Applied Experiences
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Understanding the impact of culture and diversity on human pursuits has become increasingly important as we work toward developing global solutions to longstanding social, economic, and health care problems.  While courses belonging to Group IV – Studies in Global Cultures and Diversity enhance appreciation of cultures and societies outside the United States or their understanding of the history and continuing effects of racism for groups within the United States, the General Education Committee recognizes the potential for applied experiences to promote these goals as well.  For this reason, applied course work that meets the criteria listed below can satisfy the Group IV – Studies in Global Cultures and Diversity requirements of the University Program.
 
Subgroup IV B: Studies in Global Cultures

Students planning to meet the Subgroup IV B: Studies in Global Cultures requirement by completing an applied experience must be approved by the Office of Study Abroad to meet the Subgroup IV B: Studies in Global Cultures requirement.
 

Studies in Global Cultures

Applied Experience Options

Study Abroad

Complete at least three credits of study at an approved education institutional located outside the United States.  

Faculty Led Seminar

Complete at least three credits of study in a CMU faculty-led program taught outside the United States that is approved by the General Education Committee as meeting the Subgroup IV B: Studies in Global Cultures requirement. Prior to departure the faculty member leading the program must submit an application and receive approval from the General Education Committee for the credits to be used to meet the Subgroup IV B: Studies in Global Cultures requirement.

Applied Coursework

Complete at least three credits through an applied work experience (e.g., internship, practicum, service-learning project) completed outside the United States. Students must sign up with a faculty member and, after completing the experience, apply to the General Education Committee to receive Subgroup IV B Studies in Global Cultures credit for their completed experience. Students are strongly encouraged to review the instructions and the application requirements prior to departing for the experience.                   

  

Subgroup IV C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States

Students planning to meet the Subgroup IV C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States requirement by completing an applied experience can obtain information on the potential benefit of completing such experiences from​ the Office of Diversity Education prior to completing the experience. Two options are available for using an applied experience to meet the Subgroup IV C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States requirement.
   

Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States

Applied Experience Options

Faculty Led Seminar

Complete at least three credits of study in a CMU faculty-led program that focuses on one or more of the major groups that experience both racism and invidious discrimination in the United States. Prior to departure the faculty member leading the seminar must submit an application and receive approval from the General Education Committee for the program to be used to meet the Subgroup IV C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States requirement.  

Applied Coursework

Complete at least three credits through an applied work experience (e.g., internship, practicum, service-learning project) involving one or more of the major groups that experience both racism and invidious discrimination in the United States. Students must sign up with a faculty member and, after completing the experience, apply to the General Education Committee to receive Subgroup IV C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States credit for their completed experience. Students are strongly encouraged to review the instructions and the application requirements  prior to departing for the experience.                   

 

 

 
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