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Diversity and Community Studies Degree

Diversity and Community Studies is a transfer degree program for individuals seeking careers that require knowledge and skills to function in diverse settings. It is suited to those who desire employment in governmental or non-governmental organizations, in multinational corporations, and in agencies of civil society. It is an interdisciplinary program that employs the analytical frameworks of the social sciences and other disciplines of the liberal arts. The program will enable students to: understand issues of group identity rooted in historical experiences and aspirations ; describe the systemic processes behind the realities of inclusion and exclusion; identify the sources of group conflicts; evaluate the way that groups negotiate power, using historical and contemporary examples, to achieve more equitable social orders at the global, national and local levels. The program emphasizes the application of analytical and experiential skills to real world situations.