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Integrated Assessment: Culture, Society & Citizenship

Culture, Society and Citizenship

Describe and explain behaviors and beliefs of various populations throughout the United States of America and the world.

 

1. Discuss the role of diversity and equity in the context of the United States of America and the world.
2. Review social and cultural conventions within their historical contexts.
3. Examine the interdependence of people in their respective environments.
4. Examine artistic and aesthetic values of various cultures.
5. Explain the nature of a democratic society.
6. Articulate the values of civic engagement, community involvement and the role of service.

 

Criteria Advanced Competent Developing Beginning N/A
Public Issues
Understanding of public issues with social, historical, economic, cultural, and/or historical aspects
Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural aspects of a public issue Demonstrates a competent understanding of the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural aspects of a public issue Demonstrates minimal understanding of the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural aspects of a public issue, but overlooks important aspects or makes questionable judgements Does not demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural aspects of a public issue  
Aesthetic Cultural Values
Understanding that cultures have different aesthetic values
Identifies and describes the aesthetic values of one or more cultures; reflects deeply and fairly on differences Identifies and describes the aesthetic values of one or more cultures; reflects fairly on differences Identifies and describes aesthetic values of one or more cultures, but unnecessarily privileges own culture Does not identify or describe aesthetic values of one or more cultures  
Culture, Society and/or Citizenship
Understanding the relationship among culture, society, and/or citizenship
Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the connections among and differences between culture, society, and/or citizenship Demonstrates a competent understanding of the connections among and differences between culture, society, and/or citizenship Demonstrates a misinformed or limited understanding of the connections among and differences between culture, society, and/or citizenship Does not demonstrate an understanding of the definitions of culture, society, and/or citizenship in a general sense  
Inclusion
Understanding the role of either equity and equality or multiculturalism/diversity in society
Demonstrates an advanced understanding/awareness of what is meant by multiculturalism/diversity or the differences between equity and equality; can identify equitable solutions to an identified inequities between groups Demonstrates a competent understanding/awareness of what is meant by multiculturalism/diversity or the differences between equity and equality; is able to recognize existing inequities between groups Demonstrates an unclear or misinformed understanding/awareness of what is meant by multiculturalism/diversity or the differences between equity and equality; has a surface understanding of the existence of inequities between groups Does not demonstrate awareness of multiculturalism/diversity or rejects its existence; does not demonstrate awareness of inequality and inequity in society or rejects their existence  
Social Justice
Understanding the ideal of social justice as the way that human rights are manifested in society
Demonstrates an advanced awareness of human rights and the impact of social inequality on human rights Demonstrates a competent awareness of human rights and a clear understanding of the impact of social inequality on human rights Demonstrates an awareness of human rights, but has a misinformed understanding of the impact of social inequality on human rights Does not demonstrate an awareness of the necessary application of human rights to all people  

Faculty members who choose to work with this CSC should chose a minimum of FOUR criteria from the above list to assess.

Recommended Assessment Measures (Ferris State):

01) Selected response exams
02) Constructed response exams
05) Short written report
06) Medium written report
07) Long written report
08) Student projects
11) Capstone projects
12) Oral presentations
13) Student performance
15) Case study

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Types of Assessments & CCAC Examples:

Student project
Consider the way that culture impacts the spread and treatment of one disease

Exam short answer
Consider the ways that statistics can be used to support various perspectives

Written report
Research effects of culture on culinary choices that highlights a particular group of people
Research on the effect of cultural difference during a specific time period

Oral presentation
Research and present on immigration issues in America or other nations
Present on the importance of understanding different cultures for independent contractors and/or union employees

Case study
Research and develop a study on a global company (e.g. compare contrast strategies for that company in diverse cultures)
Develop a case study on the treatment of a particular minority over time

Capstone project
Develop a project that considers the effect of culture/diversity/inequality on each layer of learning

 

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