The School of Social Sciences offers a Cultural Competency certificate for all undergraduates interested in supplementing their education with cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Requiring a minimum of five courses, the certification facilitates the study of cultural knowledge and diversity, inequalities and advocacy, cultural gaps, and culturally effective leadership. The knowledge and skills gained through the required curriculum is valuable for all professions in varying fields of service (ranging from business, education, social work, psychology, to medicine and public health).

Please apply by completing the application.

Deadline to apply for the 2016-17 academic year: 5:00 pm, Friday, May 5th.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) please click on the questions on the section below:

 

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Applicable Coursework:

I. Diversity in America in Context (1 Required)

  • Anthropology 2A Introduction to Social Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology 20A People, Culture, & Environmental Sustainability
  • Anthropology 128B Race, Gender, and Science. Same as CHC/LAT 176, Gen & Sex 188A
  • Anthropology 139 Special Topics in Cultural and Psychological Anthropology
  • Chc/Lat 64 Intro Race & Ethnicity. Same as POL SCI 61A
  • Chc/Lat 147 Comparative Minority Politics. Same as AFAM 151, ASIANAM 132, POL SCI 124C
  • Sociology 3 Social Problems
  • Sociology 63 Race & Ethnicity. Same as SOC SCI 70A
  • Sociology 68A Ethnic & Immg. America. Same as CHCLAT 65
  • Sociology 79 Special Topics: Societies and Social Inequality
  • Sociology 165A(W)Social Inequality: Sociol Perspective
  • Sociology 166 Immigration, Ethnicity, & Inequality. Same as SOC SCI 168B
  • Sociology 167A(W)Race & Ethnic Relations in the US. Same as CHC/LAT 148(W)
  • Sociology 169 Special Topics: Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
  • Sociology 174 Protests, Movements, and Revolutions. Same as POL SCI 156D
  • Social Science 70C Comparing Cultures
 

II. Culture & Politics Courses (1 Required)

  • Anthropology 85A Cultures in Collision: Indian & White Relations
    Since Columbus. Same as SOC 65.
  • Anthropology 125X Transnational Migration. Same as CHC/LAT 161, INTL ST 117A
  • Anthropology 125Z Muslim Identities in North America. Same as ASAM 142
  • Anthropology 134A Medical Anthropology. Same as CHC/LAT 178A
  • Anthropology 136A Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World. Same as INTL ST 153E
  • Anthropology 150A Language and Social Cognition
  • Anthropology 161T Field Research: Asian Immigrants and Refugees in Orange County
  • Anthropology 162B Indian North America
  • Chc/Lat 61 Intro Chc/Lat I
  • Chc/Lat 63 Intro Chc/Lat III
  • Chc/Lat 114 Film Media and the Latino Community. Same as SOC SCI 173G
  • Chc/Lat 116 Reading Images Culturally. Same as ANTHRO 137A
  • Chc/Lat 132B Chicana/Chicano History: Twentieth Century. Same as HISTORY 151B
  • Chc/Lat 138 Chicano/Chicana Labor History. Same as SOC SCI 167.
  • Chc/Lat 166 Chicano Movement. Same as PP&D 177
  • Chc/Lat 179 Special Topics in Health, Medicine, and Psychosocial Dynamics
  • Chc/Lat 183 Multicultural Education in K-12 Schools. Same as EDUC 124.
  • Chc/Lat 189 Special Topics in Educational Policy and Issues
  • Psychology 173A Psychological Anthropology. Same as ANTHRO 132A.
  • Psychology 174A Asian American Psychology. Same as ASIANAM 141
  • Psychology 174E African American Psychology. Same as AFAM 153
  • Psychology 174F Chc/Lat Psychology. Same as CHC/LAT 171
  • Pol Sci 69 Lower Division Special Topics in Minority Politics
  • Pol Sci 124A The Politics of Protest. Same as ASIANAM 144.
  • Pol Sci 124B Latinos in US Politics. Same as CHC/LAT 151
  • Pol Sci 124C Comparative Minority Politics. Same as AFAM 151, CHC/LAT 147, ASIANAM 132
  • Pol Sci 124E African American Politics. Same as AFAM 152.
  • Pol Sci 126C US Immigration Policy. Same as CHC/LAT 163.
  • Pol Sci 138C(W)Ethics of Difference
  • Political Science 15_
    • E. Asian Politics
    • Chinese Politics
    • Korean Politics
    • German Politics
    • W. European Politics
    • European Politics
    • Latin American Politics
    • Canadian Politics
    • Human Rights – focus on Latin America
    • Canadian Politics
  • Sociology 51 AsAm Family & Comm
  • Sociology 136 Relig Trad of AsAm. Same as ASIANAM 143
  • Sociology 173 Social Inequality.
  • Sociology 174 Protests, Movements, and Revolutions. Same as POL SCI 156D.
  • Sociology 177(W) Immigration & Social Policy
  • Social Science 120 Transnational Gangs. Same as INTL ST 130
  • Social Science 123A U.S. Intervention in Latin America. Same as INTL ST 177D, HISTORY 166, CHC/LAT 150
  • Social Science 165 Chicano/Latino Families. Same as CHC/LAT 170, PSYCH 174H.
  • Social Science 183E Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Same as ANTHRO 136D, POL SCI 154G, INTL ST 183E.
  • Social Science 188A Introduction to Contemporary Middle East Politics. Same as INTL ST 165, POL SCI 158D.
  • Social Science 189 when topic is related to cultural competence. Submit syllabus for approval.
 

III. Gender and Sexuality Classes (1 required)

  • Anthropology 50B Gender & Global Health
  • Anthropology 121D Cross-Cult St in Gender. Same as INTL ST 153B
  • Anthropology 134F Anthropology of the Body.
  • Anthropology 136G Colonialism & Gender. Same as INTL ST 153D
  • Anthropology 136K The Woman and the Body.
  • Chc/Lat 135 Latinas in the Twentieth Century U.S. Same as HISTORY 151C
  • Chc/Lat 158W Feminisms of Color
  • Chc/Lat 140A Latina/Latino Queer Sexualities.
  • Sociology 161(W) Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology 168(W) Sexism and Power. Same as POL SCI 134J(W).

IV. Global Aspect (1 Required)

  • Anthropology 30A Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective
  • Anthropology 121J Urban Anthropology. Same as INTL ST 153C.
  • Anthropology 125A Economic Anthropology. Same as ECON 152A.
  • Anthropology 125X Transnational Migration. Same as CHC/LAT 161, INTL ST 117A.
  • Anthropology 128C Culture, Power, and Cyberspace
  • Anthropology 134G HIV/AIDS in a Global Context.
  • Anthropology 141A Ancient Civilization of Mexico and the Southwest. Same as INTL ST 177I.
  • Anthropology 162A Peoples and Cultures of Latin America. Same as INTL ST 177J
  • Anthropology 164P Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia. Same as INTL ST 162B, POL SCI 154F
  • Anthropology 165A Modern Iran: Cinema and Society
  • Anthropology 163A Peoples of the Pacific. INTL ST 158B
  • Anthropology 162A Peoples and Cultures of Latin America. Same as INTL ST 177J.
  • Chc/Lat 130 Introduction to Cuba: History, Culture, and Society. INTL ST 177F, SOC SCI 173Q.
  • Chc/Lat 169 Special Topics in Globalization, Transnationalism, Immigration, U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Intl St 11 Global Cultures and Society. Same as ANTHRO 41A.
  • Intl St 13 Global Economy. Same as ECON 13.
  • Intl St 14 Introduction to International Relations. Same as POL SCI 41A.
  • Intl St 112A International Business. Same as SOC SCI 115D.
  • Intl St 170 Israel and the World: An Introduction. Same as SOC SCI 188E.
  • Intl St 176A African Politics
  • Intl St 177C Revolution in Latin America. Same as CHC/LAT 151B, HISTORY 166D, SOC SCI 173N.
  • Intl St 177D U.S. Intervention in Latin America. Same as HISTORY 166, SOC SCI 123A, CHC/LAT 150.
  • Intl St 177E Cuban Society and Revolution. Same as POL SCI 153G, HISTORY 166C, CHC/LAT 157.
  • Intl St 177F Introduction to Cuba: History, Culture, and Society. Same as CHC/LAT 130, SOC SCI 173Q.
  • Intl St 179 Regional Topics in International Studies
  • Intl St 183E Conflict Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Same as ANTHRO 136D, SOC SCI 183E, POL SCI 154G
  • Economics 153W Political Institutions, Legal Systems, and Economic Development.
  • Economics 163 Communism in Russia and China.
  • Economics 165 Economics of International Business.
  • Pol Sci 43D Global Security and Cooperation
  • Pol Sci 49 Lower-Division Special Topics in International Relations
  • Pol Sci 51A Introduction to Politics Around the World
  • Pol Sci 136D Middle East Narratives. Same as INTL ST 174.
  • Pol Sci 141B International Political Economy. Same as INTL ST 114A.
  • Pol Sci 141C International Political Economy of East Asia
  • Pol Sci 141E U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Asia. Same as INTL ST 142G
  • Pol Sci 142B The International Relations of East Asia. Same as INTL ST 142D
  • Pol Sci 142D U.S. Foreign Policy I: Globalism and Cold War. Same as INTL ST 142A.
  • Pol Sci 142E U.S. Foreign Policy II: Cold War Decline and After. Same as INTL ST 142B.
  • Pol Sci 142F U.S. Foreign Policy III: National Security Decision-Making. Same as INTL ST 142C
  • Pol Sci 142H Human Rights and Foreign Policy. Same as INTL ST 142F.
  • Pol Sci 143E Globalization and It’s Discontents
  • Pol Sci 143F Intelligence in International Politics. Same as INTL ST 141A.
  • Pol Sci 144A Approaches to International Relations. Same as INTL ST 140A.
  • Pol Sci 151A East Asian Politics. Same as INTL ST 176B.
  • Pol Sci 151B Introduction to Chinese Politics. Same as INTL ST 176C.
  • Pol Sci 151C Chinese Politics: Policy, Leadership, and Change. Same as INTL ST 176D.
  • Pol Sci 153A Latin American Politics. Same as INTL ST 176K, CHC/LAT 151A.
  • Pol Sci 154C Comparative Politics: Four Nations, Three Continents. Same as INTL ST 144A.
  • Pol Sci 155F Political Economy of Japan. Same as INTL ST 114D.
  • Sociology 175B. China in the Global Age. Same as INTL ST 158D.
  • Social Science 120 Transnational Gangs. Same as INTL ST 130.
  • Social Science 173I Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexican Border. Same as CHC/LAT 160, INTL ST 177B.
  • Social Science 183E Conflict Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Same as POL SCI 154G, INTL ST 183E, ANTHRO 136D
  • Social Science 188A Introduction to Contemporary Middle East Politics. Same as INTL ST 165, POL SCI
  • Social Science 188I Afghanistan. Same as INTL ST 162, POL SCI 158C.
  • Social Science 188K Political Islam. Same as INTL ST 161A.
 

V. History (1 Required)

  • History 10 The Holocaust
  • History 15A Native American History
  • History 15C Asian American Histories. Same as ASAM 50, SOC SCI 78A.
  • History 15D History of Sexuality in the US
  • History 15E Memory and Migration: American Families on the Move
  • History 16A World Religions I
  • History 16B World Religions II
  • History 16C Religious Dialogue
  • History 18A Introduction to Jewish Cultures
  • History 40A Colonial America: New Worlds
  • History 40B Nineteenth-Century U.S.: Crisis and Expansion
  • History 40C Modern America: Culture and Power

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