Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor

Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor

Diversity & Inclusion Studies

Minor

America is a multicultural polity and demands knowledgeable and pragmatic thinkers who understand the range of human experiences. The diversity and inclusion studies minor (DISM) exposes cadets to varied perspectives and methodologies for understanding and studying the humanities and social sciences.

Offered by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

The Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor (DISM) exposes cadets to varied perspectives & methodologies for understanding and studying the humanities and social sciences. The minor draws on courses in multiple departments and offers cadets a framework for critically and creatively thinking about the broader impact of diversity and inclusion at the individual, organizational, societal, and/or global levels – providing them with knowledge and insights that can help prepare them to lead in today's Army. 

Required Courses

Sociology/English/Politics (Choose 2 of 3):

  • EN352 POWER AND DIFFERENCE
  • PL377 SOCIAL INEQUALITY
  • SS392 POLITICS-RACE,GENDER,SEXUALITY

and

History (Choose 1 of 4):

  • HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS 
  • HI398 CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMER HISTORY 
  • HI461 TOPICS IN GENDER HISTORY 
  • HI463 RACE, ETHNICITY, NATION

Sample Electives

  • EN321 AMERICAN LITERATURE I
  • EN322 AMERICAN LITERATURE II 
  • EN332 BRITISH LITERATURE II
  • EN340 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 
  • EN351 WORLD LITERATURE 
  • EN352 POWER AND DIFFERENCE 
  • EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 
  • EV390B URBAN GEOGRAPHY 
  • HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS 
  • HI461 TOPICS IN GENDER HISTORY 
  • HI463 RACE, ETHNICITY, NATION 
  • LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT 
  • LW199 CIVIL RIGHTS STAFF RIDE 
  • LW461 CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE LAW 
  • PL371 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY 
  • PL372 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY  
  • PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 
  • SS392 POLITICS-RACE,GENDER,SEXUALITY 
  • SS468 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION  
  • XH405 THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS LEGACY
  • XH415 GENOCIDE AND ETHNIC CLEANSING

To learn more, view the full Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Curriculum.

Cadets in this minor have opportunities to pursue diversity and inclusion in intra-, multi- and inter-disciplinary ways. 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership or the West Point Leadership Center.