Undergraduate Bulletin

Spring 2023

Respect Diversity and Foster Inclusiveness (DIV)

A strong and productive community requires individuals who can respect, embrace, and strive to understand the diverse backgrounds of each member.  The Stony Brook curriculum provides opportunities for discussion of our human and cultural differences and encourages students to become more inclusive by viewing society through different lenses, shaped by perspectives that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, immigration status, age, gender, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation and varying abilities. The goal is to not only highlight, respect, and understand our differences, but also to discover and reveal our similarities and common goals.  By achieving the following learning outcomes, students enhance their openness to people who differ from themselves and ideas that are in conflict with their own.

Learning Outcomes for "Respect Diversity and Foster Inclusiveness”

1. Describe and analyze the impact of power and privilege on self and society in the context of diversity and inclusion.
2. Identify systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness and discuss how those barriers and biases affect the perceptions of others.
3. Examine how human and cultural similarities and differences shape personal identities and influence structural and institutional inequities.
4. Critically reflect upon how one’s own personal and cultural presuppositions affect one’s values and relationships.

Standards for ”Respect Diversity and Foster Inclusiveness”

1. Certified courses shall fulfill at least two of the four learning outcomes.

For a list of Stony Brook courses that satisfy these learning objectives and standards, complete a course search at this link.