Texas Tech University

Multicultural Requirement Guidelines

  1. Review the courses currently offered by your area as fulfilling the Multicultural graduation requirement. Please do not duplicate an existing course.
  2. The course may be designed for any student to take as part of his or her general university education or may offer a specialized approach to multiculturalism. The course may comprise part of a major/minor program. The course may be any level.
  3. The course may have prerequisites; those should be clearly stated in the syllabus.
  4. The course must address the Multicultural Area's College-Level Competency Statement and the Texas Tech University Student Learning Outcomes. The course should also address any additional course-level student learning outcomes.
  5. The course must provide assessment strategies or practices that link to each of the following: the College-Level Competency Statement, the Texas Tech University Student Learning Outcomes, and any course-level student learning outcomes.
  6. A course that satisfies Texas Tech University's Multicultural requirement may also satisfy a Foundational Component Area requirement in the Core Curriculum. This requires the following:
    1. Composition of a syllabus that meets and publishes all criteria for Core Curriculum submissions and all criteria for Multicultural requirement submissions. Please note that these criteria are very different; the purpose of the Multicultural requirement is to augment student learning in areas primarily outside of those addressed by Core Curriculum objectives.
    2. Submission of the course for consideration in both areas: the Foundational Component Area (Core Curriculum) and the Multicultural Area (TTU Graduation Requirement). The course may well be approved for one but not the other area; or for both; or for neither.
    3. Use of a lower division course number OR use of an upper division course number with a narrative justification for that choice. The Core Curriculum Committee will assess whether the justification adequately supports use of an upper division number. The course may be approved for the Core Curriculum or for the Multicultural Area, or both, even if the upper division number is not approved. Please note: the THECB strongly discourages the inclusion of upper division courses in the Core.