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.


Events

Lunar New Year Celebration

2/19/2015, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Gleeson Library Plaza

Experimental Religion in Global Contexts and Conflicts

2/25/2015, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room

Global Women's Rights Forum: Feminist Art in Movement: The Sarah Bush Dance Project and a presentation of work from local artists

3/4/2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

McLaren Conference Center 250

Global Women's Rights Forum: Engendering Immigration Justice

3/5/2015, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fromm Hall 110 - Maier Room

Global Women's Rights Forum: Social Media, The Web, Women’s Rights and Sexuality:A Conversation between Jac sm Kee and Rose Aguilar

3/9/2015, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fromm Hall 110 - Maier Room