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This interdisciplinary program offers a focus on diversity and addresses relationships between majority and minority groups throughout multiple societies around the globe. Class, social structures, cultural differences and related topics will be explored, along with ways to promote understanding and acceptance among those who differ in race, religion, culture, ethnicity, or other characteristics. Humanities, public administration, psychology and other courses are available to students who obtain the certificate. Graduates will gain a heightened understanding of the diversity among various people from differing countries, cultures, religions, genders and/or ethnicities, thus enhancing their approach to those who differ in various aspects of humanity. This program will serve such completers in multiple work settings, regardless of career selection.
UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+
FULL-TIME FACULTY 23
PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12
An analysis of social differentiation, stratification, and social class. Emphasis is placed upon modern American society, with some comparison with historical and contemporary systems of other societies. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.
This course examines Africana philosophical and theoretical thought as it pertains to issues of race, labor and production. Through an examination of the social and economic legacy of slavery and colonialism, this course investigates how systems of exploitation have influenced the underdevelopment of Africa, the Caribbean and North America in its contribution to Western Capitalism. Prerequisites: General Education human behavior course.
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical and contemporary experiences of ?Blackness? as it has been constructed, contested and affirmed in various historical, political and narrative contexts. Embracing the theme of duality, the course examines what it means for a culture and people to be both integral to and excluded from the American political and social community. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and a General Education human behavior course.
Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Diversity Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Students must take SOC 320
Six additional hours form the following list of courses.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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