[DIVR] Courses

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 Learning Goal: 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 Learning Goal: Diversity)
  • Recognize the sources and limits of one’s own perspective and cultural rules and limitations in relation to the perspectives of others. (WSU Learning Goal: Critical Thinking)
  • Identify relevant sources of information that demonstrate ways that history, institutions, and/or ideologies shape cultural variation and/or different experiences. (WSU Learning Goal: 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 Learning Goal: Information Literacy)
  • Communicate about cultural diversity in written forms appropriate to the discipline. (WSU Learning Goal: Written Communication)

Revised outcomes approved Fall 2022.

Available [DIVR] Courses

View [DIVR] courses in the WSU catalog.

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCreditsCollegeStatus
AMDT / WGSS222Fat Studies3CAHNRS / CASSubmitted for renewal F22
AMDT317Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress3CAHNRSRenewed S23
ANTH101Introduction to Anthropology3CASRenewed S19
ANTH203Global Cultural Diversity3CASRenewed S20
ANTH307Contemporary Cultures and Peoples of Africa3CASRenewed S24
ANTH / WGSS316Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective3CASSubmit for renewal F23
ANTH / AIS 320Native Peoples of North America3CASRenewed S23
ANTH / AIS327Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas3CASRenewed S23
ANTH / FOR LANG350Speech, Thought, and Culture3CASRenewed S24
BIOLOGY307Biology of Women3CASSubmit for renewal S24
CES207Race/Ethnic Dynamics and the Corporate World3CASApproved F23
CES325Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective3CASRenewed F23
CHINESE / HUMANITY / JAPANESE / ASIA322Ecology in East Asian Cultures3CASSubmit for renewal S24
COMSOC321Intercultural Communication3CommunicationRenewed S23
COUN_PSY457Chicano/a Latino/a Psychology3EducationSubmit for renewal S23
DTC206Digital Inclusion3CASSubmitted for renewal F22
DTC / AMER ST475Digital Diversity3CASSubmit for renewal S24
ECONS428Global Capitalism Today: Perspectives and Issues3CAHNRSSubmit for renewal S24
ENGLISH / CES322 / 332Topics in African American Literature3CASRenewed S23
FOR_LANG110Introduction to Global Film3CASSubmit for renewal S24
FOR_LANG120Introduction to Foreign Cultures3CASRenewed S23
H_D350Family Diversity3CAHNRSRenewed S19
HISTORY120World History I3CASRenewed F20
HISTORY130History of Organized Crime in America3CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY / ASIA270India: History and Culture3CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY / ASIA271Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia3CASRenewed S24
HISTORY / ASIA272Introduction to Middle Eastern History3CASSubmitted for renewal S23
HISTORY / ASIA273Islam in Global History3CASSubmitted for renewal S23
HISTORY / ASIA275Introduction to East Asian Culture3CASRenewed F20
HISTORY308North American Indian History, Pre-Contact to Present3CASRenewed S23
HISTORY321US Popular Culture, 1800-19303CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY322US Popular Culture Since 19303CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY / WGSS335Women in Latin American History3CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY361American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity3CASRenewed S23
HISTORY383Drugs in World History3CASApproved S23
HISTORY / ASIA377Modern Japanese History3CASRenewed S24
HISTORY / WGSS398Women, Gender, and the History of the Un-West3CASSubmit for renewal S24
JAPANESE / ASIA / CHINESE / HUMANITY320Issues in East Asian Ethics3CASSubmit for renewal S23
MUS362History of Jazz3CASRenewed F20
MUS / WGSS363Women in Music3CASRenewed F22
MUS366LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music3CASApproved S22
SOC / WGSS251Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage3CASSubmit for renewal S24
SOC / WGSS351The Family3CASRenewed S23
SOC361Criminology3CASSubmit for renewal S24
SOE312Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment3CASRenewed F22
SPANISH320Peninsular Spanish Culture3CASApproved S22
SPANISH321Latin American Cultures3CASRenewed S23
WGSS220Gender, Culture, and Science3CASRenewed S23
WGSS / ENGLISH / SOC300 / 310 /300Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality3CASSubmit for renewal S23