At least one course in a student's program must be designated as being especially
attentive to non-Western culture(s) or other cultural differences among people.
The scope of human endeavor encompasses a wide range of responses to a shared set
of universal challenges. The responses of Western civilization exist alongside (and
in interaction with) the traditions and institutions of myriad other cultures. A
liberal arts education extends beyond a working knowledge of the foundations of
the Western cultural heritage to an appreciation of the repertoire of human experience
and expression. Courses fulfilling this requirement will enable students to begin
developing a critical understanding of the non-Western world.
Students should meet a majority of the following objectives:
* Courses focusing primarily on U.S. or European involvement/imperialism in non-western
regions of the world do not satisfy the non-western criteria. While such courses
(and others) may, as a matter of scholarly convention, be designated as non-Western
within specific disciplines, such courses do not necessarily meet the college's
revised curricular goal of introducing students to cultures significantly different
from the western experience.