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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 2024 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course # Course Title Instructor Dept.
AAS10  Intro/African-American Studies  Butler, Elizabeth Annette           AAS 
AAS170  Legacies of Research            Butler, Elizabeth Annette           AAS 
ANTH10  Climate Justice                 Stewart, Alexander B                ANTH
ANTH105  Climate Change, Race,& Inequal  Pending ANTH
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Stone, Annika Britt                 ANTH
ANTH23  Debating Multiculturalism       Pending ANTH
BILD60  DEI in Relation to Human Bio    Hammond, LaTisha Marie              BIOL
CGS112  Sexuality & Nation              Martin Sandino, Amanda Maria Yoland CGS 
COMM10  Introduction to Communication   Schmidt, Thomas Rainer              COMM
COMM102C  MMPP: Media & Design Practicum  Campion, Camille E                  COMM
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann                 DOC 
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann                 DOC 
EDS111  Child Family Community          Wishard Guerra, Alison G.           EDS 
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Gabrielle Anastasia          EDS 
EDS125  Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed  Aragon, Maria Jose                  EDS 
EDS126  Social Organization/Education   Jones, Makeba                       EDS 
EDS130  Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn  Mendez, Kathrina Mendoza            EDS 
EDS133  Counsel, Mentor, Advise (P-12)  Bintliff, Amy S.V.                  EDS 
EDS136  Intro/Acad Tut/Second Schl Std  Chung, Luz Marina                   EDS 
EDS145  Arts Across the Curriculum      Choi, Bailey Miyeon                 EDS 
ETHN127  Sexuality & Nation              Martin Sandino, Amanda Maria Yoland ETHN
ETHN144M  Antiracist Medicine/HealthCare  Jolivette, Andrew J                 ETHN
ETHN153  Citizenship & Civil Rts/20th c  Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica          ETHN
ETHN179  Discover Jazz                   Richards, Stephanie F               ETHN
ETHN30  Intro Chicanx & Latinx Studies  Fuste, Jose Ignacio                 ETHN
ETHN3R  R-Intro: Making Culture         Streeby, Shelley                    ETHN
HILD7C  Race & Ethnicity/United States  Bermudez, Rosie Cano                HIST
HIUS136  Citizenship & Civil Rts/20th c  Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica          HIST
LATI10  Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation  Kennemore, Amy Michelle             LATI
LIGN175  Sociolinguistics                Rodriguez Aispuro, Alejandro        LING
LIGN8  Languages & Cultures/America    McIntosh, Justin Daniel             LING
LTEN181  Asian American Literature       Mukherjee, Silpa                    LIT 
LTEN28  Intr/Asian-American Literature  Blanco, John D                      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 
MUS127  Discover Jazz                   Richards, Stephanie F               MUS 
MUS150  Jazz & Music/African Diaspora   Davis, Anthony Curtis               MUS 
MUS17  Hip-Hop                         Pending MUS 
MUS8  American Music: Jazz Cultures   Pending MUS 
POLI108  Politics of Multiculturalism    Adida, Claire                       POLI
POLI13DR  Power and Justice               Draper, Matthew William             POLI
POLI150A  Politics of Immigration         Wong, Tak Kei                       POLI
PSYC127  Health Inequities & Wellbeing   Dickenson, Janna Alene              PSYC
SOCI111  Local Lives, Global Problems    Ribas Norris, Janet Vanesa          SOC 
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Gabrielle Anastasia          SOC 
SOCI125  Sociology of Immigration        Calderon-Zaks, Michael Aar          SOC 
SOCI126  Social Organization/Education   Jones, Makeba                       SOC 
SOCI139  Socl Inequal:Class,Race,Gender  Ribas Norris, Janet Vanesa          SOC 
SOCI140J  Sociology of Social Justice     Estefan, Michel                     SOC 
SOCI151  Social Movements                Goldman, Harvey Stern               SOC 
SOCI173  Soc/Health, Illness, Medicine   Crofts, Christine                   SOC 
SOCI2  The Study of Society            Rogers, Julia Ellen                 SOC 
TDHT109  African American Theatre        Anderson, Mysia Anyse               THEA
TDHT122  Performance and Nightlife       Power, Jade Yukana                  THEA
USP3  City and Social Theory          Martin, Isaac                       USP 
VIS102  Democratizing the City          Cruz, Edwin Teddy                   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 (