Diversity (DIV) Course Approval Form

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013

Guidelines for DIV Courses

DIV courses are at least one unit and include primary learning goals in which students develop:

a. a capacity for critical self-reflection on social location designed to locate their multiple identities as active members of the United States and/or global community and to recognize that differential perspectives on knowledge and power derive from particular social locations; and

b. a recognition of diversity within and among groups and an awareness that these differences affect individuals’ life chances, behavior, and ways of knowing; and

c. an understanding of the dynamics of power and justice within and/or among groups or societies and an ability to reflect on their responsibilities toward others as citizens at the local, national, and global scales.

Instructions for the Supporting Document: The supporting document should include a recent course syllabus and any additional materials (sample project guidelines, homework assignments, etc.) that can inform the Academic Affairs Committee's understanding of how the course meets the above guidelines. These should be combined into a single document.