General Education Outcomes

Multicultural Understanding

Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States.

 

  1. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of contemporary culture in the context of comparative US history as it relates to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
    • Compare histories of diverse peoples in the US.
    • Articulate concepts of culture and cultural identity.
  2. Using awareness and knowledge about multiculturalism and various groups in the United States, identify issues of power and privilege that exist in all interactions.
    • Students will describe personal and institutional biases, emotional responses, behaviors, practices and language that impact individuals and groups.
    • Students will describe specific benefits and costs to individuals and groups directly related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disability and culture.
  3. Function effectively in multicultural settings.
    • Use appropriate communication strategies to work through differences.
    • Make judgments and decisions by considering as many points of view as possible.
      Recognize individual power and privilege.
  4. Demonstrate awareness, knowledge, and skills in creating greater equity and social justice.
    • Identify the benefits of multicultural understanding for personal and global survival and growth.
    • Adapt constructively to situations in which race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disability and culture affect people's experiences.