“to meet the school’s general education diversity and inclusion requirement”
This is the latest example of the progressive agenda eclipsing the pursuit of serious scholarship.
Campus Reform reports:
UNM pushes for more diversity and inclusion themes in courses
The University of New Mexico Division of Diversity and Inclusion will host an information session Monday aimed at encouraging faculty to adapt their courses to meet the school’s general education diversity and inclusion requirement.
“The workshop intends to help staff and faculty to become aware of the UNM Diversity requirement, learn how their course can meet the Diversity requirement and submission process, gain tools to integrate the Diversity curriculum framework into their course and be informed on current approved UNM Diversity courses,” the July 30 announcement states.
In order to receive an undergraduate degree, UNM students are required to fulfill a “U.S. Global Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Requirement,” which has been in place since the 2014-2015 academic year. Students must choose from a list of three-credit courses, which the university says will help achieve a more inclusive campus environment.”
Resident UNM students pay at least $328 per credit hour in tuition and fees, totaling a whopping $656 for a three-credit course.
“This requirement is to promote a broad-scale understanding of the culture, history or current circumstances of diverse groups of people who have experienced historic and/or contemporary inequitable treatment in the U.S. or in a global context,” according to the university.
Among the courses that satisfy the requirement are subjects such as “Introduction to Race Class and Ethnicity,” where students are taught “to notice the privilege and oppression at the core of U.S. society.” Participants will “challenge the widely accepted assumption that we as a nation have moved beyond race and racism.”
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