Minor in Diversity Awareness
Students may seek an academic minor in diversity awareness.
The diversity awareness minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing an interdisciplinary perspective on diversity in contemporary society, conceptually grounded in social science, to promote and cultivate the intercultural awareness and effective communication skills that are necessary in today’s professional and social settings.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in diversity awareness requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework, chosen from the following courses:
- ANTH 346 Anthropology of Language and Communication
- BEHS 220 Diversity Awareness
- BEHS 320 Disability Studies
- BMGT 312 Gender Issues in Business
- GERO 311 Gender and Aging
- GERO 327 Ethnicity and Aging
- PSYC 338 Psychology of Gender
- PSYC 354 Cross-Cultural Psychology
- PSYC 357 Adulthood and Aging
- SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender
- SOCY 423 Minorities in the United States
- SOCY 424 Race and Ethnic Relations
- SOCY 426 Sociology of Religion
- SPCH 324 Communication and Gender
- SPCH 482 Intercultural Communication
It is recommended that students take BEHS 220 as the first course in the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).
Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.