Multicultural Studies is an interdisciplinary course that investigates world cultures through thematic perspectives providing students with an understanding of different cultures as compared to their own cultural identity. In comparison to the culture of the United States, the course will investigate the cultures of three other world language populations (Spanish-speaking populations, Chinese-speaking populations, and Arabic-speaking populations). The course features cross-cultural learning experiences through the six units of study on global society, geography, environment, education, economy, and politics. Issues such as human rights, gender issues, resource problems and conflicts will be investigated by students with an intercultural lens.
Multicultural Studies provides students the ability to comprehend the significance and degree to which cultures are becoming increasingly interconnected and how this connectivity affects their potential impact as 21st century global citizens.