An approved SUNY Arts and SUNY American History general education course. Examines the history and diversity of cultural experiences within the United States and their attendant design issues. Specifically, the course concentrates on the ways in which our physical and media environments affect various populations in the U.S. and, in turn, the ways these populations have affected our designed environments. It introduces students to eight issues of U.S. diversity: race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, physical ability, cognitive ability, and religion. Writings, films, products, graphics, electronic media, buildings, and physical environments by and about diverse U.S. individuals and groups are examined. The U.S. history of our diverse physical and media environments are analyzed using theories and principles related to inclusive design. Open to all undergraduate University at Buffalo and SUNY students. Per the university repeat policy, ARC 211 may be used to replace the grade for UGC 211, by petition only.