Guidelines for Designing Courses

Curriculum Priorities

CC courses and projects should promote critical reflection about key program concerns, such as:

  • how diverse cultures and communities form, grow, change, and interact
  • approaches and obstacles to cross-cultural understanding
  • traditions and innovations in the artistic expression of cultural difference
  • history, structures and effects of bias, prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination
  • conceptual and practical methods for deconstructing racism and white supremacy
  • multicultural perspectives on ethics, democratic citizenship, and civic responsibility
  • causes and consequences of globalization
  • the role of community and cultural contexts in scientific, technological, environmental, and health study

Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, as are those that highlight how diverse values and social practices affect the production and reception of knowledge. CC courses will clarify how various disciplines approach, define and analyze issues in cultural and community studies.