General Education at Ferris State University
Race/Ethnicity and/or Gender Outcomes Criteria
Ferris graduates should have increased their ability or capacity to:
- Articulate the ways in which existing issues surrounding race/ethnicity and/or gender
impact the construction of identity, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and privilege,
especially within the United States.
- Comment accurately about current events and issues in the United States and throughout
the world as they directly relate to race/ethnicity and/or gender. Ideally, this would
include an awareness of the interconnectedness of these events and issues from the
perspective of different disciplines.
- Describe distinct attributes (geographic, scientific, economic, cultural, linguistic
and/or historical) of race/ethnicity and/or gender. This would also include discussion
of how these attributes have impacted the social construction of race/ethnicity and/or
gender or how race/ethnicity and/or gender, especially within the United States, have
themselves affected these attributes.
- Identify the meaning and influence of the categories known as race/ethnicity and/or
gender has had on the production of social knowledge and individual responses to that
- Ferris graduates should develop a more positive perspective and consciousness of the
significance of race/ethnicity and/or gender, both in terms of how these concepts
have shaped their own world view as well as enhancing their understanding of social