CNS Concentration

Undergraduate students have the option to take courses and learn about intercultural communication, critical thinking and dialogue with others.

This academic concentration provides a series of optional courses targeted to College of Natural Sciences students who are interested in learning about intercultural communication and developing related skills. Restrictions under SB 17 do not apply to academic course instruction.  

The College of Natural Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Concentration facilitates students’ exploration of related concepts through coursework and class opportunities to develop skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a diverse world.

Concentration learning outcomes include:

  • Developing a knowledge base
  • Facilitating self-awareness
  • Fostering critical thinking
  • Improving intercultural communication skills
  • Engaging in action-planning skills
  • Committing to ongoing learning

Comprised of coursework and classes to promote dialogue and guide students through a variety of experiences aimed at exploring and expanding understanding of complex ideas and issue, this credential is not intended to indicate mastery in these areas but rather to demonstrate purposeful and thoughtful guided exploration and self-reflection around themes of the concentration.

Meeting Key Requirements

Courses and attendance over the span of four semesters meet the requirements of the concentration and other requirements at UT, such as:

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An application and reflection is available for entry into the concentration. 

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