International/Multicultural Education Requirement (I/M)
The International Multicultural Education requirement may be met by a course taken in another area. Either include one course (indicated by “+”) from the general education areas of Social/Behavioral Sciences, Humanities or Fine Arts or select one of the following courses and it will be used towards elective hours (include course list). A B.A. degree at many four-year colleges may require college level foreign language.
The goal of the International/Multicultural Education requirement is to help prepare students to:
Foster awareness and mutual respect by seeking to understand our own and other people’s cultures, characteristics, histories, conditions, social realities, issues and contributions;
Live effectively in an increasingly connected global community;
Bring informed multiple perspectives to the work force.
"Reflected through this requirement is the recognition that “diversity is an essential and defining characteristic of our nation – of the world – and the conviction that this diversity can enrich all of us if we respect, value, and cultivate it.” Janice R. Welsch (1999), Preface Cultural Diversity: Curriculum, Classroom, and Climate.
Students pursuing transfer degrees (A.A./A.S./ A.E.S./A.F.A.) are required to pass an I/M course that focuses primarily on the underrepresented groups within the United States or on the culture of a society outside the United States. Courses may fulfill a core General Education requirement or elective requirement while at the same time satisfying the international/ multicultural emphasis. Students should meet with an Academic Success Advisor or consult the catalog for appropriate courses.
I/M Course Criteria
Courses may be in any discipline and will seek to promote a more reasoned understanding of human diversity within the United States or within a society outside the United States. See the lists below for courses that meet the I/M Education requirement criteria.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Approved I/M courses must demonstrate all of the following learning outcomes. Upon successful completion of an I/M course, students will be able to:
Describe the significant conditions and contributions of (a) traditionally underrepresented groups within the United States or (b) of world societies;
Develop an informed perspective on (a) traditionally under-represented groups in the United States or (b) world societies;
Explore and utilize the information and ideas generated in class to compare and contrast their own background, beliefs, and values
International/Multicultural Education Courses IAI APPROVED
Humanities and Fine Arts
240, 241, 261
129, 228, 244, 246
121, 122, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141, 221, 226
121, 125, 126, 128, 221
222, 223, 224
121, 221, 228
121, 122, 126, 127, 128, 141, 142, 245, 246
International/Multicultural Education Courses NOT IAI APPROVED
Humanities and Fine Arts
221, 227, 299
141, 142, 269