Diversity & Community Minor

This program is based on an integration of courses that already exist in Campbellsville University in order to assist students in achieving a more comprehensively diverse perspective regarding the world around them in order to create more awareness and understanding around issues of diversity. Students who graduate with this minor will be able to adequately articulate inter-related issues of diversity and apply their understanding to real world situations. Students should take 9 hours within a group, but no more than 9 within a particular group. The remaining hours should come from the list of electives. Students may also choose electives from the courses listed within the groupings as long as they do not exceed 9 hours in a particular group.

Required Courses: 21 Hours

Take each course on this list:

SOC 270  Diversity & Community   3

CHS 317  Diversity in the Bible   3

 

Choose three courses from one of the following groupings: 9 Hours

Group A (Sociology)

Choose three courses from this list:  9 Hours

SOC 325 Social Stratification and Mobility   3

SOC 330 Social Problems   3

SOC 342 Race and Ethnic Relations   3

SOC 365 Social Change  3

SOC 370 Community Sociology   3

SOC 430 Environmental Sociology   3

SOC 435 Sociology of Violence   3

 

Group B (Criminal Justice)

Choose three courses from this list: 9 Hours

CJ  101  Introduction to Criminal Justice  3

CJ 235   Criminology  3

CJ 431  Civil Liberties   3

CJ 450  Victimology  3

 

Group C (History)

Choose three courses from this list:  9 Hours

HST 362   Kentucky History  3

HST 388   Women in American History   3

HST 467   History of Civil Rights   3

HST 473   Latin American History   3

HST 476   African-American History and Religion   3

 

Group D (Political Science)

Choose three courses from this list:  9 Hours

POL 315   World Geography   3

POL 341  Comparative Governments   3

POL  352 International  Relations  3

POL 355   Global Human Rights   3

 

Group E (Psychology)

Choose three courses from this list: 9 Hours

PSY 312  Human Cognitive Processes   3

PSY 321  Lifespan Development   3

PSY 333   Group Dynamics    3

PSY 343   Gender Studies   3

 

Group F (Christian Studies)

Choose three courses from this list: 9 Hours

CHS 234  World Religions   3

CHS 323  Studies in the Gospels    3

CHS 338  The Bible and the Environment    3

CHS 436  Ethical Teaching of Jesus   3

 

Group G (International Studies)

Choose three courses from this list:  9 Hours

ISA 210  Introduction to International Studies    3

ISA 220  Intercultural Communication    3

ISA 480  Study Abroad    3

 

Diversity and Community Electives (6 hours)

Choose two courses from this list: 6 Hours

ECO 452 Comparative Economic Systems   3

ECO 461 International Trade   3

BA 310    Consumer Behavior   3

BA 482    Conflict Resolution   3

ENG 373 Creative Writing   3

ENG 484 Adolescent Literature   3

ENV 310  Environmental Ethics   3

HP 360      Gender and Diversity Issues    3

HP 415    Ethics in Sport    3

MAC 210 Mass Media and Society   3

MAC 365    Public Relations   3

FLM 375  Politics in Film   3

GEG 321    Cultural Geography and Anthropology   3

ART 411  World Art   3

PHI 361   Ethics  3

MUS 325 Music in World Culture   3

 

** Students may choose any other course listed above as an elective except those in the section chosen as the emphasis area.

** Other relevant courses (280, 380, and 480) approved by Dr. Ruiz and/or Dr. Hernandez or advisor, as they are offered.

 

First Generation Scholars Program

Program designed to establish a cohort of students who as freshmen will enter and move through certain classes together. As these students progress through the University, they will provide mentorship for next cohort of First Generation Scholars.  Students in this program are awarded a small stipend

 

Dialogue on Race:

Since the fall of 1999 during the month of October, CU has celebrated Dialogue on Race.  This is an intentional conversation on issues of race, ethnicity, economic status, and language that have historically separated us. To celebrate, guest speakers are invited to come to classes to lead discussions on these issues. This annual conversation has continued each fall semester with literally hundreds of students in various classes and organizations across the campus being involved. In addition, CU Diversity and Community Program hosts campus-wide student activities centered around the celebration of difference.

 

John Chowning Award for Diversity and Community- Student Award:

This award is for a CU Student has gone above beyond to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus. This student can be in any class standing, but should have no disciplinary actions beyond low-level referrals on record. Anyone can nominate for this award.

 

John Chowning Award for Diversity and Community- Staff Award

This award is for a CU staff member who has gone above and beyond to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus by assisting students in non-academic areas. There is no criteria regarding length of employment at CU

 

John Chowning Award for Diversity and Community- Faculty Award

This award is for a CU faculty member who has gone above and beyond to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus through course integration of diverse issues and/or scholarship. Both tenured and non-tenured faculty can qualify for this award.

 


 

Dr. Carey Ruiz

Dr. Carey Ruiz

Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Diversity and Community
Location
Main Campus
Building
Druien Hall
Room
217
UPO
913
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Wanda Washington

Diversity and Community Coordinator
Location
Main Campus
Building
416 North Columbia
Room
C
UPO
903
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