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The School of Public Health diversity requirement is intended to help students better understand the perspectives of others whose histories, experiences, cultures, and social conditions may differ from their own.

Diversity courses are designed to provide students with the analytical skills needed to develop critical and reflective perspectives on difference within both domestic and global spheres, and to prepare them to function, thrive, and provide leadership in multicultural, multiethnic, transnational, and interconnected global societies.

Frames of difference include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, language, nationality, citizenship status, and place of origin.

The diversity requirement may be satisfied by completing one course from the faculty-approved list of courses. The course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must receive a C or better grade (a C− grade is not acceptable). Applicable courses may also fulfill major, minor, or elective requirements and, if approved for general education (GE) credit, may fulfill a GE requirement. A list of approved courses is available in the Schedule of Classes.