Global Cultural Diversity courses introduce students to differences, similarities, and connections among cultures by exploring the multiplicity of individual and group experiences within and across historical periods, societies, and cultures in global comparative context. Courses help students engage and understand social and cultural contexts and interactions across the globe using critical thinking, information literacy, communication, self-awareness, and flexibility in perspective. Using multiple cultural or intellectual perspectives, courses prepare students to address questions about how factors such as history; politics; communication styles; economics; institutions; and/or cultural values, beliefs, and practices influence cultural variation. Courses are intended to help prepare students for lifelong constructive engagement with others in plural societies, promoting the abilities to suspend value judgment in interactions with culturally different others and/or the core beliefs of others; and to negotiate a shared understanding of what produces cultural variation and/or how culture changes across time and/or different geographic and environmental contexts.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a DIVR course should be able to:
- Understand fundamental knowledge and concepts related to cultural diversity as appropriate to the discipline (WSU LG: breadth of learning).
- Recognize the complexity of elements important to members of a culture in relation to history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices (WSU LG: diversity).
- Recognize the sources and limits of one’s own perspective and cultural rules and limitations in relation to the perspectives of others (WSU LG: critical thinking).
- Identify relevant sources of information that demonstrate ways that history, institutions, and/or ideologies shape cultural variation and/or different experiences (WSU LG: informational literacy).
- Evaluate, at an appropriate level, claims or information about cultural diversity based on the sources and the methods used to generate it (WSU LG: information literacy).
- Communicate about cultural diversity in written forms appropriate to the discipline (WSU LG: written communication).
Available DIVR Courses
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|AMDT / WGSS||222||Fat Studies||3||CAHNRS / CAS||Submitted for renewal F22
|AMDT||317||Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress||3||CAHNRS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|ANTH||101||Introduction to Anthropology||3||CAS||Renewed S19|
|ANTH||203||Global Cultural Diversity||3||CAS||Renewed S20|
|ANTH||220||Perspectives on Race||3||CAS||Approved F20|
|ANTH||307||Contemporary Cultures and Peoples of Africa||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|ANTH / WGSS||316||Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|ANTH / AIS||320||Native Peoples of North America||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F22|
|ANTH / AIS||327||Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F22|
|ANTH / FOR LANG||350||Speech, Thought, and Culture||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|ASIA||301||East Meets West||1||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|BIOLOGY||307||Biology of Women||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|CES||291||Anti-Semitism||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|CES||325||Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|COMSOC||321||Intercultural Communication||3||Communication||Submitted for renewal F22|
|CHINESE / HUMANITY / JAPANESE / ASIA||322||Ecology in East Asian Cultures||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|COUN_PSY||457||Chicano/a Latino/a Psychology||3||Education||Submit for renewal S23|
|CRM_J||205||Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|DTC||206||Digital Inclusion||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|DTC / AMER ST||475||Digital Diversity||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|ECONS||428||Global Capitalism Today: Perspectives and Issues||3||CAHNRS||Submit for renewal S24|
|ENGLISH / CES||322 / 332||Topics in African American Literature||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|ENGLISH||362||Rhetorics of Racism||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|ENGLISH||489||20th/21st Century British and Postcolonial Literatures||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|FOR_LANG||110||Introduction to Global Film||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|FOR_LANG||120||Introduction to Foreign Cultures||3||CAS||Renewed S23|
|H_D||350||Family Diversity||3||CAHNRS||Renewed S19|
|HISTORY||120||World History I||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|HISTORY||130||History of Organized Crime in America||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY / ASIA||270||India: History and Culture||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY / ASIA||271||Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY / ASIA||272||Introduction to Middle Eastern History||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HISTORY / ASIA||273||Foundations of Islamic Civilization||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HISTORY / ASIA||275||Introduction to East Asian Culture||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|HISTORY / WOMEN_ST||298||History of Women in American Society||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HISTORY||308||North American Indian History, Pre-Contact to Present||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HISTORY||314||American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HISTORY||321||US Popular Culture, 1800-1930||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY||322||US Popular Culture Since 1930||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY / WGSS||335||Women in Latin American History||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|HISTORY / WGSS||398||History of Women in the American West||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|HISTORY / ASIA||477||Modern Japanese History||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|JAPANESE / ASIA / CHINESE / HUMANITY||320||Issues in East Asian Ethics||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|MUS||362||History of Jazz||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|MUS / WGSS||363||Women in Music||3||CAS||Renewed F22|
|MUS||267||Black American Music: Root to Fruit||3||CAS||Approved F21|
|MUS||366||LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music||3||CAS||Approved S22|
|SOC / WGSS||251||Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|SOC / WGSS||351||The Family||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|SOC||361||Criminology||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|SOE||312||Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment||3||CAS||Renewed F22|
|SPANISH||320||Peninsular Spanish Culture||3||CAS||Approved S22|
|SPANISH||321||Latin American Cultures||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal F22|
|SPMGT||101||Sport and Popular Culture: Trends and Issues||3||Education||Submit for renewal S23|
|WGSS||101||Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|WGSS||120||Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal S23|
|WGSS||220||Gender, Culture, and Science||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal S23|
|WGSS / ENGLISH / SOC||300 / 310 /300||Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|WGSS / SOC||385||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies||3||CAS||Submitted for renewal S23|
View DIVR courses in the WSU catalog.
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