Kent State University's Diversity Requirement is part of the university's broader efforts to encourage, both at the university and beyond, the development of communities in which all members and their contributions are recognized and valued. Diversity courses provide opportunities for students to learn about such matters as the history, culture, values and notable achievements of people other than those of their own national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, physical and mental ability, and social class. Diversity courses also provide opportunities to examine problems and issues that may arise from differences, and opportunities to learn how to deal constructively with them.
The Department of History offers a variety of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement.
- HIST 11050 History of Civilization I
- HIST 11051 History of Civilization II
- HIST 12070 History of the United States: The Formative Period
- HIST 12071 History of the United States: The Modern Period
- HIST 31140 Modern Latin America
- HIST 31143 The African-Brazilian Experience in Culture and Literature
- HIST 41056 History of Colonial America: 1492-1714
- HIST 41057 Eighteenth-Century America: 1714-1789
- HIST 41070 American Social and Intellectual History, 1789-1876
- HIST 41071 American Social and Intellectual History, 1876-Present
- HIST 42397 Colloquium: Women in Europe From Antiquity to Renaissance
- HIST 42497 Colloquium: Women in Modern Europe