Global Cultures: Goals
Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures helps students understand the unique perspective of their own culture by confronting other perspectives, both those within the culture and those outside it. In contrast to The West in Time requirement, this requirement urges students to consider the different arrangements of human society across space. These courses will examine one or more of the following:
- Some facet of a non-Western society;
- Some aspects of marginalized communities within the Western tradition;
- Critiques of the Western tradition.
- Students may take three unrelated courses or three courses that address a common theme, group, or area of the world.
Global Cultures courses focus primarily on the study of non-Western societies, or some aspects of them, including by means of intensive study of a non-Western language. (as passed by vote of the faculty)