Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion

About

This certificate program will introduce you to different dimensions of cultural competence. You’ll learn about the principles of diversity and inclusion. This certificate benefits students, educators, social workers, administrators, business professionals, healthcare workers, law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, non-profits, and more.

In the program, you’ll examine the historical backgrounds, cultural values and communication styles of five American co-cultures. In turn, you’ll be equipped in areas such as:

  • Privilege and oppression
  • The sources and impact of prejudice and discrimination
  • Micro-aggressions and unconscious/implicit bias
  • Engaged listening
  • Team building
  • Servant leadership

Curriculum & Requirements

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

Required Courses
AAST 200AN INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION3
AAST/HIST/HONS 220AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT5
Required Electives–choose upper-division AAST10
Total Credits18

Catalog Listing

2020-21 Online Course Offerings

The following courses are available online every quarter:

  • AAST 200 – An Introduction to Diversity & Inclusion
  • AAST 214 – African American Culture & Expressions
  • AAST 215 – Early African American History
  • AAST 220 – African American History: Post-Civil War
  • AAST 315 – African History
  • AAST 320 – African American Family

The following courses are offered online during fall quarter only:

  • AAST 301 – The Harlem Renaissance
  • AAST 321 – African American Political Awareness

The following courses are offered online during winter quarter only:

  • AAST 323 – Medical Apartheid
  • AAST 396 – “Yes We Can”: The Obama Presidency

The following courses are offered online during spring quarter only:

  • AAST 322 – Mass Incarceration
  • AAST 396 – The Black Male Experience in America
  • AAST 430 – African American Women’s History