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Global & Cultural Understanding

Through understanding the interaction of knowledge, awareness, and cultural responsibility, Drake students will pursue the ideal wherein all persons have value and a voice. They will learn to examine aspects of society in relation to nationality, race, ethnicity gender or culture, including the interactive nature of relations among people who differ according to these categories. Courses that fulfill this AOI will engage students to achieve at least two of these learning outcomes. Students will be able to:

  1. Interpret intercultural issues from the perspectives both of the self and of others and demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cultural issues.
  2. Explore the elements that create diversity and explain their impact on the development of a culture or interaction between cultures.
  3. Identify and analyze how institutions adjust in response to struggles among members of diverse societies and how they address their needs.
  4. Reflect on the skills and knowledge, and collective efforts necessary to help foster inter-cultural communication, respect, and understanding.

Link to Approved Course List


Assessment of the AOI

An overview of relevant data points was conducted at the end of 2012: Global Cultural Understanding Summary

A draft rubric was designed in 2013 to assist in reviewing student work: Global Cultural Understanding Rubric

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