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University of Utah    
 
    
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Diversity (DV) Requirement


Mission Statement: The diversity requirement supports the institutional commitment to proactively support a positive campus climate in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Courses that fulfill this requirement provide opportunities for students to critically explore the society and culture in the United States-its norms, laws, public policies, cultural practices, and discourses-in the context of the rich and varied cultural diversity that has shaped it. All students in courses fulfilling this requirement will grapple with theoretical approaches to discrimination, privilege, and social justice. Race, ethnicity, sex, gender, socioeconomic status, age, religion, ability status, or sexual orientation will be the crux of these classes. Students will also critically reflect on their own identities and relationships with institutions that maintain and/or challenge the status quo. The goal of this requirement is to extend cross-cultural understanding, to interrogate current and historical narratives of equality, justice, progress, and freedom, to open possibilities for meaningful communication across social boundaries, and to allow students to consider ethical and social decisions from multiple perspectives. This requirement, together with other institutional practices, also signals to students that their distinctive traditions, opinions, and insights enrich and are valued at the university.

DV Courses


Choose one of the following courses