Multicultural Course Designation

In support of an increasingly diverse student body, Texas State is dedicated to increasing multiculturalism in the curriculum. Thus, courses are identified in the catalog and schedule of classes that offer students an opportunity to enhance their multicultural competence.

Classification System

The multicultural classification system helps Texas State track multicultural courses to determine the level at which it is providing U.S. and international diversity issues in the curriculum. The system is an accountability measure that is used as a tool to help departments/schools and colleges communicate diversity infusion to faculty, staff, students, and the community through published data reports. The classification system recognizes the significance of multicultural content and multicultural perspectives. Students benefit from multicultural content as well as perspectives.

Definitions

Multicultural Content (MULT): Courses with 60 percent multicultural content (U.S. or international.)

Multicultural Perspective (MULP): Courses using a variety of strategies to encourage multicultural literacy, including content, instructional strategies, assessment, and classroom interactions. (When this is the only classification noted, the content is less than 60 percent).