Diversity

  • Many A&S faculty actively support diversity efforts on campus: Dr. McCutcheon teaches spanish and is involved with both Bienvenidos and Diversity Advocates
    Many A&S faculty actively support diversity efforts on campus: Dr. McCutcheon teaches spanish and is involved with both Bienvenidos and Diversity Advocates
  • Diversity Advocates (student group) Brings Faculty and Students Together to Discuss Diversity.
    Diversity Advocates (student group) Brings Faculty and Students Together to Discuss Diversity.
  • Arts & Sciences and Business Students Studying at the Great Wall of China
    Arts & Sciences and Business Students Studying at the Great Wall of China
  • NU Alliance Yearbook Photo
    NU Alliance Yearbook Photo
  • Student Visiting Namibia While Studying in South Africa
    Student Visiting Namibia While Studying in South Africa
  • NU Alliance (Student Group) Hosts A Safe Space Training for Faculty, Staff, & Students.
    NU Alliance (Student Group) Hosts A Safe Space Training for Faculty, Staff, & Students.

The College of Arts and Sciences supports diversity efforts across campus and strives for an internationalized and supportive experience for all our students. Diversity is built into the curriculum through our multicultural majors and multicultural 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. Additional resources and student groups can be found in the right hand column.

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.    

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.

  • Africa in World History
  • Applied American Sign Language I and II
  • Asia - Pacific World
  • Chicano Literature
  • Chinese Popular Culture
  • Church and Culture
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Civilization and Culture of Latin America
  • Contemporary Arab Culture
  • Contemporary Black Families in American Society I and II
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Current Issues in the Hispanic World
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism
  • Elementary Arabic I and II
  • Elementary Japanese I and II
  • Elementary Mandarin Chinese I and II
  • Environmental Thought, Gerontology
  • Ethnography & Travel Writing
  • Feminist Political Theory
  • Francophone Women Writers in Translation
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Hispanic Women Writers in English Translation
  • History of Russia
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • International Communication
  • International Regions
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Studies
  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • Introduction to American Sign Language - Deaf Studies
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Eastern Thought
  • Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures
  • Introduction to Latin America Studies
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Judaism and Islam
  • Latin America from Latin America - A Survey
  • Latin American Art of the Twentieth Century
  • Latin American Studies
  • Living with the Bomb: Asia in the Nuclear Age
  • Masterpieces of World Literature
  • Modern Africa
  • Modern China/Japan
  • Modern Latin America
  • Native American Cultures
  • Political Development
  • Political Systems of the Middle East
  • Politics and Society of Latin America
  • Practicum in Africana Studies
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology of the Aging
  • Psychology of  Sex  Differences
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Language/Music
  • Rise of Black America
  • Rivalries: Central Asia and Afghanistan
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Sociology of Health
  • Spanish American Authors
  • Stereotyping in the Media
  • The Atlantic World, 1400 - 1760
  • The Middle East
  • The Modern Middle East
  • The Social Revolution - America
  • The Vietnam War
  • Understanding and Addressing Poverty
  • West Africa Study Abroad Seminar
  • Women and Art
  • Women and Literature in England I
  • Women and Politics
  • Women and the Law
  • Women in Society
  • Women's Studies
  • World Religion
  • World Terrorism
  • Youth/Music/Subculture
  • Other special topics courses