Global Consciousness, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Awareness
Global consciousness, social responsibility and ethical awareness includes knowledge of global issues within the contexts of both the international community and U.S. American cultural diversity, along with their potential ethical and social implications. By viewing these issues through the rubric categories of power relations and cultural lenses, students can work to articulate knowledge of global, social, and ethical awareness from the standpoint of its relevance to their lives. Furthermore, students should demonstrate the scope of ideas about diversity and global learning included in a Westminster College education, and describe the complexity of understanding between nations, cultures, and subcultures. Students might show evidence of their ability to explain issues (see list below), propose an ethical assessment of significant problems, and create plans to participate in solutions where appropriate. The ability of students to explain, apply, and synthesize these concepts should exemplify an understanding of global and U.S. American issues such as race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, health, environment, economics, procedural and distributional justice, international trade, sovereignty, religious freedom, human rights, sustainable development, immigration, and more.