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Liberal Studies

for the 21st Century

Diversity, Western Experience (Y) Liberal Studies Course Design

Course Goals and Expectations

Diversity in Western Experience (Y) courses facilitate students’ development as culturally literate members of society.

Student Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, student will demonstrate the ability to;

  1. Analyze some aspect of human experience within a culture, focusing on at least one source of diversity (e.g., age, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class, or other).
  2. Explore one’s own cultural norms or values in relation to those of a different cultural group.
  • The course contains some form of substantial assignment which accounts for at least 25% of the final grade and requires the student to demonstrate having achieved the course competencies.
  • Students must be provided criteria for evaluating performance the Diversity Y assignment(s), feedback (including instructor response), and opportunities for revision.

This course has been approved to meet FSU’s Liberal Studies Diversity in Western Experience (Y) requirement and prompts your development as a culturally literate member of society.

In order to fulfill FSU’s Diversity in Western Experience requirement, the student must earn a “C–” or higher in the course.

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Analyze some aspect of human experience within a culture, focusing on at least one source of diversity (e.g., age, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class, or other).
  2. Explore one’s own cultural norms or values in relation those of a different cultural group.

The course syllabus or an attached appendix must include the following:

  • A sample assignment or two (and associated grading criteria or rubrics) aligned with the Diversity Y student learning objectives.
  • A description of how the course will incorporate mechanisms for providing feedback and opportunities for revision.

Note: All syllabi are also required to include the syllabus language statements approved by the FSU Faculty Senate, available at http://facsenate.fsu.edu/Curriculum/Syllabus-Language


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