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Cultural Diversity
This minor is oriented toward two groups of students. First, it provides a comparative framework for liberal arts and science majors for whom the study of culture, race, ethnicity, or gender overlaps their own disciplines. Second, it serves students in such fields as education, nursing, social work, business, medicine, public affairs, and law who wish to build a multi-cultural perspective into their professional practice.

Courses for the minor explore the genesis and transformation of racial and ethnic categories; the relationship of culture and biology; processes of acculturation and pluralism; the evolution of scholarly thought on human diversity; and ultimately, how it is that any of us comprehends others.

Requirements for the minor are a minimum grade of C in 15 credit hours of course work as follows:
  • 6 credits hours of introductory anthropology: ANTH-A 103 and ANTH-A 104.
  • 6 credits hours of general courses on diversity, through two of the following courses: ANTH-B 370, ANTH-E 402, and ANTH-E 457.
  • 3 credit hours of electives chosen in consultation with the minor advisor from a list of approved courses. This list is on file in the departmental office and includes courses from both anthropology and many other disciplines that concern diversity in general, or specific gender, ethnic, cultural, or other such groups.

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.