Western/Comparative Cultures

Western/Comparative Cultures Learning Outcomes

During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Western/Comparative Cultures Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups from these Assemblies along with students and advisors worked together to digest the information from the larger group and to create draft learning outcomes for Western/Comparative Cultures (see below).

We invite feedback from the campus community on these outcomes.

After taking a course in Western/Comparative Cultures, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize shared/similar cultural practices among various world cultures in the past and present.
  2. Develop and demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and difference.
  3. Engage in respectful dialogue about complex, emotionally sensitive, or disagreeable topics.
  4. Think critically about the idea of “Western culture”.
  5. Practice sharing scholarly research through writing, public speaking, or other forms of dissemination.