The Diversity Studies Certificate Program is a 15-credit hour certificate program housed in the College of Humanities and Social Science (CHASS) under the directorship of the Chicano Studies and/or Women’s Studies Coordinator. This certificate allows student to prepare for the cultural and social diversity of the world in which they will live and work.
Students will also learn the process and value of social justice, equality, cultural awareness, and the history of exclusion and inclusion while implementing the proper frameworks for behaving toward others in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender, etc.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will have developed application based training alongside theoretical awareness, and practical knowledge to thrive in diverse environments. They will be better prepared to address their respective community’s needs, and to assume leadership roles in their field of specialization with consideration to issues revolving around diversity and cultural awareness.
Requirements for Admission to the Program
Enrolled students at CSU-Pueblo may apply to enter the certificate program at any point up to their third year, and complete it during their remaining time at CSU-Pueblo.
Non-degree students could also apply for the program after passing one of the required admission courses (see below) and other lower division courses that would adequately prepare them for upper-division coursework.
Specific Requirements for the Diversity Studies Certificate
Students are required to complete 15 credits for the certificate program. Up to 3 credits could be counted dually. Students would choose courses under the direction of an adviser.
|Select one of the following: 1||3|
|Introduction to Chicano Studies|
|Understanding Human Diversity|
|African American Studies|
|Introduction to Women's Studies|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Gender and Communication|
|Theories of Intersectionality|
|Comparative Course - Select one of the following:||3|
|Third World Feminisms|
|Voices of Protest|
|Women & Work|
|Select one elective course from the Academic Catalog in consultation with the certificate coordinator/adviser:||3|
Students will be required to take at least one of the following courses before they begin the certificate program.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate the diverse approaches to and complexities of multiculturalism.
- Identify the ways in which minorities have shaped the culture, politics, and history of the United States.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and class intersections from local, national, and global perspectives.
- Apply the basic concepts, theories and methods in gender, ethnic, and multicultural studies in local, national, and global contexts.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
- An annual review of student’s capstone projects is conducted to evaluate the programs goals and student learning outcomes.