Approved Courses: Diverse Cultures

The following courses have been approved for inclusion in the University Core of Common Studies. Unless noted as a dual-application course, each course satisfies a three-credit-hour requirement in the knowledge area under which it is listed.

New courses are approved for the core each semester. Decisions about core credit for transfer courses, Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate and CLEP are made by college designees in consultation with the director of the University Core of Common Studies.

Choose 3 credit hours from the following list:

  • ADPR 4600 International and Multicultural Advertising and Public Relations
  • ANTH 1001 Introductory Anthropology
  • COMM 4500 Race and Gender Issues in the Mass Media
  • COMM 4550 Media & "The Other" (NEW AY 2014-15)
  • COMM 4650 Cultural Identity, Media, and World Religions (NEW AY 2014-15)
  • EDUC 1210 Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society
  • EDUC 3240 Critical Inquiry Into Contemporary Issues
  • ENGL 4810 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 4820 Studies in Race and/or Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 4825 Native American / Indigenous literatures (NEW AY 2014-15)
  • ENGL 4830 African American Literature
  • ENGL 4840 Postcolonial Literatures
  • ENGL 4850 Global Literatures
  • FREN 3200 Contributions of the French and Francophone
  • FREN 3300 French Civilization
  • FREN 3310 Francophone Civilizations and Cultures
  • GEEN 3720 Decent and Affordable Housing
  • HEAL 1025 Culture and Health
  • HIST 1301 Latin America
  • HIST 1401 Africa
  • HIST 1501 Survey of East Asian Civilization
  • HIST 4120 American Immigration
  • HIST 4135 African American History
  • INPS 2010 Introduction to Peace Studies
  • LEOR 3150 The Culturally Diverse Organization
  • MANA 3035 An Introduction to Diversity in Organizations
  • MARQ 1954 Cross-cultural Encounter 1
  • MARQ 1955 Cross-cultural Encounter 2
  • PHIL 3380 Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 3780 Africana Philosophy
  • PHTH 4512 Culture and Disability
  • PSYC 3210 The Psychology of Prejudice
  • SOCI 3250 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCI 3280 Race and Family
  • SOCI 4400 Social Inequality
  • SOWJ 2150 Immigrants and their Communities
  • SPAN 3300 People and Cultures of Spain
  • SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
  • SPAN 4320 Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
  • SPAN 4400 U.S. Latino/a Literature
  • THEO 2420 Bridging the Racial Divide
  • THEO 4020 The Bible in the Jewish Community

Note: The following courses no longer fulfill the UCCS diverse cultures knowledge area requirement:

Subject Course number Title Date discontinued Notes
ADPR 4700 Cultural Identity, Media, and World Religions Discontinued 5/31/2013 Changed to COMM 4650
ARSC 1954 Cross-cultural Encounter 1 Discontinued 5/31/2014 Changed to MARQ 1954
ARSC 1955 Cross-cultural Encounter 2 Discontinued 5/31/2014 Changed to MARQ 1955
CEEN 3720 Decent and Affordable Housing Added 12/1/2006  Discontinued 5/31/2013 Changed to GEEN 3720
EDUC Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues Discontinued 5/31/2007 Changed to 148
INJP 2010 Introduction to Peace Studies Added 6/1/2011  Discontinued 5/31/2013 Changed to INPS 2010
JPNS 3200 Japanese Culture and Civilizations Added 6/1/2010  Course Discontinued 5/31/2013
ORLE 2150 The Culturally Diverse Organization Discontinued 5/31/2010 Changed to ORLE 3150
ORLE 3150 The Culturally Diverse Organization Added 6/1/2010/  Discontinued 5/31/2011 Was ORLE 2150/Changed to LEOR 3150
PHAS 4117 Ethics and Diversity in Health Care Course Discontinued 5/31/2012
SOCI 2250 Race and Family Discontinued 5/31/2011 Changed to SOCI 3280
SPAN 3320 Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World Discontinued 5/31/2011 Changed to SPAN 4320
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