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Cross-Cultural Engagement

Approval Process


CCE Learning Objectives:

--to gain skills in cross-cultural communication

--to understand how the world might look from the standpoint of another community of interpretation and experience

--to learn how to discern and, where appropriate, adapt to the cultural expectations of the other

--to witness other cultural embodiments of faith, and thus to reflect on the substance and definition of one's own faith by comparison

Complete required form: All departments proposing courses for meeting the CCE requirement must submit an IDIS-290 Course Contract or Course Proposal Form outlining the ways in which this requirement will be met.

Designation/Credit: There are three ways in which students will be able to complete a course that provides CCE designation/credit:

  • Integral Courses - Courses can receive the CCE designation where all students completing the course will meet the the CCE requirement.
  • Optional Courses - Courses can receive the CCE designation on an optional basis.
  • IDIS-290 Contract Courses - A CCE credit or designation can be earned via a contract that is either student-initiated (for independent study projects) or faculty-initiated (for faculty who want to add an optional CCE pice to an existing course.

CCE Committee Review: after receipt of the completed application or contract, the Cross-Cultureal Engagement Committee will review the proposal and send final decision for approval to the faculty applicant as well as the Registrar's Office.