Western Kentucky University

Diversity & Community Studies

Diversity & Community Studies OfficeSenior Scholar and Head Graduate Assistant, Urmila TokekarWKU Gerontology Alzheimer's Memory WalkStudy Abroad AfricaICSR Student Assistant, Bianca Brown Gender & Women's Studies Student Assistant, Tracy Jo Ingram with Dr. Isabel Mukonyora, Philosophy & ReligionAfrican American Studies Students at the King Center in Atlanta, GeorgiaAfrican American Studies Students at the National Underground Railroad Museum in Maysville, KentuckySteve Pemberton with Gender & Women's Studies Coalition Reading GroupICSR Staff

Diversity & Community Studies Office

Gerontology - Senior Scholar and Head Graduate Assistant, Urmila Tokekar

WKU Gerontology Alzheimer's Memory Walk

ICSR - Study Abroad Africa

ICSR Student Assistant, Bianca Brown

Gender & Women's Studies Student Assistant, Tracy Jo Ingram with Dr. Isabel Mukonyora, Philosophy & Religion

African American Studies - The King Center, Atlanta GA

African American Studies - National Underground Railroad Museum in Maysville, Kentucky

Steve Pemberton with Gender & Women's Studies Coalition Reading Group

ICSR Staff

Diversity & Community Studies

Introducing the New Major in Diversity & Community Studies

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The Department of Diversity and Community Studies houses four programs, which offer the following minors or undergraduate certificates: African American Studies (minor); Gender and Women's Studies (minor); Gerontology (minor); Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (certificate).

These interdisciplinary programs share certain important affinities:

  • Conceptual frameworks for understanding diverse communities, their histories and contemporary expressions, the structural challenges they face, and the contributions they offer to the fabric of American society;
  • A commitment to working for social justice and equality of treatment across differences;
  • A record of working collaboratively within communities—in service projects as well as participatory research;
  • An understanding that social systems are interconnected in perpetuating institutional oppression and dominate group privilege.
  • A conviction that interdisciplinary analysis and community experience are essential to addressing real world problems.

Individually, the programs focus on the particular issues and sectors of society that define their curriculum, programming, and outreach.

 

 Last Modified 5/29/14