Critical Diversity Studies

The Critical Diversity Studies major (CDS) is an interdisciplinary program of study that explores diversity in the United States, addresses the complex histories of our nation, and imagines solutions for the challenges we face.

The Critical Diversity Studies curriculum emphasizes critical thinking about the social categories that constitute our nation, like race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and religion. And it encourages creative analysis about achieving democratic ideals in our work environments, politics, and culture.

Students graduating with a CDS major will be uniquely prepared to work in diverse contexts, including: human resources, education, social work, nonprofit and for-profit management, policy research and implementation, the law, and civic administration.

To major in CDS, a student must successfully complete 40 units: a 20-unit core of intersectional, interdisciplinary courses, and a 20-unit concentration in African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Latin@/Chican@ and Indigenous Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, or Comparative Diversity Studies. Alternatively, a student can minor in one of these areas of concentration.


CELASA Brown Bag Presentation with Christina Garcia Lopez

10/6/2014, 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Kalmanovitz Hall 309 - Conference Room

DiversityTalks: The Power of Human Connection

10/7/2014, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Education Building 117 - Presentation Theater

Sociology Colloquium: Dr. Marlon Bailey

10/8/2014, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lone Mountain Main 100 - Handlery Room

Understanding Global Beauty and the Mixed Race Body in Cosmetics Advertising

10/15/2014, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium

Day of the Dead: Altar Building

10/22/2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Gleeson Library Thacher Gallery Event