A minor in Diversity Studies provides students with an applied understanding of cultural diversity in its many forms. Those who undertake this standalone minor will learn about the histories and experiences of minority groups, including people of colour, women, LGBTQI+ people and those with disabilities. On the one hand, Diversity Studies critically examines the various kinds of marginalisation caused by racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination. On the other, it offers creative ways to conceptualise difference as a cultural asset and use it as a tool for social transformation in an increasingly global world.
This minor will equip you with a wide range of frameworks for social justice and policy work in a number of professions as well as the confidence to work independently and collaboratively on important issues of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. You will undertake units of study from a variety of programs, including Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Education and Social Work, Australian Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, and Government and International Relations.
The Diversity Studies minor requirements are listed in the Diversity Studies unit of study table.
More information and current contact details for academic coordinators may be found on the Gender and Cultural Studies page.
The Discipline of Gender and Cultural Studies is administered by the School of Humanities (SOH).