Minor in Diversity Studies

The 18–hour minor provides for an interdisciplinary approach to Diversity Studies. It also provides conceptual frameworks for exploring new perspectives which recover the history and creative expressions previously excluded by the traditional approaches to higher education. The minor fosters students' development of self, voice, and moral vision to prepare students to live and work effectively in a pluralistic society and a global world. Students will explore issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability and disability. Using the courses available students may design a special focus based on their interest or career path.  Relevant courses may be substituted with approval from the director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies.

The two required core courses (6 hours) are DVST 3301, which offers a general, multidisciplinary and comparative survey of diversity, and DVST 3320, which provides students with a global view of diversity issues.

Required Courses6
Introduction to Diversity Studies
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
Elective Courses12
Select four of the following:
Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Cultural Anthropology
Cultures Through Film
Latin American Cultures
Peoples and Cultures of Africa
Mexican American Culture
Myths and Moundbuilders
Archaeology of Mexico
Gender and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective
Issues in Contemporary Art
Women and Criminal Justice
Intercultural Communication in the Americas
Intercultural Communication
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
Literature of Black America
Chicano/a Narrative and Social History
Southwestern Studies I: Defining the Region
Southwestern Studies II: Consequences of Region
Women and Literature
Latin America
Geography of Texas
American Ethnic Geography
History of Europe, 1815-1919
History of Europe Since 1919
History of Mexico
Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821
African American History
Black Women and Black Protest in America
Immigration and Ethnicity
Texas History: A Survey
American Labor History, 1877-1945
The Desegregation of the South from 1944-1970
The Arab-Israeli Wars, 1948-1996
Islamic History to 1798
The 20th Century Middle East: Syria, Iraq, and Palestine
Introduction to American Indian History
Mexican American History
African-American Experience in Texas
The History of Texas Music
International Advertising
Women and Minorities in the Media
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
International Marketing
History of Jazz
Latin American Philosophy
Metropolitan Politics
Minority Politics
Psychology of Human Diversity
World Religions
Multicultural Relations
Men, Women, and Societies
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work
Latin American Literatures I
Latin American Literatures II
Latin American Civilization
The Latin American Novel
Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
Images of Women
Total Hours18