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People are different. So are the languages they use, the bodies they inhabit, the racial and ethnic groups they identify with, the religions they do or don’t profess, the economic realities they face, and the natural and cultural landscapes they occupy. Diversity Studies tries to understand variety—from the biological to the cultural—and explore what difference all this difference makes. Why do earthquakes kill millions in one place and very few in another? Just how diverse are the sexual behaviors of non-human species? Do white people have ethnicity? How does diversity evolve over time? How has it been represented? Click here for catalog description.
Three reasons. First, it's a relatively easy way to significantly enhance your diploma. With only six courses in this Pathway you can complete your General Education in a way that adds real and visible value to your degree. Second, in a super-competitive marketplace, a minor in Diversity Studies tells potential employers that you are knowledgeable about diverse groups and prepared to work effectively across lines of difference of all sorts. Finally, the faculty in this pathway believe you will find the discussions, lectures, and readings in these courses to be among the most fascinating—and challenging—of your college career.