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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Race, Power, and Perspective


Race, Power, and Perspective


The Race, Power, and Perspective Requirement integrates Goucher College’s values of diversity, social justice, and global citizenship by asking students not only to recognize difference but to explore the power structures behind those differences.

Through engagement in the following distinct experiences that ordinarily map onto the four years of a Goucher education, students will accomplish the progressive learning outcomes of this requirement:

  1. First Year Experience: articulate the connections between identity (including opportunities and experiences) and perspectives and reflect critically on their own biases and those of others.
  2. Completion of a designated course across the curriculum (typically sophomore year): understand the institutional, cultural, and structural factors of race, power, and privilege that shape perspective and experience.
  3. Study abroad with accompanying course or online dialogue: develop emotional skills necessary to engage with those different from oneself with awareness of and respect for cultural and racial differences and empathy for the different experiences of others and.
  4. LYE - Last Year Experience: express their own accountability to and participation in all levels of community and will determine how to leverage their own gifts, skills, and resources to work towards racial and social justice.