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Gen Ed Requirement Form

Description adapted from the Course Catalog

Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality

  1. Courses meeting this General Education requirement focus primarily on how inequality – with respect to nationality. Race, ethnicity, gender, class, and/or sexuality – is produced, reproduced, experienced, and resisted.  They critically analyze the social and cultural differences, traditions, and experiences of marginalized or subjugated populations in the United States or globally, investigating the social, political, economic, cultural, psychological, and/or historical processes that shape the emergence and status of such populations.  In doing so, these courses may examine such matters as the nature of power and domination, political economy, social justice movements, identity formation, and/or cultural and artistic productions.

  2. These courses will meet the description given in #1 and will examine some combination of the following:

    • Students will be able to describe one type of process (social, political, economic, cultural, psychological, or historical) that shaped the emergence of a marginalized or subjugated population.
    • Students will be able to describe one type of process (social, political, economic, cultural, psychological, or historical) that has shaped the current status of a marginalized or subjugated population.