Graduate Certificate Program in Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion: Independent-Progress Online Courses

IMPORTANT: If you have not already applied to the Extended Studies Program and activated your myUCCS student portal account, then download the application/registration instructional packet. Follow all steps closely. You must complete twelve (12) total credit hours to earn this certificate. Choose any combination of offerings.

Students may begin these courses at any time and progress at their own pace. Registration is always available (except for short periods between UCCS semesters). Completion of each individual course required within ONE YEAR, starting from the end of the UCCS semester in which you are registered.

TUITION INCREASE: Please note that for the Spring 2020 semester, tuition has increased to $172 per graduate credit hour (an increase of $10 per credit hour). Thank you for your understanding.


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The Mindfulness Effect: An Unexpected Path to Healing, Connection and Social Justice (Online-Independent progress)

Based on the idea that small personal changes can have a huge impact on the world, this course provides strategies for increasing cultural inclusion and challenging systems of social inequity beginning within. Research shows that the ancient practice of mindfulness can serve as a tool not only for increasing health/wellness and decreasing stress, but also to challenge our implicit biases. We can use mindfulness for personal empowerment, culturally inclusive leadership, and social and environmental justice. Taught by Dena Samuels, Ph.D.

3 credit hours, $516 tuition + additional program fees
Academic credit: SOC 5010-771, Class# 38434
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
IMPORTANT: you must also register with Dena Samuels Consulting (additional fees apply); go to https://www.denasamuels.com/tmeuccs to register and to access online course materials. Contact Prof. Dena Samuels at dena@denasamuels.com with questions.

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Social Health Justice (Online-Independent progress)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + $100 Canvas online fee
Academic credit: SOC 5010-781, Class# 38433
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
Once you are registered, access course website on Canvas; use your myUCCS portal username and password to login to Canvas. Make sure to contact Prof. Gail Wallace at gwallace@uccs.edu to let her know you are beginning the coursework.

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Power and Privilege (Online-Independent progress)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + $100 Canvas online fee
Academic credit: SOC 5640-780, Class# 38431
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
Once you are registered, access course website on Canvas; use your myUCCS portal username and password to login to Canvas. Make sure to contact Prof. Abby Ferber at aferber@uccs.edu to let her know you are beginning the coursework.

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Gender and Sexuality (Online-Independent Progress)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + $100 Canvas online fee
Academic credit: SOC 5040-780, Class# 38430
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
Once you are registered, access course website on Canvas; use your myUCCS portal username and password to login to Canvas. Make sure to contact Prof. Abby Ferber at aferber@uccs.edu to let her know you are beginning the coursework.

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Religion and Social Justice (Online-Independent Progress)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + $100 Canvas online fee
Academic credit: SOC 5010-780, Class# 38429
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
Once you are registered, access course website on Canvas; use your myUCCS portal username and password to login to Canvas. Make sure to contact Prof. Deborah Saxon at dsaxon@uccs.edu to let her know you are beginning the coursework.

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Witnessing Whiteness (Online-Independent Progress)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + $100 Canvas online fee
Academic credit: SOC 5010-770, Class# 38432
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
Once you are registered, access course website on the Witnessing Whiteness web site. Make sure to contact Prof. Abby Ferber at aferber@uccs.edu to let her know you are beginning the coursework.