Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Multicultural Graduation Requirements

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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 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.
  • The Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee will evaluate courses that do not have a University equivalent course to determine if the course meets MSU Denver criteria for the Multicultural course requirement.
  • Students with partial credits (for example, resulting from credit transferred from institutions utilizing quarters or trimesters) may receive deviations of less than one hour in the Multicultural Requirement.

  • An appeal can be made to the Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness.


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