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We embrace individuals of diverse backgrounds who come together to form the Clark community. Our Diversity and Inclusion course requirement ensures that every Clarkie benefits from the vital exchange of ideas and experiences provided by this rich campus.

By understanding and appreciating diverse experiences, we challenge beliefs and assumptions. We extend one another’s range of experience. We teach one another to see the world from different perspectives. We share one another’s concerns, and respect one another’s dignity — regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, age, ability, citizenship, nationality, or ethnicity.

Every undergraduate is required to complete a course with a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) attribute. Most of our D&I courses have a substantial focus on race, gender, or ethnicity, but others may address issues around religion, age, sexuality, ability, nationality, or class. All D&I courses engage students in the critical analysis of topics such as power, intersectionality, inequality, marginality, and identity. Courses fulfilling other requirements in the Program of Liberal Studies or in any major, concentration, or minor requirements may simultaneously fulfill the D&I requirement.

Complexities of Urban Schools (Education)

Major American Writers I (English)

Gender and Environment (Geography)

Urban Ethnography Lab (Geography)

Social Justice and the City (Geography)

Memory and National Identity in Post-War Japanese Fiction and Film (Japanese)

Management and Behavioral Principles (Management)

Women Philosophers in the Early Modern Period (Philosophy)

Latin-American Politics (Political Science)

Latino Politics in the U.S. (Political Science)

Psychology of Sexual Orientation (Psychology)

Ethnicity, Race, Culture, and Child Development (Psychology)

Social and Cultural Issue Documentary Production (Screen Studies)

Herencia y Cultura Hispanicas (Spanish)

American LBGTQ History (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Sub-Saharan African Art: Challenges of Evidence, Interpretation, Preservation and Ownership (Art History)

Social Justice Participatory Research Practices (Community, Youth, and Education Studies)

Complexities of Urban Schools (Education)

Racism and Educational Inequality in the Lives of Youth in Urban Schools (Education)

Writing the Borderlands (English)

Reading Voraciously: Food and Literature in the 20th Century (English)

Queer Victorians (English)

Ethnic America: Literature, Theory, Politics (English)

Toni Morrison (English)

Taste, Culture, Power: Historical Geographies of Food (Geography)

Race and Urban Space (Geography)

Jewish History After 1492 (History)

Genocides, Ethnic Cleansings, and Forced Deportations in the Twentieth Century (History)

Culture, Health, and Development: What Makes Us Sick? (International Development)

Sports and Physical Fitness in U.S. History (Gender, Race, and Area Studies)

Management and Behavioral Principles (Management)

Politics of Ethnicity and Identity (Political Science)

Women, Politics, and Public Policy (Political Science)

Social Psychology of Intergroup Violence, Oppression, and Liberation (Political Science)

Race and American Society (Sociology)

Sex, Love, and Intimacy Across the Color Line (Women’s and Gender Studies)