Global and 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.

To fulfill this requirement keep in mind that at least half of your course must address the AOI requested. Normally courses meet only one AOI. Exceptions must be clearly supported.

Please list all cross-listed numbers.
List any prerequisites for this course.
If the course already meets one AOI, please mention which one.

If the course is approved to meet this AOI you should place that information on the syllabus for the course and include the Global and Cultural Understanding Learning Outcomes that are part of the class in the syllabus as well.

The UCC also encourages you or a representative from your program or department to attend our meeting for added clarification and quick turnaround.

Please inform the committee if there is a substantial change in an approved course, including a course number or major title change. This may require re-submission.