The minor in diversity studies complements major fields of study. It focuses on the impacts of race, social class, culture, gender, and ethnicity, and also on the issues and effects of age, ableism, disability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.
The minor’s governing paradigm is threefold: awareness, knowledge, and practice. Its primary goals are: (1) to have students achieve awareness of multiple perspectives, diverse populations and the theoretical foundations and language of diversity studies; (2) to have students acquire knowledge about the several aspects of diversity; and (3) to help students practice that knowledge in their lives—whether in the workplace, their personal lives or their roles as citizens.
Students at Susquehanna University will perform a very different kind of play Thursday under the direction of Center for Diversity and Social Justice's activist-in-residence and professional actor and director Dale Ricardo Shields. »