U.S. Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Required Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender;
  • analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity;
  • apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action;
  • demonstrate understanding of United States’ society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation;
  • understand the role of individual participation in U.S. communities and government; and
  • apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.
  • Instructors are not able to to apply directly for the USD designation. Please email Undergraduate Education if you are interested in adding this general education requirement to your course.
  • Those applying for the U.S. Diversity: Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice designation are also applying for the Diversity: Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice designation.
  • The course must present an historical narrative of the United States and its institutions. This narrative must include several themes that have shaped the development of American society, such as the struggle for democracy, citizenship, racial and gender equality, religious freedom, civil rights, etc.; the conflicts that have erupted over these issues; and the consensus, if any, that has been reached on each of them.
  • The narrative must cover at least a century of American history and connect that period to periods before and after it.
  • The course must situate the history of the U.S. within the context of world history or of two or more regions of the world, as a means of understanding America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world.

For more information please contact Undergraduate Education