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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirement (DEI)

A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a Bachelor's degree who begin their studies at UC San Diego in lower-division standing in Fall 2011 or thereafter, or in upper-division standing in Fall 2013 or thereafter.

Definition of Terms:

Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographic region. 

Equity is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty, and staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of marginalized groups.

Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

Current List of DEI Approved Courses: 

Please check the UCSD catalog for details on when courses are offered.

For Students- DEI Course Offerings Per Quarter

Here is the projected list of DEI courses for the Winter 2024 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course # Course Title Instructor Dept.
AAS10  Intro/African-American Studies  Butler, Elizabeth Annette           AAS 
ANAR117  Archaeology Field&Lab, SoCal    Goldstein, Paul S                   ANTH
ANSC122  Language in Society             Yeh, Rihan Wen Xin                  ANTH
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Stone, Annika Britt                 ANTH
ANTH23  Debating Multiculturalism       Stewart, Alexander B                ANTH
BILD60  DEI in Relation to Human Bio    Meharena, Hiruy Sibhatu             BIOL
BILD61  Biology, Race, and Society      Rifkin, Scott                       BIOL
CGS105  Queer Theory                    Whitley, Leila Marie                CGS 
CGS119  Asian American Film and Media   Nguyen, Hoang Tan                   CGS 
COGS2  Cognitive NeuroEconomics        Boyle, Mary E. T.                   COGS
COMM10  Introduction to Communication   Alac, Morana                        COMM
COMM102C  MMPP: Media & Design Practicum  Campion, Camille E                  COMM
COMM111B  Global Borders: Communication   Zilberg, Elana                      COMM
COMM131  Comm, Dissent, Social Mvments   Fields, Gary                        COMM
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann                 DOC 
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann                 DOC 
ECON138  Economics of Discrimination     Bharadwaj, Prashant                 ECON
ECON138  Economics of Discrimination     Bharadwaj, Prashant                 ECON
EDS111  Child Family Community          Wishard Guerra, Alison G.           EDS 
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Makeba                       EDS 
EDS125  Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed  Jones, Gabrielle Anastasia          EDS 
EDS126  Social Organization/Education   Pitt, Richard Norris                EDS 
EDS130  Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn  Choi, Bailey Miyeon                 EDS 
EDS131  Early Child Dev & Education     Cohen, Shana R                      EDS 
EDS133  Counsel, Mentor, Advise (P-12)  Bintliff, Amy S.V.                  EDS 
ETHN112A  NativeAm& Indigenous Hist US I  Klann, Mary Cameron                 ETHN
ETHN154  History of Mexican America      Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica          ETHN
ETHN179  Discover Jazz                   Dresser, Mark Stuart                ETHN
ETHN2R  R-Intro:CirculationsofDifferen  Sasaki, Christen T                  ETHN
HILD60  Global Black History/Biography  Graham, Jessica Lynn                HIST
HILD7B  Race & Ethnicity/United States  Kwak, Nancy                         HIST
HIUS108A  History/Native Americans/US I   Lewandoski, Julia Mavis             HIST
HIUS113  History of Mexican America      Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica          HIST
LATI10  Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation  Kennemore, Amy Michelle             LATI
LIGN178  Spanish Sociolinguistics        Munoz Sanchez, Alicia               LING
LIGN8  Languages & Cultures/America    McIntosh, Justin Daniel             LING
LTCS119  Asian American Film and Media   Nguyen, Hoang Tan                   LIT 
LTCS165  Spec Topics: Politics of Food   Kim, Joo Ok                         LIT 
LTEN31  Indigenous Literature           Walkiewicz, Kathryn A               LIT 
MGT18  Managing Diverse Teams          McKay, Michael J                    RSM 
MGT18  Managing Diverse Teams          McKay, Michael J                    RSM 
MGT18  Managing Diverse Teams          McKay, Michael J                    RSM 
MGT18  Managing Diverse Teams          Chamberlain, Travis Dean            RSM 
MGT18  Managing Diverse Teams          McKay, Mary A                       RSM 
MUS127  Discover Jazz                   Dresser, Mark Stuart                MUS 
MUS17  Hip-Hop                         Pending MUS 
MUS19R  Blacktronika: Afrofuturism      Britt, King James                   MUS 
MUS19R  Blacktronika: Afrofuturism      Britt, King James                   MUS 
PHIL170  Philosophy and Race             Hardimon, Michael O.                PHIL
PHIL35  Philosophy in the Americas      Tolley, Clinton                     PHIL
POLI100I  Participation and Inequality    Gause, LaGina                       POLI
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Makeba                       SOC 
SOCI125M  Soc/Refugee, Asylum, Migration  Fitzgerald, David S                 SOC 
SOCI126  Social Organization/Education   Pitt, Richard Norris                SOC 
SOCI133E  Sociology of Race & Ethnicity   Pitt, Richard Norris                SOC 
SOCI138  Genetics and Society            Pending SOC 
SOCI139  Socl Inequal:Class,Race,Gender  Pending SOC 
SOCI144P  Sociology of Policing           Estefan, Michel                     SOC 
SOCI153  Urban Sociology                 Pending SOC 
SOCI2  The Study of Society            Raudenbush, Danielle                SOC 
TDHT103  Asian American Theatre          Yapp, Hentyle T                     THEA
VIS157D  USCivilRights:Art&Media         Williams, Alena J                   VIS 

For Faculty- DEI Course Requirement Information

DEI Call for Courses

Faculty are encouraged to submit courses for consideration to fulfill the DEI requirement. Courses must fulfill three governing categories (frameworks, subject matter, and pedagogy) in order to satisfy the DEI requirement. For Faculty interested in creating or submitting a course for DEI approval, please visit the Academic Senate website for course submission.


For Departments- Information on TA Matching Funds

DEI Funding Requests: Requests for additional TA funding can be made for courses that are approved for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirement. Upon approval, Academic Affairs will provide 1:1 match funding to departments who use additional departmental TA funding or Dean's discretionary funds to reduce section sizes for their DEI courses. To request funding, please fill out the DEI TA Request form. Please note that requests for funding must be submitted annually. Please email completed forms to John Moore ( and Adam DiProfio (