CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
U.S. DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM: Approved courses focus primarily on contemporary experiences in the United States. Courses offer students perspectives on the diversity and pluralism of U.S. society with respect to one or more of the following: age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Given that categories of diversity and pluralism intersect, approved courses will, wherever possible, deal with more than one category.
Approved courses provide students with substantial knowledge of diversity and pluralism as expressed through social, political, ideological, aesthetic, or other aspects of human endeavor. Drawing on the experience of specific groups, courses explore the theories, dynamics, mechanisms, and results of diversity and pluralism, including the sources and manifestations of controversies and conflicts.
Opportunities for student writing and discussion are central to the objectives of the courses in this category. Whenever possible, courses will include at least one writing component, discussion sections, breakout sessions, in-class groups or comparable mechanisms permitting discussion.
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