Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
USM offers an array of courses that focus on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and help students better understand and develop reflective perspectives. Here is a small sample of courses that you may be interested to take in various disciplines. This list is being updated regularly, so check back for changes!
Surveys the five major subdisciplines of anthropology (physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, social/cultural anthropology and applied anthropology) to provide the student with a holistic understanding of humanity’s social and biological diversity. (CC-SOC 2213)
A comparative approach to the analysis of human cultural and social diversity.
An ethnological survey of the major culture areas of the African continent with particular reference to sub-Saharan Africa.
Focuses on North American, Meso-American and South American Indian cultures.
Introduction to the major prehistoric and contemporary peoples of Mexico and Central America, including the Aztecs, Maya and Valley of Oaxaca.
An introduction to immigration issues. Considers the political and economic context of immigration, experiences of migration, and the relationship between migration.
Cross-cultural study of the social basis of gender differences in language.
American Indian Studies
This course will focus on the cultural diversity of American Indians as well as current economic, social, political and cultural forces that are relevant in this era.
An introduction to the intellectual and social origins of Black Studies as an academic discipline. The course examines the culture and history of African Americans and the black diaspora using a multidisciplinary approach for critical inquiry.
An introduction to criminal law, criminological thought and the operation of the criminal justice system. (CC-CRJ-1313)
Exploration of the key aspects of the history of Africa, designed to give students a general working knowledge of Africa and Africans from the early modern era to the present.
A study of Latin American history from the conquest to the present with an emphasis on social, economic, and cultural developments.
A survey of the history of Native Americans from the period of European intrusion to Indian removal.
A survey of the history of Native Americans from the time of Indian removal to the present.
Survey of the African experience in the United States from 1619 to 1890.
Survey of the African experience in the United States from 1890 to the present.
Explores the history of Black life, culture, politics and resistance through the lens of Black film.
This course explores the history of homosexuality and gay men and women's lives, often with a specific regional or chronological focus.
An exploration of the role of ethics in achieving a good life; includes reflection on self-interest, moral rules, concern for others and integrity.
This class explores the concept of race from a philosophical perspective, focusing on race in a southern context, where the racial divide between African Americans and whites has great social and historical significance.
An examination of classical and contemporary moral theory.
An introduction to American national government and politics. (CC 1113, 1153)
Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status. Examines feminist political theory, the role and status of women in U.S. politics and public policy issues related to women.
A comparative examination of the global struggle to expand and protect women’s human rights.
Examination of governmental abuses of human rights and efforts to protect human rights.
This course examines the constitutional and legal rights of women in the United States.
The study of religion as an aspect of human culture with attention to both Christian and non-Christian religions. (CC PHI 2613, 2623)
A general overview of the perspectives, concepts and methodology of sociology. Topics includes conformity, deviance, and social inequality based on race, gender, and social class.
An introduction to the study of social class inequality in society, focusing on theoretical explanations for the unequal distribution of wealth, status and power in the United States.
An examination of the central topics in the sociology of race and ethnicity with a focus on historical patterns, social change and current issues.
An introduction to globalization and global inequality as it relates to various dimensions in the modern world including politics, economics, social and cultural diversity, human rights and the environment.
A critical examination of gender in the U.S. and globally, including within the family, education, politics, and work. Special emphasis is placed on the intersections of gender with race, social class, and sexuality.
A comprehensive study of the educational institution and its relationship to the community and society.
Women’s and Gender Studies
Introduces the interdisciplinary area of women’s and gender studies through readings, guest lectures, and discussions.
Analysis and evaluation of media representation of class, gender and race in American culture. (crosslisted with MCJ 355)
Examination of gender issues as applied to interpersonal, professional, organizational, persuasive and political communication.