Cultural Competency Minor

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The multidisciplinary minor in Cultural Competency enhances the perspectives of students working within culturally diverse communities on a national, international, and global scale. Students completing this minor will be better prepared to thrive and be successful in a diverse workplace. The minor is beneficial to students whose career path requires them to be effective professionals, such as teachers, nurses, social workers, journalists as well as technicians, engineers, and scientists. Area focus, such as East Asia, the Middle East, South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as LGBTQ+ and disabilities, is an integral part of the minor. 

The minor requires 18 credit hours of course work and independent study. Within these 18 credit hours, credit hours must be taken outside the student’s primary discipline. The student must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at SIUC. 

Students who wish to enroll in this minor must consult with the Director of the School of Africana and Multicultural Studies.

Cultural Competency Minor Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core Requirements: AFR 499, AFR 499B, ANTH 470A 9
Elective Courses: AFR 495, AFR 360 or HIST 361, AFR 449, AFR 472, AFR 487, ANTH 202, ANTH 204, ANTH 240D, CMST 201, CMST 241, CMST 301I, CMST 441, CMST 448, CCJ 203, CCJ 340, PSYC 223, PSYC 233, PSYC 334, SOC 215, SOC 435, SOC 437, SOC 438, SOC 455, WGSS 426, WGSS 456, WGSS 489 1 9
Total 18

1 Other relevant courses as approved by the Director of the School of Africana and Multicultural Studies