Human Diversity

(Revised 07/2013)

5. Human Diversity (3 semester hours) Courses fulfilling this requirement increase the student’s understanding of the world’s diversity and pluralism through the study of one of two broad and interrelated areas: (1) the nature and meaning of diversity and the experience of marginalized groups; and (2) cultures other than those of Europe and the United States. This requirement explicitly identifies an awareness and understanding of pluralism as essential to a liberal education.

(1) Gender, Ethnic and Social Diversity. Courses in this area are designed to expand the range of each student’s understanding of the experience of individuals and groups who, because of such fundamental components of identity as race, ethnicity, gender, or other characteristics, have been historically marginalized by society and placed outside the mainstream. Generally courses will explore the ways in which marginalization has occurred and the reasons for this marginalization. The intent is to expand understanding of these social groups with the goal of identifying the way social categories shape human thought and experience.

(2) Non-Western Cultures. These courses are designed to expand the range of the student’s understanding of cultures that are not derived principally from the western experience. A comparative perspective introduces students to the commonality and diversity of cultural responses to universal human problems. Each course seeks to cultivate insight and respect for diversity by requiring students to explore a cultural world quite different from their own. Courses satisfying this requirement are intended to portray culture in the most integrated sense, including aspects of material adaptation, social pattern, ideas and values, and aesthetic achievement.

Students are required to pass 3 hours of course work from any course listed below. Students who take approved CU-Boulder course work to fulfill this requirement must take the course for a letter grade and receive a passing grade of D- or higher. Students who graduate with a major in ethnic studies are exempt from completing the human diversity requirement.

  • ANTH 1100-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Tamils
  • ANTH 1105-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Tibet
  • ANTH 1115-3 The Caribbean in Post-Colonial Perspective
  • ANTH 1120/ETHN 1123-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Hopi and Navajo (formerly AIST 1125/ANTH 1120)
  • ANTH 1135-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: TBA
  • ANTH 1140-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Maya
  • ANTH 1145-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Aztecs
  • ANTH 1150-3 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Regional Cultures of Africa
  • ANTH 1160-3 The Ancient Egyptian Civilization
  • ANTH 1170-3 Exploring Culture and Gender Through Film
  • ANTH 4560/ETHN 4563-3 North American Indian Acculturation (formerly AIST 4565/ANTH4560)
  • ARAB 1011-3 Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations
  • ARSC 3001-3 Social Engagement and Human Rights: The South Africa Model
  • ARTH 3209-3 Art, Culture, and Gender Diversity, 1400-1600: Renaissance Art Out of the Canon
  • ARTH/CLAS 4269-3 Art and Archaeology of the Ancient near East
  • ARTH/WMST 4769-3 Gender Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture
  • ASTR 2000-3 Ancient Astronomies of the World
  • CHIN 1012-4 Introduction to Chinese Civilization
  • CHIN 1061-3 Boudoirs, Books, Battlefields: Voices and Images of Chinese Women
  • CLAS/WMST 2100-3 Women in Ancient Greece
  • CLAS/WMST 2110-3 Women in Ancient Rome
  • COMM 2400-3 Discourse, Culture and Identities
  • COMM 3410-3 Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 4626-3 Economics of Inequality and Discrimination
  • EDUC 3013-(3-4) School and Society
  • ENGL/WMST 1260-3 Introduction to Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 1800-3 American Ethnic Literatures
  • ENGL/JWST 3677-3 Jewish-American Literature
  • ETHN 1022-3 Introduction to Africana Studies (formerly ETHN 2002)
  • ETHN 1023-3 Introduction to American Indian Studies (formerly ETHN 2003)
  • ETHN 1025-3 Introduction to Asian American Studies (formerly AAST 1015)
  • ETHN 2013-3 Critical Issues in Native North America (formerly AIST 2015)
  • ETHN 2215-3 The Japanese American Experience (formerly AAST 2210)
  • ETHN 2232-3 Contemporary African American Social Movements (formerly BLST 2200)
  • ETHN 2242-3 African American Social and Political Thought (formerly BLST 2210)
  • ETHN 2432/HIST 2437-3 African American History (formerly BLST/HIST 2437)
  • ETHN 2536-3 Survey of Chicana and Chicano History and Culture (formerly CHST/HIST 2537)
  • ETHN 2546-3 Chicana and Chicano Fine Arts and Humanities (formerly ETHN 1036)
  • ETHN 3136 /WMST 3135-3 Chicana Feminisms and Knowledges (formerly CHST/WMST 3135)
  • ETHN 3201/INVS/LDSP 3100-3-4 Multicultural Leadership: Theories, Principles and Practices (formerly ETHN 3200/INVST 3100)
  • ETHN 3213/WMST 3210-3 American Indian Women (formerly AIST/WMST 3210)
  • ETHN 3671-3 People of Color and Social Movements (formerly ETHN 3675)
  • FILM 3013-3 Women and Film
  • FREN/ITAL 1400-3 Medieval/Renaissance Women Writers in Italy & France
  • FREN 1750-3 French Colonialism: North Africa and the Middle East
  • FREN 1950-3 French Feminisms
  • FREN 3800-3 France and the Muslim World
  • GEOG/WMST 3672-3 Gender and Global Economy
  • GEOG 3822-3 Geography of China
  • GRMN/JWST 3501-3 Jewish-German Writers: Enlightenment to Present Day
  • GRMN/WMST 3601-3 German Women Writers
  • GRMN/WMST 4301-3 Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • HEBR/JWST 2350-3 Introduction to Jewish Culture
  • HEBR/JWST 3202-3 Women, Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Texts and Traditions
  • HIND 1011-3 Introduction to South Asian Civilizations
  • HIND 3811-3 The Power of the Word: Subversive and Censored 20th Century Indo-Pakistani Literature (formerly HNDI 3811)
  • HIST 2616-3 U.S. Women’s History
  • HONR 1810-3 Honors Diversity Seminar
  • HONR/WMST 3004-3 Women in Education
  • HONR 3270-3 Journey Motifs in Women’s Literature
  • HONR 4025-3 Heroines and Heroic Tradition
  • HUMN 2145-3 African America in the Arts
  • HUMN/ITAL 4150-3 ”The Decameron” and the Age of Realism
  • HUMN/ITAL 4730-3 Italian Feminisms: Culture, Theory, and Narratives of Difference
  • IAFS/JWST 3600-3 Global Secular Jewish Societies
  • INVS/EDUC 2919-3 Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools
  • ITAL 4300-3 Multiculturalism in Italy
  • JPNS 1012-4 Introduction to Japanese Civilization
  • KREN 1011-3 Introduction to Korean Civilization
  • LGBT 2000/WMST 2030-3 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
  • LIBB 1600-3 Gender and Film
  • LING 1020-3 Languages of the World
  • LING 2400-3 Language and Gender
  • LING 3220-3 American Indian Languages in Social-Cultural Context
  • MUEL 2772-3 World Musics
  • PHIL 2270-3 Philosophy and Race
  • PHIL/WMST 2290-3 Philosophy and Women
  • PSCI 3101-3 Black Politics
  • PSCI 3301/WMST 3300-3 Gender, Sexuality & U.S. Law
  • PSCI 4131-3 Latinos and the U.S. Political System
  • PSYC/WMST 2700-3 Psychology of Contemporary American Women
  • RLST 2700-3 American Indian Religious Traditions
  • RLST/WMST 2800-3 Women and Religion
  • RUSS/WMST 4471-3 Women in 20th Century Russian Culture
  • SCAN 3206-3 Nordic Colonialisms
  • SCAN/WMST 3208-3 Women in Nordic Society: Modern States of Welfare
  • SOCY/WMST 1016-3 Sex, Gender, and Society 1
  • SOCY/WMST 3012-3 Women and Development
  • SPAN 3270-3 Barcelona: Understanding Local and Immigrant Cultures
  • WMST 2000-3 Introduction to Feminist Studies
  • WMST 2020-3 Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
  • WMST 2050-3 Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
  • WMST 2200-3 Women, Literature and the Arts
  • WMST 3670-3 Immigrant Women in the Global Economy