The College diversity requirement is intended to help students better understand the perspectives of others whose histories, experiences, cultures, and social conditions may differ from their own.
Diversity courses are designed to provide students with the analytical skills needed to develop critical and reflective perspectives on difference within both domestic and global spheres, and to prepare them to function, thrive, and provide leadership in multicultural, multiethnic, transnational, and interconnected global societies. Frames of difference include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, language, nationality, citizenship status, and place of origin.
Students in the College satisfy the diversity requirement by completing one course from a faculty-approved list of diversity courses. The course must be taken for a letter grade, and passed with a grade of C or better (a grade of C– is not acceptable). The course may also satisfy a GE requirement, a major or minor course, or an elective.
The Division of Humanities supports the diversity requirement through offering the following courses:
Ancient Near East

Catalog Number               Course Title

10W                                 Jerusalem: Holy City

15                                     Women and Power in Ancient World

M50B                               Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Applied Linguistics

Catalog Number               Course Title

40W                                 Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender and Stereotypes

172SLM                           Latinos, Linguistics, and Literacy

Chinese

Catalog Number              Course Title

M60                                 Introduction to Chinese Religions

Classics

Catalog Number               Course Title

60                                      Fantastic Journey: Antiquity and Beyond

150B                                  Female in Roman Literature and Culture

Comparative Literature

Catalog Number               Course Title

1D                                     Great Books from World at Large

2CW                                  Survey of Literature: Age of Enlightenment to 20th Century

2DW                                  Survey of Literature: Great Books from World at Large

4DW                                  Literature and Writing: Great Books from World at Large

CM170                               Alternate Traditions: In Search of Female Voices in Contemporary Literature

Digital Humanities

Catalog Number               Course Title

30                                     Los Angeles Tech City: Digital Technologies and Spatial Justice

English

Catalog Number               Course Title

100                                     Introduction to Ethnic Studies

M105A                               Early Chicana/Chicano Literature, 1400 to 1920

M105B                               Chicana/Chicano Literature from Mexican Revolution to el Movimiento, 1920 to 1970s

M105C                                Chicana/Chicano Literature since el Movimiento, 1970s to Present

108                                      Interracial Encounters

115SLM                              Community-Based Studies of Popular Literature

148                                     Cultures of Middle Age

157                                    Translation and Innovation in English Renaissance and Early Modern Period

161C                                  Novel in English to 1850

163C                                  Jane Austen and Her Peers

170A                                  American Literature, 1865 to 1900

176                                    Hemispheric American Literature

English Composition

Catalog Number               Course Title

3D                                     English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

3DS                                  English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language (Service Learning)

French

Catalog Number               Course Title

41                                      French Cinema and Culture

112                                    Medieval Foundations of European Civilization

160                                    French Cultures in English

171                                     Medieval Flix

191A                                   Variable Topics Research Seminars in Translation

German

Catalog Number               Course Title

56                                       Figures Who Changed the World (PENDING)

Italian

Catalog Number               Course Title

42A                                   Italy through the Ages in English: Early Modern Italy (PENDING)

77                                     Encounters between Christianity, Islam, and New Worlds in Age of Discovery

152                                   Italy between Europe and Africa

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies

Catalog Number               Course Title

M114                                  Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

M137                                  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Perspectives in Pop Music

Linguistics

Catalog Number               Course Title

1                                        Introduction to the Study of Language (PENDING)

Middle Eastern Studies

Catalog Number               Course Title

M50B                                Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

M180A                               Cultural Heritage and Representation of Identity: Debates and Writing (PENDING)

Study of Religion

Catalog Number               Course Title

11                                       Religion in Los Angeles

M40                                   Christianities East and West

M50                                    Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

M60B                                  Introduction to Chinese Religions

Religion

Catalog Number               Course Title

11                                      Religion in Los Angeles

M40                                  Christianities East and West

M50                                  Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

M60B                                Introduction to Chinese Religions

M142C                              History of Religion in U.S.

Scandinavian

Catalog Number               Course Title

50                                      Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures

50W                                  Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures

60W                                  Introduction to Nordic Cinema

C174A                               Minority Cultures in Scandinavia

Slavic

Catalog Number               Course Title

M40                                   Christianities East and West

87                                      Languages of Los Angeles

90                                      Introduction to Slavic Civilization

Southeast Asian

Catalog Number               Course Title

157                                   Gender Issues in Southeast Asia

Spanish

Catalog Number               Course Title

M172SL                            Latinos, Linguistics, and Literacy

Vietnamese

Catalog Number               Course Title

40                                     War in Vietnamese Popular Culture