Multicultural Studies

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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18 credit hours

This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences/Anthropology & Sociology Department

  • All courses for a minor must be completed at Webster University.
  • Courses completed with a grade below C- do not count toward fulfilling the requirement for a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill a major may not be used to fulfill a requirement for a minor.

Multicultural studies provides a complement to a student’s overall educational experience by encompassing a wide range of perspectives on the cultural experience in the United States. By exploring the varying identities and communities that form the United States, students will gain a better understanding of both other cultures and their own. Coursework in multicultural studies will provide students with the background and tools necessary for effective and responsible citizenship in our multicultural society. Students may elect either a minor in Multicultural Studies or a Certificate in Diversity and Identity in the U.S.

Requirements consist of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University that are designated as multicultural studies courses. MULC 1100 and MULC 4650 are required. Of the remaining 12 hours, 6 must be at the 3000 level or above.

A list of courses appropriate for the multicultural studies minor will be published in the course schedule each semester. In addition to the courses below, students may use MULC 2000 to complete the requirements of the minor. Other courses that fulfill the multicultural studies minor requirements will be included in the current semester’s published list. Please note that the content of topics and issues courses may vary; one should therefore confirm that the course being taught is a qualifying course.

Multicultural Studies Courses

(See Course Description Section for full descriptions)

  • MULC 1100 Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3 hours)
  • MULC 2000 Topics in Multicultural Studies (3 hours)
  • MULC 4650 Seminar in Multicultural Studies (3 hours)
  • MULC 4900 Independent Research Project (3 hours)

List of Qualifying Courses

The following list of courses qualifies for the multicultural studies minor. Please see the course schedule book for a listing of any new or topics courses which fulfill the minor. Other relevant courses may be substituted upon petition to and approval by the Multicultural Studies Committee.

  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
  • ANTH 1200 Human Origins (3 hours)
  • ANTH 2300 Culture and Communication (3 hours)
  • ANTH 2500 People and Cultures (with appropriate subtitle) (3 hours)
  • ANTH 3130 Race and Ethnicity (3 hours)
  • ANTH 3730 Kinship and Family (3 hours)
  • ANTH 4330 Gender and Sex (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2400 Indigenous Arts of the World (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2900 The Exceptional Individual (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3150 Education in a Diverse Society (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4440 Inclusion Strategies in the Regular Classroom (3 hours)
  • ENGL 1060 Protest Literature (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2086 Contemporary Multiethnic Literature of the U.S. (3 hours)
  • HIST 1500 American Studies: Native Americans (3 hours)
  • HIST 2320 African-American History (3 hours)
  • HIST 3060 History Roundtable: The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X (3 hours)
  • HLSC 3100 Diversity in Health (3 hours)
  • MATH 4320 Mathematics Methods for Disabled Learners (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 3800 Studies in Cultural Diversity (3 hours)
  • MUSC 3170 Jazz History I (3 hours)
  • MUSC 3180 Jazz History II (3 hours)
  • NURS 4370 Cultural Care Nursing (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2540 American Philosophy (3 hours)
  • PHIL 3370 Feminist Philosophy (3 hours)
  • POLT 2070 Politics of Race and Ethnicity (3 hours)
  • PSYC 2475/SOCI 2100 Topics in Sex and Gender (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3650 Prejudice and Discrimination (3 hours)
  • RELG 1060 World Religions (3 hours)
  • RELG 2420 Religion and Culture (3 hours)
  • RELG 2500 Gender, Culture, and Religion (3 hours)
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)
  • SOCI 2175 Social Movements (3 hours)
  • SOCI 2375 Social Problems (3 hours)
  • SOCI 4475 Class, Status, and Power (3 hours)
  • WGST 1010 Studying Women Across the Disciplines (3 hours)