This section is focused on the concepts of Intercultural Competence, navigable by level of proficiency:
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Students will be able to define culture and explain the different dimensions of culture. Students will be able describe the way the universal functions as a normative lens that often disadvantages the particular, specifically in relation to majority/minority relationships across aspects of difference.
Students wll be able to evaluate the effects on and potential changes to the cultures of marginalized groups by systems of injustice, backgrounds, values, cultures, and abilities. Students will explore through dialogue the perspectives of multiple stakeholders on a given problem, threat, or difficulty. In addition, students will be able to listen in an affirmative and empathetic manner while engaging others with civility and respect.
Students will be able to devise and implement an equitable process for developing a solution in collaboration with people of multiple cultural groups or populations. Students will also be able to build meanigful realationships with people of multiple cultural groups or populations, especially those who might be marginalized or disadvantaged in a particular social context. In addtion, students will be able to produce solutions that reflects the perspectives of stakeholder groups, especially those that might be marginalized or disadvantaged, and apply diversity as a source for creativity, productive collaboration, and growth.