All students must complete one unit of course work that focuses on (1) African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Latin American, Native American, or Pacific Island peoples, cultures, or societies; and/or (2) a minority American culture, such as those defined by race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or physical ability; and/or (3) the processes of racism, social or ethnic bias, or cross-cultural interaction. Each student, in consultation with her first-year advisor, her major or minor advisor, or her class dean, will choose a course to meet this requirement. Students indicate their choice by submitting the online Multicultural Course Form.
The multicultural requirement may be satisfied with a course that also satisfies a distribution requirement. Ordinarily, a First-Year Writing course may not be used to satisfy the multicultural requirement, nor may first and second year language courses be used to satisfy this requirement.