2020-2021 Catalogue

Diversity and Society

Diversity is a fundamental aspect of modern society and our everyday lives. Through exposure to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, we enrich ourselves, our communities and society. At the same time, diversity can be a challenge as we meet others unlike us, and work out issues of accommodation, acceptance and equality for diverse groups. One of the great challenges of our time is to achieve a society that is integrative of diversity and provides for equal opportunity such that diversity enriches rather than divides. The Diversity and Society LSM provides students with an understanding of this challenge through exposure to a broad range of topics and disciplines, all of which are united by a concern for diversity and equality. This allows the student to extend an understanding of diversity beyond society and into the organization, as well as an appreciation and understanding of how diversity can productively and positively contribute to our everyday lives.

The LSM consists of eight courses and a culminating project (LSM 450). Students can apply no more than two business courses and no more than two non-Bentley courses to the major. Up to two AP or IB courses can be applied to the major. Not all LSM concentrations can be paired with all business majors. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.

Requirements 

Course Title Credits
Select three courses from the Social Diversity course list9
Select two courses from the Domestic Diversity Perspectives course list6
Select two courses from the Global Diversity Perspective course list6
Select one course from either the Domestic Diversity or Global Diversity course lists3
LSM 450LSM - Culminating Experience0

Social Diversity Course List

Course Title Credits
Select three courses from the Social Diversity course list:9
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Cross-Cultural Understanding
The Making of Our Contemporary World
Sex, Gender, and Power
Global Media Industries
Managing Diversity in the Workplace 2
Disability, Values & Society
Perspectives on Poverty
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Gender Psychology
Psychology of Self
Race and Racism in the United States
Social Problems
Deviance and Social Control
Self and Society
Media, Culture and Society
Popular Culture in Consumer Societies

Domestic Diversity Course List

Course Title Credits
Select two or three courses from the Domestic Diversity Perspectives course list:6 to 9
Women and Film
The Male Image in American Film
Urban and Regional Economics 2
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Politics and Public Policy
Immigration
Colonial America (1400-1750)
Modern United States History (1920-present)
Work and the American Worker
Serfs, Slaves and Sojourners: The Minority Experience in the United States
The American Religious Experience
The New Nation
U.S. Women's History
Immigration in U.S. History
Gender and the Law 2
Race and the Law 2
"Outsiders" and the Law 2
Introduction to African American Literary and Cultural Studies
American Traditions
Native American Literature and Culture
Immigrant and Ethnic Literature
Sexual Identity and Culture
American Cities in Literature
Transgender Literature
Latinos in the U.S.A.
Abnormal Psychology
Sociology of Native American Peoples
Community Involvement
Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Sociology of the Edge

Global Diversity Course List  

Course Title Credits
Select two or three courses from the Global Diversity Perspective course list:6 to 9
Youth Culture in International Cinema
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Globalization
Global Regions
The Developing World
Politics in the Middle East
Study Tour to Asia
Contemporary Europe
Human Rights in Global Media
Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
History of Ireland: From St. Patrick to "The Troubles"
Latin America (1800-present)
History of China: Before Confucius, After Mao (formerly HI 270)
History of Japan: Samurai and Salarymen (formerly HI 272)
Middle East: Islamic and Contemporary (formerly HI 284)
Modern South Asia
The Caribbean: Past, Present, Future
Contemporary Japan
Women and Gender in South Asia
South Asian Religions
The Soviet Union and After
Nazi Germany
Europe Reborn: Cold War to European Union
Literature of the Holocaust
Women in Literature
Caribbean Literature
The Irish Tradition
Money, Love, and Death: Colonialism in Literature and Culture
Contemporary Francophone Cultures
Managing in the Global Business Environment 2
Business Ethics: International Business Ethics
East Asian Philosophy

1 With appropriate theme.

2 Denotes a course from a Business Department.