As citizens of the 21st century, we hear the words "diversity" and "multiculturalism" in the news, at school, and in the workplace. However, not many people are precise about what they mean or what they value when they invoke these terms. This course examines interdisciplinary representations of United States multiculturalism in literature, political essays, and popular culture. The course discusses a range of approaches to multiculturalism, both critical and celebratory. By the end of the course, students arrive at a working definition of multiculturalism, are able to articulate their relationship to this concept, and begin to address the significance of diversity for their college and professional careers. Because the course offers extensive practice in writing, revising, and orally presenting arguments, students develop critical, rhetorical, and analytical skills appropriate to liberal arts college-level work.