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2016-2017 Online Catalog 
2016-2017 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diversity - Gen Ed Requirement

The College is committed to the offering of culturally diverse courses and courses of study in its transfer-oriented programs. The faculty of Union County College believes that diversity in its offerings can only enhance the exchange of ideas, understanding of beliefs, and widening of perspective implicit in the notion of a Liberal Education. A course which satisfies the diversity requirement should enable students to:

  • Recognize needs and concerns common to culturally diverse peoples;
  • Recognize contributions made to society by people from various nations and cultures;
  • Recognize and explain the consequences of prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes and actions;
  • Recognize why an understanding of diversity is particularly necessary in American society;
  • Recognize that cultural practices relate to the geographical and historical conditions from which they arose.

The menu of courses which satisfies the diversity requirement is subject to continual review and revision; current courses are: