Undergraduate Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Competency

The Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Competency familiarizes you with the different types of diversity, as well as the contexts and theories related to it. With this certificate, you'll be prepared to negotiate various cultures and identities in different fields of study. You'll also understand the impact of diversity in local, national, and international contexts.

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Certificate Information

18 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0
In-Person

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

  • At least nine hours must be completed at the 300-level or above.
  • Six credit hours must be taken in the humanities.
  • Six credit hours must be taken in the social sciences.
  • Coursework toward the certificate must cover at least three of the following areas:
    • Sex and gender
    • Sexuality
    • Race and ethnicity
    • Religion
    • Age/generation
    • Nationality
    • Class

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All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • ENG-L-207 - Women and Literature
  • ENG-L-378 - Studies in Women and Literature
  • ENG-L-389 - Feminist Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • FINA-A*-343 - American Art *can only be taken when focus is on diversity issues
  • FINA-A-485 - Women and Gender in the Visual Arts
  • PHIL-P-394 - Feminist Philosophy
  • REL-R-364 - Topics in Gender and Western Religion
  • SPAN-S-301 - The Hispanic World I
  • SPAN-S-302 - The Hispanic World II
  • SPAN-S-303 - The Hispanic World III
  • SPAN-S-363 - Introduccion a la cultura hispanica
  • SPAN-S-407 - Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN-S-408 - Survey of Spanish Literature II

Social sciences courses

  • CJUS-P-335 - Race, Gender, and Inequality in the Criminal Justice System
  • CJUS-P-362 - Sex Offenders
  • CJUS-P-423 - Sexuality and the Law
  • HIST-A-260 - Early American Women's History
  • HIST-A-261 - Modern American Women's History
  • HIST-A-381 - Civil Rights Era in the U.S.
  • POLS-Y-324 - Women and Politics
  • PSY-P-305 - Psychology and Cultures
  • SOC-R-320 - Sexuality and Society
  • SOC-R-326 - Masculinity and Society
  • SOC-R-463 - Inequality and Society
  • SOC-S-163 - Social Problems
  • SOC-S-301 - Topics in Gender
  • SOC-S-304 - Global Issues in Gender
  • SOC-S-308 - Global Society
  • SOC-S-338 - Sociology of Gender Roles
  • SOC-S-413 - Gender and Society
  • SOC-S-419 - Social Movements and Collective Action
  • SOC-W-100 - Gender Studies

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • FINA-A-485 - Women and Gender in the Visual Arts
  • PHIL-P-394 - Feminist Philosophy
  • REL-R-364 - Topics in Gender and Western Religion
  • SPAN-S-363 - Introduccion a la cultura hispanica

Social sciences courses

  • CJUS-P-362 - Sex Offenders
  • CJUS-P-423 - Sexuality and the Law
  • HIST-A-260 - Early American Women's History
  • HIST-A-261 - Modern American Women's History
  • SOC-R-320 - Sexuality and Society
  • SOC-S-419 - Social Movements and Collective Action

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • AFRO-A-169 - Introduction to African American Literature
  • ANTH-E-105 - Culture and Society
  • EDUC-M-300 - Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • ENG-L-207 - Women and Literature
  • ENG-L-374 - Ethnic American Literature
  • ENG-L-378 - Studies in Women and Literature
  • ENG-L-383 - Studies in British or Commonwealth Culture
  • FINA-A-150 - African, New World and Oceanic Art
  • FINA-A*-343 - American Art *can only be taken when focus is on diversity issues
  • FINA-A-362 - Art of Japan
  • FINA-A-402 - Arts of Native North America
  • FINA-A-451 - Art of the South Pacific
  • FINA-A-452 - Art of Pre-Columbian America
  • FINA-A-458 - Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
  • PHIL-P-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL-P-334 - Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL-P-374 - Early Chinese Philosophy
  • REL-R-152 - Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • REL-R-153 - Religions of Asia
  • REL-R-245 - Introduction to Judaism

Social sciences courses

  • CJUS-P-335 - Race, Gender, and Inequality in the Criminal Justice System
  • HIST-A-310 - Survey of American Indians I
  • HIST-A-356 - African-American History II
  • HIST-A-381 - Civil Rights Era in the U.S.
  • HIST-B-315 - European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
  • HIST-B-361 - Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1945
  • HIST-F-100 - Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
  • HIST-F-216 - History of Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST-F-232 - Upheaval in the 20th Century Latin America
  • HIST-F-341 - Latin America: Conquest and Empire
  • HIST-F-342 - Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
  • HIST-H-101 - The World in the Twentieth Century
  • PSY-P-305 - Psychology and Cultures
  • SOC-R-463 - Inequality and Society
  • SOC-S-163 - Social Problems
  • SOC-S-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-S-419 - Social Movements and Collective Action

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • ANTH-E-105 - Culture and Society
  • FINA-A-150 - African, New World and Oceanic Art
  • FINA-A*-343 - American Art *can only be taken when focus is on diversity issues
  • FINA-A-362 - Art of Japan
  • FINA-A-402 - Arts of Native North America
  • FINA-A-451 - Art of the South Pacific
  • FINA-A-452 - Art of Pre-Columbian America
  • FINA-A-458 - Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
  • PHIL-P-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL-P-334 - Buddhist Philosophy
  • REL-R-152 - Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • REL-R-153 - Religions of Asia
  • REL-R-245 - Introduction to Judaism
  • REL-R-257 - Introduction to Islam
  • REL-R-364 - Topics in Gender and Western Religion
  • SPAN-S-411 - Spain: The Cultural Context

Social sciences courses

  • HIST-A-310 - Survey of American Indians I
  • HIST-B-315 - European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
  • HIST-F-341 - Latin America: Conquest and Empire
  • HIST-G-100 - Introduction to Asian History
  • HIST-G-200 - Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-G-300 - Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-H-101 - The World in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST-H-103 - Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
  • HIST-H-104 - Europe: Napoleon to the Present
  • SOC-S-308 - Global Society
  • SOC-S-313 - Religion and Society

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • EDUC-M-300 - Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • PHIL-P-374 - Early Chinese Philosophy

Social sciences courses

  • CJUS-P-375 - American Juvenile Justice System
  • SOC-S-331 - Sociology of Aging

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • ENG-L-383 - Studies in British or Commonwealth Culture
  • FREN-F-363 - Introduction a la France Moderne
  • FREN-F-415 - La Culture Francophone
  • FREN-F-461 - La France Contemporaine
  • PHIL-P-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL-P-334 - Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL-P-374 - Early Chinese Philosophy
  • REL-R-152 - Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • REL-R-153 - Religions of Asia
  • REL-R-245 - Introduction to Judaism
  • SPAN-S-301 - The Hispanic World I
  • SPAN-S-302 - The Hispanic World II
  • SPAN-S-303 - The Hispanic World III
  • SPAN-S-408 - Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • SPAN-S-411 - Spain: The Cultural Context

Social sciences courses

  • HIST-B-315 - European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
  • HIST-B-359 - Europe, 1789-1848
  • HIST-B-360 - Europe, 1848-1914
  • HIST-B-361 - Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1945
  • HIST-F-100 - Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
  • HIST-F-232 - Upheaval in the 20th Century Latin America
  • HIST-F-342 - Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
  • HIST-G-100 - Introduction to Asian History
  • HIST-G-200 - Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-G-300 - Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-H-103 - Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
  • HIST-H-104 - Europe: Napoleon to the Present
  • POLS-Y-107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y-109 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS-Y-335 - West European Politics
  • POLS-Y-337 - Latin American Politics
  • POLS-Y-354 - Nationalism
  • POLS-Y-369 - Asian Politics
  • PSY-P-305 - Psychology and Cultures

All courses require a minimum grade of C- and are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Humanities courses

  • EDUC-M-300 - Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • ENG-L-207 - Women and Literature
  • ENG-L-378 - Studies in Women and Literature
  • PHIL-P-394 - Feminist Philosophy
  • SPAN-S-407 - Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN-S-408 - Survey of Spanish Literature II

Social sciences courses

  • CJUS-P-335 - Race, Gender, and Inequality in the Criminal Justice System
  • HIST-F-100 - Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
  • HIST-F-216 - History of Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST-F-232 - Upheaval in the 20th Century Latin America
  • HIST-F-341 - Latin America: Conquest and Empire
  • HIST-F-342 - Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
  • HIST-H-101 - The World in the Twentieth Century
  • POLS-Y-107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y-109 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS-Y-369 - Asian Politics
  • SOC-S-163 - Social Problems
  • SOC-S-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-S-360 - Topics in Social Policy
  • SOC-R-463 - Inequality and Society

Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

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