Core Diversity Updates / Fall 2017

Core Diversity

In response to student interest last year, a number of changes have been made to the University Core curriculum, effective Fall 2017, to increase the diversity of course offerings.  These changes are summarized here http://luc.edu/core/diversity-core/  and include:

  • Increasing the number of diversity courses in the Tier 1 Foundational offerings
  • Tier 1 Historical Knowledge Area:  HIST 103: American Pluralism (formerly HIST 203) and HIST 104: Global History Since 1500 (formerly HIST 204) have been added as two course options to the Tier 1 Historical Knowledge Area.  There will now be four courses that will satisfy the Tier 1 Historical Knowledge Area requirement.
  • Tier 1 Societal and Cultural Knowledge Area: WSGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies and Gender Studies: A Global Perspective has been added to the Core Curriculum as an option for the Tier 1 Societal and Cultural Knowledge Area.
  • Increasing the number of diversity courses in Tier 2 course offerings
  • Tier 2 Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge Area: Three new Theology courses will be added as course options for Tier 2 of the Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge Area:
    • THEO 203: Social Justice and Injustice
    • THEO 204: Ethics and the Ecology Crisis
    • THEO 299: Religions of Asia
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