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Cultural Competency Courses

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) requires students in most of the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, Bachelors of Arts, and Bachelors of Science degree programs to complete one course designated as a “cultural competency course”. The intention of this requirement is to emphasize the development of critical thinking, analytical skills,and intercultural communication necessary for living in a diverse society. By satisfying this requirement, students will study race, class, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexuality, nationality, and religion in the context of power, privilege, and marginalization. Equity and inclusion are pillars of the college and it is expected that all CMC students recognize and understand multiple cultural frameworks, values, and norms.

One of the most important elements in the language of cultural competency, along with power and privilege, is the idea of marginalization. Marginalization is often understood as both a current condition and a dynamic process. As a condition, it excludes individuals or groups from participating fully in society. As a multidimensional and dynamic process, it channels the social relations and organizational barriers that block the attainment of livelihoods, human development and equal citizenship. Essentially, marginalization describes both a process and a condition that prevents individuals or groups from full participation in social, economic and political life-including education, private property, economic opportunity, social safety nets, infrastructure, language, protection from violence, food security, health and sanitation. It derives from exclusionary relationships based on power.  Further, to be marginalized is to have a sense that one does not belong and, in so doing, to feel that one is neither a valued member of a community and able to make a valuable contribution within that community nor able to access the range of services and/or opportunities open to others.

The following courses have been approved to fulfill the Cultural Competency Requirement for the applicable degrees. Eligible courses are either generally transferable (✽) or are included in the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (◆) pathways program.

Cultural Competency Courses

◆ ANT 101 - Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ ANT 215 - Native Peoples of North America (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
✽ ANT 260 - Sex, Gender, and Culture 3.0 credits  
◆ COM 220 - Intercultural Communication (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
✽ EDU 234 - Multicultural Education 3.0 credits  
◆ ETH 200 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ GEO 105 - World Regional Geography (GT-SS2) 3.0 credits  
◆ GEO 106 - Human Geography (GT-SS2) 3.0 credits  
◆ HIS 215 - Women in U.S. History (GT-HI1) 3.0 credits  
◆ HIS 244 - History of Latin America (GT-HI1) 3.0 credits  
◆ HIS 250 - African American History (GT-HI1) 3.0 credits  
✽ HUM 211 - Cultural Diversity in the Humanities 3.0 credits 
◆ LIT 205 - Ethnic Literature (GT-AH2) 3.0 credits   
◆ LIT 246 - Literature of Women (GT-AH2) 3.0 credits  
✽ LIT 258 - Latinx Literature 3.0 credits  
◆ LIT 259 - Survey of African American Literature (GT-AH2) 3.0 credits  
◆ PSY 205 - Psychology of Gender (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ PSY 226 - Social Psychology (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology I (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 102 - Introduction to Sociology II (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 207 - Environmental Sociology (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 215 - Contemporary Social Problems (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 216 - Sociology of Gender (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 218 - Sociology of Diversity (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  
◆ SOC 220 - Sociology of Religion (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits 
✽ SPA 111 - Spanish Language I 5.0 credits  
✽ SPA 112 - Spanish Language II 5.0 credits   
◆ SPA 211 - Spanish Language III (GT-AH4) 3.0 credits  
◆ SPA 212 - Spanish Language IV (GT-AH4) 3.0 credits  
   SUS 331 - Cultural & Place-Based Equity 3.0 credits  
◆ WST 200 - Introduction to Women’s Studies (GT-SS3) 3.0 credits  


Note: the Outdoor Education (AA) program has a condensed list of Cultural Competency courses from which to choose.