A general education should help you explore the ways in which people become unlike one another. Both within the university and beyond, you will encounter an ever greater range of forms in which human difference is realized, such as differences of culture, religion, and nationality, as well as those of class race, gender, sexuality, ability, and privilege. We will recognize that these differences are occasions for greater knowledge but also failures to understand one another.
- Analyze and evaluate the richness and complexity of variable experiences;
- Reflect upon the social inequalities historically produced and patterned along some lines of difference;
- Consider how we encounter one another across social boundaries, perform and express our differences, clash, develop prejudices, and construct forms of discrimination;
- Understand the need to engage with different lives and cultures in a spirit of a common good to make sense of human experience.