Intercultural Perspectives Course Proposals (3 Hours)

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The Intercultural Perspectives (IC) is a unique requirement of the Global Miami Plan that enables faculty and students to engage in substantive work centered on the challenges and rewards of living in a diverse multicultural society in the US or beyond by exploring new perspectives about race, gender, ability, and intersectionality through an array of experiences and expressions. While many courses address these topics, IC courses are purposely built around concepts of knowledge, and competence that include "a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.”

Faculty who wish to apply for the IC designation can use the following checklist to prepare their course for the CIM system:

  1. Include specific information in CIM about how the course will meet the 2 GMP Learning Outcomes (Competencies) for Written Communication and Critical Thinking.

  2. Review the Intercultural Perspectives (IC) Rubric.

    • To qualify as an Intercultural Perspectives course for the Global Miami Plan, a class should fulfill criteria in the six areas delineated in the rubric with clear benchmarks in all areas.

  3. Upload the course syllabus, which includes:

    • A description of the course, course goals, and a statement explaining how the course meets the IC requirement. A short student-centered explanation of how the two major student learning outcomes of Written Communication and Critical Thinking will be met also is encouraged.

    • Two sample assignments that meet the specific goals of the IC Student Learning Outcomes.

When you are ready to submit for approval, you must use the Curriculum Management Forms for courses or programs on the Office of the University Registrar's website. If you have questions about the CIM system itself, please contact Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, ( .

How to use CIM

Propose a Course in CIM