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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 2022 Quarter.
Courses are contingent upon enrollments. 
Course Number  Course Title Instructor Department
AAS10  Intro/African-American Studies  Butler, Elizabeth Annette AAS 
ANBI131  Biology and Culture of Race     Non, Amy L ANTH
ANSC162  Language, Identity & Community  Berman, Michael David ANTH
ANTH105  Climate Change, Race,& Inequal  Jones, Ian William Nasser ANTH
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Borrero, Mario Ricardo ANTH
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Berman, Michael David ANTH
ANTH21  Race and Racisms                Kurian, Amrita Achamma ANTH
ANTH23  Debating Multiculturalism       Stewart, Alexander B ANTH
BILD60  DEI in Relation to Human Bio    Mel, Stephanie BIOL
CGS105  Queer Theory                    Whitley, Leila Marie CGS 
COGS2  Cognitive NeuroEconomics        Boyle, Mary E. T. COGS
COMM10  Introduction to Communication   Schmidt, Thomas Rainer COMM
COMM131  Comm, Dissent, Social Mvments   Fields, Gary COMM
CSE194  Race, Gender & Computing        Munyaka, Imani N. S. CSE 
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann DOC 
DOC100D  Promises&Contradictions/USCult  Pass, Natalye Joann DOC 
EDS112  U.S. Urban Education            Chapman, Thandeka K EDS 
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Makeba EDS 
EDS117  Language, Culture & Education   Aragon, Maria Jose EDS 
EDS125  Hist,Polic&Theory/Bilingual Ed  Aragon, Maria Jose EDS 
EDS126  Social Organization/Education   To Be Determined EDS 
EDS130  Intro/Acad Ment/Elem Schl Stdn  Hopkins, Megan Beth EDS 
EDS133  Counsel, Mentor, Advise (P-12)  Bintliff, Amy S.V. EDS 
EDS136  Intro/Acad Tut/Second Schl Std  Chung, Luz Marina EDS 
ETHN103A  United States & Pacific World   Man, Simeon S ETHN
ETHN112B  NativeAm& Indigenous Hist USII  Jolivette, Andrew J ETHN
ETHN124  Asian American Literature       Suzuki, Erin M. ETHN
ETHN140A  Refugee San Diego               Espiritu, Yen ETHN
ETHN163F  Playing Indian:Native Am Cinem  Burelle, Julie Sara Veronique ETHN
ETHN163J  Asian American Social Movemnts  Man, Simeon S ETHN
ETHN179  Discover Jazz                   Dresser, Mark Stuart ETHN
ETHN2  Intro:CirculationsofDifference  Sasaki, Christen T ETHN
HDS173  Race, Media, and Identity       To Be Determined HDS 
HILD7A  Race & Ethnicity/United States  Widener, Daniel HIST
HIUS103  United States & Pacific World   Man, Simeon S HIST
HIUS112  The U.S. Civil War              Plant, Rebecca Jo HIST
HIUS125  Asian American Social Movemnts  Man, Simeon S HIST
HIUS157  American Women,Womanhood1870-P  Plant, Rebecca Jo HIST
LATI10  Lat Amer Studies&US Liberation  Kennemore, Amy Michelle LATI
LIGN178  Spanish Sociolinguistics        Munoz Sanchez, Alicia LING
LIGN8  Languages & Cultures/America    McIntosh, Justin Daniel LING
LTCS130  Gender,Race/Ethn,Class&Culture  Nguyen, Hoang Tan LIT 
LTEN181  Asian American Literature       Suzuki, Erin M. LIT 
LTEN185  Themes/Afro-Americn Literature  Childs, Dennis R. LIT 
LTEN185  Themes/Afro-Americn Literature  Middleton, Kianna LIT 
LTEN28  Intr/Asian-American Literature  Suzuki, Erin M. 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 
MUS127  Discover Jazz                   Dresser, Mark Stuart MUS 
MUS150  Jazz & Music/African Diaspora   Borgo, David Garcia MUS 
MUS17  Hip-Hop                         Burr, Anthony I MUS 
MUS19R  Blacktronika: Afrofuturism      Britt, King James MUS 
PHIL155  Mexican Philosophy              Tolley, Clinton PHIL
PHIL170  Philosophy and Race             Hardimon, Michael O. PHIL
POLI100I  Participation and Inequality    Gause, LaGina POLI
POLI150A  Politics of Immigration         Wong, Tak Kei POLI
PSYC131  Scientific Racism               Anagnostaras, Stephan PSYC
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Jones, Makeba SOC 
SOCI117  Language, Culture & Education   Aragon, Maria Jose SOC 
SOCI126  Social Organization/Education   Pitt, Richard Norris SOC 
SOCI173  Soc/Health, Illness, Medicine   Navon, Daniel SOC 
SOCI2  The Study of Society            Raudenbush, Danielle SOC 
TDGE131  Playing Indian:Native Am Cinem  Burelle, Julie Sara Veronique THEA
TDHT103  Asian American Theatre          Reimer, Jonathan Charles THEA
TDHT107  American Theatre                Reimer, Jonathan Charles THEA
VIS152D  IdentityThruTransnationalCinem  Cartwright, Lisa 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 (