Millersville University, Faculty Senate

General Education Curriculum

Program Review

May 1996

Curricular Currency

Cultural Diversity

8. Cultural Diversity--This area is accomplished in similar manners as global studies. When presented as individual courses, black culture and/or women's studies are common.

Millersville does not have a requirement of cultural diversity, although having a "multicultural" component is one of the qualifying criteria for a Perspectives course. There are a significant number of women's studies and black culture courses in the catalog, but they are offered infrequently. There is a danger of interpreting "diversity" too narrowly. Simply bringing students from Lancaster-York-Lebanon's conservative area onto a campus with students and faculty from many other areas will broaden their viewpoints. Extensive lecture series during the academic year also expose students to a diversity of viewpoints. But none of these aspects constitutes a curricular requirement.

Curricular Currency
...|Liberal Arts and Sciences |Fundamental Skills |Higher Standards and More Requirements |Tighter Curriculum Structure |The Freshman Year |The Senior Year |Global Studies |Integration of Knowledge |Moral Reflection |Active Learning |Extension Through All Four Years |Assessment |Information Literacy
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