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Ethnic and Diversity Studies (Certificate)

ALLEGHENY   
Certificate (114.2)

This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who must demonstrate proficiency and understanding of differences based on age, race, gender, religions, sexual orientation, national origin or physical or mental ability. Students should choose from among the electives listed base on employment or educational requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Think and write critically about race, class and ethnicity in social and historical contexts.
  2. Analyze multiple categories of social diversity.
  3. Describe the scope and magnitude of ethnic and diversity studies from an interdisciplinary approach.
  4. Identify different cultures of the world through the study of language, literature, religion and artistic creations or other disciplines.
  5. Distinguish among the experiences of a variety of diverse cultures different from their own and provide an analytic framework which facilitates awareness of how cultures vary and shape the human experience.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

Course #

Course Name

Credits

First Semester

   

ETH-101

Ethnic & Diversity Studies

3

ETH-113

Introduction to Black Women and Leadership

3

ETH-114

Achieving Cultural Competence

3

Total Credits

9

Second Semester

 

ETH-112

Understand Violence in America

3

ETH-123        

The Politics of Race, Ethnicity & National Identity               

3

   

Recommended Elective1

3

   

Total Credits

9

     
1Recommended Electives 
ANT-104Native American Indians of North America 
ETH-119        Diversity Training/Education in America

        3

ETH-121Current Issues in Ethnic & Diversity Studies

3

ETH-122Race and Ethnic Relations in the Global Economy               

3

ETH-215African Art/Artifacts in the Cycle of Life

3

ETH-220History of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement 

3

HIS-203  African American History 1

3

HIS-205African American History 2

3

HIS-219  History of women

3

PSY-106Psychology of African Americans 

3

PSY-109Psychology of Women

3

SOC-160Introduction to Women's Studies

3

SOC-211Racial & Ethnic Minorities

3

             Other electives may be considered upon
departmental approval.     
 

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