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Proposals for Difference, Power, and Discrimination courses should be submitted to CIM, OSU's curriculum proposal software, and are required to meet specific requirements.
The unequal distribution of social, economic, and political power in the United States and in other countries is sustained through a variety of individual beliefs and institutional practices. These beliefs and practices have tended to obscure the origins and operations of social discrimination such that this unequal power distribution is often viewed as the natural order. The DPD requirement engages students in the intellectual examination of the complexity of the structures, systems, and ideologies that sustain discrimination and the unequal distribution of power and resources in society. Such examination will enhance meaningful democratic participation in our diverse university community and our increasingly multicultural U.S. society.
All DPD courses must meet the following criteria and learning outcomes:
Difference, Power, and Discrimination courses shall:
Outcomes must appear on the syllabus and be assessed.
Students in Difference, Power, and Discrimination courses shall:
When developing your course syllabus, list the DPD learning outcomes separately from other course learning outcomes. Clearly identify DPD learning outcomes on the syllabus.
Additionally, the course syllabus must include the DPD Baccalaureate Core Statement:
(The syllabus must include verbatim) "This course fulfills the Baccalaureate Core requirement for the * category. It does this by *." (Take 1-2 sentences to briefly make the connection between your course content and/or approach of your course to the BCC category student learning outcomes.)
In addition, the syllabus must:
Reference: Minimum Syllabus Requirements policy
In addition to submitting your completed syllabus, the submission process will require you to describe:
Submit your completed course for review through CIM.
OSU recently switched to CIM as its curriculum proposal system. Please visit the CIM Support page for CIM quick starts and videos.
Bacc Core courses are reviewed by the Bacc Core Committee every ten years (review schedule). The DPD student learning outcome assessment table must be completed as part of the review. For more information about the review process, visit the Bacc Core Assessment page.
Please contact [email protected] with questions about the course proposal process.
The DPD Program Office offers one-on-one consultations on DPD course development and can work with you at any point in your course development process.