Culture Courses in Universities
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This paper asserts that colleges and universities should reevaluate their curriculum and implement a required course to address the existing challenges of diversity and tensions between minority and majority students. The paper provides three reasons why students should be required to take such a cultural course but also considers three objections to this proposal. The paper concludes that the advantages outweigh the objections and universities should definitely consider becoming pioneers of culture through diversity education.
From the Paper:"Institutions of higher education have been expanding in size and in content throughout the last decades, providing the college experience to a greater array of students from around the world. Throughout this time, challenges of diversity implementation and cultural education have faced school administrations and affected the lives of college students in how they interact with their peers, understand greater communities, and behave in social settings. Colleges and universities have the responsibility to teach their students in more ways than just in an academic sense; cultural awareness s also important in order to address the problems faced by minority populations at school."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones. "The Implementation of Diversity in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities." Journal of Black Studies 34.1 (2003): 72-86.
- Terenzini, Patrick T., Alberto F. Cabrera, Carol L. Colbeck, Stefani A. Bjorklund, and John M. Parente. "Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Classroom: Does It Promote Student Learning?" The Journal of Higher Education 72.5 (2001): 509-531.
- Whitt, Elizabeth J., Marcia I. Edison, Ernest T. Pascarella, Patrick T. Terenzini, and Amaury Nora. "Influences on Students' Openness to Diversity and Challenge in the Second and Third Years of College." The Journal of Higher Education 72.2 (2001): 172-204.
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