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The Diversity Studies certificate will introduce students to skills and insights that are needed when working with diverse populations. Through a broad cross-section of courses in culture, religion, majority/minority relations, geography/history, and communication studies, students will develop an understanding of the complexities within our pluralistic society. Courses will prepare students for settings where communication skills require an understanding of the many groups typically included within, and extending beyond, protected class.

DISCLAIMER

This certificate is currently pending financial aid eligibility.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Demonstrate an informed familiarity with historical and contemporary social construction of race, culture, class, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, and other forms of protected class; and
    2. Exhibit communication skills that reflect an awareness of diversity in the form of race, culture, class, gender, disability, sexuality, and religion.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits must be completed at ARCC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program and additional requirements.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • 6 credits

    CMST 2210 Intercultural Communication 3
    PHIL 1115 Comparative World Religions 3
  • 18 credits

    Choose one course from the following:
    INTS/SOC 1200 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
    SOC 1111 General Sociology 3
    Minority/Majority Relations: Choose one course from the following:
    HUM 1511 Introduction to Islam and Culture 3
    SOC 2207 Sociology of Power 3
    Gender Studies: Choose one course from the following:
    BIOL/WOST 1108 Biology of Women 3
    HIST/WOST 2242 History of Women in Modern America 3
    HUM 2232      Women in Western Civilization 3
    HUM/WOST 2233 Women in American Culture 3
    HUM/WOST 2234 Women in Global Perspective 3
    PSYC/WOST 2120* Psychology of Women 3
    SOC 1102  Relationships, Marriage and Family  3
    SOC 1104  Human Sexuality in Society  3
    SOC/WOST 1145    Gender in Society  3
    Languages & Culture: Choose one course from the following:
    ANTH 2201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
    ASL 1101 American Sign Language and Culture I 4
    ASL 1102* American Sign Language and Culture II 4
    ASL 2201* American Sign Language and Culture III  4
    ASL 2202* American Sign Language and Culture IV  4
    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    CHIN 1101 Beginning Chinese Language and Culture I
    CHIN 1102 Beginning Chinese Language and Culture II 5
    CHIN 1111/HUM 1411 Introduction to Chinese Culture  3
    CHIN 2201 Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I
    CHIN 2202 Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II 4
    ENGL 2210 Global Literature
    FREN 1101 Beginning French Language and Culture I 5
    FREN 1102 Beginning French Language and Culture II 5
    FREN 1111/HUM 1311 Introduction to French Culture  3
    GERM 1111/HUM 1211 Introduction to German Culture 3
    SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I  5
    SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II  5
    SPAN/HUM 1111 Spanish and Latin American Culture: Pre- Columbian Civilizations
    SPAN/HUM 1112 Spanish and Latin American Culture:
    Conquest to Present
    3
    SPAN 2201  Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I  4
    SPAN 2202  Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II  4
    Visual & Performing Arts: Choose three credits from the following:
    ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
    ART 1107 Art History I 3
    ART 1108 Art History II 3
    MUSC 1101 Introduction to World Music 3
    MUSC 1110 Rock and Roll History  3
    MUSC 1111 Jazz History  3
    MUSC 1145 World Drumming Ensemble 0-1 
    THTR 2230 Survey of Drama 3
    Geography/History: Choose one course from the following:
    GEOG 1101 Geography of the United States 3
    GEOG 1106 World Regional Geography 3
    HIST 1101 Minnesota History 3
    HIST 1103 Contemporary World History 3
    HIST 1111 Modern World Civilizations I: 1500-1870 4
    HIST 1121 Modern World Civilizations II: 1870 to the Present 4
    HIST 1160 History of Africa
    HIST 2280 History of Immigration and Ethnicity
    in the United States
    4
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening or online.

    FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    INTS/SOC 1200 or SOC 1111 3 Languages & Culture 3-5   
    CMST 2210 3 Geography/History 3-4
    Gender Studies 3 HUM 1511 or SOC 2207 3
    PHIL 1115 3 Visual & Performing Arts 3
    TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12-15
  • For more information about our program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Disclosure Report.

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