2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) Minor

Required Minor Courses
SOC 2034Diversity and Community Engagement3
SOC 4294Capstone: Diversity Engagement 13
Elective Courses for Diversity and Community Engagement Minor
Select four courses in four of the five area on the approved minor list from the following: 2,312
Area 1: Expressive Cultures
Black Aesthetics
Blacks in the Performing Arts
Oral Traditions and Culture
Contemporary Native American Literatures
The Languages of Native America
Appalachian Literature
Ethnic American Literature
Multicultural Communication
Modern Spanish-Caribbean Culture and Literature
Women and Creativity
Women and Gender in Islam
Area 2: Historical Legacies
African-American History
African-American History
The Civil Rights Movement
History of African-American Theatre
Oral Traditions and Culture
Women in U S History
and Women in U S History
Sexuality in American History
U.S. South
and U.S. South
History of Appalachia
Origins of the State
Topics in Spanish American Culture
Early Spanish-American Culture and Literature
Area 3: Global Perspectives
Indigenous Peoples and World Politics
The Postcolonial Novel
Introduction to Francophone Studies
Geography of Global Conflict
Age of Globalization
Introduction to World Politics
The Global Economy and World Politics
Global Issues in Industrial Management
Global Ethics
Engineering Cultures
International Development Policy and Planning
Global Feminisms
Gender, Environment, and International Development
Area 4: Community and Society
Community Education and Development
Race and Racism
African American Leadership for Social Change
Appalachian Communities
Issues in Appalachian Studies
Economic Justice
Growth and Development
Human Sexuality
Gender And Family Diversity
Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism
The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Gender
and The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Poverty and Welfare Policy
Social Psychology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Asian American Experience
Social Inequality
Gender Relations
Population Trends and Issues
Gender and Work in the U.S.
Sociology of Aging
Theatre Outreach
Feminist Activism
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues
Gender and Science
Area 5: Experiential Learning 4
Total Credits18

Should be taken as the final course for fulfillment of the minor unless granted permission by the instructor.


At least 9 hours must be taken at the 3000-4000 level. Alternatively, students may complete three credit hours in three of the five areas, and an additional three credit hours in an approved experiential learning project. This experiential learning project must be approved by the minor director.


Additional courses may be substituted for the fulfillment of any of the aforementioned areas at the discretion of the minor advisor. A Course Substitution Form must be submitted. A current syllabus and course description are required for these additional courses to be considered toward the fulfillment of requirements for the Diversity and Community Engagement Minor.


Experiential learning projects are educational opportunities that occur outside of the confines of a traditional classroom. These projects must include work related to the issues of diversity and community engagement. A student will receive three credit hours for an experiential learning provided they fulfill all of the requirements.

Examples of experiential of learning project are, but may not necessarily include the following examples:

  • Service learning
  • Volunteer projects
  • Internships related to diversity or community work
  • Undergraduate research projects
  • Conflict resolution programs

Experiential Learning Projects will receive credit hours under SOC 4964 Field Study. The minor director must approve all experiential learning projects. Please refer to the Experiential Learning Project Handbook for guidelines and procedures.

Additional Requirements

  • Departmental pre-requisites for these courses must be satisfied
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours is required
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours may be taken within the same program to fulfill the electives requirement. 1
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours may be taken at the 1000-2000 level, including the foundations course.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade of A/F
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor required.

Due to the Department of Sociology offering both the foundation and capstone courses, students will be allowed to take one additional course in this department. For the purposes of this minor, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies are considered separate programs. Similarly, in the Religion and Culture Department, Religion, Humanities, and Appalachian Studies will be counted as separate programs.

Minor Advisor
Dale Wimberley
(504) 231-8960