Why Minor in Cultural Diversity?
• The courses in this minor provide tools to help students better understand individual
and societal experiences of diverse cultures because our communities, workplaces,
and schools increasingly consist of various cultural groups.
• Careers in modern society mean that you will be working in collaborative teams with
people of a variety of cultural backgrounds. In this minor you will gain Knowledge
and skills to critically think about issues of diversity.
Overview of the Cultural Diversity Minor
The minor is administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
The courses aim to strengthen students’ understanding of how race, class,
gender, ethnicity, nationality and sexuality interact to define identities and shape
social relations. The goal of the minor is to bring cohesion to a variety of courses
selected to increase students’ critical thinking about issues of diversity. The minor
requires 12 credits of foundational and core courses and six elective credits.
Use the skills you gain in the Cultural Diversity Minor to enhance your major,
meet other students, get involved in your community and explore the world.
• Collaborate with community partners through off-campus experiential
learning activities and internships.
• Engage with diverse cultures through study abroad programs and field
Minor Requirements and Electives:
Foundation course (select ONE)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 111 Introduction to Anthropology
Core courses (all required)
ANTH 206 People and Cultures of the World
TIPS 101 Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies
SOC 235 Cultural Diversity
Electives (select two)
ANTH 332 Medical Anthropology
ANTH 442 Feminist Anthropology
ANTH 446 Latin America and Caribbean: Afro-Latino/as, Gender, Indigeneity
ANTH 458 Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of the Upper Midwest
SOC 116 Global Social Problems
SOC 410 Social Inequality
SOC 412 Sociology of Gender
SOC 424 Feminist Theory
Study Abroad or Field School
Total credits: 18