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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Institutional Diversity

Cultural Diversity Requirement Appeal

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/services/requirementappeal/

Cultural Diversity Graduation Requirements 1992

Minnesota State Mankato promotes diversity through its curriculum and special events. The overall curriculum is heavily influenced with cultural diversity. All students are required to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in cultural diversity.

For academic purposes and graduation requirements cultural diversity courses are defined as core and related courses. A core cultural diversity course contains at least 75% of its content devoted to topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, and disabilities as they occur in United States society. A cultural diversity related course is at least 25% devoted to the above topics or to a global perspective on topics related to African American, Asian American, Hispanic and Native American inhabitants of the United States.

Domestic cultural diversity courses study the diverse components of United States culture in order to offer an understanding of the history and culture of ethnically diverse groups; majority/minority relations; civil rights; and other economic, political, social, and educational issues surrounding such pluralism. This study of cultural diversity emphasizes understanding the dynamics of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class and disabilities.

Global cultural diversity courses provide students with knowledge of societies, peoples, and cultures throughout the world as they relate to African American, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American inhabitants of the United States.

Cultural Diversity Requirement Appeal

In order to process your appeal for a Cultural Diversity credit, we need the following information:

  • Formal Appeal Letter - (letter from you outlining your request)
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Course Outline/Syllabus
  • Credit Evaluation - (can be obtained from the Registrar's Office, WA 132)

Please submit the items to:

Henry Morris

Interim Dean of Institutional Diversity

228 Wigley Administration Building
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6747
Email: henry.morris@mnsu.edu


Relate your appeal to these definitions:
  1. A Cultural Diversity (CD) core course is at least 75% devoted topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, and disabilities as they occur in the United States.
  2. A CD-Related course is at least 25% devoted to the above topics or to a global perspective on topics related to African American, Asian, Hispanics, and Native American inhabitants of the United States