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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 2023 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course Number Course Title Instructor
AAS10  Intro/African-American Studies  Butler, Elizabeth Annette
AAS170  Legacies of Research            Butler, Elizabeth Annette
ANSC122  Language in Society             Yeh, Rihan Wen Xin
ANTH10  Climate Justice                 Instructor Pending
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Stone, Annika Britt
BILD61  Biology, Race, and Society      Rifkin, Scott
CGS112  Sexuality & Nation              Martin Sandino, Amanda Maria Yoland
COMM10  Introduction to Communication   Fattal, Alexander Leor
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Clarke, Sherice Nicole
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Aragon, Maria Jose
EDS125  Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed  Instructor Pending
EDS126  Social Organization/Education   Gallagher-Geurtsen, Tricia Meghan
EDS130  Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn  Scharton, Susan Michelle
EDS136  Intro/Acad Tut/Second Schl Std  Chung, Luz Marina
EDS145  Arts Across the Curriculum      Bintliff, Amy S.V.
EDS25  Am Higher Edu&Collegiate Exper  Instructor Pending
ETHN110  Wrld Views/Indigenous America   Instructor Pending
ETHN127  Sexuality & Nation              Martin Sandino, Amanda Maria Yoland
ETHN130  Social & Econ Hist/Southwest I  Frank, Ross H.
ETHN30  Intro Chicanx & Latinx Studies  Fuste, Jose Ignacio
ETHN3R  R-Intro: Making Culture         Streeby, Shelley
HDS173  Race, Media, and Identity       Instructor Pending
HILD7C  Race & Ethnicity/United States  Bermudez, Rosie Cano
HIUS103  United States & Pacific World   Man, Simeon S
HIUS136  Citizenship & Civil Rts/20th c  Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica
HIUS157  American Women,Womanhood1870-P  Klann, Mary Cameron
HIUS158  Social & Econ Hist/Southwest I  Frank, Ross H.
LATI10  Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation  Kennemore, Amy Michelle
LIGN8  Languages & Cultures/America    McIntosh, Justin Daniel
LTEN181  Asian American Literature       Suzuki, Erin M.
LTEN185  Themes/Afro-Americn Literature  Childs, Dennis R.
LTEN27  Intro/Afro-American Literature  Childs, Dennis R.
MUS150  Jazz & Music/African Diaspora   Davis, Anthony Curtis
MUS17  Hip-Hop                         Instructor Pending
PHIL156  Latinx Philosophy               Vargas, Manuel Rogelio
PHIL170  Philosophy and Race             Hardimon, Michael O.
POLI108  Politics of Multiculturalism    Adida, Claire
POLI150A  Politics of Immigration         Wong, Tak Kei
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
SOCI111  Local Lives, Global Problems    Ribas Norris, Janet Vanesa
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Clarke, Sherice Nicole
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Aragon, Maria Jose
SOCI126  Social Organization/Education   Gallagher-Geurtsen, Tricia Meghan
SOCI127  Immigration, Race, & Ethnicity  Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar
SOCI133E  Sociology of Race & Ethnicity   Pitt, Richard Norris
SOCI140J  Sociology of Social Justice     Estefan, Michel
SOCI151  Social Movements                Instructor Pending
TDHT120  Indigenous Theatre and Perform  Burelle, Julie Sara Veronique
USP3  City and Social Theory          Martin, Isaac
VIS102  Democratizing the City          Cruz, Edwin Teddy

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 (