All Global Heritage courses include at least two of the following student learning objectives:
Students will engage with core ideas, values, texts, or traditional sources of authority in a specific culture, civilization, or group.
Students will understand how the contemporary culture interacts with these sources of authority (that is, the “conversation” between the tradition and contemporary life).
Students will examine how people in these cultures have been affected by internal or external forces (such as cultural borrowing, colonialism, the global economy, or ethnic/ideological conflict), and how these forces have shaped cultural identity.
In addition to the above criteria, an off-campus Global Heritage course will:
Take students abroad for at least 14 days.
Provide detailed travel plans demonstrating that at least 80 percent of the course content will consist of activities that allow for direct interaction with the people, places, and/or works constituting the subject of the course.