Student Learning Outcomes for Intercultural Understanding
Global and/or local can be selected as appropriate for an IU-G or IU-L course.
Intercultural Understanding focuses on knowledge, empathy, and the application of learning. The Student Learning Outcomes associated with this perspective of Intercultural Understanding are:
- Students will be able to identify and describe different global and local manifestations of culture and discern cultural complexities.
- Students will be able to critically analyze their own cultural norms and biases and describe how these affect their world-view.
- Students will be able to draw upon personal experiences and class learning to develop common ground for interactions with those from other cultures.
- Students will be able to identify, describe, and analyze important social issues from multiple cultural perspectives.
- Students will be able to engage with diverse groups of people while recognizing cultural and individual differences in interaction and communication.
- Students will be able to identify and describe how power, positionality, privilege, and other socio-structural factors impact their own life circumstances and those of people locally and globally.
Intercultural Understanding Course Criteria
Student Learning Outcomes Social Justice Theory and Social Responsibility Praxis
Faculty should adapt the Student Learning Outcome language to reflect the field, discipline and/or pedagody of the course and instructor.
SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY COURSES
Student Learning Outcomes SJT
- Students will be able to identify and describe the ethical and political implications of injustice, such as social problems, social stratification, the interdependence and intersection of systems of oppression, interpersonal and structural discrimination, and unequal distribution and access to power and resources (including natural resources).
- Students will be able to identify barriers to equality and/or inclusiveness and explore strategies to remove them.
- Students will be able to identify and describe the hegemonic structures and practices that further social injustice and oppression as studied in their course.
Social Justice Theory Course Criteria
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PRAXIS COURSES
Student Learning Outcomes SRPX
- Students will be able to identify and describe social (in)justice issues and their root causes (e.g., structural, political, social, economic, and/or environmental conditions) that have resulted in the need for community engagement.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct when negotiating engagement in the community.
- Students will be able to design and utilize strategies that attempt to address social justice/social responsibility issues through community engagement activities.
- Students, in collaboration with community members, will be able to recognize community assets and needs.
- Students will be able to identify, describe, and critically analyze the benefits and potential pitfalls of community-campus partnerships.
- Students will be able to describe how their community engagement alongside critical reflection on their own perceptions, biases, and assumptions, inform their understanding of social (in)justice issues and their awareness of power, privilege, and positionality.
Social Responsibility Praxis Course Criteria