Diversity & Inclusion: Courses Offered at MTSU

 

SW 3200 - Cultural Diversity: Competency for Practice

  • 3 credit hours
  • Same as AAS 3200

Examines culturally appropriate practice issues that are essential considerations for effective service delivery, including African American families and ethnic subcultures predominant in the U.S.

AAS 4600 - Interdisciplinary Seminar in African American Studies

  • 3 credit hours

Selected topics, issues, and problems in the African and African American experience. Course emphasis on primary source materials, critical reading, and critical analysis. Topics will vary. This course may not be repeated for additional credit hours in the minor.

COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication

  • 3 credit hours

Communication and intergroup relationships between people of different ethnic/racial backgrounds in the United States.

JOUR 4820 - Race, Gender, and Class in Media

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

Critical examination of diversity in mass communication with particular emphasis on media representations of race, gender, and class. Also examines audience interpretations of media texts.

CJA 4220 - Community Relations and Minority Problems

  • 3 credit hours

Analysis of public hostility toward police and current community relations projects, human relations, training and education of law enforcement officers; responsibilities of police administrators, causes of tension and conflict, dissent and disorder, positive and negative factors in the control of minority group hostilities; minority recruitment in law enforcement.

AAS 4755 - Race and Place: The Struggle for Fair Housing Since 1900

  • 3 credit hours
  • Same as AST 4755 and HIST 4755

Examines the rise of various twentieth-century federal housing policies that made homeownership affordable for most Americans for the first time in the country’s history. Particular emphasis placed on the exclusionary nature of these policies, their generational implications, and the activism that ultimately contributed to their demise.

AST 4750 - African American Social and Intellectual History

  • 3 credit hours
  • Same as AAS 4750 and HIST 4750
  • Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030

The changing ideology of race and the socioeconomic status of African Americans in the American experience; contributions to the culture and institutions of the United States.

SPAN 3060 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or permission of instructor

Peninsular Spanish culture focusing on the geography, history, social institutions, values, and beliefs.

PS 3425 - African American Political Thought

  • 3 credit hours

Survey of a variety of primarily black thinkers who examine important topics related to race, equality, slavery, black nationalism, integration, affirmative action, and racial harmony. Thinkers include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, William Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and President Obama.

SPAN 3085 - Daughters of the Diaspora: Black Women’s Narrative in Hispanic Caribbean Literature

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 and SPAN 3020 or instructor permission

Explores literature written by Latin American women of African ancestry, with emphasis on the Caribbean and Latin America.

AAS 2100 - Introduction to African American Studies

  • 3 credit hours

Introductory interdisciplinary survey course which examines the African American experience from enslavement through the present; social, religious, political, and cultural interactions evolving from that experience.

BCEN 4680 - Diversity in the Workplace

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Junior standing

Emphasis on developing skills essential for working effectively with a diverse work force in global and domestic settings, incorporating the value of diversity into organizations, and building multicultural work teams.

ENGL 3360 - Multicultural Literature of the United States

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better

Writers, genres, and criticism in Native American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

SOC 3300 - Diversity in the Workplace

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: SOC 1010, SOC 2010, or permission of department

Covers various aspects of organizational diversity, focusing primarily on the United States. Explores current patterns of social inequality in the workplace with a specific emphasis on gender, race/ethnicity, age, and family arrangements. Focuses on the link between these social patterns and workforce diversity.

SPED 4720 - Promoting Culture and Diversity in Family Professional Partnerships

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites: SPED 3010 and SPED 3440 or SPED 3430
  • admission to Teacher Education program

Understanding the various aspects of culture and diversity in meeting the needs of parents and families of children with special needs. Presents strategies and techniques for educators and professionals to collaborate and work effectively with parents and care providers.

LSTS 3380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

  • 3 credit hours
  • For LSTS majors only

Explores issues surrounding leisure, sport, and tourism opportunities for persons with disabilities. Introduces important issues such as attitudes, advocacy, accessibility, legislation, and the broad range of opportunities in the provision of leisure, sport, and tourism services for persons with disabilities in our society. 

ELED 3000 - The Contemporary Classroom through the Lens of Diversity

  • 3 credit hours
  • Corequisite: ELED 3100
  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the teacher education program

Provides a foundation for teaching for social justice and equity. A field-based component included.

MGMT 4250 - Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites: MGMT 3610
  • junior or senior standing
  • acceptance into the College of Business.

The impact of differences as the catalyst for effective leadership in teams and organizations. Offers preparation for students to lead and work within diverse teams and global organizations more effectively.

CDIS 3500 - Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: CDIS 3300 with C or better.

An introduction and initial overview of the impact of culture and cultural variation on language and communication. Includes a foundational understanding of cultural-linguistic diversity, application to the clinical process, and overall cultural competence in communication sciences and disorders.

JOUR 4820 - Race, Gender, and Class in Media

  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

Critical examination of diversity in mass communication with particular emphasis on media representations of race, gender, and class. Also examines audience interpretations of media texts.

MUHL 4550 - Hip-Hop Music and Culture

  • 3 credit hours
  • Same as ANTH 4550 and RIM 4550
  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020

An ethnomusicological investigation of how hip-hop reacts to and informs mainstream culture through its primary art forms: music, visual art, and dance. Major themes and issues that cut across hip-hop’s history, including issues of style and performance, gender, race, politics, and religion addressed.

ANTH 4550 - Hip-hop Music and Culture

  • 3 credit hours
  • Same as MUHL 4550 and RIM 4550
  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020

An ethnomusicological investigation of how hip-hop reacts to and informs mainstream culture through its primary art forms: music, visual art, and dance. Major themes and issues that cut across hip-hop’s history, including issues of style and performance, gender, race, politics, and religion addressed.