Department of Ethnic Studies
The Undergraduate Certificate in Cultural Diversity Studies is designed to appeal to undergraduate students with a background in any major. It will allow students to demonstrate to potential employers that they possess the multicultural skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students will enroll in department courses that focus on the historical context in which race and culture have emerged in the United States.
This certificate is also targeted to non-degree-seeking professionals who seek to acquire multicultural knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure their success in professional environments. Students will be encouraged to think critically about race
and race relations. Their expanded understandings of the implications of race and culture in work environments will ensure employers that they offer the highest quality employees opportunities in employment or advancement.
A certificate in cultural diversity studies offers students an enduring intellectual value based on classic articles, book excerpts and scholars who have shaped the study and understanding of race and ethnicity in contemporary society. Our courses provide the opportunity for students to encounter many of the greatest thinkers in race and ethnicity firsthand. Course curriculum includes carefully edited selections from the works of the most distinguished observers of race and ethnicity, past and present. Students will appreciate the broad range of coverage, the logic of course organization and the accessibility of material covered.
*To get this rate, students must submit an Out-of-State online only application
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus! Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in.
Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. For more information, visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
The online Cultural Diversity Certificate program requires a total of four courses (12 credit hours).
ETST 2000 — Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETST 2155 — African American History
ETST 2294 — Race and the Media
ETST 3254 — Race and Ethnicity in the Inner City
ETST 3297 — Social History of Asian Americans
ETST 3396 — History of the American Indian
ETST 3704 — Culture, Racism, and Alienation
ETST 4558 — Chicano and Latino Politics