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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Academic Information and Requirements – Cultural Diversity Requirement

Cultural Diversity All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement. CD classes appear in the class listings section of the quarterly schedule.

Students pursuing degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science-Transfer, Associate of Applied Science-Transfer, Associate of Technical Arts, or Associate of General Studies, or certificates of 45 credits or more must take at least five (5) credits of CD courses. Courses that satisfy the CD requirement must address:

  • the Cultural Diversity Skills General Education Learning Outcome: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings; and
  • at least two of the three areas below:
    • Knowledge of culture and its influence on individuals and groups in our society,
    • Awareness of attitudes and values regarding life in a multicultural society, and
    • Skills to recognize, analyze, and evaluate multicultural perspectives and issues.

Students satisfy the CD requirement by taking either a five (5) credit course or any combination of courses that equal five (5) or more credits.