It is common in today’s world for students to seek information that reinforces their existing viewpoints or entrenches them in a limited field of knowledge. The Cultural Diversity in the United States Flag encourages students to engage with diverse perspectives within the United States. Not only do they engage these topics in the classroom, but they are also asked to reflect on the impact of the course material on their own life and community.
What is a Cultural Diversity Flag class like?
Cultural Diversity courses are taught across the curriculum in departments all over campus, both at the upper- and lower-division levels, and cover a wide variety of topics.
Each instructor will use the Cultural Diversity requirement uniquely to enhance the class. You might be asked to:
- Write about how your beliefs or assumptions have been affected by a reading or assignment in the course
- Share your perspectives on the course material in small-group or class discussions
- Engage in creative projects related to the course materials, such as making a podcast, drawing a comic, writing an autobiography, attending a performance, or exploring a place
Any such activities are designed to help you master course content while deepening your appreciation for the rich cultural landscape of the U.S.
For more information about the criteria for courses to satisfy the Cultural Diversity Flag requirement, please click here.