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 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 Western/Comparative Cultures listed below.
After taking a course in Western/Comparative Cultures, students will be able to:
- Foundations: Identify cultural elements, constructs, and contexts salient to “Western cultures” and understand which aspects of the cultural tradition evolved the confluence of Greek and Roman philosophical thought and European religious traditions.
- Context: Develop and demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and difference.
- Application: Engage in respectful conversation and/or writing to demonstrate understanding of these cultures.