Cultural Awareness Guidelines/Criteria
Adopted by the Faculty 28 March 2007

To be eligible for “cultural awareness” designation, a course must carry at least three credits and provide:

  1. an academic encounter with another culture including at least three of:
    1. historical background
    2. literature and the arts
    3. social customs
    4. religious background and customs
    5. contact with people from the culture being studied
  2. a forum to help understand how one’s culture affects one’s perception of the world
  3. possible ways for students to demonstrate familiarity with the culture studied including, but not limited to:
    1. tests
    2. presentations
    3. papers