HUM 371 Introduction to Diversity Studies

This course considers issues of human diversity broadly defined to include race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, and class. Through an intercultural competency interdisciplinary lens, we will examine the following questions: How do individuals experience and understand the interaction of diversity and difference? How do diversity and differences shape us and our systems that affect individuals, families, communities, and society? Students will explore the intersectionality of cultures and see the ways that race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, etc. operate together in overlapping and conflicting ways to affect all aspects of human experience.

Prerequisite: ENG 122 or COM 245