Minor in Diversity Studies

The minor in Diversity Studies requires 18 semester credit hours. The minor provides for an interdisciplinary approach to Diversity Studies with 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
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
International Food and Fiber Systems
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
Race and Representation
Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
Women and Criminal Justice
Diversity and Inclusion: Applications for Corporate Communication and Training
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication in the Americas
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
British Literature before 1785
British Literature since 1785
The Southwest in Film
Russian Literature in Translation
Types of World Drama in English
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
Literature of the Southwest
Latin America
Geography of North Africa and the Middle East
Geography of Texas
Geography of South and Southeast Asia
Geography of China and Japan
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 US History
Texas History: A Survey
U.S. Women's History to 1877
Topics in Working Class History
The Desegregation of the South from 1944-1970
Queer Youth History
Podcasting History: Making Marginalized Voices Heard
Islamic History to 1798
Introduction to American Indian History
Mexican American History
History of American Sexualities
African-American Experience in Texas
The History of Texas Music
America in the 1960s: A History of Movements and Ideas
From Jay-Z to Kendrick Lamar: Politics, Power, and Identity in Hip Hop Literature
An Introduction to Arab Culture
An Introduction to to Islam
Unpacking the Gaze: Intersectionality and Creative Publication
Service Learning: A Study Abroad Course
Ethics of Care - East and West
Japanese Urban Experience
From White Slavery to Sex Trafficking
The Myths of Western Civilization: Decolonizing and Queering European History
Introduction to Latina/o Studies
Latina/o Identities, Communities and Social Change
Mass Media and Society
International Advertising
Women and Minorities in the Media
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
International Business
Ethnic and Niche Marketing
International Marketing
History of Jazz
Asian Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Themes in Africana Philosophy
Metropolitan Politics
Comparative Politics
African Politics
Government and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of Asia
Politics of Modern Southeast Asia
The Holocaust
African American Politics
Latina/o Politics
Islamic Law and Politics
Economic Development in Latin America
Psychology of Human Diversity
Psychology of Prejudice, Discrimination, and Hate
Latinx Psychology
World Religions
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Asian Religious Traditions
Philosophical Issues in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
The Philosophical and Spiritual Heritage of India
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Globalization and Development
Gender and Society
Latinos and Aging
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
Latinx Theatre and Performance
Images of Women
Total Hours18