Critical Diversity Studies

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Our country’s history swells with populations, industries and political systems unique in diversity and complexity. A deep understanding of these cultures is essential to their success in the future. So we’re preparing students to raise difficult questions and offer big ideas to shape a more just 21st century.

Our Program

The Critical Diversity Studies (CDS) curriculum engages students in critical analyses of the historical and contemporary social construction of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship and religion. CDS students will develop an all-around understanding of the complexities within our cultural landscape. Graduates are 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.


Our program provides the opportunity for students to focus in the following areas:

  • African American Studies
  • Asian Pacific American Studies
  • Chican@ Latin@ Studies
  • Gender and Sexualities Studies
  • Comparative Diversity Studies

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Contact Info

Department of Critical Diversity Studies

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 260 (415) 422-5706