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The Honors Global Perspectives category enables students to view the world from perspectives outside of Euro-American traditions. Global Perspectives courses offer students insight into diverse epistemologies and ways of seeing and knowing. They help students understand the rich diversity of global knowledge systems, develop competency in thinking across cultural differences, and prepare themselves to function successfully in a complex, interconnected global world.
Global Perspectives courses can be rooted in geographies outside the United States and can also study cultures within the United States whose traditions, histories, and values provide alternative perspectives to western ways of thinking.
HONORS GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
In all Honors Global Perspectives courses students will:
demonstrate understanding of alternative epistemologies (ways of seeing and knowing) beyond familiar western modes.
explore contact zones between cultures, as well as the encounter and struggles between different ways of seeing and knowing
consider and reflect on their own positionalities in relation to the cultures and ways of knowing explored in the class.