During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Non-Western Cultures Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups digested the information from the Assemblies and created draft learning outcomes which were then made available on this website for campus comments. The comments were taken into consideration by both the General Education Board and the Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment, resulting in the revised draft learning outcomes for Non-Western Cultures listed below.
After taking a course in Non-Western Cultures, students will be able to:
- Foundations: Recognize the non-western and western binary in historical, political, cultural, and economic contexts, and understand the impact of this divide on current events in order to identify the power relations that guided the construction and maintenance of that binary.
- Context: Recognize, describe, and compare the distinguishing ideological features including global power structures and cultural worldviews between western and non-western cultures.
- Application: Discuss non-Western cultures in respectful conversation and/or writing to demonstrate understanding of these cultures.