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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Intercultural/Global Understanding and You: Why Does Skidmore Care?

Instructor(s): Lenora de la Luna, Education

This course explores issues of diversity, specifically within American higher education and particularly within Skidmore College. The course will introduce students to theory, research, and practice related to diversity topics and will encourage them to develop their own understandings of historical and contemporary issues. Students will examine how we research and think about race, class, gender, sexuality, and other relevant issues. Considering the historical context of diversity in American higher education and increasingly global diversity, students will work towards understanding why Skidmore has set Intercultural and Global Understanding as a goal for student learning and engagement and in what ways curricular and co-curricular programs contribute to meeting that goal.