Washburn strives to provide enriching educational opportunities that prepare students for a diverse world. To support that goal, we encourage students to learn about, appreciate, and value a variety of cultures, life experiences, and perspectives other than their own. This list contains academic courses (self-identified by their instructors) that increase awareness of diversity, equity, and social justice issues both domestically and globally. Please note that certain courses may require prerequisites other than the general University requirements and may also have additional restrictions.

Courses offered in Fall 2021

  • Intro to Race & Ethnic Studies
  • Foundations of Healthcare
  • Foundations of Healthcare
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Culture, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Religion, Magic, & Witchcraft
  • Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • Ancient Latin America
  • Anthropology of Women
  • Forensic Anthropology Field School
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Archaeological Myths, Frauds, and Controversies
  • Survey of Art History, Prehistoric to Medieval
  • Survey of Art History, Prehistoric to Medieval
  • Introduction to Art
  • Introduction to Art
  • Art of Landscape
  • Art of Landscape II
  • Introduction to Astronomy - Solar System
  • Introduction to Biology - Health Emphasis
  • Introduction to Biology - Gen. Ed. Emphasis
  • Introduction to Biology Lab
  • Introduction to Forensic Biology
  • Evolution
  • Biology of Behavior
  • Human Impact on Environment
  • Human Impact on Environment
  • Human Impact on Environment
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Introductory Microbiology Lab
  • Intro to Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Physiology Lab
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Anatomy Lab
  • Systematic Botany
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Cadaver Dissection
  • Intro to Poverty Studies
  • Chemistry in Context
  • Diversity in American Culture
  • Diversity in American Culture
  • Applied Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Public Speaking
  • Interviewing
  • Gender Communication
  • Sexual Communication
  • Community Dialogue, Deliberation
  • Persuasion
  • Teaching, Learning, Leadership
  • Ed. 1, Examining Teaching as a Profession
  • Ed. 3, Experiencing Teaching as a Profession
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • First Year Writing
  • Multicultural American Literature
  • Stories from Around the World
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasty Literature
  • Horror Films
  • BLM in Literature & Film
  • Animals in Literature & Film
  • Beginning Nonfiction Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Mythologies in Literature
  • Advanced College Writing
  • American Literature through 1865
  • Literature of the American West
  • Short Story
  • World Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • Introduction to French Cinema
  • French Fiction and Films
  • Introduction to Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • Physical Geology
  • Early World History
  • Early World History
  • Early World History
  • Changing World History
  • Changing World History
  • Modern World History
  • Modern World History
  • Modern World History
  • U.S. History through Civil War
  • U.S. History through Civil War
  • U.S. History through Civil War
  • U.S. History post Civil War
  • U.S. History post Civil War
  • U.S. History post Civil War
  • Black Freedom Movements
  • Traditional Japan
  • Remembering Vietnam
  • American Revolutionary Period