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Diversity Education for Students

NC State’s academic program is rich with opportunities for students to learn and study human diversity. Courses related to the study of world cultures, religions, disabilities, gender and other forms of diversity are available throughout the university curriculum.

General Education Program (GEP) for Undergraduates

The General Education Program (GEP) includes a requirement that each undergraduate student complete one course on U.S. Diversity. The study of diversity in the United States provides students with the opportunity to consider questions of difference and culture, identity and community, privilege and oppression and power and responsibility in our nation, and to gain an understanding of how these issues affect both individuals and communities. A complete description of the U.S. Diversity GEP requirement, objectives and courses that satisfy the requirement are provided in Courses, Curricula, and Academic Standards.

The General Education Program (GEP) also includes a requirement that each undergraduate student complete one course on Global Knowledge. Global knowledge is necessary for students to understand the world and their place in it. The global knowledge requirement provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex interrelationships among nations, to gain a deeper appreciation of other cultures and peoples, and to evaluate the impact of U.S. culture and policy on the rest of the world. A complete description of the Global Diversity GEP requirement, objectives and courses that satisfy the requirement are provided in Courses, Curricula, and Academic Standards.