Multicultural Course Rubric

Criteria Capstone-4 3 2 Benchmark-1
Diversity Self-Awareness and Perspective Taking Articulates own individual identity in relation to key concepts such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, language, social class, disability, national origin, and religious affiliation, and can also reflect on how their social position differs from, and impacts, their relationships in diverse environments.     Articulates own individual identity but lacks understanding of how their position differs from and can impact other relationships.
Cultural Difference Demonstrated knowledge of the history, lived experience, artistic production, identity and/or worldview of one or more underrepresented groups in the West (i.e., the US, Great Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) and/or of a non-Western culture (or cultures). Students can articulate particular aspects and experiences of these cultures as well as how they may be similar to or different than the students’ own.     Can articulate cultural differences but does so simply from a historical lens. Makes no reference to the underrepresented status of a group.
Personal and Social Responsibility Analyzes the ethical, social, and/or environmental consequences of policies, ideologies, or actions on marginalized communities/groups within the US or internationally. Based on this analysis, students identify a range of potential personal and civic responses to these issues.     Superficial analysis that provides facts but little civic response.
Understanding Global Systems Systematically evaluates how institutions, ideologies, rhetoric, and/or cultural representations shape a people’s culture and identity, which may include their role in perpetuating inequality, whether historically or in the present day.     Evaluates institutions but maintains personal lens without demonstrating an understanding of systems that perpetuate inequality.

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