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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Certificate Curriculum

Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism offers students the opportunity to understand and interrogate the historical, structural, cultural, and psychosocial sources of intersecting oppressions in all the courses. It also affords students the opportunity to think critically about existing solutions to these problems and develop novel, effective, context-specific strategies to resist and transform them. The certificate is especially appropriate for students who are already working in organizations (e.g., schools, companies, government, non-profits, etc.) and who would like to advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The 15-credit certificate program consists of the following coursework:

Required Courses (9 credits)

There are three required courses in this program:

  • PSYG 555/PSY 355 – Social Psychology of Power, Oppression, and Privilege
  • AASG 581/SOCG 581/AAS281/SOC281 – Sociology of Race in the US
  • AASG 699 – Capstone: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism Graduate Practicum

Electives (6 credits)

Select two elective courses:


  • AASG 576/HISG 565 –  African American Women’s History
  • AASG 575/WGST 565 –  Black Feminist Thought
  • WGST 543 –  Queer Studies
  • WGST 510 –  Feminist Theories
  • WGST 520 –  Gender Equity in the Classroom
  • WGST 530 – Men and Masculinities: Literary Perspectives

Other elective courses

  • AASG 562/WGST 562 – History of Black Lives Matter
  • AASG 553/CRMG 552 – Race, Crime, and Justice