The CD designation will also be assigned by the College Curriculum Committees. Courses with the CD designation must develop the following capacities in students:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the factors that create diversity in human societies, including, for example, gender, race, class, and ethnicity.
- Understand the relationships among diversity, inequality, and justice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of global interdependence on contemporary societies, for example, the role of migration and immigration, economic, political, and cultural globalization on contemporary societies.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the historical contributions of traditionally marginalized groups to contemporary ideas, values and culture.