Feb 25, 2024
The required content and course materials for Multicultural coursework are designed to increase students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in the United States. Multicultural coursework examines the interactions of values, beliefs, traditions, identities, and contributions of one or more of the following four groups of color in the United States: African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, which may include the characteristics of gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability within these groups.
At the conclusion of a multicultural course, students will be able to:
- Define factors that lead to the formation and continuation of one or more of the four groups of color in United States society.
- Present the customs, behavioral patterns, and identities of one or more of the four groups of color in United States society.
- Delineate the effects of bias, prejudices, and discrimination on one or more of the four groups of color in United States society.
- Describe the cultural similarities, commonalities, and differences within or among one or more of the four groups of color in United States society.
- Communicate how the acceptance and inclusion of all groups of color enriches lives and increases the creativity and performance of everyone in United States society.
Multicultural Courses (3 Semester Hours):
Select from the following courses:
Transferability of Multicultural Credits:
Transfer credits to meet the Multicultural requirement will be accepted under the following guidelines:
- Transferable courses taken at an accredited institution to meet a Multicultural or similar diversity requirement will satisfy the MSU Denver Multicultural requirement.
- Transferable courses equivalent to an existing Multicultural course will satisfy the MSU Denver Multicultural requirement. Equivalency will be determined by the department offering the course. Once a course has been approved by a department, it will be given the status of an approved transferable Multicultural course.
- If a transferable course is interdisciplinary, MSU Denver transfer evaluators will consult with the department(s) where the majority of the course content resides.
- A one-hour deviation in the Multicultural requirement will be allowed for courses judged to be similar in content to an existing MSU Denver Multicultural course. Equivalency will be determined by the department offering the Multicultural course.
- Full credit or a one-hour deviation in the Multicultural requirement will be allowed when the transferable course meets MSU Denver’s Multicultural definition and course criteria, although a similar course is not taught at MSU Denver.
- If transferable courses do not clearly meet MSU Denver’s Multicultural definition, transfer evaluators may request an opinion from the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee and/or the Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee.