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Working with deans, department heads, and faculty, DIAC has created a list of diversity-rich courses to be offered in Spring 2018. View Courses (PDF)
The courses on our list are self-designated by the Professors and not chosen by the DIAC Curriculum and Professional Development Sub-committee.
For this course list, we define diversity as diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, size, physical or cognitive ability, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, military status, age, or political beliefs.
The purpose of the list is to help students identify courses that will help them to:
- Understand and appreciate interdependence of humanity, cultures and the natural environment
- Practice mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from their own
- Understand that diversity includes not only ways of being but also ways of knowing
- Recognize that personal, cultural and institutionalized discrimination creates and sustains privileges for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others
- Build alliances across differences so that we collectively can work together to eradicate all forms of discrimination.
(Note: These five practices are taken, with minor changes, from http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/diversity/definition.html )