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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cultural Diversity Studies Undergraduate Certificate

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The undergraduate certificate in cultural diversity studies is designed to appeal to undergraduate students with a background in any major. It will allow students to demonstrate to potential employers that they possess the multicultural skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students will enroll in department courses that focus on the historical context in which race and culture have emerged in the United States.

This certificate is also targeted to nondegree-seeking professionals who seek to acquire multicultural knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure their success in professional environments. Students will be encouraged to think critically about race and race relations. Their expanded understandings of the implications of race and culture in work environments will ensure employers that they offer the highest quality employees opportunities in employment or advancement.

A certificate in cultural diversity studies offers students an enduring intellectual value based on classic articles, book excerpts and scholars who have shaped the study and understanding of race and ethnicity in contemporary society. Our courses provide the opportunity for students to encounter many of the greatest thinkers in race and ethnicity firsthand. Course curriculum includes carefully edited selections from the works of the most distinguished observers of race and ethnicity, past and present. Students will appreciate the broad range of coverage, the logic of course organization and the accessibility of material covered.

The undergraduate certificate in cultural diversity studies requires 12 semester hours (four courses).

Certificate Requirements

Required Course

Total: 3 Hours


Choose three courses from any ethnic studies department courses, including the following:

Total: 9 Hours

Certificate Total: 12 Hours

There are crosslisted courses in a variety of departments, including history, political science and sociology. Any crosslisted course is acceptable. You must register for it under ETST numbers. A complete listing of department offerings and crosslisted courses can be obtained every semester from the ethnic studies department web page or by calling our office at 303-315-3616 for a copy.

A minimum grade of B- must be earned in each of the four courses completed as part of the certificate. All credits for the certificate must be earned at CU Denver.

Additional information about the undergraduate certificate in cultural diversity studies may be obtained from ethnic studies Director Donna Langston, Lawrence Street Center, 480, 303-315-3616, Donna.Langston@ucdenver.edu.


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