Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, all students take Identity & Society (CTI 150), a seven-week course within the Critical Thought and Inquiry core curriculum. Led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty, the course engages students in a seminar-style format to think about how they have formed their own identity, how they can connect to and understand people whose lived experiences are different from their own, and how to keep respectful dialogue going especially in tough subjects around diversity and justice. CTI 150 delves into racism and privilege, and includes units on gender and sexuality, immigration and/or socioeconomic class.
Students are required to take two more courses that can be in the core curriculum, their majors or electives. All the courses are certified by a faculty team, and many had extensive revisions. One course focuses on diversity and inclusion in the U.S. and another on diversity and inclusion globally. Some of the other courses that meet the graduation requirement include U.S. Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, World War Two, U.S.-Latinx Experience, Philosophy of Sex & Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social Psychology, Music in the Non-Western Traditions, Civil Rights & Liberties and Democracy American-Style.