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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 Spring 2022 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course Number Course Title Instructor Department
AAS10 Intro/African-American Studies Butler, Elizabeth Annette           AAS 
AAS190 Sp Topics/Af-Am Studies        Puritty, Chandler Elizabeth         AAS 
ANSC104 The US-Mexico Border           Yeh, Rihan Wen Xin                  ANTH
ANSC131 Language, Law, Social Justice  Pending                                ANTH
ANTH10 Climate Justice                Stewart, Alexander B                ANTH
ANTH21 Race and Racisms               Kennemore, Amy Michelle             ANTH
ANTH23 Debating Multiculturalism      Pending                                  ANTH
AWP10 Lang&Learning in American Acad Pending                                     AWP 
BILD60 DEI in Relation to Human Bio   Rifkin, Scott                       BIOL
CGS112 Sexuality & Nation             Pending                                     CGS 
COMM10 Introduction to Communication  Alac, Morana                        COMM
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann                 DOC 
EDS112 U.S. Urban Education           Gallagher-Geurtsen, Tricia Meghan   EDS 
EDS113 Chicanas/os & Latinos in Edu   Pending                                    EDS 
EDS116 Equity Minded Education        Museus, Samuel David                EDS 
EDS117 Language, Culture & Education  Dean, Dallawrence Edward            EDS 
EDS117 Language, Culture & Education  Jones, Makeba                       EDS 
EDS125 Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed Pending                                    EDS 
EDS130 Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn Scharton, Susan Michelle            EDS 
EDS136 Intro/Acad Tut/Second Schl Std Chung, Luz Marina                   EDS 
EDS25 Am Higher Edu&Collegiate Exper Dean, Dallawrence Edward            EDS 
ETHN127 Sexuality & Nation             Pending                                     ETHN
ETHN142 Medcn/Race&Globl Poli/Inequity Tanaka, Elaine Gale-armon           ETHN
ETHN168 Comparative Ethnic Literature  Lampert-Weissig, Lisa               ETHN
ETHN182 Race, Gender, Sexuality Sci Fi Streeby, Shelley                    ETHN
ETHN3 Intro:Making Culture           Perez, Roy                          ETHN
HDS173 Race, Media, and Identity      Pending                                     HDS 
HILD7C Race & Ethnicity/United States Alvarez, Luis A                     HIST
LATI10 Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation Kennemore, Amy Michelle             LATI
LIGN8 Languages & Cultures/America   McIntosh, Justin Daniel             LING
LTCS130 Gender,Race/Ethn,Class&Culture Kim, Joo Ok                         LIT 
LTEN178 Comparative Ethnic Literature  Lampert-Weissig, Lisa               LIT 
LTEN185 Themes/Afro-Americn Literature Childs, Dennis R.                   LIT 
LTEN27 Intro/Afro-American Literature Childs, Dennis R.                   LIT 
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Michael J                    RSM 
MUS17 Hip-Hop                        Pending                                     MUS 
PHIL35 Philosophy in the Americas     Tolley, Clinton                     PHIL
SOCI117 Language, Culture & Education  Dean, Dallawrence Edward            SOC 
SOCI117 Language, Culture & Education  Jones, Makeba                       SOC 
SOCI127 Immigration, Race, & Ethnicity Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar          SOC 
SOCI151 Social Movements               Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar          SOC 
SOCI173 Soc/Health, Illness, Medicine  Rogers, Julia Ellen                 SOC 
USP3 City and Social Theory         Martin, Isaac                       USP 

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 (