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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 Fall 2022 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course Number Course Title Instructor Dept.
AAS10 Intro/African-American Studies Butler, Elizabeth Annette AAS 
AAS170 Legacies of Research           Butler, Elizabeth Annette AAS 
ANSC104 The US-Mexico Border           Yeh, Rihan Wen Xin ANTH
ANTH10 Climate Justice                Stewart, Alexander B ANTH
ANTH105 Climate Change, Race,& Inequal Pending ANTH
ANTH21 Race and Racisms               Kang, Byung Chu ANTH
ANTH21 Race and Racisms               Pending ANTH
ANTH23 Debating Multiculturalism      Stewart, Alexander B ANTH
ANTH4 Words/Worlds/Intro to AN/Lang  Yeh, Rihan Wen Xin ANTH
BILD60 DEI in Relation to Human Bio   Hammond, LaTisha Marie BIOL
BILD60 DEI in Relation to Human Bio   Macagno, Eduardo R. BIOL
CGS119 Asian American Film and Media  Nguyen, Hoang Tan CGS 
CGS2A Intro/CGS: Key Terms, Concepts Martin Sandino, Amanda Maria Yoland CGS 
COGS2 Cognitive NeuroEconomics       Boyle, Mary E. T. COGS
COMM10 Introduction to Communication  Schmidt, Thomas Rainer COMM
COMM102C MMPP: Media & Design Practicum Pending COMM
COMM131 Comm, Dissent, Social Mvments  Fields, Gary COMM
CSE194 Race, Gender & Computing       Munyaka, Imani N. S. CSE 
DOC1 Diversity                      Solomon, Amanda Lee Albaniel DOC 
DOC1 Diversity                      Solomon, Amanda Lee Albaniel DOC 
DOC1 Diversity                      Strom, Megan C. DOC 
DOC1 Diversity                      Strom, Megan C. DOC 
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann DOC 
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann DOC 
DOC100D Promises&Contradictions/USCult Pass, Natalye Joann DOC 
EDS113 Chicanas/os & Latinos in Edu   Pending EDS 
EDS117 Language, Culture & Education  Chung, Luz Marina EDS 
EDS125 Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed Hopkins, Megan Beth EDS 
EDS130 Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn Holtzman, Caren Lynn EDS 
EDS131 Early Child Dev & Education    Wishard Guerra, Alison G. EDS 
EDS133 Counsel, Mentor, Advise (P-12) Bintliff, Amy S.V. EDS 
EDS146 Mindfulness and Education      Pending EDS 
ETHN1 Intro: Land and Labor          Frank, Ross H. ETHN
ETHN110 Wrld Views/Indigenous America  Pending ETHN
ETHN178R Blues: An Oral Tradition       Borgo, David Garcia ETHN
HDS173 Race, Media, and Identity      Pending HDS 
HILD7A Race & Ethnicity/United States Graham, Jessica Lynn HIST
HIUS108B History/Native Americans/US II Klann, Mary Cameron HIST
HIUS112 The U.S. Civil War             Plant, Rebecca Jo HIST
LATI10 Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation Kennemore, Amy Michelle LATI
LIGN7 Sign Languages&Their Cultures  Mayberry, Rachel LING
LIGN8 Languages & Cultures/America   McIntosh, Justin Daniel LING
LTCS119 Asian American Film and Media  Nguyen, Hoang Tan LIT 
LTCS130 Gender,Race/Ethn,Class&Culture Kim, Joo Ok LIT 
LTCS165 Spec Topics: Politics of Food  Kim, Joo Ok LIT 
LTEN29 Intro/Chicano/Latino Lit.      Ruiz, Ariana 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         McKay, Mary A RSM 
MGT18 Managing Diverse Teams         McKay, Mary A RSM 
MUS126R Blues: An Oral Tradition       Borgo, David Garcia MUS 
MUS19R Blacktronika: Afrofuturism     Britt, King James MUS 
MUS19R Blacktronika: Afrofuturism     Britt, King James MUS 
MUS8 American Music: Jazz Cultures  Kenyatta, Kamau MUS 
PHIL155 Mexican Philosophy             Vargas, Manuel Rogelio PHIL
PHIL165 Freedom, Equality, and the Law Rickless, Samuel Charles PHIL
SOCI117 Language, Culture & Education  Chung, Luz Marina SOC 
SOCI125 Sociology of Immigration       Pending SOC 
SOCI127 Immigration, Race, & Ethnicity Pending SOC 
SOCI138 Genetics and Society           Navon, Daniel SOC 
TDGE127 The Films of Spike Lee         Havis, Allan THEA
USP1 History/US Urban Communities   Kwak, Nancy USP 
USP184 Decolonizing Design            Shvartzberg Carrio, Manuel 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 (due@ucsd.edu) and Adam DiProfio (adiprofio@ucsd.edu).