Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Trauth-Huffman Hall Room 478
T: 512.245.2361

The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts administers the Diversity Studies minor, African American Studies minor, and the Women’s Studies minor at the graduate level. The Center offers academic courses that help prepare students to work and live in a pluralistic society. In addition, it assists faculty with resources and professional development activities to encourage the infusion of multiculturalism in the curriculum through a Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute. It houses a resource area with more than 1000 books, articles, and syllabi. The director of the Center works in collaboration with an advisory council of faculty, staff, and students representing several Texas State colleges and departments.

These minors will:

  • Prepare students with a unique body of knowledge, cultural competence, and communication skills that will prepare them for a diverse and changing workforce.
  • Enrich students' learning about cultural pluralism and improve their interpersonal and professional skills.
  • Offer students a well-rounded liberal arts education and a greater understanding of their cultural history and traditions.