General Education at Ferris State University

Race/Ethnicity and/or Gender Outcomes Criteria

Ferris graduates should have increased their ability or capacity to:
  • Articulate the ways in which existing issues surrounding race/ethnicity and/or gender impact the construction of identity, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and privilege, especially within the United States.
  • Comment accurately about current events and issues in the United States and throughout the world as they directly relate to race/ethnicity and/or gender. Ideally, this would include an awareness of the interconnectedness of these events and issues from the perspective of different disciplines.
  • Describe distinct attributes (geographic, scientific, economic, cultural, linguistic and/or historical) of race/ethnicity and/or gender. This would also include discussion of how these attributes have impacted the social construction of race/ethnicity and/or gender or how race/ethnicity and/or gender, especially within the United States, have themselves affected these attributes.
  • Identify the meaning and influence of the categories known as race/ethnicity and/or gender has had on the production of social knowledge and individual responses to that social knowledge.
And,
  • Ferris graduates should develop a more positive perspective and consciousness of the significance of race/ethnicity and/or gender, both in terms of how these concepts have shaped their own world view as well as enhancing their understanding of social relations.