Minor: Linguistic Diversity, Culture and Social Justice


The Linguistic Diversity, Culture and Social Justice minor consists of 12 units of education courses that focus on linguistic and cultural diversity of California's diverse populations. Courses in the minor offer undergraduate students an opportunity to explore the issues of race/ethnicity, culture, language, class, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, religion, ageism, ability/disability, and how to promote equity and social justice in society. In addition, one of the courses includes a field-bases tutoring experience in a local educational setting with high numbers of children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Students may incorporate one elective in place of EDUC 173 with the aproval of faculty advisors.

Connection to All Majors
 Almost all academic and occupational fields have an education component. An education minor can help prepare students become better prepared for the increasingly global world-of-work by learning about social and cultural conditions in today’s society. In particular, this minor, with its emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity, sexual orientation, religion, ageism and poverty, can enhance the academic and career options for CSUS graduates in a range of majors including but not limited to: Business, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Recreation Administration, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Vocational Education.

For Future Teachers
For students considering a teaching career, this minor addresses many issues challenging schools today and incorporates one of the prerequisites for entering the CSUS College of Education teaching credential program: EDUC 170 “Bilingual Education: Introduction to the Education of English Learners.” This minor is also recommended for students seeking the Bilingual Authorization for their teaching credential offered in Spanish and Hmong.


Total units required for Minor: 12

Course Listing

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Additional Information

Students interested in pursuing careers such as: Business, Communication Studies, Ethic Studies, Foreign Languages, and Vocational Education, as well as other specializations may consider the this minor in Linguistic Diversity, Culture and Social Justice.


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