Multicultural Requirement

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.


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Office of the Dean of Students
Green Hall 344
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Ann Cronin
Executive Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2322