Global and Multicultural Competency

Mason students will understand the ways in which they perceive, evaluate, believe, and solve problems, based on their own self-awareness and attained cultural knowledge. They will conscientiously negotiate diversity among individuals of various cultures and ethnicities, within individual cultures and subcultures, by becoming aware of one’s own and others’ perspectives. Students participating in this track will be able to:GC

  • Articulate awareness and knowledge of others
  • Articulate a basic understanding of how worldviews are influenced
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward others
  • Articulate the worldview of self and others
  • Articulate the impact their behavior has globally
  • Serve as an effective ally and advocate people of other identities than their own
  • Articulate an awareness of the roots and impact of system-based power and privilege

Explore specific content areas within Levels 1-3 of the Global and Multicultural Competency pathway:

  • Awareness of Others
  • Self-Awareness
  • Awareness of Systems, Power, and Privilege
  • Intermediate Learning About Global and Multicultural Competency
  • Advanced Learning about Global and Multicultural Competency

Learning Objectives for the Global and Multicultural Competency Pathway Level 1-3

  1. Engaging, examining, and articulating one’s own worldview through the lens of the worldviews of others AND one’s self; a student will be able to articulate in a limited way the impact that their behavior has globally.
  2. Identifying and acting as an ally for people of other identities (race/ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender). Engaging, examining, and articulating awareness/knowledge about the power and privilege associated with systems of (race/ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender).
  3. Students should be able to be cognizant of how they themselves and others influence systems, power, and privilege.
  4. Students will examine their lived experiences personally and how their viewpoints of world issues (domestically or internationally) have implications for themselves, others on campus, and in society. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own identities more deeply and to learn how to articulate challenges be more vocal about their issues navigating those challenges or efficacy.