Multicultural Studies

 

Multicultural Studies is a discipline that helps us understand how race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation impact our access to power and privilege. We begin with a focus on where we live and work now, and expand our awareness, knowledge and skills from there. >more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

 

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 105
Introduction to Multicultural Studies (5)

Students will develop a personal and historical understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities & culture; and how these issues are used in the distribution of power and privilege in the U.S. Previously IASTU 105. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 205
Seminar in Social Justice (5)

We will engage in an extended analysis of complex problems in social justice using a comparative approach. We will begin our analysis in the U.S., and compare issues of social justice with other nations around the globe. We will examine proven solutions to social issues in detail. Previously IASTU 205. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to ENGL& 101and successful completion of core course in Multicultural Understanding. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 210
African Studies (5)

Survey of various ancient and modern peoples of Africa. We will examine specific pre- and post-colonial societies, institutions and social movements, with a focus on past and present contributions of Africans to World Culture. Previously IASTU 210. Prerequisite: Eligible for placement into ENGL & 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 238
Environmental Justice (5)

Environmental Justice is an interdisciplinary, problem-solving approach that identifies and examines how inequalities arise in an environmental context. We will examine the historical, scientific, socioeconomic, legal, cultural, and political complexities of the relationship between people and the environment. Mandatory decimal grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 250
Fundamentalism Among the Children of Abraham (5)

This course seeks to investigate religious fundamentalism, within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, with specific emphasis on the impact of contemporary Islamic fundamentalism and progressive Islamic doctrine. Previously IASTU 250. Prerequisite: Eligible for placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 291
Special Topics in Multicultural Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 292
Special Topics in Multicultural Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 293
Special Topics in Multicultural Studies (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 294
Special Topics in Multicultural Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 295
Special Topics in Multicultural Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 297
Individual Project in Multicultural Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 298
Individual Project in Multicultural Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Studentoption grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 299
Individual Project in Multicultural Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Studentoption grading.