Diversity Studies

To earn a Diversity Studies minor, students must apply in writing to the Chair of the English, History, or Sociology Department. To complete the minor, no more than two (2) courses may be taken in a single department. No more than three (3) 100-level courses may be included in the minor. No course may fulfill both major and minor requirements but courses in the minor may be used to fulfill general education requirements. At the discretion of the Chair of the English, History, or Sociology Department, some of the courses* taken for undergraduate credit as part of study abroad programs may be used to complete the Diversity Minor. Only one (1) course may be taken within the student’s major subject area. Courses in the minor may also be used to fulfill general education requirements. To complete the course residency requirement for a minor, a minimum of three (3) course-credits (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.

 

The Diversity Studies Minor requires five (5) courses from the following list:

Art & Music:

  • ARTH 200 Art and Social Values
  • ARTH 285 The Art of Asia
  • ARTH 288 Latin American Art
  • MUSC 171 World Music Cultures
  • MUSC 212 Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Pacific
  • MUSC 220 Women in Music

Communication Arts:

  • COMM 234 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 245 Cultural Aspects of Media Representation
English:
  • ENGL 201 Mythology and Folklore
  • ENGL 202 Comparative Mythology
  • ENGL 203 Contemporary Global Literature
  • ENGL 234 Global Cinema
  • ENGL 240 LGBTQ Literature
  • ENGL 250 Literature and Gender
  • ENGL 260 American Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 264 African American Literature
  • ENGL 277 Contemporary World Literature by Women

Fashion Design and Retailing:

  • FASH 253 Cultural Dress

Food and Nutrition:

  • NUTR 262 Food, Culture, and Society

Geography:

  • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 180 Native Americans: A Geographical and Legal Perspective    
  • GEOG 254 Geography of Monsoon Asia
  • GEOG 255 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • GEOG 256 Geography of the Middle East
  • GEOG 257 Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 290 Non-Western Regional Geography: Field Study

History:

  • HIST 149 Twentieth Century China
  • HIST 155 Comparative History of World Civilizations
  • HIST 165 Slavery, Race, and Rights in American History
  • HSTA 313 Civil Rights Movements in the United States
  • HSTA 323 African American History
  • HSTA 340 Industrial Conflict in the United States
  • HSTA 386 Women in American History
  • HSTE 365 The History of Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
  • HSTE 371 Women in Europe, 1500-2000
  • HSTW 301 Native American History, 1500-1800
  • HSTW 318 The First World War: Conflict, Culture and Society
  • HSTW 321 European and American Muslims
  • HSTW 337 Caribbean History
  • HSTW 345 Networks and Empires – Economic History of the Atlantic World
  • HSTW 359 Slavery and Abolition
  • HSTW 369 History of the Crusades

Psychology and Philosophy:

  • PSYC 212 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYC 224 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 231 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 286 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 340 Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 369 Human Sexuality

Sociology:

  • ANTH 161 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 172 Interpreting the Past: Archaeological Perspectives
  • ANTH 207 Global Issues in Anthropology
  • ANTH 243 Native American Cultures
  • ANTH 258 Critical Approaches to Men and Masculinities
  • ANTH 290 Non-Western Cultural Studies Tour
  • ANTH 360 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 370 Psychological Anthropology
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 130 Social Problems
  • SOCI 212 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 218 Women in Society
  • SOCI 220 Sport in Society
  • SOCI 245 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCI 253 Gender Across Cultures
  • SOCI 256 Religion and Ritual
  • SOCI 263 Social Inequality
  • SOCI 267 Sociology of Subcultures
  • SOCI 280 Aging in Society
  • SOCI 312 Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • SOCI 315 Social Class
  • SOCI 325 Health and Illness
  • SOCI 329 Social Deviance
  • SOCI 333 Society and the Mentally Ill
  • SOCI 340 Sociology of Work
  • SOCI 369 Sex/Sexualities in Society

World Languages:

  • FREN 201 Intermediate French I
  • FREN 202 Intermediate French II
  • LING 110 The Languages of the World
  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I
  • SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II
  • SPAN 333 Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 334 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 335 Major Hispanic Writers I
  • SPAN 336 Major Hispanic Writers II
  • SPAN 343 The Latin American Short Story: Love, Death, and Humor

 

*Note: To complete a minor, a minimum of three (3) course credits (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.