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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 non-degree-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.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Additional information about the undergraduate certificate in cultural diversity studies may be obtained from ethnic studies department at 303-556-6560 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- This is an on-campus program and all courses are available online.
Declaring This Certificate
- Please see your advisor.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the certificate.
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- Students must complete a minimum of 12 ETST credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 6 ETST upper division (3000- level and above) credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete all ETST credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Certificate Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- There are cross-listed courses in a variety of departments, including history, political science and sociology. Any cross-listed course is acceptable, but the student should register for it under the ETST subject code. A complete listing of department offerings and cross-listed courses can be obtained every semester from the Ethnic Studies Department web page or by calling our office for a copy.
|Take the following required Cultural Diversity Studies courses||6|
|ETST 2000||Introduction to Ethnic Studies||3|
|ETST 4165||Cultural Diversity Awareness in the Workplace||3|
|Take two Ethnic Studies courses||6|
|ETST 2010||Introduction to Chicana/o Studies||3|
|ETST 2024||Race and Ethnic Relations||3|
|ETST 2105||African American Contemporary Social Issues||3|
|ETST 2115||Genocide in the 21st Century: Darfur and Beyond||3|
|ETST 2145||The Gullah in Novel and Film||3|
|ETST 2155||African American History||3|
|ETST 2294||Race and the Media||3|
|ETST 2496||American Indian Literature||3|
|ETST 2606||The American Indian Experience||3|
|ETST 3254||Race and Ethnicity in the Inner City||3|
|ETST 3002||Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice||3|
|ETST 3036||American Indian Cultural Images||3|
|ETST 3108||Chicano/a and Latino/a History||3|
|ETST 3110||Indigenous Studies||3|
|ETST 3125||Multiracial Families and Communities||3|
|ETST 3129||Contemporary Latin American Literature||3|
|ETST 3155||The African Diaspora||3|
|ETST 3211||Hip Hop Music & Culture||3|
|ETST 3216||Federal Law and American Indians||3|
|ETST 3224||U.S. Middle East Culture and Religion||3|
|ETST 3230||African American Family||3|
|ETST 3272||Global Media||3|
|ETST 3274||Power, Poverty, Culture||3|
|ETST 3297||Social History of Asian Americans||3|
|ETST 3300||Shamanic Traditions||3|
|ETST 3307||Selected Topics: Asian Americans||3|
|ETST 3350||Colonial Latin America||3|
|ETST 3357||Asian American Literature||3|
|ETST 3365||Aztlan in the United States: Chicano History from 1821||3|
|ETST 3394||Literature of Social Protest from an Ethnic Perspective||3|
|ETST 3396||History of the American Indian||3|
|ETST 3408||Social Psychology of Latinos/as||3|
|ETST 3567||Asian American Women||3|
|ETST 3574||Topics in Ethnic Studies||3|
|ETST 3616||Selected Topics: American Indians||3|
|ETST 3697||Contemporary Asian American Experience||3|
|ETST 3838||History of the Mexican American in Colorado||3|
|ETST 3704||Culture, Racism and Alienation||3|
|ETST 4000||Research Methods in Ethnic Studies||3|
|ETST 4010||Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice||3|
|ETST 4020||Race, Culture and Immigration||3|
|ETST 4030||Race, Religion and Belonging in the United States||3|
|ETST 4144||Indigenous Political Systems||3|
|ETST 4146||Indigenous Politics||3|
|ETST 4156||The Arab-Israeli Peace Process||3|
|ETST 4165||Cultural Diversity Awareness in the Workplace||3|
|ETST 4220||African-American Literature||3|
|ETST 4305||Women of Color Feminisms||3|
|ETST 4411||Modern Mexico||3|
|ETST 4515||The African American in Politics||3|
|ETST 4555||International Women's Resistance||3|
|ETST 4558||Chicano and Latino Politics||3|
|ETST 4574||Special Topics||3|
|ETST 4616||Selected Topics: Chicanos/as and Latinos/as||3|
|ETST 4710||Special Topics in Ethnic Studies||3|
|ETST 4726||North American Indian Art||3|
|ETST 4730||Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa||3|
|ETST 4768||Chicano/Chicana Narrative and Social History||3|
|ETST 4827||Women and the Law||3|
|PSCI 4457||American Political Thought *||3|
The faculty are currently developing a cross-list between PSCI 4457 and ETST 4457, American Political Thought, and intend to offer it starting Fall 2021. ETST 4457 will count as an elective course for the Cultural Diversity Studies Undergraduate Certificate.
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.