Diversity Minor at the University of Washington


Welcome to the Diversity Minor Website!

The Diversity Minor Program has been created by the Diversity Minor Committee, a body of faculty chosen from numerous departments throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, and is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of how race, class, gender, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, religion, and age interact to define identities and social relations.  The program brings cohesion to a variety of courses selected to increase students’ critical thinking about issues of diversity.  The Diversity Minor provides an avenue for students to gain knowledge, skills and perspectives that are essential to civic participation, employability, and quality of life after graduation.

News & Upcoming Events

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To get started, please read through the
requirements, list of courses, and course criteria.

Questions? Please contact the Diversity Minor program:

Jamie Barnhorst, Academic Advisor - C21
Padelford Hall B-507 Box 354380
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
206.616.2352 divminor@uw.edu

Prof. Rick Bonus, Program Director
Padelford Hall Box 354380
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Prof. Judith A. Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences
Communications 069, Box 353765
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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Common Ground

On the median that divides the walkway between Mary Gates Hall and Suzzallo Library, there’s a new public monument to diversity. It began as a protest over a statue, and ended up as a monument. Read the story of how the monument was created in Columns: The University of Washington Alumni Magazine.

Pictured: Students help build the monument.

Students help build the new diversity monument

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