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Cultural Diversity Requirement: Learning Goals

In order to prepare students to think and act as responsible global citizens in the 21st century and in accordance with the College mission statement (“we embrace cultural diversity” and prepare students “to become responsible citizens of the global community”), students are required to complete two courses focused on aspects of cultural diversity: one course that addresses issues of domestic pluralism in the United States and one course that explores global perspectives.

US Domestic Pluralism (DP)

Upon successful completion of the US Domestic Pluralism requirement, students should be able to:

  • Explain how one or more categories of diversity (race, ethnicity, national origin, social class, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity) enhance as well as complicate the U.S. experience, and
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how issues of power, position, and privilege impact the history and experiences of groups and individuals in the U.S.

Global Perspectives (GP)

Upon successful completion of the Global Perspectives requirement, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of one or more aspects of the social, political, cultural, economic, or historical context of at least one region of the world outside the United States.