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The diversity requirement is definitely one that can sneak up on you. It may seem simple enough, but some of these courses can be very labor intensive. Here is a list of 8 classes that can help you breeze through your diversity requirement.

 

1. Ancient Near East – Jerusalem: Holy City (AN N EA 10W) 

The history of Jerusalem is fraught with controversy and is debated across various cultures and viewpoints. This class will give you a diverse look at the history of the city through Islamic, Christian, and Judaic perspectives.

 

2. World Arts and Cultures- Intro (WAC 20)

This course is an opportunity to learn about cultures and their intersection with art all around the world. Travel the world without leaving the classroom!

 

 

  1. 3. Asian – Intro to Buddhism (ASIAN M60W)

This class provides a general overlook of Buddhist culture and lifestyle while primarily focusing on meditation and other religious practices. Religion is a exciting thing to learn about if you are looking to explore new perspectives and perhaps change your own views on it.

 

4. America in the Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture (CLUSTER 60B)

The Sixties is one of the most talked about decades in American history. Taking this course will help you gain a deeper perspective about the 60’s while focusing on the important social and political movements of the time.

 

5. Dance – World Dance Histories – (DANCE 44)

You do not need to be a great dancer to take this course! This class will teach you about the histories and dances of many cultures. If you are someone who doesn’t know how to dance but wants to learn more, this class is the perfect fit for you!

 

6. Music History – Punk: Music, History, Subculture (MSC HST 13)

Punk music has had an heavy impact on society and was one of the dominant subcultures in the Western world. If you want to know more about how Punk music has left its mark on society, look into this class!

 

7. Scandinavian – Intro to Nordic Cinema – (SCAND 60W)

Scandinavian cinema is one of the most interesting topics to study. You may even find some familiar themes and stories by studying these films! Although the class hours can be long, the material is intensive and thought-provoking.

 

8. Global Pop- (ETHNO 25)

Global Pop is one of the easiest and most engaging courses to take at UCLA. You will get to watch live concerts in class, engage with musical culture from all around the world, and learn about how music influenced movements.

 

Whether it be Viking, Buddhism, or dances across the World, UCLA has a course that will interest you when you are trying to conquer your arts and humanities requirement. Follow this list to ensure that you don’t get stuck in a class that puts you to sleep!

 


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Snigdha Jayavarapu

Snigdha Jayavarapu is a second-year Human Bio and Society major at UCLA. She enjoys writing, dancing and being an RA. She's also a henna artist and loves junk food!


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