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Suffix Approval - Global Requirement "G" Suffix

A three-credit course that develops critical perspectives on the thought, culture and behavior of people outside the United States. Learning perspective courses can meet this requirement, but a first-year LS course cannot satisfy this requirement. A course cannot carry both a “G” and a “D” suffix at the same time.

In these courses students should begin to:

  • Critically examine the differences between U.S. traditions and those that are culturally distinct from them.
  • Develop an understanding of the perspectives of one or more cultures.
  • Discover and appreciate the commonality across cultures.
  • Learn how to critically evaluate perceived stereotypes of different cultures and subcultures.
  • Appreciate the ways in which a study of diverse cultures and subcultures can help enrich an understanding of students’ own traditions.

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Please provide a short explanation of how does this course:

  1. Focus on the core beliefs, cultural traditions, or social practices that have originated and developed largely in independence from the traditions and societies within the United States?

  2. Develop an understanding of non-U.S. traditions from within the traditions themselves (e.g., by using primary sources that are from within those traditions)?

  3. Provide adequate context that will allow the student to evaluate non-U.S. philosophies, cultural traditions, or social practices from multiple perspectives?

  4. Include a component that examines non-U.S. philosophies, cultural traditions, or social practices that differ from those with which the students may identify