Racial & Ethnic Studies/Global Perspective (RESGP) Curriculum Advisory Committee


Racial and Ethnic Studies Requirements

Requirements - if admitted prior to Fall 2013

Each student must satisfy the racial and ethnic studies requirement as preparation for being an engaged citizen in a highly diverse society. Through approved courses, it is hoped that graduates will come to appreciate, understand, value and respond respectfully to cultural diversity. Through the study of U.S. cultures other than those from a European origin, we hope to discourage racism and thus reduce its effects. Courses examine the experiences of historically underrepresented U.S. racial/ethnic groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American (with an emphasis on Southeast Asian American), and American Indian. An important emphasis is critical reflection and application of acquired learning to professional and personal contexts. Students are required to take either:Two RES-A courses OR

  1. One RES-A course and one RES-B course OR

  2. One RES-A course and two RES-C courses OR

  3. One RES-B course and two RES-C courses OR

  4. Three RES-B courses OR

  5. Two RES-B courses and one RES-C course

General Education, Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Global Perspective Courses Prior to 2013 [PDF]

NEW Requirements - effective Fall 2013

Beginning Fall 2013, the Racial and Ethnic Studies requirement will be six credits, with a minimum of three credits from the Category RES-A course list.

2013 GE, Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Global Perspective courses


RES Course Requirement (for course developers) [PDF]

  • MUSIC-231: Example of a well-documented RES-A course
  • LIT-208: Example of a well-documented RES-B course

 


Global Perspective Requirements

Requirements - if admitted prior to Fall 2017

For students admitted for Fall 2010 or later, the Global Perspective graduation requirement is slightly revised:

The global perspective requirement for undergraduates stems from the goals of UW-Stout's distinctive mission and array of programs that combine theory, practice and experimentation.

Both the globalization of work and the career education that is part of UW-Stout's mission make it desirable that students appreciate cultural, economic, political, environmental and social differences. Developing an understanding of another culture can provide students with skills they will be able to use in international situations. Therefore, to earn a bachelor's degree, students must fulfill a global perspective requirement, by:

Completing a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or
Completing six credits of courses approved by the CIC as fulfilling the global perspective requirement. *
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* For a course to fulfill the global perspective requirement, it must, at a meaningful level, infuse global content throughout the course, or focus on other subject matter while emphasizing understanding and appreciation of global issues, or teach professional skills or theories that include a global perspective component.

Revised Requirements - effective Fall 2017

For students admitted for Fall 2017 or later, the Global Perspective graduation requirement is slightly revised:

The UW-Stout Global Perspectives requirement plays a critical role in helping students develop an understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of the world. It helps students see local, regional, and global connections, and thus, how their own behaviors, ideas, and activities are globally situated. Understanding global perspectives and how they are formed is not just a prerequisite for becoming a global citizen; it is necessary for becoming an engaged citizen of any local community. Therefore, to earn a bachelor's degree, students must fulfill a global perspective requirement, by:

Completing six credits of university-approved work or study abroad, or
Completing six credits of courses approved by the CIC as fulfilling the global perspective requirement. *
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* For a course to fulfill the global perspective requirement, it must engage in at least two of the following four categories, 1-4, and at least one subsection within these categories:
1. Global self-awareness
2. Global knowledge
3. Global viewpoint
4. Global engagement

GLP Course Requirement (for course developers) [PDF]