Junior-Year Diversity Reflection

This three-unit course brings transfer students and native students together into one group to reflect on their lower-division general education experience and how those basic skills and ways of knowing are important in the major.  The course will reinforce written communication skills.

In addition to self-knowledge, students will develop intercultural knowledge and develop the ability to recognize and navigate diversity through investigation of the cultural values and history, language, traditions, arts and social institutions of a group of people. Intensive use of writing will help students critically explore diverse social experiences, world views, beliefs, practices, and values.

Goal 1. Students will articulate how their foundational skills, other General Education coursework, and major and minor coursework thus far will or has helped them attain their career and other goals.

  • Outcome 1A. Students will articulate how their foundational skills and other General Education coursework will or has helped them attain career and other life goals.
  • Outcome 1B. Students will articulate how their major and minor coursework will or has helped them attain their career and other life goals.

Goal 2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, diverse cultures, values, and belief systems.

  • Outcome 2A. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basis of human diversity: biological, cultural, historical, social, economic, and ideological.
  • Outcome 2B. Students will be able to recognize, discuss, and demonstrate an understanding of their own beliefs while maintaining respect for differing world views.

JYDR Course Requirements

  1. Be a 300-level course.
  2. Demonstrate diverse cultures, values, and belief systems as an organizing principle of the course.
  3. Demonstrate an inclusion of biological, cultural, historical, social, economic, and ideological diversity.
  4. Have reflective written communication assignment(s) that constitute(s) at least 25% of the grade for the course.
  5. Rubrics used to evaluate learning outcomes will be made available to students and incorporate the essential dimensions identified by GECCo.


Contact Us

John Tarjan
LCF - GPS
Management & Marketing
Associate Professor
Phone: (661) 654-2321
Email: jtarjan@csub.edu

Paul Newberry
Faculty Director of General Education
Phone: (661)654-3934
Email: pnewberry@csub.edu

Melanie Silva
Administrative Support Assistant II
Phone: (661)654-3937
Email: msilva22@csub.edu

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