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Multicultural Requirement

Every student who graduates from Columbia College with a bachelor's degree must meet the Multicultural requirement.

Students who participate in a study abroad experience or who have lived for at least six continuous months in a single country other than the United States do not require coursework to meet this requirement.

School transcripts from a foreign country or military orders can be used to document residence outside of the United States.

All other students must complete a course which explores other cultures or cultivates an appreciation of cultural diversity. Cultural studies courses and courses listed below satisfy the requirement.

  • ANTH 212 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH/HIST 319 History and Democracy of the Modern Middle East
  • ANTH/GEOG 1901 Introduction to Geography
  • ANTH/SOCI 112 General Anthropology
  • ANTH/SOCI 270 Minority Cultures and Relations
  • ANTH/SOCI Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • ANTH/SOCI/WMST 336 Global Perspectives on Women and Development
  • ARTS 111 Art and Ideas I
  • BIOL/ENVS 115 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • BIOL/GEOG 251 Resource Management
  • CISS 390 Global Information Systems Management
  • COMM 224 Film History and Analysis
  • COMM 303 Intercultural Communication
  • CJAD 320 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • ECON 293 Macroeconomics
  • ECON/FINC 495 International Finance
  • ENGL 123 Introduction to Mythology and Folklore
  • ENGL 263 World Literature I
  • ENGL 264 World Literature II
  • ENGL 450 Minority & Ethnic Literature of the U.S.
  • ENVS /BIOL 115 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • FINC/ECON 495 International Finance
  • GEOG/ANTH 101 Introduction to Geography
  • HIST 111 World History to 1500
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500
  • HIST 304 History of Latin America
  • HIST 314 Modern China
  • HIST 316 Modern Japan
  • HIST/ANTH 319 History and Democracy of the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 372 American Indian History
  • HIST 391 Imperial Russia
  • MGMT 338 International Business
  • MGMT 339 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MKTG 410 Global Marketing
  • MATH 330 History of Mathematics
  • PHIL/RELI 202 Asian Philosophy and Religion
  • POSC 292 International Relations
  • POSC 317 Politics of Russia and Eurasia
  • POSC 321 Politics of Developing Nations
  • POSC 331 European Politics
  • POSC 353 Asian Politics
  • RELI 101 Religion and Human Experience
  • RELI 201 Religious Classic Texts
  • RELI/PHIL 202 Asian Philosophy and Religion
  • SOCI 111 General Sociology
  • SOCI/ANTH 112 General Anthropology
  • SOCI/ANTH 270 Minority Cultures and Relations
  • SOCI/WMST/ANTH 336 Global Perspectives on Women and Development