Core Curriculum

LDW Living in a Diverse World

This seminar course is designed to increase students’ awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity, broadly defined (e.g., diversity in race and ethnicity, social class, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and religion). Through completion of this course, students will build knowledge and skills involved in being advocates for cultural competency and responsible citizens in our diverse and changing world. Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will analyze the background, structures and effects of oppression, bias, prejudice, bigotry, or discrimination.
  2. Students will demonstrate their awareness of cultural or social diversity and its value.
  3. Students will analyze a cross-cultural experience using servant leader characteristics.

Common Text:

Privilege, Power, and Difference. 2nd ed. Allan G. Johnson


Current catalog descriptions of all VUSM courses

FileLiving in a Diverse World Final Assignment and Rubric