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Rubric

Note: rubrics of proposed learning outcomes for Global Cultures will be developed once they have been reviewed and accepted by current faculty. The following rubrics are used in Diverse Culture and Critiques within the former requirements for non-Western cultures and societies. 

Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Courses on Non-Western Cultures and Societies

  • Learning Outcome: To understand and analyze critically perspectives characteristic of a non-Western society or culture and, at least implicitly, thereby confront and question perspectives dominant in Western cultures or societies.
  Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Outstanding
Student understands and analyzes critically perspectives characteristic of a non-Western society or culture   Perspectives chosen are not appropriate to course or are weak compared to range of options; essay demonstrates poor comprehension of these perspectives, critical analysis shows minimal engagement with course materials Essay focuses on appropriate perspectives of non-Western society or culture under study; essay demonstrates good comprehension of these perspectives; critical analysis shows thoughtful engagement with course materials   Essay focuses on key perspectives of non-Western society or culture under study; essay demonstrates superb comprehension of these perspectives; critical analysis provides a fresh and surprising way of understanding course materials  
Student confronts and questions perspectives dominant in Western cultures or societies Essay does not confront or question perspectives dominant in Western cultures or societies, either implicitly or explicitly Essay identifies at least some perspectives dominant in Western cultures or societies and confronts and/or questions them in at least some way   Essay breaks ground in terms of insight in confrontation of and/or questioning of perspectives dominant in Western cultures or societies