Cultural Diversity Pre-Summer 2012
The GS cultural diversity requirement is intended to ensure that students are exposed to cultures other than their own and expand upon the ways they view the world. To that end, students are required to take at least one course outside their own ethnic or cultural framework that focuses on a culture, society, literature, or language of a nation or region that, as a general principle, is located outside the United States, Canada, or Europe. Columbia offers an excellent range of courses that focus on Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and various regions of Asia. Courses that focus on Native American history or culture may also fulfill the requirement. A course meeting a major requirement or another core requirement may simultaneously fulfill the cultural diversity requirement.