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Diversity Studies

Minor

A minor in Diversity Studies provides students with an applied understanding of cultural diversity in its many forms. Those who undertake this stand-alone 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.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Timetable

View the Diversity Studies Unit timetable. 
Please note this timetable is indicative only.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.

Courses that offer this minor

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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