Diversity

The College of Arts and Sciences supports diversity efforts across campus and strives for a supportive experience for all our students. Diversity is built into the curriculum through our multicultural majors and minors. Additionally, the College offers the majority of cultural diversity courses at NU and encourages students to explore cultures outside of their own. A comprehensive list of our cultural diversity majors, minors, and courses is below.

Multicultural Student Groups & Events

Students interested in learning more about diversity efforts on campus can get involved on the grassroots level by joining student groups or attending diversity related events. If interested, please contact Campus Activities to connect with the groups.    

Multicultural Majors

Students wishing to pursue a major which focuses on cultural studies or diversity can do so within the College of Arts and Sciences. Many majors include options for multicultural coursework, but the following majors either require a cultural diversity designated course or may be designed to focused on multicultural or diversity studies.

Multicultural Minors

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have developed a variety of minors around issues of culture or diversity. Additionally, many other minors, not listed below, may include multicultural course options based on student interest (history, political science, religion, sociology, social science, etc.).

Cultural Diversity (CD) Courses

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the majority of cultural diversity courses on campus. At least one cultural diversity (CD) designated course is required of all Niagara University students. To be designated cultural diversity, at least 2/3 of a course must focus on non-western culture, minority American cultures, or the process of racism, discrimination, or cross-cultural interaction. See the departmental websites or the undergraduate catalog for course descriptions.

  • AHM 206 Latin American Art of the 20th Century
  • AHM 207 Women in Art
  • AHM 261 Folklore in America
  • AHM 340 Religion and Art
  • AHM 357 Exhibiting Cultures
  • ARA 104 Intermediate Arabic 2
  • BIO 201 Global Health
  • CMS 335 Investigation and Reporting for the
  • CMS 354 International Communication
  • CMS 355 Understanding Television
  • CMS 363 Stereotyping in the Media
  • CMS 375 Women and Film
  • DAN 340 Dance History
  • ENG 207 Masterpieces of World Literature
  • ENG 209 Women and Literature in England I
  • ENG 218 Native American Lit
  • ENG 348 Ethnography and Travel Writing
  • ENV 290 Environmental Thought
  • FAA 207 Women in Art
  • FAA 261 Folklore in America
  • GRN 100 Intro to Gerontology
  • GRN 310 Physical Change and Aging
  • GRN 315 Mental Health and Aging
  • GRN 425 Ethics, Aging, and Society
  • ABS 100 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • ABS 220 Africa and the World
  • ABS 273 African American Survey
  • ABS 338 Atlantic World, 1400-1760
  • ABS 346 Black Freedom Movement
  • ABS 374 Modern Africa
  • ABS 493 Africana Studies Practicum
  • HIS 105 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • HIS 107 World History to 1500
  • HIS 108 The Modern World
  • HIS 220 Africa in World History
  • HIS 222 Rivalries: Central Asia & Afghanistan
  • HIS 262 Vietnam War
  • HIS 270 Living With the Bomb
  • HIS 273 African American Survey
  • HIS 276 Japan Incorporated
  • HIS 280 Asia-Pacific World
  • HIS 285 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HIS 321 History of Russia
  • HIS 322 History of the Soviet Union
  • HIS 338 The Atlantic World, 1400-1760
  • HIS 340 American Revolutionary War
  • HIS 346 Black Freedom Movement
  • HIS 355 Women in American History
  • HIS 360 African American Women
  • HIS 361 Ottomans and Modern Turkey
  • HIS 371 The Middle East
  • HIS 372 The Modern Middle East
  • HIS 374 Modern Africa
  • HIS 375 Modern China
  • HIS 376 Modern Japan
  • HIS 379 U.S. Latin American History
  • HIS 390 Special Topics in History
  • INT 100 Intro to International Studies
  • LAS 205 Afro-Latino Culture
  • ARA 101 Elementary Arabic I
  • ARA 102 Elementary Arabic II
  • ARA 103 Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARA 200 Contemporary Arabic Culture
  • ASL 100 Intro Asl and Deaf Culture
  • ASL 200 Applied American Sign Language I
  • ASL 201 Applied American Sign Language II
  • ASL 202 Applied American Sign Lang III
  • ASL 310 American Deaf Culture
  • ASL 356 Conversational ASL
  • CHI 101 Elem Mandarin Chin
  • CHI 102 Elem Mandarin Chinese 2
  • CHI 200 Chinese Popular Culture
  • FRE 200 Francophone Women
  • FRE 305 Lit & Civil Quebec
  • FRE 416 Contemporary Francophone Lit
  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese
  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II
  • JPN 200 Japanese Popular Culture
  • LAS 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LAS 200 Popular Culture in Lat Am
  • LAS 201 Latin American Art
  • LAS 300 Topics:
  • SPA 110 Spanish for Business
  • SPA 200 Hispanic Women Writers in English
  • SPA 306 Current Issues/Hispanic World
  • SPA 307 Civ & Cult Lat Amer
  • SPA 319 Latin America in Film
  • SPA 415 Travel Writing of Lat Am
  • SPA 416 The Latin American Boom
  • SPA 420 Chicano Literature
  • SPA 421 Small Masterpieces
  • TUS 101 Elementary Tuscarora I
  • TUS 200 Tuscarora Culture
  • NUR 322 Sociology of Aging
  • NUR 326 Sociology of Health
  • PHI 316 Intro to Eastern Thought
  • POL 105 Comparative Govt
  • POL 204 International Regions
  • POL 220 Women and the Law
  • POL 230 Women in Politics
  • POL 288 Russian Foreign Policy
  • POL 306 Feminist Polit. Theory
  • POL 362 Political Development
  • POL 368 Revolutions & Leaders
  • POL 376 Politics/Middle East
  • POL 378 Politics & Soc Latin America
  • PSY 215 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 356 Psy of Gender Differences
  • REL 206 World Religion
  • REL 211 Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures
  • REL 230 Orthodoxy and Protestantism
  • REL 250 Comparative Religion
  • REL 280 Religion, Language, Music
  • REL 308 Judaism & Islam
  • REL 309 Hinduism & Buddhism
  • REL 340 Religion and Art
  • REL 347 Church and Culture
  • REL 370 Islam
  • REL 375 Islam and the West
  • SOC 205 Native American Culture
  • SOC 207 Introduction to Archaeology
  • SOC 231 Contemporary Black Families in American
  • SOC 232 Cont Black Family II
  • SOC 250 Sociology of Education
  • SOC 260 Sociology of Higher Ed
  • SOC 277 Hip-Hop in Society
  • SOC 280 Sexuality and Gender
  • SOC 288 Youth/Music/Subculture
  • SOC 308 Women in Society
  • SOC 317 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC 318 Psy Anthropology
  • SOC 322 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 325 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Health
  • SWK 120 Understanding & Addressing Poverty
  • SWK 210 Diversity & Soc Justice
  • SWK 252 Death & Dying
  • SWK 450 Soc Work with Family
  • WMS 200 Intro to Women's Studies
  • WMS 350 Topic:
  • WMS 375 Women and Film
  • WRT 348 Ethnog/Travel Writing