Arts & Sciences

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Arts & Sciences is the heart of Washington University and comprises the core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The Source story on DxD course launch

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Funded by a pledge from Thomas B. McGowan IV, JD, and Nicolle C. McGowan, MD, the new course will help our students lead with civility, humility and empathy.

New Dialogue Across Difference Course

Dialogue Across Difference

“Dialogue Across Difference” is an eight-week undergrad course to explore difficult topics such as politics, religion, race, gender and socioeconomic identity.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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The Center for Diversity and Inclusion supports students students from underrepresented and/or marginalized populations, creates partnerships with campus and community partners, and promotes dialogue and social change.

Interfaith Week 2023

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Interfaith Week, February 2-10, 2023, is an annual celebration of the many faiths and traditions represented in the WashU community.

Disability in Education Self-Study Guide

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Click on the links below to learn more about the role of disability in education. Topics include ableism, accessibility disability, and disability in school (social pressures, accommodations, etc.), confidence in […]

Disability Justice Self-Study Guide

Disability Justice

Click on the links below to explore concepts of disability justice and accessibility. Topics include physical, cognitive, intellectual, and mental disabilities; accessibility, broadly defined; ableism in education; and intersections of […]

Fat Liberation Self-Study Guide

Fat Liberation

Click on the links below to explore concepts of F/fat liberation. Topics include anti-fat bias, weight stigma, F/fat liberation, and healthism. Content Warning: Mentions the Transatlantic slave trade, race pseudo-science […]

STEM OPT Updates announced from DHS and DOS

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03/04/2022 Written By: Ariel Carpenter, OISS Interim Executive Director (she/her) In mid-January, the Department of Homeland Security announced the addition of 21 academic programs to the STEM Designated Degree Program […]