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Human Diversity Co-Curricular Requirement (3 term hours)

3 hours

One Human Diversity Co-Curricular course (3 term hours) dealing with non-western and/or race-, ethnicity- or gender-related issues must be completed by every graduating student. This requirement may be satisfied by any course within the university’s undergraduate curriculum, including courses in the Perspectives and Cultural Formations components, as long as that offering is designated as a Human Diversity course. Throughout the Perspectives or Cultural Formations sections of this booklet, any course marked with an asterisk is one that will satisfy the Human Diversity requirement. In addition, a wide offering of elective courses is available and listed below which meet this co-curricular requirement.

Descriptions of each course can be found in the current undergraduate catalog (or in the Cultural Formations section of this site, if the elective is co-listed with a CF course). The complete list of Human Diversity courses offered can be accessed on the course listing document for each academic term.

The list of perspective courses offered per term can be accessed at (click on “View Schedule of Classes”). Please note that section numbers beginning with the number 5 denote courses taught in the SMU Abroad Program. Likewise, section numbers that begin with the number 9 represent courses taught at SMU-in-Taos.)

Human Diversity Courses:

ANTH 2321 Dawn of Wisdom: Ancient Creation Stories from Four Civilizations (CFA 3301/CLAS 2321/ENGL 2371)
ANTH 2331 The Formation of Institutions: Roots of Society (CFA 3331)
ANTH 3300 Race, Gender and Culture in the African Diaspora (CF 3300)
ANTH 3301 Health, Healing and Ethics: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Sickness & Society (CFB 3301, SOCI 3301)
ANTH 3310 Gender and Sex Roles: A Global Perspective (CFB 3310)
ANTH 3315 Origins of Civilization
ANTH 3327 Economic and Political Change in Global Society (CF 3319)
ANTH 3333 The Immigrant Experience (CFA 3316)
ANTH 3336 Gender and Globalization: Cultural and Ethical Issues (CFA 3336)
ANTH 3350 Good Eats and Forbidden Flesh: culture, Food, and the Global Grocery Market (CFA 3350)
ANTH 3358 Indians of the Southwest from the 16PPth Century to the Present (CFA 3358)
ANTH 3365 The Rise and Fall of Superpowers: The Dynamics and Ethics of Empire (CFA 3365)
ANTH 3366 Urban Life: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 3368 Urban Life: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 3376 Caribbean Transformations
ANTH 3384 Paradise Lost? The Archaeology and Ethics of Human Environmental Impacts (CFA 3384)
ANTH 3390 The Plundered Past: Archaeology’s Challenges in the Modern World (CFB 3390)
ANTH 3399 In Search of Ice Age Americans (CFA 3399)
ANTH 4309 Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Nation States
ARHS 1338 Chicano Art and the Politics of Place
ARHS 3321 Age of the Crusades: Power and Piety in the Ancient and Medieval Near East
ARHS 3358 Women in the Visual Arts, Both Sides of the Easel
ARHS 3363 Carnival and Beyond: Brazilian Art & Architecture (CFB 3343)
ARHS 3365 Arts of Pre-Colombian Middle America
ARHS 3377 Art and Architect of Hispanic New Mexico (CF 3375)
ARHS 3380 Native American Art: The Southwest Tradition
ARHS 3381 American Indian and Eskimo Art
ARHS 3390 Traditional Arts of Africa
ARHS 3392 Islamic Art and Architecture: The Creation of a New Art (CFA 3313)
ARHS 4300 Calligraphy and Culture (CFA 3300)
ARHS 4371 Modern Myth-Making: Studies in the Manipulation of Imagery (CF 3381, WGST 3381)
CLAS 2321 Dawn of Wisdom: Ancient Creation Stories from Four Civilizations (CFA 3301/ANTH 2321/ENGL 2371)
CLAS 2332 Society Expanding: Polis and Empire (CFA 3332)
COMM 3302 Ethno-Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (CFB 3350)
COMM 3341 Ethnicity, Culture and Communication (CFB 3341)
COMM 3342 The Construction of Social Identity and Critical Theory in Post Colonial Settings
ENGL 2371 Dawn of Wisdom: Ancient Creation Stories from Four Civilizations (CFA 3301/ANTH 2321/CLAS 2321)
ENGL 3359 American Narratives of Discovery (CF 3359)
ENGL 3364 Women and the Southwest (CF 3370, WGST 3370)
ENGL 3365 Jewish-American Literature (CF 3398)
ENGL 3371 Joan of Arc: History, Literature and Film (CF 3363, HIST 3357)
ENGL 3379 Literary and Cultural Contexts of Disability: Gender, Care, and Justice (CFA 3379)
ETST 2301 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (CFA 3310, SOCI 3305)
ETST 2305 Internship in Ethnic Studies
FILM 2360 The Black Experience in Cinema
FILM 2362 Diversity and American Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (CFA 3362)
FREN 4376 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
FREN 5344 Literary Movements: Introduction to Francophone Literatures (Africa, Caribbean)
FREN 5350 Problems in French Literature: Women in Francophone Literature and Film, 1950-Present
HIST 2323 Russian Culture (CFA 3320, WL 3323)
HIST 2379 A History of Islamic Empires
HIST 2380 Ethnic Regions in the “Western World” (CFA 3380)
HIST 2384 Colonial Latin America (CFA 3318)
HIST 2385 Modern Latin America (CFA 3319)
HIST 3301 Human Rights: America’s Dilemma (CF 3317)
HIST 3305 The Hispanos of New Mexico, 1848-Present (CF 3318)
HIST 3308 History of Hispanics in the U.S. Through Film (CF 3320)
HIST 3315 Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism
HIST 3316 History of Sex in America: An Introduction (CF 3311)
HIST 3322 Native American History (CFB 3322)
HIST 3323 History of Islam in South Asia (CFB 3323)
HIST 3326 The Venture of Islam (CF 3310)
HIST 3329 Women in Early Modern Europe (CF 3322)
HIST 3330 Women in Modern European History
HIST 3348 American Families: Changing Experiences and Expectations (CFA 3348)
HIST 3355 Class and Gender in Ancient Society (CF 3325)
HIST 3357 Joan of Arc: History, Literature & Film (CF 3363,ENGL 3371)
HIST 3363 The Holocaust (CF 3306)
HIST 3369 Colonial America
HIST 3379 Culture in New Mexico (CFA 3325)
HIST 3387 Asia and the West (CF 3315)
HIST 3392 The African Diaspora: Literature and History of Black Liberation (CF 3349, WL 3349)
HIST 3393 China in Revolution
HIST 3394 The New Woman: The Emergence of Modern Womanhood in the U.S., 1890-1930
HIST 3398 Women in Chinese History
HIST 3401 The Good Society (CF 3401)
HIST 4304 At the Crossroads: Genders & Sexuality in New Mexico
MDVL 3352 Ideas and Ideals of Gender in the Middle Ages (CF 3352)
MUHI 3340 Jazz: Tradition and Transformation
PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Gender
PLSC 3345 Governments and Politics of the Middle East
PLSC 3346 Governments and Politics of Japan and Korea
PLSC 3348 Governments and Politics of Latin America
PLSC 3351 Russia: Politics and Society
PLSC 3352 Chinese Politics
PLSC 3358 Government and Politics of Russia
PLSC 3370 Women and Politics
PLSC 4322 Latino Politics (CFA 3326)
PLSC 4334 The Politics and Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement
PLSC 4339 Women and the Law
PLSC 4341 Comparative Rights and Representation (CFA 3304)
PLSC 4343 Nationalism and Minorities in Europe (Copenhagen)
PLSC 4353 Governments and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
PLSC 4354 The Third World and North-South Relations
PLSC 4358 Soviet Politics: Revolution to Revolution
PLSC 4386 Issues of U.S.-East Asia Relations
PSYC 3371 Psychology of Women
RELI 1303 Introduction to Eastern Religions
RELI 1305 Introduction to Primal Religions
RELI 3306 Introduction to the Hindu Tradition
RELI 3307 Introduction to Buddhism
RELI 3321 Religion and the Holocaust (CF 3332)
RELI 3323 Modern Jewish Thought
RELI 3324 The Jewish Experience in America
RELI 3329 Introduction to Islam
RELI 3336 African-American Religious History
RELI 3352 Love and Death in Ancient Mythology (CF 3346)
RELI 3353 Borderlands: Latino/a Religions in the United States (CFB 3353)
RELI 3360 The History of Judaism
RELI 3362 Islam and the West
RELI 3364 Native-American Religion and Mythology (CF 3372)
RELI 3365 Understanding the Self: East and West (CF 3339)
RELI 3366 Magic, Myth, and Religion Across Cultures (ANTH 3366)
RELI 3368 Wholeness and Holiness: Religion and Healing Across Cultures (CF 3368)
RELI 3374 Female and Male in Religion and Culture
RELI 3375 Wives, Lovers, Mothers, Queens: Expressions of the Feminine Divine in World Religions and Cultures (CF 3343)
RELI 3376 Constructions of Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in South Asian Religions (CF 3344)
RELI 3377 Cultural History of Tibet (CF 3399)
RELI 3380 Women and Religion in America
RELI 3382 Mysticism, East and West
RELI 3384 Hinduism and Colonial Encounters (CFB 3384)
RELI 3385 Philosophies of India
SOCI 3301 Health, Healing and Ethics: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Sickness and Society (ANTH 3301, CFB 3301)
SOCI 3305 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (CFA 3310, ETST 2301)
SOCI 3351 Marriage and the Family
SOCI 3355 Family Conflict
SOCI 3368 Urban Life: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOCI 3372 Chicanos in the Southwest
SOCI 3383 Race, Culture and Social Policy in the Southwest (CF 3385)
SPAN 3374 Spanish-American Civilization
SPAN 5315 Spanish-American Literature to 1888
SPAN 5316 Spanish-American Literature since 1888
SPAN 5317 The Literature of Mexico
SPAN 5336 The Spanish-American Novel
SPAN 5337 The Spanish-American Essay
SPAN 5338 The Spanish-American Short Story
SPAN 5339 Spanish-American Poetry
SPAN 5365 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
SPAN 5375 Latin American Women Writers
THEA 4351 Historical Cultures within Theatrical Design (CF 3354)
THEA 4381-84 Gender in Performance: Cultural and Ethical Issues (CF 3323)
WGST 2308 Revisions: Woman as Thinker, Artist And Citizen (CFA 3308)
WGST 2309 Lesbian and Gay Literature and Film: Minority Discourse and Social Power (CFA 3309)
WGST 2322 Gender: Images and Perspectives (CFA 3302)
WGST 2380 Human Sexuality (CFA 3303)
WGST 3347 Figuring the Feminine (CF 3347, WL 3363)
WGST 3370 Women in the Southwest (CF 3370, ENGL 3364)
WGST 3381 Modern Myth Making: Studies in the Manipulation of Imagery (CF 3381, ARHS 4371)
WGST 3382 Women's Body Politics (CFA 3382)
WL 3302 Ethno-Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (CFB 3350)
WL 3305 Special Topics: Latin-American Literature in Translation
WL 3310 Transnational Chinese Cinema (CF 3390)
WL 3323 Russian Culture (CFA 3320, HIST 2323)
WL 3325 Perspectives on Modern China (CF 3365)
WL 3349 The African Diaspora: Literature and History of Black Liberation (CF 3349, HIST 3392)
WL 3363 Figuring the Feminine (CF 3347, WGST 3347)