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Diversity in the U.S. Immersion

This immersion offers students a variety of academic perspectives on how diverse groups may share cultural or inherited characteristics, and how perceptions of difference influence their interactions. Race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities are the main points of focus. Students examine differential power between groups, analyze the social structures used to maintain, moderate and alter power relations, as well as probe interpersonal relationships across social divides. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology who have chosen the cultural anthropology or the sociology track
  • At least one course must be taken from a discipline other than sociology (SOCI).
Required course
SOCI-220 Minority Group Relations
Choose two of the following:
   ANTH-235    Immigration to the U.S.
   ANTH-260    Native North Americans
   ANTH-285    American Indian Languages
   ANTH-290    Language and Sexuality
   ANTH-305    Comparative and Historical Linguistics
   ANTH-361    Digitizing People
   ANTH-375    Native American Cultural Resources and Rights
   ANTH-455/ECON-452/INGS-455    Economics of Native America
   COMM-304    Intercultural Communication
   CRIM-285    Minority Groups and the Criminal Justice System
   ENGL-414    Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
   FNRT-206    Queer Looks
   FNRT-323    Survey of African-American Music
   FNRT-324    Sounds of Protest
   FNRT-371    African-American Art
   SOCI-210    African-American Culture
   SOCI-225    Social Inequality
   SOCI-235    Women, Work, and Culture
   SOCI-245    Gender and Health
   SOCI-300    Sociology of American Life
   SOCI-330    Urban (In)justice
   SOCI-355    Cyber Activism
   SOCI-361    Digitizing People
   SOCI-451/ECON-451/WGST-451    Economics of Women and the Family