Global and Multicultural Perspectives

Global and Multicultural Perspectives  (3 hours required)

These courses probe conflicts and creative resonances shaped by cultural difference, as well as bridges built by shared understanding.  Courses in this area should consider culture in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, or national origin; they should examine strategies of negotiation, resistance, or assimilation as these cultures interact with society's dominant structures.

Students in these courses will engage perspectives apart from their own and explore cross-cultural interactions.  They should also query the process of communicating across cultural boundaries, explore the literature and art of various cultures, or survey the religious, philosophical, economic or political systems of selected groups.

Learning Objective (Fall 2014)

At the conclusion of an AIGM course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of an outcome or consequence that results from interactions between different cultures or subcultures.

Accomplishing the Objective

Instructors should clearly identify how the course will accomplish the above objectives.  Possibilities include:

  • Participating in class discussion and debate
  • Engaging in teamwork and other collaborative exercises
  • Writing analytical or evaluative papers, perhaps incorporating original research
  • Making oral presentations
  • Creating an artistic product or a performance
  • Participating in fieldwork