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 [PDF] 


RES Course Requirement (for course developers) [PDF]

Curriculum Incubation Center (must first be logged on to the Intranet) - Curriculum Incubation Grant proposals to revise or develop courses to meet the new General Education and Racial/Ethnic Studies criteria will be accepted on a rolling basis starting November 3, 2011.

  • 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 2010

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. Increasingly, graduates will work with people who do not speak English well or whose culture is quite different from their own. Learning a second language and 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, choosing one of the following options:

Second Language Option
Complete two years of the same second language in high school with a grade of "C" or above, or
Complete four university credits of a second language with a grade of "C" or above, or
Demonstrate competency in a second language by means of a standardized examination. International students who are not native speakers of English must have a TOEFL score of 500.
Global Experience Option
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or
Complete six credits of courses approved by the CIC as fulfilling the global perspective requirement. *

* For a course to fulfill the global perspective requirement, it must, at a meaningful level, directly address global issues, 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.

General Education, Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Global Perspective Requirements [PDF]

Revised Requirements - effective Fall 2010

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. Learning a second language at the college level and 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.