The purpose of the Cultural Diversity in the United States Flag is for students to explore in depth the shared practices and beliefs of one or more underrepresented cultural groups subject to persistent marginalization. In addition to learning about these diverse groups in relation to their specific contexts, you’ll also reflect on your own cultural experiences.
For a course at UT to satisfy the Cultural Diversity Flag, it must meet the following definition:
- At least one-third of the course grade must be based on content dealing with the culture, perspectives, and history of one or more underrepresented cultural groups in the United States.
What is a Cultural Diversity Flag class like?
Cultural Diversity courses are taught across the curriculum in departments all over campus, both at the upper- and lower-division levels, and cover a wide variety of topics.
Each instructor will use the Cultural Diversity requirement in unique ways to enhance the class. You might be asked to engage in an activism project, write from the perspective of someone from a different demographic, or explore issues of social justice. Any such activities are designed to help you master course content while deepening your appreciation for the variety of lived experiences in the U.S.
Examples of courses that carry the Cultural Diversity Flag:
- AFR 301: African American Culture
- E 314V: Native American Literature and Culture
- UGS 303: Gender, Slaver, and Freedom
- WGS 303: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies