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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 2023 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ANBI130 Biology of Inequality          Non, Amy L
ANTH21 Race and Racisms               Kennemore, Amy Michelle
ANTH23 Debating Multiculturalism      Stewart, Alexander B
BILD60 DEI in Relation to Human Bio   Mel, Stephanie
CGS105 Queer Theory                   Whitley, Leila Marie
COMM10 Introduction to Communication  Alac, Morana
COMM102C MMPP: Media & Design Practicum Pending
COMM30 Digital Media Literacy         Schmidt, Thomas Rainer
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann
ECON138 Economics of Discrimination    Bharadwaj, Prashant
ECON138 Economics of Discrimination    Bharadwaj, Prashant
EDS125 Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed Jones, Gabrielle Anastasia
EDS130 Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn Pending
EDS133 Counsel, Mentor, Advise (P-12) Bintliff, Amy S.V.
EDS136 Intro/Acad Tut/Second Schl Std Chung, Luz Marina
ETHN112B NativeAm& Indigenous Hist USII Frank, Ross H.
ETHN133 Latinx Theatre and Performance Power, Jade Yukana
ETHN154 History of Mexican America     Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica
ETHN163J Asian American Social Movemnts Museus, Samuel David
ETHN168 Comparative Ethnic Literature  Streeby, Shelley
ETHN179 Discover Jazz                  Dresser, Mark Stuart
ETHN182 Race, Gender, Sexuality Sci Fi Streeby, Shelley
ETHN2R R-Intro:CirculationsofDifferen Perreira, Christopher Michael
HDS173 Race, Media, and Identity      Pending
HILD7B Race & Ethnicity/United States Man, Simeon S
HIUS113 History of Mexican America     Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica
HIUS125 Asian American Social Movemnts Museus, Samuel David
LATI10 Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation Kennemore, Amy Michelle
LIGN175 Sociolinguistics               Garellek, Marc
LIGN7 Sign Languages&Their Cultures  Pending
LIGN8 Languages & Cultures/America   McIntosh, Justin Daniel
LTEN178 Comparative Ethnic Literature  Streeby, Shelley
LTEN181 Asian American Literature      Kim, Joo Ok
LTEN185 Themes/Afro-Americn Literature Childs, Dennis R.
LTEN28 Intr/Asian-American Literature Kim, Joo Ok
MUS127 Discover Jazz                  Dresser, Mark Stuart
MUS17 Hip-Hop                        Pending
MUS19R Blacktronika: Afrofuturism     Pending
MUS19R Blacktronika: Afrofuturism     Pending
PHIL35 Philosophy in the Americas     Tolley, Clinton
POLI100I Participation and Inequality   Gause, LaGina
POLI150A Politics of Immigration        Wong, Tak Kei
PSYC131 Scientific Racism              Anagnostaras, Stephan
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Michael J
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Michael J
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Michael J
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Mary A
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         Chamberlain, Travis Dean
SOCI125 Sociology of Immigration       Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar
SOCI151 Social Movements               Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar
SOCI153 Urban Sociology                Pending
SOCI173 Soc/Health, Illness, Medicine  Navon, Daniel
SOCI2 The Study of Society           Raudenbush, Danielle
TDHT111 Latinx Theatre and Performance Power, Jade Yukana

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 (due@ucsd.edu) and Adam DiProfio (adiprofio@ucsd.edu).