SW 260 Introduction to Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Field of Practice Jun-15 6.2015 IP 3
SW 290 The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the U.S. Jan-16 3.2017 IP 3
SW 312 Multicultural Social Work Jan-10 1.2010 *Co-Req only 3
SW 425 Hunger and Homelessness Aug-17 9.2017 *Co-Req only 3
USC 100 Transition into a Diverse Community Jan-11 1.2011 *Co-Req only 1
USC 101 Introduction to University Education I Jan-12 1.2012 *Co-Req only 1
USC 110 Freshman Advancement Seminar Jul-09 12.2009 *Co-Req only 1
USC 240 Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities Apr-14 5.2014 *Co-Req only 3
WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Jul-09 8.2011 *Co-Req only 3
WGS 220 Men and Masculinity Feb-14 1.2014 *Co-Req only 3
WGS 492 Theoretical Issues in Women’s and Gender Studies Jul-09 6.2011 HUM 3
WGS/ENG 305 Women and Literature Jul-09 1.2011 HUM 3
WGS/HI 447 History of American Women to 1900 Jan-11 6.2012 HUM 3
WGS/HI 448 American Women in the 20th Century Jan-11 6.2012 HUM 3
WGS/MUS 360 Women in Music Jul-09 9.2014 VPA 3
WGS/PS 306 Gender & Politics in the U.S. Aug-11 12.2011 *Co-Req only 3
WGS/PS 418 Gender, Law, and Policies Mar-14 1.2014 *Co-Req only 3
WGS/PSY 406 Psychology of Gender Jul-09 12.2016 SS 3
WGS/SOC 204 Sociology of Family Jul-09 1.2011 SS 3
WGS/SOC 304 Women and Men in Society Jul-09 1.2011 SS 3
WGS/STS 210 Women & Gender in Science and Technology Jul-09 6.2010 IP 3

Courses Dropped from USD Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date *Co Req/Sub Cat Credit Hours
IDS 401 The Contemporary City: Problems and Prospects Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2011 *Co-Req only 3
PHI 415 Life Science Ethics Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2011 IP 3
PHI/STS 325 Bio-Medical Ethics Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2013 HUM
IP
3
STS/PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2013 HUM
IP
3